Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

Bucca suggested performing a cervical cerclage in mares (shown here) with cervical incompetence that do not respond to altrenogest supplementation.

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Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares

January 04, 2014

Researchers took a page from human medicine to treat cervical incompetence in mares.... Read More

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UK Researchers' Work Discussed at AAEP Kester News Hour

January 03, 2014

Research by Drs. Barry Ball and Mats Troedsson was described during the 2013 Kester News Hour.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

January 03, 2014

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful.... Read More

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Age to Breed a Colt

January 02, 2014

Our coming 2-year-old acts like he is ready to breed. How young is too young to breed a colt?... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Central North Carolina

December 31, 2013

Several horses have tested positive for neurologic EHV-1, according to the state veterinarian's office.... Read More

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Some Vaccines Safe to Administer to Younger Foals

December 31, 2013

Study results suggest that in some cases veterinarians can begin vaccinating foals sooner than once thought.... Read More

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Weaning Options for Foals

December 30, 2013

Proper preparation can minimize the stress of weaning and make for a more pleasant experience for all.... Read More

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Can Vaccination Protect Horses from Neurologic EHV-1?

December 30, 2013

One EHV-1 vaccine could have some protective properties against the neurologic form of the virus.... Read More

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Veterinarians Making Progress on National Equine Health Plan

December 29, 2013

The NEHP is designed to aid in equine disease surveillance and to make biosecurity recommendations.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares During Lactation

December 27, 2013

Broodmares require proper nutrition while lactating to aid in milk production and body condition maintenance.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Neonatal Medicine Concerns

December 27, 2013

Attendees discussed "dummy" foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Broodmares

December 24, 2013

Here are some general feeding guidelines to keep in mind when managing pregnant mares.... Read More

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Transporting Mares and Foals

December 23, 2013

Avoid problems when traveling with a mare and foal with these tips from researchers, vets, and horsemen.... Read More

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Growing Up: Estimating Adult Size

December 21, 2013

There is no specific formula for estimating foals' mature size that works in all instances.... Read More

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Reef to Speak on Ultrasound Examination of Fetal Well-Being

December 18, 2013

Reef will explain why ultrasound is critical to assessing foal viability during a high-risk pregnancy.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Estrus Suppression in Mares

December 16, 2013

Many owners seek to eliminate estrus behavior when there is a negative effect on the mare's performance.... Read More

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Genetics Behind Horses' Face and Leg Markings Studied

December 12, 2013

Researchers recently learned that white leg and face markings are the result of complex genetic processes.... Read More

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Equine Sense of Smell

December 11, 2013

Horses rely far more on chemical messages in the air than on their relatively indistinct eyesight. ... Read More

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Pasture Breeding: Nature at Work

December 10, 2013

Pasture breeding mares is something of a dying art, but this technique can have benefits for breeders.... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses Alfalfa

December 09, 2013

Is it okay to feed my growing 3-year-old horse alfalfa hay? ... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantined Barn at Parx Racing Cleared

December 06, 2013

Officials drew blood from horses in a third quarantined barn Dec. 5, with test results expected Dec. 10. ... Read More

Two genes mapping to the equine X chromosome (red and green dots), as seen on fluorescence in situ hybridization (or FISH) analysis. Researchers use this technique to evaluate horses' chromosomes for abnormalities.

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Equine Genetic Disorders Reviewed

December 05, 2013

Equine genetic diseases have distinct characteristics that help vets evaluate and diagnose suspect cases.... Read More

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Court Says AQHA can Delay Clone Registrations

December 04, 2013

The AQHA can delay registering clones until the association's appeal of an earlier court ruling is decided. ... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

December 01, 2013

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Texas A&M Equine Reproduction Course Takes Place Jan. 8-10

November 29, 2013

The course will cover a broad range of topics useful for horse owners in any segment of the breeding industry.... Read More