Recent News for Breeding Basics

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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

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Progesterone Delivery Device Evaluated in Broodmares

October 13, 2012

Researchers found an intravaginal progesterone-releasing device effective in inducing early estrus in mares.... Read More

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Mobile Blue Light Therapy for Broodmares

October 12, 2012

Mobile blue-light therapy is as effective at advancing seasonality as indoor barn lighting.... Read More

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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