Recent News for Mare Care and Problems

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Mare Aggression

April 10, 2014

My mare is very aggressive toward geldings and will kick out when they're close. Why would she react this way?... Read More

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New EHV-1 Case in Wisconsin

April 09, 2014

A St. Croix County, Wisc., horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) yesterday (April 8). ... Read More

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Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

April 08, 2014

During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives.... Read More

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Starting and Stopping a Mare's Estrous Cycle

April 05, 2014

Veterinarians have many options by which to "tailor" a mare's reproductive cycle to meet her and your needs.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

April 04, 2014

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More

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Health Problems in Newborn Foals

April 04, 2014

Tiny foals can have big health problems. Learn about four common medical issues newborn foals face.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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New EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in Minnesota

April 03, 2014

A horse exhibiting neurologic signs at a Wright County farm tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Larimer Co., Colo., Horse

April 01, 2014

A Larimer County, Colo., horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and is recovering.... Read More

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Take Steps to Prevent Equine Herpesvirus Infection

April 01, 2014

From vaccination to disinfection--learn how you can help prevent equine herpesvirus (EHV) infection spread.... Read More

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Iowa Animal Health Officials Investigating EHV-1 Case

March 31, 2014

Iowa animal health officials have received test results confirming a single case of EHV-1 in that state. ... Read More

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Colt Born at New Bolton Center with World Watching

March 31, 2014

Thoroughbred mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on March 29 at the New Bolton Center. ... Read More

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Lecture on Equine Neurologic Diseases Scheduled at Penn Vet

March 30, 2014

The lecture will focus on neurologic diseases, which ranges from a drooping eyelid to an inability to stand.... Read More

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Additional EHV-1 Cases Confirmed in Minnesota, Wisconsin

March 28, 2014

At least eight horses have presented with neurologic disease; six of those have tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in Barrel Horses near Stillwater, Minn.

March 21, 2014

Five horses on premises tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 after showing signs of neurologic disease.... Read More

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Winter No Threat to Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs

March 14, 2014

The Eastern tent caterpillar has been implicated as the cause of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).... Read More

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Lane County, Ore., Horses Test Positive for Neurologic EHV-1

March 11, 2014

A Lane County stable is quarantined after one horse died and four others tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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How to Select and Prepare a Stimulus Mare

March 11, 2014

A good stimulus mare is invaluable to a breeding facility, one veterinarian says. Here's how to choose one.... Read More

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Placentitis Could be Detected Early with Hormone Testing

March 08, 2014

Researchers believe that estrogens could prove to be a useful early indicator of placentitis in the future.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... Read More

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New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: 15 Horses Affected

February 27, 2014

Of the affected horses, seven have been euthanized and eight are recovering.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Pregnancy-Supporting Hormone in Mares

February 27, 2014

Dihydroprogesterone (or DHP) is effective in sustaining pregnancy in mares during the last few months.... Read More

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Abraham to Speak on Newborn Foals at Penn Vet Lecture

February 25, 2014

Dr. Michelle Abraham will discuss what to expect in a normal foal and how to recognize illness and diseases.... Read More

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Foal Birth to be Broadcast Live on Penn Vet's Website

February 23, 2014

Penn Vet will broadcast live the birth of a foal conceived via intracytoplasmic sperm injection.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Reviewed

February 22, 2014

As EHV gains worldwide significance, researchers are seeking a better understanding of the disease. ... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis in Nonpregnant Horses

February 20, 2014

Endophyte-infected fescue appears to cause reduced blood flow to mares' reproductive organs.... Read More