Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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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

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Common Problems and Their Signs

April 01, 2000

The ability to recognize abnormalities depends greatly on a person's knowledge of what is normal. The greater someone's knowledge of normal anatomy, physiology, behavior, and environment of a given animal, the more likely that person is to... Read More

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Rotavirus in Foals

March 01, 2000

"But we've never had rotavirus in our foals." Read on and consider yourself lucky if your foals have never had rotavirus and you have breezed through the past foaling seasons sans diarrhea. With the increasing transportation of horses comes the... Read More

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Foal Handling And Restraint

March 01, 2000

This scenario is all too familiar to veterinarians; it seems like I hear it at least once a year: "I decided today would be a good day to teach my foal how to lead. We had just weaned her a few days ago, so we led her out of the stall, and she... Read More

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Synthetic Estrogen Drug Receives FDA Approval In 1.25mg Strength

March 01, 2000

Duramed Pharmaceuticals announced March 13 that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental new drug application for Cenestin tablets in the 1.25 mg dosage strength. Cenestin,... Read More

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Shed Ready? Breeding Soundness Exam

March 01, 2000

Reproduction, from Nature’s viewpoint, is a pretty straightforward procedure that begins with breeding and ends with parturition. From the horse owner’s viewpoint, it isn’t all that simple or easy. Many things can happen between those two points... Read More

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Foal Heat Diarrhea

February 01, 2000

Can you please tell me what foal heat diarrhea is, and what causes it? Some people say it's because of the mare's hormones being transferred in her milk during foal heat, but other people have said that is an old wives' tale.... Read More

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Artificial Insemination For Horses

February 01, 2000

Artificial insemination of equines has been around a long time and, through the years, has had a profound impact on the horse industry. Most of the impact has been of the positive variety, but there also have been some negatives. Just when... Read More

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Mares That Fail To Show Estrus

January 01, 2000

Many natural factors--as well as disorders--can affect the estrous cycle and the mare's ability to show heat. ... Read More

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100 Years of Horse Health Care

January 01, 2000

Standing on the fresh field of a brand new century, we look eagerly-if sometimes cautiously-toward the horizon and the unknown future awaiting us. We hope that, in the months and years to come, we will solve problems long puzzled over and finish... Read More