Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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A New Vaccine For Equine Herpesvirus On The Horizon

February 12, 1999

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is the major cause worldwide of epidemic abortion in mares, along with neonatal deaths in foals, and also cause respiratory illness and nervous system disease. This virus, along with the closely... Read More

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Reading Pedigrees

February 01, 1999

The horse you see--or the foal you envision--reflects generations of ancestors. Owners of those ancestors made decisions on mating horses, planning each generation. They selected animals by examining the successes of previous horsemen, as... Read More

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Foals and Meconium Impaction

February 01, 1999

Passing the meconium is, to me, the second-biggest hurdle a foal must overcome after birth--the first, obviously, is making the transition from the protected life within the uterus to life outside the uterus (breathing, standing, nursing).... Read More

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Fundamentals Of Foaling

February 01, 1999

To understand some of the unusual aspects of birth in horses, it is helpful to consider how the species survived before domestication. The horse's defense against predators always has been... Read More

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Teasing for Successful Breeding

February 01, 1999

A good teasing program is essential for insuring success in an equine breeding program. Without it, breeding can become a hit-and-miss proposition, despite the sophisticated tools that are available to veterinarians and breeding technicians. ... Read More

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EVA--Equine Viral Arteritis

February 01, 1999

Imagine the following telephone conversation. "Yes, I'd like to order some disease, please."

"Yes, ma'am. We can get some disease right out to you. When do you want your disease delivered?"

"The sooner, the better!"... Read More

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Foal IgG (Antibody)

February 01, 1999

The foal is born with a functional immune system (if all is normal), but has a general absence of immunoglobulins to aid in the defense against infection. The foal acquires his initial immunoglobulin protection from the mare's first milk, which... Read More

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AAEP Convention 1998 Wrap-Up

February 01, 1999

Wonder where your veterinarian was the first week in December? If he or she is at the top of the game as an equine practitioner, you probably could find him or her enjoying the weather in Baltimore, Md., site of the 44th American Association of... Read More

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Horse Owners Plead Guilty To USDA Import Violations

February 01, 1999

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that horse facility owners Emil and Anna Jung of Gehlenberg-Friesoythe, Germany, have pled guilty to three counts each of false statements and mail fraud. In May of 1998, the Jungs were... Read More

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Effects Of Weaning On Growing Foals

January 22, 1999

Every foal must be weaned from its dam at some point. However, when and how the weaning process is undertaken may have significant effects on the growing horse. One of the physiological responses often noted at weaning is a... Read More

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Answers Sought In Wild Horse Shootings

January 08, 1999

Police are continuing their search for the shooters of 33 wild horses in Nevada just outside of Reno, Nev. Currently, authorities are X raying carcasses for metal, specifically bullets, and performing ballistics tests.... Read More

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University Of Pennsylvania To Identify Causes Of Abortion And Pregnancy Wastage In Study

January 08, 1999

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for a three year study to identify the causes of abortion and pregnancy wastage in... Read More

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Feeding The Orphan Foal

January 01, 1999

Every breeder dreads finding himself or herself with an orphan foal--a baby left alone when his dam dies of foaling complications or from a later, unrelated injury or illness; or a foal rejected by his mother or for some reason, unable to nurse.... Read More

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Fetal Development and Foal Growth

January 01, 1999

Foals born to mares which do not receive proper nourishment during gestation could be born weak.... Read More

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Smoke But No Fire In Tricky Cigar Saga

December 31, 1998

Plans for a permanent home for two-time Horse of the Year Cigar are no closer to completion than in November when The Blood-Horse reported the decision was in the hands of management of Assicurazioni Generali, the... Read More

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USDA Amends Embryo Collection User Fee Regulations

December 31, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending user fees for the inspection and approval of embryo collection centers.

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service charges user fees fo... Read More

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Two Horses Die Of Stab Wounds

December 11, 1998

Two horses died and seven others were injured from stab wounds in the morning hours of Dec. 5, 1998, according to police in the rural western Arkansas town of Barling. Sergeant Powell of the Barling Police Department said thi... Read More

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Premature Foals and Possible Problems

December 01, 1998

It's nearing the best time of the year again--foaling season. Although most foals are born in the spring of the year, between February and June, sometimes we see foals in late December or early January. Often these tiny newborns delivered to our... Read More

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Regulating Estrus in Mares

December 01, 1998

Having mares come into estrus at regular intervals can be an important assist in maintaining his fertility.... Read More

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Genetic Testing: The Secret World Of Genes

December 01, 1998

Genetic testing in horses helps us learn about their physical characteristics, diseases, and much more.... Read More

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Leptospirosis in Horses

October 01, 1998

Acute leptospirosis in horses is characterized by fever of 103-105° Fahrenheit for two to three days, depressi... Read More

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Foal Pneumonia

October 01, 1998

Your three-month-old foal has made it through the birthing process and the vulnerable neonatal period and now seems to be carefree--your little one just has to grow up to fulfill his destiny as a performance... Read More

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USDA Plans To Relieve Georgia Horse Import Restrictions

September 18, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that Georgia is approved to receive certain mares and stallions imported into the United States from regions affected with contagious equine metritis, a serious venereal... Read More

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Stallion Behavior

September 01, 1998

Dr. Sue McDonnell discusses observations of stallions in the wild and domestication. ... Read More

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First Sex-Selected Filly Born

August 21, 1998

Through the collaborative efforts of Colorado State University, USDA, MoFlo, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cytomation the world's first sex-selected filly was born August 6, 1998. The filly, Call Me Madam, was... Read More