Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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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

Commentary

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

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Him and Her

October 14, 2016

Both the stallion and mare must be in good health and fertility before you even attempt to produce a foal.... Read More

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Genetics of Professionals', Amateurs' Show Jumpers Compared

October 12, 2016

A French genetics team determined a common breeding pool is not only realistic but also preferable.... Read More

Commentary

Advancements in Understanding Genomics and Horses

October 09, 2016

Genomic tools could help address horse health problems that couldn't be resolved with earlier technologies.... Read More

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The Carrier Stallion's Role in Disease Transmission

October 09, 2016

Asymptomatic carrier stallions maintain infectious agents in the breeding population from one season to the next.... Read More

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Pandora's Box: Equine Genomics

October 08, 2016

"Genomics" covers all aspects of genes, including structure and function. Here's what equine researchers are learning.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 06, 2016

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, herpesvirus, influenza, strangles, and equine infectious anemia.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... Read More

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All Wound Up: Is Your Horse 'Stressed Out'?

October 02, 2016

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grants to Support Clinics

September 28, 2016

As a result, the program hopes to nearly double the number of clinics held and stallions gelded by 2018.... Read More

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Infertility With No Cause? Try Hydrotubation of the Oviducts

September 27, 2016

Hydrotubation involves passing an endoscope through the cervix and uterus into the oviduct and flushing it with saline.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test

September 23, 2016

The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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Can DNA Testing Lead to Better Endometritis Treatments?

September 18, 2016

Researchers found that particular genetic types of E. coli responded to the various antibiotics differently.... Read More

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Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership

September 13, 2016

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. ... Read More

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Biosecurity in the Breeding Shed

September 12, 2016

Biosecurity isn't just a consideration for show horses. Here are some tips on how to keep breeding stock disease-free.... Read More