Recent News for Breeding Basics

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Predicting Mare Delivery Dates: The Eyes Have It

August 03, 2006

Thanks to a University of Pennsylvania study, owners of small ponies can now predict their pregnant mares' delivery dates simply by looking into their unborn foals' eyes. During a two-year project, researchers in the university's School of... Read More

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Owners of Endangered Equine Breeds Asked to Participate in Research Study

August 03, 2006

The Equus Survival Trust, working to save endangered equine breeds, invites you to participate in an equine genome research project, carried out at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M... Read More

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Information on Inducing Labor

August 01, 2006

I am searching for information or articles on induced parturition (labor). Is there any information published on this?... Read More

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Horse Genome Sequence in the Works

July 31, 2006

"It puts a whole new set of tools in play...it's as if you are farmers that are used to relying on plows pulled by a draft animal, and all the sudden you have tractors," says Jamie MacLeod, VMD, PhD, professor of veterinary science and Knight... Read More

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Horse Added to Broad's Genome Stable

July 31, 2006

Scientists will complete high-quality genome sequence of the horse together with a catalogue of genetic differences across diverse horse breeds

Long prized for its physical prowess, the horse has filled diverse and instrumental roles in... Read More

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Orphans and Twins in Horses

July 24, 2006

People new to the breeding and raising of horses probably have never experienced the challenge of raising an orphan foal or feeding a foal whose mother is producing little or no milk. The solutions to both problems can be time consuming and... Read More

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University of Kentucky Researchers Play Role in Horse Genome Sequencing Project

July 21, 2006

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announced Wednesday (July 21) that it has added the horse genome to it latest sequencing targets, a project expected to provide powerful new scientific strategies and methods for research on... Read More

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Agency Announces Genome Sequencing Approval

July 20, 2006

(edited press release)

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), yesterday (July 19) announced they approved the genome sequencing of the horse to "high-density genome... Read More

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Degenerative Ligament Disease Reaches Beyond the Limbs

July 11, 2006

Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD), a common disorder in horses once thought to involve only ligaments in the legs, actually... Read More

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Savage Stallions

July 01, 2006

Q: I have worked with many different breeding stallions, including Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods back east, then mostly Arabians and Quarter Horses in Texas. We now have a halter stallion that does something I've never seen... Read More

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Landmark DNA Sequencing to Begin

July 01, 2006

The same government agency that completed the human genome in 2003 has identified the horse as a probable target for future DNA sequencing research. While a final decision will be announced in the near future, the Broad Institute, a member of the... Read More

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Rare Cleveland Bay Stallion to Visit Kentucky Horse Park

June 12, 2006

Tregoyd Journeyman, a rare Cleveland Bay stallion, and a model for a new Breyer horse figure, will be presented at the Kentucky Horse Park during BreyerFest, July 28-30. The Cleveland Bay is considered a "critically endangered" breed... Read More

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Breed the Best to the Best

April 11, 2006

Genomics is a buzz word, even among scientists. The term genomics includes the entire complement of chromosomes, genes, and DNA sequences that make up humans and animals. Technological advances during the last 15 years have led to the entire... Read More

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Premature Foals (Book Excerpt)

March 27, 2006

Foals can be born prematurely for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons for a premature delivery are infection of the placenta (placentitis) or long-standing placental insufficiency. ... Read More

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Microchips, Equine Genomics on Horse Council Agenda

March 11, 2006

The American Horse Council 2006 National Issues Forum will feature an all-day meeting of the Equine Species Working Group as well as a discussion on equine genomics, funding for which could be included in the next farm bill authored by... Read More

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Stallion Handling (AAEP 2005)

February 17, 2006

A stallion handler must be able to focus the stallion's mind on him, as well as the mare, and make him wait for instructions. This cannot be achieved through fear or abusiveness, but through training basic cues and maneuvers to the stallion before he... Read More

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Genome Sequencing

February 01, 2006

In 1991, Eliane Marti, Dr. Med. Vet., published a study as a graduate student in Switzerland, showing that chronic hypersensitivity bronchitis (a.k.a. heaves) had a strong hereditary component among Swiss horses. She meticulously defined the... Read More

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Frozen vs. Cooled Semen

January 01, 2006

Does using frozen-thawed semen instead of cooled semen reduce the chances of our mare getting pregnant? ... Read More

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The Cost of Putting a Foal on the Ground

January 01, 2006

If you are new to the breeding business, you will soon realize that putting a foal on the ground can be an expensive proposition. Breeding can be as simple as turning a stallion in with a group of mares, or it can be as sophisticated as importin... Read More

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Retained Fetal Membranes

January 01, 2006

For a mare, the birth of her foal is an explosive process, in the best of circumstances requiring less than a half-hour from the time her water breaks to the time the foal has been delivered through the birth canal. In a wilder existence, a... Read More

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Hey There, Honey!

January 01, 2006

In nature, mares have a high fertility/ conception rate since they are continually with a stallion who teases and breeds them at the best times. But few domestic horses are bred under natural conditions in pasture harems, and broodmare managers... Read More

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Breeding Globally--AI Advances

December 01, 2005

Breeding without boundaries; it sounds like science fiction. Yet today we can breed two animals from different time zones, even different continents, through advances in artificial insemination. In this article, we will delv... Read More

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Breeding Specialists

December 01, 2005

The equine breeding industry has evolved dramatically with the introduction of artificial insemination programs and advanced assisted reproductive techniques. While live cover breeding pro-grams are still a mainstay for specific breeds, many... Read More

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Live Cover Management

December 01, 2005

Many breed registries still require breeding be done by live cover--the stallion physically covers the mare. The actual mating process is an awesome spectacle, but can be dangerous to the mare, stallion, and handlers when done in hand-breeding... Read More

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Keeping Horses in Harems

November 01, 2005

Is it possible to keep a gelding at pasture with a stallion and his harem?... Read More