Recent News for Mare Care and Problems

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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

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Oocyte Transport Protocols and Success Rates

February 19, 2014

Researchers evaluated the effect of shipping mares' oocytes (egg cells) on eventual fertilization rate.... Read More

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Parx Racing Quarantines Two Barns due to EHV-1

February 18, 2014

Two barns at Parx Racing have been quarantined after a horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: Seven Horses Euthanized

February 10, 2014

Thirteen horses on the property had been affected by neurologic EHV-1. Of those, seven have been euthanized.... Read More

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Handling Dangerous Hydrops Conditions in Pregnant Mares

February 07, 2014

A broodmare's belly grows as her fetus matures, but any rapid or unexpected expansion is cause for concern.... Read More

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Blood-Horse Releases 'Saving New Lives' Long-Form Feature

February 05, 2014

The feature offers a look inside a neonatal intensive care unit treatment wing and surgical facilities.... Read More

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New Zealand Reports First Neurologic EHV-1 Case

February 04, 2014

Officials confirmed the country's first case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a single stud farm.... Read More

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UK Seminar Series Kicks Off Jan. 30

January 24, 2014

On Jan. 30, two speakers will discuss inflammatory airway disease.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Rafaela De Negri

January 24, 2014

De Negri's research focused on infections in horses caused by S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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Should I Breed My Mare?

January 21, 2014

There are a number of factors that must be weighed in making the decision on whether to breed a mare. ... Read More

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EHV Scare at Pennsylvania Racetrack

January 20, 2014

A barn was quarantined due to a suspected EHV case, but quickly released when the horse tested negative.... Read More

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Penn Vet to Offer Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

January 17, 2014

Short course topics include, stallion handling, horse behavior, and mare and foal management.... Read More

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No Additional Signs of EHV-1 at Fair Hill

January 16, 2014

The suspect horse is in stable condition and has shown gradual neurologic status improvement.... Read More

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New Biomarkers for Diagnosing Bacterial Placentitis in Mares

January 15, 2014

Researchers believe more than one biomarker is needed for accurate and early placentitis detection.... Read More

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Parx Racing EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

January 13, 2014

The quarantine of two barns began in early November 2013 when a horse tested positive for EHV-1. ... Read More

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

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Possible EHV-1 Case Quarantined at Fair Hill Training Center

January 13, 2014

A horse at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., is in quarantine with a suspected case of EHV-1.... Read More

Bucca suggested performing a cervical cerclage in mares (shown here) with cervical incompetence that do not respond to altrenogest supplementation.

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Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares

January 04, 2014

Researchers took a page from human medicine to treat cervical incompetence in mares.... Read More

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UK Researchers' Work Discussed at AAEP Kester News Hour

January 03, 2014

Research by Drs. Barry Ball and Mats Troedsson was described during the 2013 Kester News Hour.... Read More