Breeding Soundness Exam

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Sensible Sheath Cleaning

November 30, 2014

Male horses require routine sheath cleaning to prevent pain, discomfort, or even infection.... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

April 23, 2012

Breeding soundness exams should include a physical exam, a genitalia exam, a libido exam, and a semen exam.... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Mares

April 18, 2012

A breeding soundness exam should determine the probability of a mare conceiving and carrying a foal.... Read More

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Teaching Novice Stallions to Use a Dummy Mount (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

The time required to train a stallion to use a dummy mount can range from few days to several weeks.... Read More

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Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

February 01, 2012

Ensure a bacterial infection that will respond to antibiotics is actually present before beginning treatment.... Read More

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

January 27, 2012

A stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the breeding season.... 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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Mare Response to Endometritis Treatment

October 22, 2011

In some mares chronic uterine inflammation is a persistent problem that can interfere with pregnancy.... Read More

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Uterine Ultrasound, Cytology Helpful in Pinpointing Pathogens (AAEP 2010)

March 04, 2011

When it comes to a mare's uterus, ultrasound examination and cytology (examination of cells under a microscope) can give a veterinarian a pretty good picture of what's going on inside that could be confounding conception. However, comparing these ... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More

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Breeding the Problem Mare AAEP Discussion

February 23, 2010

Anytime veterinarians talk about breeding the problem mare, it always develops into a lively, animated discussion. The Table Topic on Breeding the Problem Mare was no different at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Con... Read More

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Breeding: Best Mare Management Practices

January 16, 2010

Here are some important factors that all breeders should consider before getting started.... Read More

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New Tool for Counting Sperm

March 09, 2009

Equine practitioners now have a new, accurate tool for measuring stallion fertility--the NucleoCounter SP-100 fluorescence-based instrument. While it is more expensive than some instruments currently used for counting sperm, it is accurate and easy... Read More

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Estimating Future Stallion Fertility

March 02, 2009

Veterinary examination of a prospective breeding stallion is used to judge the stallion's fertility. ... Read More

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Questions to Ask Before Breeding a Mare

February 02, 2009

Thinking of breeding your mare this spring? The recent outbreak of contagious equine metritis (CEM, which is caused by bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis) in the United States and the previous outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) have... Read More

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Carry That Weight: Lameness in Pregnant Mares

January 10, 2009

Lameness is not an uncommon condition in pregnant mares. But does pregnancy itself make a horse more prone to lameness?

"Any horse can become lame while pregnant, but pregnancy does not make lameness more likely as a single factor," said... Read More

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Contagious Equine Metritis Case Could Impact Horse Transport

December 16, 2008

State and federal agriculture officials announced Dec. 16 that a Quarter Horse stallion standing at stud in Kentucky has tested positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM). As the... Read More

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Overbreeding

September 01, 2008

Who is at fault for the "overabundance" of horses in the United States today?

The "unwanted horse" dilemma in the United States is akin to the awakening of a sleeping giant. Just how major the problem is and who or what i... Read More

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Atypical Causes of Stallion Infertility

May 18, 2008

It pays to think outside the box when considering possible causes of stallion infertility. The stallion's reproductive conformation, quality of sperm, and history can all impact his performance in the breeding shed.... Read More

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Diagnostics for the Chronically Infertile Mare

May 08, 2008

The diagnosis and treatment of chronically infertile mares is a complex process. Practitioners should utilize the available diagnostics, including cultures and cytology, along with endoscopy, to root out the myriad causes of this problem and increase... Read More

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Readers Respond: Breeding Barrier

April 01, 2008

More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever had a veterinarian perform a Caslick's procedure on a mare?"

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Reproductive Evaluation of the Stallion

February 01, 2007

When a veterinarian is considering a stallion's suitability as a breeding animal, the horse's history, current physical condition, and libido are just as important as his semen quality.... Read More

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From Breeding to Birth

February 01, 2007

Testing innovative techniques and brushing up on common procedures are the lifeblood of advancing any medical specialty, and the field of equine reproduction is no exception. Veterinarians are always looking for new ways to improve procedures they... Read More

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Mothers to Be

May 19, 2005

While the socialization process of transforming fillies and mares from racetrack careers into broodmares might be easier than it is for stallions, biologically it is significantly more complex for distaffers to begin their reproductive... Read More

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Preparation of the Mare for Normal Foaling

January 31, 2004

Riddle said that most mares are outside all of the time or are only brought up for feeding until they reach one month before their expected foaling date. Whatever is preferred, broodmares thrive on routine.... Read More