Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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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

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Alltech to Host Lecture on DHA and Stallion Reproduction

November 27, 2013

Edward Squires, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), will deliver the lecture.... Read More

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Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

November 24, 2013

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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EHV-1 Case Brings Quarantine at Parx Racing

November 13, 2013

Two barns at Parx Racing are under quarantine as a result of a positive test for equine herpesvirus.... Read More

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Sertich to Review Mare Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

November 13, 2013

Dr. Patricia Sertich will review mare anatomy, physiology, and abnormalities known to cause behavior changes.... Read More

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A True Gelding?

November 07, 2013

Many true geldings retain stallion-like behaviors.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Helps 62 Horses in Four States

November 06, 2013

The Operation Gelding Program castrated 62 horses at five clinics in four states during October.... Read More

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Researchers Review Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis

November 04, 2013

While EMPF is considered a rare disease, researchers found that it appears to be related to a very common one.... Read More

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Scientists Work to Save Persian Onager from Extinction

November 02, 2013

Researchers recently accepted the challenge of producing onager foals via artificial insemination. ... Read More

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AQHA Asks Court to Stay Clone Registrations

October 25, 2013

The AQHA has asked a federal court to stay clone registrations pending the outcome of an appeal.... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Oxytocin Injections to Suppress Estrus in Mares

October 24, 2013

Oxytocin injections allowed the corpus luteum to keep producing progesterone and the mare to stay out of heat.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More