Ask the Vet LIVE
Ask the Vet LIVE is a free equine health care podcast and Q&A. Coordinated monthly by the editors of TheHorse.com and equine veterinarians, each Ask the Vet LIVE focuses on hand-picked equine health care topics, conditions, and concerns. Veterinarians familiar with the subject present how-to's, hands-on advice and helpful topical information in an easy to follow format. In addition to answering pre-submitted questions during the podcast, veterinarians are available to answer questions submitted during each monthly equine health event. Each presentation is approximately 60-minutes in length and is available after the initial live event for on-demand listening on TheHorse.com.
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Dr. Erin Denney-Jones discusses stallion fertility and stallion breeding exams.
Q. Your article on tying-up left out the old remedy I have used successfully every time: vitamin E/selenium injections prior to whatever led to tying-up episodes in the past. I never had this fail and wonder why it has been abandoned?
Q. A friend of mine suggested that receiving mares would influence the foals--especially regarding future performance records--in a negative way. Is there any proof or research available about the receiving mare's effect on the foal?
Q. My mare was bred more than 390 days ago and still has not delivered the baby. She's showing signs she's in foal. I suspect fescue grass poisoning/toxicity is delaying the foaling. Is this possible? Should I give her domperidone?