Early Embryonic Death

For all horse breeders, it is important to realize that not every mare will give birth to a live foal. Failure of the pregnancy can occur at any stage starting from the fertilization of the oocyte or egg. The oocyte develops in the fluid- filled follicle (Figure One). When it is mature, the oocyte is shed from the follicle into the fallopian tube. This is called ovulation. The fallopian tubes

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