Recent News for Breeding Basics

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

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Commentary: Rachel Alexandra and Brent Comer: A Love Story

September 07, 2013

Meet a person instrumental in helping Rachel Alexandra recover from life-threatening foaling complications.... Read More

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UK to Host Endocrine and Genetic Disorders Symposium

August 21, 2013

The symposium is open to anyone interested in learning about these disorders. ... Read More

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Prostaglandins for Controlling Mares' Estrous Cycles

August 17, 2013

Learn how administering prostaglandins can help breeders improve their mares' chances of becoming pregnant.... Read More

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Equine Placentitis Update

August 16, 2013

Placentitis is the most common cause of late-term abortion and remains challenging to diagnose and treat.... Read More

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CSU Equine Reproduction Lab Receives $3 million Gift

August 09, 2013

Bud and Jo Adams donated the funds to support teaching, research, and clinical services at the laboratory.... Read More

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2013 Theriogenology Conference Kicks Off

August 07, 2013

The Society for Theriogenology's Conference starts Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. 10 in Louisville, Ky.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Stress' Impact on Equine Gene Activation

August 07, 2013

Chronic stress could lead to an increased susceptibility to disease due to the activation of certain genes.... Read More

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Fetal Consciousness' Impact on Equine Neonatal Health

July 28, 2013

Researchers believe the fetal consciousness transition could have a significant impact on neonatal health.... Read More

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Technique for Sexing Equine Embryos Evaluated

July 06, 2013

One embryo biopsy technique yields accurate results for sex determination without serious threat to survival.... Read More

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Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

May 19, 2013

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More

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TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington, May 31-June 2

May 19, 2013

Lecture topics will include planning a mating, nutrition, foaling, farm and pasture management, and more.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Equine Genetics Course

May 17, 2013

Equine Guelph will offer a 12-week equine genetics course in the fall of 2013. ... Read More

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Recipient Mare Traits Passing On to Foals

May 07, 2013

Is there any proof or research available about the receiving mare's effect on the foal?... Read More

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Weather, Economy Cause Tough Times for English Horse Owners

May 06, 2013

A combination of inclement weather and a suffering economy are creating tough times for English horse owners.... Read More

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BLM Researching Wild Mare Spayings

May 03, 2013

The BLM is studying the spaying of fertile wild mares in order to control wild horse population growth.... Read More

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Prolonged Gestation: Is Fescue Toxicosis a Possibility?

April 30, 2013

My mare was bred more than 390 days ago and still has not foaled. Is it possible she has grass poisoning?... Read More

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Researchers Study European Sport Horses' Paternal Lines

April 30, 2013

Researchers are studying multiple parts of the Y chromosome to determine how modern sport horses came to be.... Read More

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Common Mare Problems During and After Foaling (AAEP 2012)

April 18, 2013

Common foaling problems include red bag delivery, difficult birth, and retained fetal membranes.... Read More

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Horse Gaitedness: It's in the Genes

April 17, 2013

Swedish researchers discovered that genetic makeup affects locomotion patterns in horses.... Read More

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Subfertile Mares Need Conscientious Monitoring (AAEP 2012)

April 06, 2013

One researcher describes how practitioners can monitor pregnant mares to minimize reproductive losses.... Read More