Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Scientists Find Genes Behind Crooked Legs in Shetland Ponies

January 18, 2017

A hereditary disease--skeletal atavism--leads to disturbed skeletal development and usually requires euthanasia.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at One Facility

January 17, 2017

While two premises in Oldham County remain under quarantine, the outbreaks are unrelated, animal health officials say.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Entire Facility Quarantined

January 17, 2017

The EDCC says at least 38 horses tested positive for non-neurologic EHV-1 and two tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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Late-Term Troubles

January 13, 2017

Learn about five complications veterinarians might encounter toward the end of a mare's gestation.... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

January 13, 2017

How can you collect colostrum and save it for future use, and how long can you keep it? A veterinarian weighs in.... Read More

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Dealing With Dystocias

January 13, 2017

A difficult birth can be life-threatening for both mare and foal if not handled promptly and properly.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter

January 09, 2017

Diseases reported include African horse sickness, influenza, EHV, EIA, rabies, and more.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Resolve to Weigh Your Horse's Feed

January 08, 2017

Do you want to make sure your horse is getting the right amount of feed? Use a scale!... Read More

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Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

January 08, 2017

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss.... Read More

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Evolution of Italy's Horse Breeds Studied

January 05, 2017

Italian horses are product of diversity coming from across Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, researchers found.... Read More

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EHV-1: What Are We Learning?

January 03, 2017

Herpesvirus continues to challenge the horse industry, but our experiences are teaching us how to prevent its spread. ... Read More

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Cost-Effective Feeding for Horses

December 31, 2016

Find out how to design an affordable feeding program without compromising your horse's health.... Read More

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When, Where, and How Much Frozen-Thawed Semen is Best?

December 31, 2016

Mares had higher pregnancy rates per cycle as sperm numbers and number of inseminations per cycle increased.... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 30, 2016

As a mare's fertility wanes, there are still steps--some simple, some cutting-edge--breeders can take to obtain a foal.... Read More

Operation Gelding clinic organizers Lacey Edge and Kaye Garrison have gelded 100 stallions through the Unwanted Horse Coalition’s program.

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Mother/Daughter Team Organizes Seventh Gelding Clinic

December 30, 2016

Operation Gelding clinic organizers Lacey Edge and Kaye Garrison have gelded 100 stallions.... Read More

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What's Behind a Horse of a Different Color?

December 29, 2016

Gene variations in individual horses can result in an unexpected color for a certain breed or mating.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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Foaling Tendencies and Dystocia Rates in New Zealand

December 25, 2016

Foal size (and, indirectly, sex) appear to contribute to dystocia, especially among mares in New Zealand.... Read More

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Which Biomarkers Best Predict Late-Term Pregnancy Loss?

December 24, 2016

Scientists tested whether estradiol-17B, progesterone, alpha fetoprotein, and/or serum amyloid A could predict abortion.... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

December 23, 2016

Lecture topics will include vaccinations, disease surveillance, foal nutrition, R. equi, biosecurity, and more.... Read More

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California EHV: No New Cases Confirmed

December 20, 2016

Some quarantines remain in place at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, in Los Angeles County, and in Inyo County.... Read More

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Fruitful Endeavors: Stallion Fertility

December 18, 2016

Many factors influence stallion fertility, a good number of which can be managed and improved.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

December 16, 2016

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More

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Genetic Mutation Behind Albino Donkeys Pinpointed

December 15, 2016

A missense mutation is behind the donkeys' lack of pigmentation, researchers learned.... Read More

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California EHV: Some Los Angeles County Quarantines Released

December 14, 2016

Meanwhile, no new cases have been confirmed in the unrelated Inyo County incident.... Read More