Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Good Survival Rates After Uterine Tear Repair

March 19, 2016

Eighty-one percent of mares survived with treatment and 77% of mares bred the subsequent year carried a foal to term.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Underway in Kentucky

March 18, 2016

Eastern tent caterpillar consumption can cause late-term foal losses, early- and late-term fetal losses, and weak foals.... Read More

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Study: Some Mares Find Rectal Ultrasounds Stressful

March 18, 2016

Nonlactating Thoroughbred mares perceived transrectal ultrasound exams as modest temporary stressors.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in Saskatchewan, Canada

March 18, 2016

A boarding barn is voluntarily quarantined and the affected horse is isolated and receiving supportive care.... Read More

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'Breeding Bonny' Could Help Students With Reproductive Exams

March 18, 2016

Researchers recently tested an equine gynecological exam simulator for its suitability in veterinary training programs.... Read More

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Payson Park Training Center Released from Quarantine

March 17, 2016

The quarantine was put in place in late February after a horse residing there tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 16, 2016

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Foundation Commits $1.16 Million to Equine Research

March 16, 2016

Research topics include EHV-1 latency, foal pneumonia, training and surface factors in preventing injury, and more.... Read More

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Pregnancy

March 14, 2016

Jennifer Linton, VMD, will describe what to expect when your horse is expecting on April 5 at the New Bolton Center.... Read More

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How to Feed Orphan Foals

March 13, 2016

Orphan foals require special care from the start, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs.... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Foal and Adult Horse Blood Samples: What's the Difference?

March 13, 2016

Veterinarians should be familiar with what's normal and what's not normal on a foal's blood sample test results.... Read More

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Sunland Park Racetrack Quarantine Lifted

March 09, 2016

Outside horses can enter the track, and the more than 1,600 horses housed on site since the outbreak began can leave. ... Read More

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TAHC Releases Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine

March 08, 2016

Texas officials have released the El Paso premises quarantined for equine herpesvirus.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Foalings

March 08, 2016

Of the 395 poll respondents, 286 (72%) said they aren't expecting a foal this spring. ... Read More

Proper emasculator application, with the prominent external assembly nuts facing the testis and the correct perpendicular orientation to the spermatic cord, can help reduce the liklihood of complications arising.

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Managing Castration Complications in the Field

March 08, 2016

For gelding, postoperative problems can range from mild swelling to devastating intestinal prolapse.... Read More

Horse Eating Oats

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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

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