Recent News for Breeding Basics

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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

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Genetics and Pedigree Go Head to Head

September 08, 2011

The first day of the Thoroughbred Genetics, Pedigree, and Performance Conference provided informative sessions... Read More

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Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

Peripartum colic is a common but sometimes life-threatening complication often seen in broodmares.... Read More

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Congenital Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals

August 27, 2011

University of Kentucky researchers examine the genetics of congenital flexural limb deformities in foals.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Evaluating the Colicky Foal

August 26, 2011

Special considerations should be made when evaluating a colicky foal as opposed to an adult horse.... Read More

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Gluck Faculty to Speak at Thoroughbred Genetics Conference

August 20, 2011

Gluck faculty members will speak at the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference.... Read More

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Myostatin Gene in Thoroughbreds: Further Research Completed

August 19, 2011

Researchers are working to understand the link between the myostatin gene and Thoroughbreds' racing potential.... Read More

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Mongolian Horse Genome Sequenced

August 13, 2011

Researchers from Inner Mongolia Agricultural University and BGI have sequenced the Mongolian horse genome.... Read More

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UC Davis to Partner with APHA for Genetic Testing

July 25, 2011

The APHA has introduced the University of California, Davis, as its official genetic testing provider. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Genetics Conference Scheduled for Sept. 7-8

July 18, 2011

The 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference will be held Sept. 7-8 in Lexington, Ky.,... Read More

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Mare Gestation Calculator

May 10, 2011

Are you wondering when your pregnant mare will foal? Use our Mare Gestation Calculator to find out! ... Read More

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Cerebellar Abiotrophy: Not Just for Arabians?

May 10, 2011

Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) might be able to jump the "breed barrier" and affect other types of horses.... Read More

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Researchers Examine the Secret Life of Equine Embryos

May 07, 2011

A mare's pregnancy might not seem that complicated on the surface, but her relationship with the embryo and its adjacent parts--in total, the conceptus--is remarkably complex. In order to prevent early embryonic loss, the conceptus must interrupt her... Read More

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Thoroughbred "Performance Genes" Further Examined in Study

April 28, 2011

The genetics behind the athletic performance of Thoroughbred racehorses has been a popular area of research in the past few years. A large-scale study was carried out recently in Japan, the results of which corroborate those of previous studies:... Read More

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Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More

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Investigating Horse Immunity

April 01, 2011

The immune system allows humans and animals including horses to survive in a complex world filled with harmful bacteria and viruses that can use our bodies for nourishment and reproduce within us. The immune system protects us from those organisms... Read More

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Knowing Signs of Approaching Foaling Useful for Horse Breeders

March 06, 2011

Expected birth date is an age-old question for horse breeders tending to four-legged mothers-to-be. Most mares are bred naturally in a scheduled breeding with the stallion or through artificial insemination. Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State ... Read More

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Uterine Ultrasound, Cytology Helpful in Pinpointing Pathogens (AAEP 2010)

March 04, 2011

When it comes to a mare's uterus, ultrasound examination and cytology (examination of cells under a microscope) can give a veterinarian a pretty good picture of what's going on inside that could be confounding conception. However, comparing these ... Read More

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Increase in Cases of Placentitis Reported in Kentucky

February 25, 2011

The University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is reporting an increase in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted to the laboratory and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis.... Read More

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Superstar Mating: Rachel Alexandra Bred to Curlin

February 21, 2011

Two horses crowned as Horse of the Year were bred Feb. 21 when female superstar Thoroughbred Rachel Alexandra was mated with the stallion Curlin. The mating took place at 9 a.m. (EST) at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.... Read More

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Nature vs. Nurture and Horse Health (AAEP 2010)

February 17, 2011

The phrase "nature vs. nurture" is usually used to refer to the debate over which has a greater impact on a person's personality and preferences--genetics or environment/rearing. But for this article, we'll use it in the context of fetal programming,... Read More

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Cryptorchid Colt, Missing Equipment?

February 01, 2011

My newborn colt's testicles and umbilicus are set way back and the veterinarian can't feel the foal's penis. ... Read More

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Young Horse Development: Birth to Six Months

February 01, 2011

Learn about the factors contributing to a foal's healthy development as he grows into a young horse: Genetics, nutrition, social development, immunity, growth rates, weaning, hoof care, and more.... Read More