Recent News for Breeding Basics

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

April 04, 2014

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

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Health Problems in Newborn Foals

April 04, 2014

Tiny foals can have big health problems. Learn about four common medical issues newborn foals face.... Read More

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Colt Born at New Bolton Center with World Watching

March 31, 2014

Thoroughbred mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on March 29 at the New Bolton Center. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: John E. Eberth

March 29, 2014

Eberth's research focused on the genetics of dwarfism in the Miniature Horse.... Read More

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More

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Feeding Foals through Weaning

March 23, 2014

Before weaning, devise a feeding plan to help the foal make a smooth transition to life on his own.... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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How to Select and Prepare a Stimulus Mare

March 11, 2014

A good stimulus mare is invaluable to a breeding facility, one veterinarian says. Here's how to choose one.... Read More

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Abraham to Speak on Newborn Foals at Penn Vet Lecture

February 25, 2014

Dr. Michelle Abraham will discuss what to expect in a normal foal and how to recognize illness and diseases.... Read More

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Is There a Genetic Basis for Horses' Personalities?

February 23, 2014

Study results suggest there's biologic evidence that a horse's personality is based on his genes.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Failure of Passive Transfer

January 31, 2014

Find out why foals require passive transfer of infection-fighting antibodies from their mothers' first milk.... Read More

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Should I Breed My Mare?

January 21, 2014

There are a number of factors that must be weighed in making the decision on whether to breed a mare. ... Read More

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Breeding with Frozen Semen

January 08, 2014

The benefits of using frozen semen when breeding a mare are numerous. ... 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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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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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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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

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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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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TOBA to Hold Pedigree and Conformation Clinic

September 29, 2013

The clinic will feature a presentations focusing on conformation from a veterinary perspective.... Read More

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Study: Sires' Genes Form the Equine Placenta

September 22, 2013

Researchers determined that it's the sire's genes that take the lead in developing the mare's placenta.... Read More