Recent News for Breeding Basics

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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Normal Mare and Newborn Foal Behavior

March 26, 2015

Find out what to expect as your mare goes into labor and during your foal's first hours of life.... Read More

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Managing Breeding Stallions

March 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl offers advice on keeping stallions happy and safe during routine handling and breeding. ... Read More

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Embryo Transfer: From One Mare to Another

March 18, 2015

The technology behind equine embryo transfers means exciting assisted reproduction options are on the horizon.... Read More

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Differences Between Mares and Geldings

March 12, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl addresses common behavior differences between mares and geldings and their causes.... Read More

Pinto coloring looks as though someone has splashed white paint over an otherwise-colored horse, or colored paint over an otherwise-white horse, leaving large splotches (which are larger than an Appaloosa’s spots). Paint and pinto colors are controlled by several different genes and come in a variety of colors and combinations.

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

March 12, 2015

Ensure your decision to breed is the right one and that you're prepared to handle the costs and commitments involved.... Read More

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Study: Genetic Differences in Racing, Cutting Quarter Horses

February 22, 2015

Researchers identified specific genes that distinguish racing-type Quarter Horses from cutting-type Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... Read More

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32 and My Horse

January 24, 2015

Ernie Bailey, PhD, believes consumer genetics companies could be valuable to the horse industry. Here's why.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2014

January 20, 2015

Studies covered biofilms, chilled and frozen semen, endometritis, placentitis, oxidative stress and fertility, and more.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

January 17, 2015

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Him and Her

January 12, 2015

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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International Research Team to Map Disease Genes in Horses

January 03, 2015

Researchers from Kentucky and Denmark received a three-year, $155,000 grant from the Morris Animal Foundation.... Read More

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Equine Genetics: Looking to the Future

January 02, 2015

One researcher explains why he believes a central repository is needed for equine gene expression information.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Breeding Plans for 2015

December 23, 2014

Of the 535 respondents, 401 (75%) said they do not plan to breed a mare in 2015.... Read More

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Sensible Sheath Cleaning

November 30, 2014

Male horses require routine sheath cleaning to prevent pain, discomfort, or even infection.... Read More

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Do Equine Genetics Influence Behavior?

November 27, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian explains the role that genetics play in a horse's behavior.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Seeking Foal Sitters for NICU

November 22, 2014

Duties include assisting staff as they work with foals, milk mares, monitor equipment for alarms, and more.... Read More

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Study: Epistaxis Has 'Complex Hereditary Basis'

November 18, 2014

Environment also to blame in exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage cases so severe that horses bleed from the nostrils.... Read More

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Using DNA to Predict a Horse's Athletic Potential

November 10, 2014

Learn about DNA profiling, or predicting a horse's athletic potential by evaluating that individual's genetic markers.... Read More

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CSU Equine Repro Vets to Offer Short Course in Arizona

November 10, 2014

The Jan. 7, 2015, short course will offer lectures in the morning and hands-on experience in the afternoon.... Read More

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Connecting the Dots: Recurrent Uveitis and Appaloosa Horses

November 04, 2014

Researchers found that markers on two chromosomes are associated with the risk of insidious equine recurrent uveitis.... Read More

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'Low-Density' Genotyping Could Benefit Owners, Researchers

October 26, 2014

Researchers say the more affordable technique could lead to a better understanding of diseases and disease processes.... Read More

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Genomics' Contribution to EVA Research and Beyond

October 25, 2014

Learn how genomics has impacted researchers' understanding of health conditions such as equine viral arteritis, or EVA.... Read More