Recent News for Stallion Care and Problems

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Young Guns

October 01, 2008

Q: I would like to know at what age a colt could breed a mare. I have a 10-month-old colt that has been in with mares until recently, and I was told he could have bred my mares.


A: There are many... Read More

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Behavioral Therapy Reduces War Emblem's Breeding Foibles

July 14, 2008

Moved to a tranquil area away from other stallions and shielded from most visitors, temperamental champion and dual classic winner War Emblem now spends his days in a quiet grassy paddock over looking fields containing grazing mares and... Read More

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Castration Technique Could Reduce Complications

June 30, 2008

A new sterilization technique that leaves a stallion's testicles in place but nonfunctioning might provide a safe, simple, and reliable alternative to traditional castration methods, according to Iranian researchers.

In the... Read More

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Zoo Performs First Reverse Vasectomy on Horse

June 17, 2008

Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo have revealed they reversed a vasectomy on an endangered horse to allow it to reproduce naturally--the first-known operation of its kind on an endangered species.

Veterinarians said... Read More

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War Emblem Breeding Mares after Therapy

June 08, 2008

Champion and Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem is responding well to therapy for a breeding behavior dysfunction, according to experts at the University of Pennsylvania.

"He has had fertile sperm, but for several years has remained selective... Read More

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Atypical Causes of Stallion Infertility

May 18, 2008

It pays to think outside the box when considering possible causes of stallion infertility. The stallion's reproductive conformation, quality of sperm, and history can all impact his performance in the breeding shed.... Read More

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Reproduction and Sports Medicine Update: AAEP 2007

May 01, 2008

Veterinarians who attended presentations at the event came away with 18 hours of continuing education credit and new knowledge of current topics in equine reproduction and lameness.... Read More

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Natural Stallion Behavior

May 01, 2008

Q: I own a Lusitano stallion that has been stabled at the same barn for four years. Within the past four to six months, he has shown increasingly aggressive displays toward two stallions that walk in front of his stall. He kicks an... Read More

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Stallion Reproduction (AAEP Milne Lecture)

April 27, 2008

Varner directed the final two hours to a discussion of stallion fertility and told the group, for example, that morphologically abnormal sperm often do not have a negative impact on normal sperm. ... Read More

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Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

April 21, 2008

Developing a vaccination schedule is not as straightforward as it sounds. So much of what you should vaccinate for depends upon such factors as where you live, how often your horse travels, how old he is, his vaccination history, and what infectious ... Read More

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Storm Cat Experiencing Drop in Fertility

April 08, 2008

Storm Cat, for years the No. 1 Thoroughbred stallion, has been experiencing difficulties impregnating his mares this breeding season at the Young's family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington. Fewer than half of the 31 mares that the 25-year-old... Read More

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Raising a Stud Colt

March 01, 2008

I have bred my first colt this year and thus far have followed handling practices we have used on our previous two filly foals with great success. We have a beautiful Welsh Section C colt who is unafraid of most things, is very people friendly, wil... Read More

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Review of French Equine Research Provided at Event

February 28, 2008

More than 200 researchers, veterinarians, breeders, and other equine professionals participated in the 34th annual French Equine Research Day held Feb. 28 in Paris, France. The event, sponsored by the French National Stud, provides a forum... Read More

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French Government Moves to Enhance Equine Research Facilities

February 21, 2008

New scientific partnerships and facilities will be added in the coming years to the French equine research hub in Lower Normandy in order to maintain its position on the international level, according to the French Minister of Agriculture and... Read More

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Breeding Behavior: War Emblem Managers Still Trying

February 17, 2008

Hope continues to spring in abundance, if perhaps not eternally, at the Shadai Stallion Station in Japan that War Emblem will overcome his mysterious disdain for breeding.

With the dual American classic winner notching his first Japanese... Read More

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Best Breeding Approach

December 01, 2007

Q: For a horse reproduction project in my equine seminar course, I was trying to find video clips of horses breeding. Well, there were many on YouTube, and it took awhile to find the decent ones. But once I found some that were... Read More

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Enhancing Stallion Fertility

December 01, 2007


Science and good management are keys to keeping stallions at top breeding performance. 

Another equine breeding season is only a short time away, with many breeding sheds... Read More

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EVA Vaccination Snafu Blocks Top European Horse from Running in Japan

November 20, 2007

Dylan Thomas, who was recently named Cartier Horse of the Year and top older horse in Europe, is no longer a contender for the Nov. 25 Japan Cup due to not testing negative for equine viral arteritis (EVA).

A series of examinations conducted a... Read More

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Anabolic Steroid Effects

November 01, 2007

A colleague, Larry Soma, VMD, is an anesthesiologist/pharmacologist who conducts research for the Thoroughbred and Standardbred horse racing commissions in Pennsylvania. Basically, his lab develops and validates testing methods for detection of... Read More

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Unilateral Castration in Horses Contraindicated and Costly

September 29, 2007

Unilaterally castrating horses (removing only one testicle), often as a result of failure to identify cryptorchidism prior to commencing a surgical castration, is an expensive and unethical procedure that continues to occur too frequently,... Read More

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French National Stud Recovering from EVA Outbreak

September 28, 2007

Eight stallions of the French national stud have been castrated and two others removed from the breeding site in an effort to control the spread of a recent outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) in northwestern France.

No new EVA cases... Read More

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EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis) Update

August 01, 2007

Over the past year there has been considerable fear in the breeding industry --especially the Quarter Horse industry--about the spread of equine viral arteritis (EVA). Although the disease has been around for a long time, confirmed outbreaks of EVA... Read More

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AAEP 2006: Reproduction Forum

July 12, 2007

Drug compounding, the ethics of treating cryptorchids, and sexually transmitted diseases were the hot topics discussed by equine practitioners at the Reproduction Forum, led by Steven Brinsko, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, associate professor of... Read More

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Biologic and Therapeutic Options Discussed

July 11, 2007

The Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum at the 2006 AAEP Convention was facilitated by Craig Barnett, DVM, Intervet Senior Equine Technical Services Specialist, and co-facilitator Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Peterson & Smith... Read More

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Derby Winner War Emblem Has Another Fruitless Season at Stud

July 09, 2007

After five years of trying to coax Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem into performing regular breeding duties, Shadai Stallion Station officials might be reaching the limit of their patience with the horse they purchased for about $17... Read More