Abortion and Embryonic Death

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Rafaela De Negri

January 24, 2014

De Negri's research focused on infections in horses caused by S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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New Biomarkers for Diagnosing Bacterial Placentitis in Mares

January 15, 2014

Researchers believe more than one biomarker is needed for accurate and early placentitis detection.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2013

October 04, 2013

Reported diseases include CEM, strangles, influenza, EVA, EHV, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2013

July 11, 2013

Confirmed diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, EHV, influenza, and more.... Read More

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Study Examines Pregnancy Loss, 'Treg' Cell Relationship

June 19, 2013

Study results show a reduction in a certain immune system cell could aid in diagnosing early pregnancy loss.... Read More

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New Test Helps Vets Diagnose Placentitis in Pregnant Mares

May 06, 2013

Vets might be able to determine if some mares are at risk of late-term abortion by conducting a blood test.... Read More

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Top Reasons for Early Embryonic Death Described (AAEP 2012)

April 14, 2013

One veterinarian says many cases of early embryonic death (EED) are probably not preventable.... Read More

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UKVDL Leptospirosis Update, January 2013

January 23, 2013

The UKVDL has confirmed 11 leptospirosis abortions so far in the 2012-2013 reproductive season. ... Read More

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Female Equine Embryo Survival Studied

December 20, 2012

Researchers evaluated female embryo survival can be enhanced under conditions that tend to favor male births.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Fertilization and Early Pregnancy Loss in Mares

April 27, 2012

One of the most important causes of embryo loss during early gestation is post-breeding endometritis.... Read More

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New Treatment for Mare Endometritis Examined (AAEP 2011)

March 10, 2012

The buffered chelators had no deleterious effects on the endometrium or the establishment of pregnancy.... Read More

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Equine Leptospirosis Abortion Update from the UKVDL

February 21, 2012

As of Feb. 17 the University of Kentucky's VDL has confirmed 21 cases of equine leptospiral abortion... Read More

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Control Placentitis to Minimize Late-Term Abortion Chances

January 14, 2012

Veteran broodmares are at risk of placentitis, partly due to anatomic changes from previous foalings.... Read More

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Early Pregnancy Loss

January 01, 2012

Could a gutteral pouch infection be the reason for a broodmare to lose an embryo at two months?... Read More

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UKVDL Records Rise in Equine Leptospirosis Cases

December 15, 2011

As Kentucky progresses through a near-record rainfall year, the UKVDL has observed leptospirosis abortions.... Read More

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Endometritis in Mares Horse Course Archived

December 01, 2011

Learn about endometritis, what causes it, and what veterinarians can do to treat the condition.... Read More

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UKVDL Nocardioform Placentitis Study Update

September 24, 2011

The UKVDL reported an increased number of abortions and abnormal placentas due to nocardioform placentitis.... Read More

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UKVDL Researcher Evaluates Causative Agents of Abortion

July 24, 2011

Erdal Erol, DVM, MS, PHD, gave a lecture titled "Current microbiological methods for equine abortion diagnoses... Read More

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Researchers Examine the Secret Life of Equine Embryos

May 07, 2011

A mare's pregnancy might not seem that complicated on the surface, but her relationship with the embryo and its adjacent parts--in total, the conceptus--is remarkably complex. In order to prevent early embryonic loss, the conceptus must interrupt her... Read More

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Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More

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Time to Assess Eastern Tent Caterpillar Populations

April 21, 2011

Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) were identified as the cause of foal loss during the mare reproductive loss syndrome outbreaks in 1999-2001. Over the last three years, ETC populations in Central Kentucky have been increasing gradually but there are ... Read More

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Male Horses: A Role in Early-Term Abortion?

April 14, 2011

Early-term abortion in mares is a frustrating problem for breeders, as often the cause is nearly impossible to determine. But a team of researchers from the Czech Republic might have uncovered one possible reason why mares abort in certain management... Read More

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Leptospiral Abortion: An Update

March 31, 2011

Infection of the pregnant mare by pathogenic leptospires can result in abortion, stillbirth, or birth of a weak foal. Yearly assessments of leptospiral abortions is important, as disease incidence can vary based on fluctuating environmental factors ... Read More

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Gluck Center's Equine Reproductive Health Group Sets Goals

March 24, 2011

The equine reproductive health group at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center has developed a number of strategic goals to help enhance reproductive performance in horses. Conveniently centered in the largest Thoroughbred nursery in... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Under Way

March 21, 2011

Experts report that Eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 caterpillar numbers will be, populations have been increasing ... Read More