Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

November 20, 2016

Ensure your decision to breed is the right one and that you're prepared to handle the costs and commitments involved.... Read More

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Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

November 19, 2016

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs.... Read More

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom arrives early morning at Pimlico on May 21, 2011, at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md.

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Breeding the Newly Retired Stallion

November 18, 2016

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... Read More

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Researchers Reveal Chinese Horses' Origins

November 17, 2016

The modern Chinese horse originated from horses introduced to China from elsewhere, as well as local stock.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition

November 16, 2016

Can I use alfalfa pellets or beet pulp to meet my mare and her 7-month-old foal's calcium requirements?... Read More

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California EHV: No New Cases on Nov. 15

November 16, 2016

Twelve horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center remain in quarantine. ... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Poll Recap: Weighty Feed Options

November 15, 2016

Of the 758 respondents, only 106 (14%) said they weigh everything their horse gets to eat. ... Read More

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Managing Pregnant Mares

November 15, 2016

How to feed, house, and even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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California EHV Update: Two Additional Horses Isolated

November 10, 2016

Nine horses currently reside in quarantine at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center related to an EHV outbreak.... Read More

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Study: Stable Studs Strategically for Better Sperm Quality

November 10, 2016

Researchers say studs have better-quality semen when housed next to other stallions before being stabled next to a mare.... Read More

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California EHV: Additional Case Confirmed

November 09, 2016

A horse that was previously quarantined for a fever and initially tested negative for EHV-1 has been confirmed positive.... Read More

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California EHV: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

November 08, 2016

The horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was febrile and displaying mild neurologic signs.... Read More

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California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Five

November 07, 2016

Three additional horses at the index premises tested positive for EHV-1 late last week.... Read More

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Show Smart: Be Aware of Virus Outbreaks

November 06, 2016

Take steps to prevent your horse from contracting potentially deadly diseases such as EHV or rabies during competitions.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

November 04, 2016

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. ... Read More

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Processed Horse Feeds: A Balance of Pros and Cons

October 31, 2016

Human nutritionists encourage eating whole foods and avoiding processed ones. Does the same logic apply to our horses?... Read More

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Registration Open for Equine Reproductive Diseases Symposium

October 30, 2016

The Reproductive Diseases in Horses Symposium will take place Nov. 19 in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

October 26, 2016

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Fish Oil as an Omega-3 Source for Horses

October 24, 2016

Omega-3 fatty acids offer horses health benefits, but are fish sources okay for horses to eat?... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Ambulatory Broodmare Care

October 21, 2016

A well-trained, skilled technician can make a vet's job easier and more enjoyable, especially during breeding season.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Collecting and Handling Semen

October 21, 2016

The goal is to safely collect the best possible sample, and a technician's role is important from beginning to end.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Seeing Double: Handling Equine Twins

October 16, 2016

Veterinarians have developed methods for detecting and reducing twins in horses. ... Read More