Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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How Well Do You Know Your Stallion?

January 01, 2001

When a breeding fails, many times the mare is blamed. A large volume of information exists to help breeders understand infertility in the mare, and veterinarians are using the latest technology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of... Read More

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AHSA and MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

January 01, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road & Air.

These guidelines... Read More

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Overo Lethal White Syndrome

January 01, 2001

Overo Lethal White Syndrome (OLWS) is a condition that occurs in newborn foals. The condition is genetic, and both parents carry the defective gene. Horses which carry this gene are most commonly overo white patterned horses (frame overos), but... Read More

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Genetic Color Cross Problem?

January 01, 2001

Q: I have a dun mare which I was considering breeding this year to a buckskin stallion. I was informed that there might be some problems with this particular cross due to the dun color factor. The foal might be lethal white or albino. Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Fighting Infection

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Reproduction

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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Semen Evaluation

January 01, 2001

Breeding horses today often involves the use of artificial insemination (AI) with fresh, cooled, or frozen semen (except for Thoroughbreds). But whether you are using AI or live cover, the main goal is to get a viable sperm to fertilize a mature... Read More

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CEM -- A Continuing Threat to International Trade

January 01, 2001

"Since its discovery in 1977, contagious equine metritis (CEM) has been a source of considerable concern for many countries because of the ease with which it can be spread internationally through carrier stallions or mares," said Peter Timoney,... Read More

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Two Illnesses Might Have Cyanide Link

January 01, 2001

Cyanide has been identified as a potential risk or contributing factor in two illnesses that have dominated horse industry headlines this year. Scientists at the University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky.,... Read More

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Referral Dystocias

December 22, 2000

Rolf Embertson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a surgeon on the staff at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. described their on-call dystocia and neonate teams at the annual meeting of the Society For Theriogenology and American... Read More

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Playful Rearing

December 01, 2000

We recently received an orphaned colt from a very reputable breeder friend who had neither the time nor facilities to raise the baby. We picked him up when he was five hours old, and he is now three weeks old. Health-wise he is doing fine. H... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

December 01, 2000

Q: How can I collect colostrum from a mare and save it for future use, and how long can I keep it?


A: Colostrum or "first milk" is the thick, yellow secretion from the mammary gland... Read More

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USDA Amends Regulations on Horses From Spain

November 27, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending the requirements for health certificates accompanying imported Spanish pure breed horses from Spain which specify whether or not the horses were raised on breeding premises.

Instead, APHIS... Read More

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Salmonella: Beware The Bacteria

November 01, 2000

Although it's ever-present, under normal conditions Salmonella will have little influence on your horse's heath. But, if he's stressed and his immune system is operating at less than full capacity, the bacteria can sneak in and strike.... Read More

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Equine Genetics

November 01, 2000

On June 26, 2000, the President of the United States presided over a news conference at which a dramatic announcement was made: Scientists reported that the human genetic code essentially had been deciphered. At the White House ceremony, the... Read More

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Semen Gains Entry

October 06, 2000

Effective Oct. 20, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) eliminated importation requirements for equine semen crossing the border from Canada. That decision has the horse industry... Read More

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Input Requested From Horse People

October 06, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture needs your help to develop an equine viral arteritis (EVA) regulatory program for U.S. horses.

The equine industry regards the disease as a potentially significant and increasing economic threat.... Read More

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USDA Seeks Comments On Proposed EVA Rules

September 22, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is soliciting public comment to help develop options for an equine viral arteritis regulatory program for horses within the United States.

"After evaluating public comment, we will determine whether to... Read More

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False Pregnancy

August 01, 2000

It is a frustrating condition. Even though a mare is not pregnant, her body tells her that she is, and all of her reproductive systems react accordingly. She does not come into heat, and her body begins preparations for housing and nourishing a... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis And Treatment

July 01, 2000

When tall fescue first arrived in the United States during the 1940s, it was considered a wonder grass. It was easy to establish, it yielded a good amount of forage, it was tolerant of a wide range of management regimens, and it could handle a... Read More

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Researching the Equine Embryo

June 23, 2000

Scientists are viewing the details of the equine embryo at stages of early development for the first time.... Read More

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Short Cycling Mares

May 01, 2000

Nature has done a commendable job in developing the equine reproductive system, but it did not take into consideration man's special needs for the production of horses at certain times or under specific circumstances. The first man-made rule for... Read More

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North American Young Riders' Championships To Be Televised

May 01, 2000

The 2000 North American Young Riders' Championships (NAYRC)--presented by State Line Tack--will be broadcast on both the Outdoor Life Network and the Fox Sports Network.

The Outdoor Life Network will first televise the NAYRC on August 1... Read More

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Quarantine Facilities

April 01, 2000

Quarantine facilities...the mere name implies isolation and horses with infectious diseases for which there are no cures. In reality, quarantine facilities are the first line of defense to protect horses in the United States from such diseases.... Read More

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Mare Madness

April 01, 2000

I hear it all the time: "My mare is impossible whenever she is in heat, and, in fact, she's in heat most of the time!" or "Every time I want to do something with my mare, she's in heat; in fact, she was in heat for every single show last year!"... Read More