Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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EHV Confirmed at Sunland Park

January 22, 2016

The New Mexico racetrack reported Jan. 21 that one horse had been euthanized.... Read More

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Is Sustainability a Heritable Trait in Thoroughbreds?

January 21, 2016

While environmental factors, such as nutrition and training, shape sustainability, genetics influence it, as well.... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds 16 Horse Health Studies

January 20, 2016

The studies funded cover equine health challenges including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Young Horse Ownership

January 19, 2016

Of the 634 respondents, 531 (81%) said they have owned a horse 4 years old or younger.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

January 19, 2016

The gelding was quarantined after testing positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 earlier this month.... Read More

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How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

January 17, 2016

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal.... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

January 15, 2016

How can you collect colostrum and save it for future use, and how long can you keep it? A veterinarian weighs in.... Read More

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Foal Sex, Gestation Length Heritable Through Mare Bloodlines

January 14, 2016

This marks the first time such a connection has been made in any mammalian species.... Read More

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Recipient Mares Pass Some Traits on to Foals

January 13, 2016

One researcher describes what we know about the receiving mare's effect on the foal. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Confident in Horses' Nutrition

January 12, 2016

The majority of respondents said they were somewhat or very confident in their horse's nutrition program. ... Read More

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Supplementing Selenium

January 11, 2016

When does a horse need selenium supplementation and what's the best way to provide it? An equine nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Heart Rate Variability to Monitor Unborn Foals' Health

January 09, 2016

Heart rate variability gives a broader and possibly more accurate look at fetal well-being than heart rate alone.... Read More

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Researchers Unlock Genetic Secrets of the Dun Coat Color

January 08, 2016

Recent study results reveal why the dun pattern does not appear in many domestic horses.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2015

January 01, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, herpesvirus, influenza, Getah virus, and strangles, among others.... Read More

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Don't Judge a Horse by His (or Her) Color

December 31, 2015

Is there any proof behind the hot-blooded chestnut mare stereotype? An equine behaviorist weighs in.... Read More

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Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Pennsylvania Horses

December 28, 2015

Three horses at a Bucks County farm have been euthanized due to neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection.... Read More

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Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... Read More

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First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More

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Are Foals Born Early in the Year More Dominant?

December 13, 2015

Researchers found that older weanlings appear to be--and seem to stay--more dominant in the social hierarchy.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More

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How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... Read More

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Researchers Study Light's Impact on Young Thoroughbreds

December 06, 2015

Longer light exposure appears to have numerous effects, from prompting coat shedding to increasing bone mineral density.... Read More

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Maximizing Cooled and Frozen Semen's Fertility

December 01, 2015

Learn about the steps vets and stallion managers can take to help improve the quality of cooled and frozen semen.... Read More