Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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New Nonsurgical Equine Sterilization Technique in the Works

February 23, 2017

While the actual product might still be several years away, researchers are currently testing "promising technologies."... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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USEF to Host Workshop on Depo-Provera Use in Show Horses

February 17, 2017

Some veterinarians use this synthetic progestin in an attempt to suppress estrus and related behaviors in mares. ... Read More

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Ontario Reports Two Confirmed Cases of EHM in Durham Region

February 17, 2017

Three other horses from the same farm tested positive for EHV-1 but are not showing neurologic signs at this time.... Read More

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Low Platelet Counts and Sick Foals: An Unlucky Combination

February 17, 2017

Researchers found an overall decreased survival rate in sick foals with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet counts).... Read More

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MSTN Gene: Not Just for Evaluating Racehorse Potential

February 15, 2017

The gene appears to affect horses' muscular ability to carry out specific gaits, such as the tolt in Icelandics.... Read More

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Understanding Foal Immunity In Utero and Beyond

February 15, 2017

The science behind immunity is complex, but many aspects are useful in everyday mare and foal management.... Read More

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Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

February 14, 2017

A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates.... Read More

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San Diego County, California, Horse Positive for EHV

February 14, 2017

The positive horse was stabled at the HITS Thermal show from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5. The animal is currently quarantined.... Read More

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Warm Winter Could Affect Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

February 11, 2017

Mild weather could be behind higher-than-average ergovaline concentrations in tall fescue in Central Kentucky pastures.... Read More

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Blood in Semen: How Much is Too Much?

February 11, 2017

Semen can be contaminated by blood--to an extent--and still be fertile. ... Read More

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Ingham County, Michigan, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

February 10, 2017

The horse had only mild clinical signs and is recovering.... Read More

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Risk Factors Associated with R. equi Pneumonia

February 10, 2017

There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Keeneland, Turfway Released From Quarantine

February 10, 2017

These quarantine releases mean there are no racing or training facilities in Kentucky under quarantine for EHV-1.... Read More

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Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

February 10, 2017

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2016

February 09, 2017

Dr. Terry Blanchard shares studies on endometritis, semen extenders, stem cell therapy, and more.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

February 06, 2017

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park.... Read More

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Los Angeles County EHV Quarantine Released

February 01, 2017

Officials released the facility from quarantine put in place after two horses there tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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Los Angeles Equestrian Center EHV Quarantine Released

January 31, 2017

The last horse in isolation met the negative test requirements and has been released from quarantine.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Yatta Boakari

January 28, 2017

Boakari is studying protein's effects on mare reproductive parameters such as early pregnancy loss and embryo quality.... Read More

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Study: Cowpox Behind Mare's Late-Term Abortion

January 28, 2017

Equine cowbox infections are extremely rare, with only two other cases ever reported.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at Keeneland

January 27, 2017

Four horses at Keeneland's Rice Road Training Center have tested positive and were placed in isolation.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Kentucky Foal Crop

January 25, 2017

The UKVDL saw 10 nocardioform placentitis abortions in December 2016 and eight in the first two weeks of January.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Cases Confirmed at Turfway, Keeneland

January 25, 2017

Two horses from one barn at Turfway and one horse at Keeneland have tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More