Recent News for Breeding Basics

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Participation Sought in Breeding Farm Biosecurity Survey

October 11, 2012

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey evaluating biosecurity practices at equine breeding farms.... Read More

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Study: Choosing Sex of Future Foals Could be Possible

September 29, 2012

Breeders might soon be able to use sex-sorted stallion semen to pick the sex of their future foals. ... Read More

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'Gaited' Gene Mutation and Related Motion Examined

September 05, 2012

Researchers have identified and are studying a gene mutation linked to altered gait in horses.... Read More

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Scientists See Spots on Prehistoric Horses

June 15, 2012

Using the LP allele for reference, researchers determined some prehistoric horses had spots like Appaloosas.... Read More

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Premature Partuition

June 01, 2012

We have a 19-year-old broodmare that bagged up and developed edema... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

April 23, 2012

Breeding soundness exams should include a physical exam, a genitalia exam, a libido exam, and a semen exam.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Genomic Research for Equine Performance Indicators

April 21, 2012

A team of French researchers might be hot on the trail to genomic evaluation of performance.... Read More

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Single Layer Centrifugation Benefits in Horse Breeding

April 20, 2012

SLC can help breeders address problems associated with breeding both stallions and mares.... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Mares

April 18, 2012

A breeding soundness exam should determine the probability of a mare conceiving and carrying a foal.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $100,000 to Wild Horse Fertility Control

April 17, 2012

The grant will be used to train professionals in administering fertility control to wild horses.... Read More

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BHS: Think Before You Breed Your Mare

April 10, 2012

The BHS advises owners to give it serious thought before adding to the country's oversized horse population.... Read More

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Identifying Genetic Disorders in Equine Embryos

April 09, 2012

According to Hinrichs, the team has achieved success rates greater than 97% in identifying genetic disorders.... Read More

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Contraceptive Evaluated for Use in British Semiferal Ponies

March 07, 2012

A contraceptive will be evaluated for use in a herd of semiferal ponies residing in Southwest England.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Use in Broodmares at Breeding Time (AAEP 2011)

March 07, 2012

A single dose of dexamethasone at breeding time did not appear to interfere with ovulation.... Read More

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AQHA to Offer Coat Color Tests

February 29, 2012

The coat color genetic tests include a panel test, individual color tests, and gray zygosity test.... Read More

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Recombinant Hormones Make Mares Cycle in Winter (AAEP 2011)

February 17, 2012

Researchers reported success with inducing ovulation in winter anestrous mares via a new hormone therapy.... Read More

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Quarter Horse Genome Sequenced

February 17, 2012

Researchers recently finished sequencing the genome of an 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare called Sugar.... Read More

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2012 Horse Genome Workshop a Success

February 15, 2012

Program topics included the genetics involved in cribbing, equine genome comparisons, and more.... Read More

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Teaching Novice Stallions to Use a Dummy Mount (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

The time required to train a stallion to use a dummy mount can range from few days to several weeks.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Ancestral Mother of Modern Horses

February 06, 2012

"Equine Eve," the ancestral mother of all modern horses, probably lived about 140,000 years ago.... Read More

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AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Prevalence of L.intracellularis on Farms (AAEP 2011)

February 05, 2012

The overall seroprevalence was 68% on all farms tested, with levels on individual farms ranging from 14-100%.... Read More

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Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

February 01, 2012

Ensure a bacterial infection that will respond to antibiotics is actually present before beginning treatment.... Read More

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Researcher Receives Grant to Study 'Tiger Eye' in Paso Finos

January 29, 2012

A favorable trait, the "tiger eye" iris color is a yellow-orange shade believed to be unique to Paso Finos.... Read More

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

January 27, 2012

A stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the breeding season.... Read More