Recent News for Breeding Basics

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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

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Equine Coat Color Genetics 101

April 05, 2013

What's behind a horse's coat color? The answer lies in coat color genetics.... Read More

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Researchers Study Early Postpartum Breeding in Horses

April 01, 2013

Researchers evaluated the impact of postpartum breeding date on pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and foaling rates.... Read More

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Gluck Research Foundation Releases Fourth Research Report

March 28, 2013

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its 2012 Research Report in March. ... Read More

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Five Factors that Impact Gestation, Foaling (AAEP 2012)

February 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes five factors that can negatively impact pregnancy and how to respond to them.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Goes for Short Walk

February 18, 2013

While still in serious condition, she was able to go for a short walk and able to eat a small amount of grass.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Remains in Serious Condition

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra remains in serious condition Feb. 14 after undergoing surgery yesterday. ... Read More

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Contraceptive Vaccine for Wild Horses, Burros Gains EPA Registration

February 14, 2013

The equine immunocontraceptive vaccine has been approved for use in adult female wild horses and burros.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Has Post-Foaling Surgery

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra is in serious condition after undergoing surgery Feb. 13, according to owner Barbara Banke.... Read More

Viable Eastern tent caterpillar egg masses will be partly or completely covered with a brownish coating, without obvious holes. They are found on twigs of cherry and other trees on twigs.

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Outlook for Spring 2013

February 13, 2013

Experts report that the eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch will likely begin in mid-March in Central Kentucky.... Read More

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Study: Condition the Genes and the Horse for Competition

February 11, 2013

Researchers suggest horse genes need to prepare for high performance-associated stress.... Read More

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Responsible Horse Breeders Council Formed

January 21, 2013

Council members will work to discourage overbreeding and to promote responsible horse ownership.... Read More

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Detailed Instructions to Mate Mares Postpartum (AAEP 2012)

January 14, 2013

Several important factors must be considered before deciding whether to breed a mare on a foal heat.... Read More

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Video on Foaling Thoroughbreds wins Eclipse Award

December 28, 2012

The video is entitled "Zenyatta: Wait for First Foal Combines Science, Art, and Anticipation."... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Genetic Basis of Osteochondritis Dissecans Probed

December 20, 2012

English researchers have taken a step forward in understanding a potential genetic component of OC.... Read More

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Australian Court Upholds Thoroughbred Breeding Practices

December 19, 2012

A federal court has denied a request to allow artificial insemination in Thoroughbred breeding.... Read More

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UK to Host 2013 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 04, 2012

The programs will highlight industry research findings, reproduction topics, and horse management issues.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Inside the Womb

December 03, 2012

Learn about the tools and techniques veterinarians use to ensure a pregnant mare's foal stays safe and sound.... Read More

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Commentary: Have a Plan Before Breeding your Mare

December 03, 2012

It is important to consider everything involved in breeding before bringing another horse into the world.... Read More

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Suppressing Estrus in Mares

November 29, 2012

Most options can lessen the effects of estrus while still allowing mares a second career as a broodmare.... Read More

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Irish Equine Genomics Researcher Receives Entrepreneurial Award

November 18, 2012

Genetics researcher Emmeline Hill, PhD, has been named the Irish Tatler 2012 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.... Read More

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Clay Named Chair of Gluck Equine Research Foundation

November 14, 2012

Case Clay of Thee Chimneys Farm was named to the position in October.... Read More

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Annotating the Equine Genome

October 23, 2012

Researchers are taking the next step and asking questions about the information the equine genome contains.... Read More