Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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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

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Twin Lipizzans Born At Tempel Farms

August 07, 1998

The rarest of the rare has happened at Tempel Farms, home of the prized Tempel Lipizzan stallions. Twin Lipizzan foals have been born—an improbable occurrence that takes place in fewer than one percent of all horse births, and is made even more... Read More

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Weaning Strategies

August 01, 1998

No one looks forward to weaning time. There's nothing quite as heart-rending as the sound of a panicky foal, galloping up and down the fence line calling desperately for the mother who's been taken away--unless it's the sound of his dam calling... Read More

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Equine Respiratory Disease Part 2: The Lower Airway

August 01, 1998

The lower airway consists of the lungs and the air tubing (bronchi) that supplies them. The lungs have some very interesting and unique protective mechanisms that put forth a great effort to prevent infection. Obviously, the air... Read More

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New Type Of Placentitis In Mares

July 17, 1998

For several years a unique form of placentitis, referred to as “nocardioform” or “mucoid” placentitis, has been diagnosed at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. While the number of cases of mucoid... Read More

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Infectious Diseases in Horses

June 01, 1998

Viral infections of the equine respiratory tract are a veterinary challenge. They occur frequently and result in major economic loss to the horse industry. Currently available vaccines are not completely effective in controlling respiratory... Read More

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Umbilical Hernia

May 01, 1998

I have been told that my horse has an umbilical hernia. What exactly is an umbilical hernia and what can be done to correct it?

A hernia is defined as a "protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening." The... Read More

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New Options For Distance Learning

April 17, 1998

Remaining current and informed is crucial to success in the horse industry, but busy schedules do not always provide time out for education. To address this need, the Equine Research Centre in Guelph, Ontario, has developed... Read More

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Choices

April 01, 1998

Do we have an obligation to our industry? Does our industry have an obligation to us? (Sounds a little Kennedyesque.) If your neighbor has a horse with strangles, would you expect him or her to tell you so you can protect your horses? If you had... Read More

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Center For Reproductive Technology Founded

March 27, 1998

The possibility of human cloning and other advancements in assisted reproductive technologies have recently captured a niche on the news agenda and focused ethical issues for a national debate. But these same advancements hav... Read More

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Do Genetics Affect Racing Performance?

March 27, 1998

We know some Thoroughbreds are faster than others. But why? Some are back at the knee. Some are sounder than others. Some are more susceptible to infectious diseases than others. But why?

These, and countless other questions, were... Read More

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CEM Found In Kentucky Nurse Mare

March 27, 1998

The nurse mare (Miss VQ) which was leased to a Thoroughbred farm in Kentucky and found culture positive for the CEM-like organism, has implicated two non-registered stallions (Hammer and Coal Digger) as the potential source of her infection... Read More