Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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American Horse Council: Watchdog In Washington

July 01, 1996

There are an estimated six million equines in the United States. In some states, the horse industry is a multi-billion-dollar business, contributing substantially to the state and local tax base, as well as providing employment, entertainment,... Read More

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Preventing Estrus In Performance Mares

May 01, 1996

It has happened to many horse owners. The day of the major event or stakes arrives and the prize mare is ready to compete. The night before her coat glistened, her muscles rippled, and her eyes were aglow with competitive spirit.

This... Read More

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Respiratory Disease In Foals

April 01, 1996

What are the best things to do to prevent pneumonia and other problems from happening in the first place? ... Read More

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Urine Pooling

April 01, 1996

A small percentage of broodmares will be afflicted with urine pooling, also known as vesicovaginal reflux (VVR) or urovagina. But when it does occur, it is a serious problem that sometimes can only be remedied with surgery. Simply put, urine... Read More

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Biologic Solutions

March 01, 1996

(Author's note: Sera, Inc., who markets oral and IV equine IgG products approved by the USDA, sponsored a roundtable discussion on Biological Solutions for Biological Problems in Lexington, Ky. Participating in the roundtable were: Michelle... Read More

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Prepping Stallions

February 01, 1996

It's getting close to the breeding season. What are some tips on getting my stallion, my crew, and myself ready for the onslaught?

How you get a stallion ready for the breeding season depends on many things, but basically you... Read More

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Twinning

February 01, 1996

Congratulations, you have successfully bred your mare. But do you have time to sit back, catch your breath, and wait eleven months for the foal? Unfortunately not. You might have cleared the first hurdle, but the obstacle course has just begun.... Read More

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Jaundice

January 01, 1996

Each year a small percentage of foals are born to mares whose immune systems, in an odd twist of nature, are prepared to battle their own foals. Antibodies from the mare, delivered to the foal in the colostrum it drinks soon after birth, attack... Read More

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Dummy Foals

January 01, 1996

Q: My mare suffered a dystocia and the foal had to be taken to a local veterinary hospital for care. The veterinarian termed him a "dummy" foal, but said his chances of being a normal adult were very good. What can you tell me about a "dummy" foal?... Read More

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Breaks At Birth

January 01, 1996

In humans you tape them. In dogs you can fix them with a cage that fits outside the chest. But in foals, cracked or fractured ribs can be hard to find, present no easy solutions, and can be life-threatening.

Each winter and spring as foals... Read More

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When are Fillies Fertile?

January 01, 1996

At what age does a filly go into heat? Our 18-month-old Haflinger/Arab mix shows signs of coming into heat.... Read More