Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Abraham to Speak on Newborn Foals at Penn Vet Lecture

February 25, 2014

Dr. Michelle Abraham will discuss what to expect in a normal foal and how to recognize illness and diseases.... Read More

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Foal Birth to be Broadcast Live on Penn Vet's Website

February 23, 2014

Penn Vet will broadcast live the birth of a foal conceived via intracytoplasmic sperm injection.... Read More

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Is There a Genetic Basis for Horses' Personalities?

February 23, 2014

Study results suggest there's biologic evidence that a horse's personality is based on his genes.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Allen Page

February 22, 2014

Page has mainly studied L. intracellularis, a bacterium causing a disease primarily in young horses.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Reviewed

February 22, 2014

As EHV gains worldwide significance, researchers are seeking a better understanding of the disease. ... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis in Nonpregnant Horses

February 20, 2014

Endophyte-infected fescue appears to cause reduced blood flow to mares' reproductive organs.... Read More

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Oocyte Transport Protocols and Success Rates

February 19, 2014

Researchers evaluated the effect of shipping mares' oocytes (egg cells) on eventual fertilization rate.... Read More

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Parx Racing Quarantines Two Barns due to EHV-1

February 18, 2014

Two barns at Parx Racing have been quarantined after a horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Age-Related Susceptibility to R. equi Studied

February 17, 2014

Foals are susceptible to developing R. equi infection for at least the first two weeks of life.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: Seven Horses Euthanized

February 10, 2014

Thirteen horses on the property had been affected by neurologic EHV-1. Of those, seven have been euthanized.... Read More

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Handling Dangerous Hydrops Conditions in Pregnant Mares

February 07, 2014

A broodmare's belly grows as her fetus matures, but any rapid or unexpected expansion is cause for concern.... Read More

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Blood-Horse Releases 'Saving New Lives' Long-Form Feature

February 05, 2014

The feature offers a look inside a neonatal intensive care unit treatment wing and surgical facilities.... Read More

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Belgian JEB Carrier Rate Steady; Mare Testing To Be Required

February 05, 2014

Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.... Read More

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New Zealand Reports First Neurologic EHV-1 Case

February 04, 2014

Officials confirmed the country's first case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a single stud farm.... Read More

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Failure of Passive Transfer

January 31, 2014

Find out why foals require passive transfer of infection-fighting antibodies from their mothers' first milk.... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

January 28, 2014

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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UK Seminar Series Kicks Off Jan. 30

January 24, 2014

On Jan. 30, two speakers will discuss inflammatory airway disease.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Rafaela De Negri

January 24, 2014

De Negri's research focused on infections in horses caused by S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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L. intracellularis Infections in Foals on the Rise

January 22, 2014

Researchers are observing an increasing trend of positive cases submitted in 2013 as compared to recent years.... Read More

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Breed Groups Support AQHA on Cloning Issue

January 22, 2014

Several groups support the AQHA in its bid to overturn a court decision regarding cloned horse registrations.... Read More

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Should I Breed My Mare?

January 21, 2014

There are a number of factors that must be weighed in making the decision on whether to breed a mare. ... Read More

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EHV Scare at Pennsylvania Racetrack

January 20, 2014

A barn was quarantined due to a suspected EHV case, but quickly released when the horse tested negative.... Read More

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Penn Vet to Offer Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

January 17, 2014

Short course topics include, stallion handling, horse behavior, and mare and foal management.... Read More

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No Additional Signs of EHV-1 at Fair Hill

January 16, 2014

The suspect horse is in stable condition and has shown gradual neurologic status improvement.... Read More