Mare Care


Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

July 18, 2014

Monitoring progesterone levels is a practical way to accurately time labor induction, researchers say.... Read More


Increased Incidence of Twins

July 09, 2014

Could an increase in twin pregnancies be related to the number of mares receiving injections for ovulation?... Read More


Endometrial Cups: A Unique Feature of Equine Pregnancies

July 05, 2014

Dr. Douglas Antczak recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of endometrial cups.... Read More


Surrogate Mares' Impact on Embryo Transfer Foals Evaluated

June 18, 2014

Researchers found size and metabolic marker differences in half-siblings gestated in mares of different sizes.... Read More


Study: Foaling Mares Not Stressed

June 15, 2014

Researchers recently showed that mares appear to be completely relaxed when foaling.... Read More


5 Things You Need to Know: Fescue Toxicosis

June 05, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Gaskill shares important things mare owners need to know about fescue toxicosis.... Read More


Mares Will Be Mares

June 05, 2014

Both my mares started showing signs of estrus-related behavior recently.... Read More


Eastern Tent Caterpillars on the Move in Central Kentucky

May 10, 2014

Experts advise farm managers to ensure pregnant mares do not come in contact with crawling caterpillars.... Read More


Tall Fescue Testing: Understanding the Numbers

April 25, 2014

Here are some things to remember when testing horse pastures to evaluate fescue toxicity risk.... Read More


Study: Antibiotics in Extenders can Prevent CEM Transmission

April 25, 2014

Researchers tested if antibiotics in semen extender could inhibit the growth of CEM's causative bacteria.... Read More


Could ICSI Donor Mares Serve as their Own Embryo Recipients?

April 22, 2014

This technique, which a team of scientists recently found to be successful, could make ICSI more affordable.... Read More


How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

April 12, 2014

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal.... Read More


Mare Aggression

April 10, 2014

My mare is very aggressive toward geldings and will kick out when they're close. Why would she react this way?... Read More


Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

April 08, 2014

During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives.... Read More


Starting and Stopping a Mare's Estrous Cycle

April 05, 2014

Veterinarians have many options by which to "tailor" a mare's reproductive cycle to meet her and your needs.... Read More


Mare Check Frequency on Foal Watch

April 01, 2014

How often should you check on a broodmare to see if she's in labor? Dr. Wendy Vaala answers. (0:01:52)... Read More


What First-Time Horse Breeders Should Expect at Foaling

March 31, 2014

We are first-time breeders. What do we need on hand for foaling? (0:07:22)... Read More


Colt Born at New Bolton Center with World Watching

March 31, 2014

Thoroughbred mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on March 29 at the New Bolton Center. ... Read More


How to Select and Prepare a Stimulus Mare

March 11, 2014

A good stimulus mare is invaluable to a breeding facility, one veterinarian says. Here's how to choose one.... Read More


Placentitis Could be Detected Early with Hormone Testing

March 08, 2014

Researchers believe that estrogens could prove to be a useful early indicator of placentitis in the future.... Read More


Researchers Identify Pregnancy-Supporting Hormone in Mares

February 27, 2014

Dihydroprogesterone (or DHP) is effective in sustaining pregnancy in mares during the last few months.... Read More


Foal Birth to be Broadcast Live on Penn Vet's Website

February 23, 2014

Penn Vet will broadcast live the birth of a foal conceived via intracytoplasmic sperm injection.... Read More


Fescue Toxicosis in Nonpregnant Horses

February 20, 2014

Endophyte-infected fescue appears to cause reduced blood flow to mares' reproductive organs.... Read More


Oocyte Transport Protocols and Success Rates

February 19, 2014

Researchers evaluated the effect of shipping mares' oocytes (egg cells) on eventual fertilization rate.... Read More


Handling Dangerous Hydrops Conditions in Pregnant Mares

February 07, 2014

A broodmare's belly grows as her fetus matures, but any rapid or unexpected expansion is cause for concern.... Read More