Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Stallion Semen Freezing 101

June 12, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how to freeze semen so veterinarians can carry out the process in their practices.... Read More

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

June 10, 2016

There's a complex series of events that occur when acupuncture needles are placed. Here's a rundown of what happens.... Read More

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Disease Trends Reinforce Importance of Good Biosecurity

June 07, 2016

Is your horse protected from infectious disease? Here are tips on how to keep him safe at home and on the road.... Read More

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Texas Horses Confirmed Positive for EHV-1

June 06, 2016

Seven horses at one Cooke County breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May.... Read More

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Foal Eye Issues

May 31, 2016

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Palm Beach County, Florida, EHV Quarantine Released

May 26, 2016

All the horses remaining on the premises have tested negative for the virus.... Read More

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Do Domestic Mares Abort Fetuses to Protect Them? Maybe

May 21, 2016

Researchers determined that pregnant mares can abort their fetuses as a stress response to prevent future infanticide.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Howard County Horse Farm Lifted

May 19, 2016

Two horses stabled at the Maryland facility tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 on.April 19.... Read More

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Equine Genetics Researcher Lear Dies at 64

May 17, 2016

Teri Lear, PhD, worked on the Horse Genome Project, which resulted in the first map of a horse's genetic sequence.... Read More

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Free-Feeding Hay: When Will My Horse Slow Down?

May 16, 2016

Our nutrition expert offers advice for ensuring free-fed horses don't overeat hay.... Read More

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One Florida Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1, Euthanized

May 16, 2016

The index case's home premises in Palm Beach County has been placed under quarantine.... Read More

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Weights and Measures: Equine Feed Practices in the U.S.

May 16, 2016

Researchers determined that both veterinarians and owners need more equine nutrition education.... Read More

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Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

May 15, 2016

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Diagnosed With EHV, Euthanized

May 14, 2016

Three other horses on the same farm currently have a fever and are being monitored.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Erie County, New York

May 12, 2016

The Equine Disease Communication Center reported that three aged mares tested positive for EHV-1 last week.... Read More

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How Do Mares Protect Their Foals?

May 12, 2016

An equine reproductive behavior expert shares insight into how mares and herds will ward off danger to their young.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Fonner Park Lifted

May 11, 2016

Three cases of neurologic EHV-1 were confirmed at the Nebraska racetrack in April.... Read More

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Could Air-Dried Semen Produce Equine Embryos?

May 08, 2016

Researchers determined that air-dried sperm can be kept for up to four weeks before being used to produce an embryo.... Read More

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Maryland EHV-1: No New Cases Reported

May 03, 2016

The farm was placed on 30-day quarantine when the first case was confirmed on April 18. ... Read More

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Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand

May 02, 2016

Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body. ... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy. ... Read More

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Acyline to Suppress Stallion Testosterone Levels

May 01, 2016

Researchers determined that acyline can reduce stallion testosterone concentrations to as low as those of geldings.... Read More

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Can Stalled Stallions Interact Socially?

April 29, 2016

Stallions with access to each other through stall walls interacted frequently with a "surprisingly low" injury rate.... Read More

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Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 25, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More