Recent News for Breeding Basics


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


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


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


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


'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


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


TAMU Researcher Studying IVF in Horses

September 03, 2014

A researcher is studying why in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates are lower in horses than in humans.... Read More


How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

August 18, 2014

Equine reproduction specialist Ryan Ferris, DVM, shares the signs that a mare is in foal.... Read More


2014 'Therio Conference' Held in Portland, Oregon

August 07, 2014

Equine topics included biofilms, reproductive biosecurity, embryo biopsies, and more.... Read More


Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

July 18, 2014

Monitoring progesterone levels is a practical way to accurately time labor induction, researchers say.... Read More


Researchers Link Gene Mutation to All Gaited Breeds

July 13, 2014

Researchers found the so-called Gait Keeper gene mutation in different gaited breeds across the planet.... Read More


Increased Incidence of Twins

July 09, 2014

Could an increase in twin pregnancies be related to the number of mares receiving injections for ovulation?... Read More


Endometrial Cups: A Unique Feature of Equine Pregnancies

July 05, 2014

Dr. Douglas Antczak recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of endometrial cups.... Read More


Stallion Libido

June 26, 2014

My stallion shows little or no signs of libido with my mare. He won't even "talk" to her. What can I do?... Read More


Researchers Study the Genetics of Heaves

June 16, 2014

Heaves appears to have a genetic basis, but one that varies between horses, Swiss researchers say.... Read More


Study: Foaling Mares Not Stressed

June 15, 2014

Researchers recently showed that mares appear to be completely relaxed when foaling.... Read More


HERDA's Impact on Tendons, Blood Vessels Studied

May 21, 2014

Researchers examined whether HERDA could affect tissues with high Type 1 collagen levels, such as tendons.... Read More


Did The Silk Roads Help Shape Equine Genetics?

May 18, 2014

The Silk Roads opened the door for intercultural horse trading and breeding, researchers found.... Read More


Seeing Double

May 16, 2014

Veterinarians have developed methods for detecting and reducing twins. ... Read More


Examining Eye Issues in Silver Dapple Horses

May 13, 2014

Researchers found that ultrasound is a practical tool for investigating MCOA in silver dapple horses.... Read More


Foaling Location

May 01, 2014

Why would a mare prefer to foal in a field versus in a foaling stall or in the barn?... Read More


Breeding Dummy Design

April 24, 2014

Are there size recommendations for a building a breeding dummy for a Quarter Horse stallion?... Read More


Testing Available for Dwarfism Gene in Miniature Horses

April 24, 2014

The tests can identify for four aggrecan gene mutations associated with dwarfism in Miniature Horses. ... Read More


Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More


How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

April 12, 2014

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal.... Read More