Mare Care


Manifestations of Equine Herpesvirus-1

October 13, 2015

Learn how the respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic forms of equine herpesvirus-1 can impact your horse.... Read More


Managing Pregnant Mares

October 13, 2015

How to feed, house and, yes, even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More


Social Communication and Equine Reproductive Success

September 06, 2015

Domestic horses' reproductive efficiency is often lower than that of feral horses. Does modern husbandry play a role?... Read More


How Does Light Impact Horses?

August 15, 2015

Light drives the internal clocks of all organisms. Here's how it impacts horses, from broodmares to equine athletes.... Read More


Responsible, Purposeful Horse Breeding

August 12, 2015

Are you considering breeding your mare? Do your homework ahead of time to ensure it's the right choice for you.... Read More

Carleigh Fedorka


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

July 25, 2015

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares.... Read More


UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More


Puerperal Problems in Mare Reviewed

July 11, 2015

Retained placenta, lochiometra, and injuries to the perineum were the most common puerperal (after birthing) issues.... Read More


The Ergot Alkaloid Enigma

June 30, 2015

Learn about ergovaline's stability in endophyte-infected tall fescue, which causes toxicosis in broodmares.... Read More


Common Equine Abortion Causes Reviewed

June 21, 2015

While we can't prevent all abortions, knowing the risks can help us prepare for and, in some cases, reduce the hazards.... Read More


Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

June 17, 2015

Infertile mare? Deceased stallion? No problem! Equine reproduction is now high-tech enough to overcome these hurdles.... Read More


What You Can Do to Promote a Healthy Foal

June 05, 2015

Take steps prior to parturition to ensure your foal enters the world in a clean and healthy environment.... Read More


Some Stallion Voices More Attractive to Mares Than Others

June 04, 2015

Stallions with low-pitched whinnies were more fertile and more attractive to mares than those with high-pitched voices.... Read More


When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More


Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More


McCue, Squires Publish Equine Embryo Transfer Manual

May 27, 2015

The manual is based on basic science, research, and clinical experience from a commercial embryo transfer program.... Read More


Researchers Study Uterine Torsion Outcomes

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that, overall, 90.5% of mares and 82.3% of foals survived to hospital discharge following treatment.... Read More


Researchers Produce First European Foals from Frozen Embryos

May 15, 2015

The team hopes to make this process more accessible to breeders in the future.... Read More


Gastrointestinal Drug Safe for Use in Pregnant Mares

May 09, 2015

Misoprostol, which can cause abortion in humans, is used to prevent or treat right dorsal colitis in horses.... Read More


Does My Mare Think a Miniature Horse is Her Baby?

April 23, 2015

In response to a reader question Dr. Nancy Diehl shares insight on equine maternal instincts, foal stealing, and more.... Read More


13 Ways to Predict Ovulation in Mares

April 22, 2015

Horse breeding is only as effective as your ability to predict a mare's impending ovulation. Here's how vets do so.... Read More


Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More


Compounded Enrofloxacin: Safe and Effective for Use in Mares

April 05, 2015

Researchers said a water-based enrofloxacin suspension could be useful for treating some bacterial endometritis cases.... Read More


Caterpillars that Cause Abortion in Mares

April 04, 2015

Learn how researchers determined that hairy, bristly caterpillars can cause abortions and how to protect mares.... Read More


Double Trouble: Multiple Ovulations in Mares

April 04, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated multiple ovulations and how vets can detect them and, thus, prevent twin pregnancies.... Read More