Recent News for Breeding Basics

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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

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Handling Dystocia on the Farm (AAEP 2011)

January 24, 2012

Owners or caretakers should be prepared for emergencies when mares are scheduled to foal. ... Read More

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Genetic Testing Options Expanded for APHA Horses in 2012

January 01, 2012

Testing options include a comprehensive coat color package and a comprehensive disease diagnostic package.... Read More

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Genetics: What Does it All Mean?

January 01, 2012

Advances in the field of genetics are especially beneficial to those trying to understand equine disease.... Read More

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Early Pregnancy Loss

January 01, 2012

Could a gutteral pouch infection be the reason for a broodmare to lose an embryo at two months?... Read More

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Appropriate Breeding Age

January 01, 2012

What is the correct age to breed a mare for the first time? I have strongly c... Read More

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Understanding Epigenetics & Early Equine Fetal Development

January 01, 2012

Epigenetics explains inherited traits that might skip a generation or appear spontaneously.... Read More

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Genetic Selection for Equine Health and Performance

January 01, 2012

Understanding genetic determinants for health conditions can help us identify and manage predisposed horses.... Read More

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Hormone Therapy Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 29, 2011

Topics discussed included induction of ovulation, estrus behavior, and suppression in the performance horse.... Read More

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Endometritis in Mares Horse Course Archived

December 01, 2011

Learn about endometritis, what causes it, and what veterinarians can do to treat the condition.... Read More

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Artificial Insemination: What's New?

December 01, 2011

Precise timing and specialized tools are the mainstays of successful equine insemination.... Read More

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Horse Health Lecture Series Schedule Announced

November 25, 2011

Topics include foaling emergencies, equine strangles, hind limb lameness, and diagnosing neurologic horses.... Read More

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OC Researcher Named AAEP Past Presidents' Research Fellow

November 23, 2011

McCoy's research investigates genetic risk factors for the development of osteochondrosis (OC).... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sydney Hughes

November 20, 2011

Sydney Hughes research has been on athletic performance of Thoroughbred foals born to mares with placentitis... Read More

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Study: Ocular Fluid Nitrate Concentrations in Foals

November 18, 2011

Researchers aimed to establish a reference range for ocular fluid nitrate/nitrite concentrations in dead foals... Read More

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Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

October 31, 2011

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... Read More

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Mare Response to Endometritis Treatment

October 22, 2011

In some mares chronic uterine inflammation is a persistent problem that can interfere with pregnancy.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Ancient Stallions' Genetic Diversity

October 17, 2011

New research indicates that ancient stallions were far more genetically diverse before domestication.... Read More

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The State of the Equine Genome Sequence

October 15, 2011

The first equine genome was sequence was completed in 2007, but what is the state of that sequence in 2011?... Read More

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Breeding Basics: The Mare's Reproductive Cycle

October 10, 2011

Christine Aurich, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR, composed a comprehensive report about mares' reproductive cycles.... Read More

The "nanny" group of foals showed the least amount of stress from weaning. Over the first few days of weaning, these foals whinnied and paced less and ate and slept more, compared to the foals in other groups.

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Study: 'Nanny' Horses Reduce Weaning Stress for Foals

October 03, 2011

Researchers found that the presence of "nanny" mares reduced the amount of weaning stress foals experienced.... Read More

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Selecting a Thoroughbred: The Role of Genetics

September 29, 2011

Researchers are learning what genes (when found or not found) could suggest about a Thoroughbred's potential.... Read More

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UKVDL Nocardioform Placentitis Study Update

September 24, 2011

The UKVDL reported an increased number of abortions and abnormal placentas due to nocardioform placentitis.... Read More

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Equine Genetics 101: Genetic Concepts and Applications

September 22, 2011

Learn about the basics of equine genetics and the different applications they have in equine performance.... Read More

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Science in the Mix: 'Pedigree Is Genetics'

September 09, 2011

The combination of genomics and pedigree theory hasn't come close to reaching its potential, speakers agreed.... Read More