Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Oats in Manure: Is My Horse Getting the Nutrition He Needs?

March 07, 2016

Find out if oats in your horse's poop piles means his feed--and your money--are going right through him.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

March 07, 2016

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

March 04, 2016

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

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Fauquier County, Virginia, Training Facility Quarantined

March 02, 2016

The facility was quarantined after a horse previously residing there tested positive for EHV-1 in Florida.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Martin County, Florida

March 01, 2016

The affected horse, which was shipped from Virginia, tested positive for the neurotrophic form of the virus.... Read More

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Baled Hay vs. Pellets: What's Best for My Horse?

February 29, 2016

Considering a switch? A nutritionist weighs the benefits and drawbacks of feeding horses pelleted hay.... Read More

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Chemung County, New York, EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

February 29, 2016

The affected farm completed all quarantine requirements and only the index case showed signs of disease.... Read More

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Illinois to Host Stallion Reproduction Symposium

February 28, 2016

The International Symposium on Stallion Reproduction will take place Aug. 27-29 at the University of Illinois.... Read More

Star, a 32-year-old mare, survived equine herpesvirus earlier this month. She had the respiratory form of the disease.

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How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

February 26, 2016

A barn owner describes dealing with equine herpesvirus on her farm and shares what she learned from the experience.... Read More

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Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Gets New Name

February 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory has been renamed Genetic Testing at Gluck. ... Read More

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Toxin Associated With C. perfringens Identified

February 25, 2016

Researchers recently identified the NetF toxin in foals in Kentucky.... Read More

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UKVDL offers Rhodococcus equi Testing

February 24, 2016

The tests offered to help diagnose R. equi include foal necropsy, cytology, and more.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Two Texas Horses

February 23, 2016

The El Paso County horses are now two of 74 linked to an equine herpesvirus outbreak at Sunland Park in New Mexico.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 21, 2016

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Arizona Lifts Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantine

February 19, 2016

The Arizona Department of Agriculture lifted its quarantine of Turf Paradise Racetrack, in Phoenix, on Feb. 18, 2016.... Read More

Prior to vitrification, the veterinarian punctures the embryo and extracts fluid to prevent ice crystal formation, which damages cells upon thawing.

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Scientists Fine-Tune Embryo Freezing Methods for Fertility

February 19, 2016

Researchers are hoping to make the preferred embryo freezing procedure available to more breeders.... Read More

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Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Common but Complex Disease

February 18, 2016

Diet, exercise, biomechanics, and genetics all play a role in disease development, researchers say.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Chemung County, New York, Horse

February 16, 2016

The aged Quarter Horse mare tested positive last week and remains under quarantine.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 70

February 16, 2016

Meanwhile, two local training centers--Jovi and Lazy S--have been released from quarantine.... Read More

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Nutritional Considerations for Breeding Stallions

February 15, 2016

As breeding season approaches, owners should consider a few key points about studs' nutritional needs. ... Read More

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A Review of the Many Faces of Placentitis

February 15, 2016

Placentitis can wreak havoc for mare owners, so it's important for vets to have a good understanding of the condition.... Read More

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Practical In-House Epididymal Semen Collection

February 14, 2016

Cryopreserved epididymal sperm can be valuable if a stallion will be castrated or if he dies unexpectedly.... Read More

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Stallion Reproductive Disorders: Focus on Hemospermia

February 13, 2016

Reproductive tract injuries can result in the presence of blood in a stallion's ejaculate, called hemospermia.... Read More

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Hyperimmune Plasma and R. equi Pneumonia Severity

February 13, 2016

Giving foals hyperimmune plasma did not prevent infection, but it did reduce the severity of R. equi pneumonia.... Read More

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National Stud at Newmarket Quarantined for EHV- 1

February 11, 2016

The affected filly is receiving veterinary care and is expected to make a full recovery.... Read More