Recent News for Stallion Care and Problems

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Hormones to Treat Cryptorchids

July 08, 2007

While giving hormones to colts might seem like a method of self-destruction, there really is a reason for it in some cases--such as for cryptorchids. These colts have at least one testicle that hasn't descended into the scrotum; normally... Read More

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Cryptorchidism in Horses

May 01, 2007

Cryptorchidism is a congenital condition (i.e., the individual is born with it) in which one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) of the testes fail to descend into the scrotum. A number of common terms have been used to describe cryptorchids,... Read More

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Let Nature Work it Out (Shy Stud Colt)

April 01, 2007

I desperately need some advice about my new colt. He is a 2½-year-old Gypsy Cob named Geordie. He was raised in a herd, then separated as a yearling colt, and ran with a colt herd until I imported him to Australia. He is naturally gentle and not... Read More

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NARHA Receives Christopher Reeve Foundation Grant

March 04, 2007

NARHA Receives Christopher Reeve Foundation Grant

The Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF) announced today that the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc. (NARHA) has been awarded a $5,000 Quality of Life grant. The CRF... Read More

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Maiden Mare

March 01, 2007

I have a maiden mare that has been bred twice. She bled both times. What would cause this? A tear?... Read More

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Reproduction Problems

March 01, 2007

Drug compounding, the ethics of treating cryptorchids, and sexually transmitted diseases were the hot topics discussed by equine practitioners at the Reproduction Forum.... Read More

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Smarty Jones Treated for Minor Seminal Blockage

February 24, 2007

Smarty Jones, starting his third season at stud, has been successfully treated for a minor temporary blockage in his reproductive tract and has returned to normal breeding activity.

Dan Rosenberg, president of Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm... Read More

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Hormone and Drug Use in the Stallion

February 01, 2007

Many hormone and drug treatments could have a negative impact on the endocrine system, so it's best to avoid using them altogether in the breeding stallion. However, Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, Certified AAB, of the University of Pennsylvania's School... Read More

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Reproductive Evaluation of the Stallion

February 01, 2007

When a veterinarian is considering a stallion's suitability as a breeding animal, the horse's history, current physical condition, and libido are just as important as his semen quality.... Read More

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New Developments in Stallion Nutrition

February 01, 2007

Name a part of your horse you'd like to enhance--anything from his coat or hooves to his stamina--and there's likely a supplement for it. Marketed alongside the products that improve joint function and breathing ability, there are supplements... Read More

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Acupuncture Use in the Treatment of Reproductive Disorders

February 01, 2007

Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with Western medicine prior to breeding to treat anestrus (period of sexual inactivity), excessive behavioral estrus, retained corpus luteum (an ovarian follicle after discharge of the egg that secretes... Read More

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Reproductive Field Surgery

February 01, 2007

Castration and Caslick's procedures generally come to mind at the mention of reproductive surgeries that can be performed in the field, but Dwayne Rodgerson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, says there are plenty of othe... Read More

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Equine Viral Arteritis in 2006

February 01, 2007

Last year was marked by the re-emergence of equine viral arteritis (EVA) on a widespread scale in the United States, with evidence of infection confirmed in 10 states. The occurrence was significant in that it represented the first major incursion... Read More

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Overexcited Stallion

February 01, 2007

I have a stallion that "saucers" (exhibits glans penis enlargement) prior to mounting. Any suggestions?... Read More

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Keeping Stallions Focused

February 01, 2007

I'm a veterinary student from the United Kingdom and have been riding with a stud farm veterinarian in America going from place to place. I am trying to figure out the art of handling stallions for breeding. Can you please enlighten me on the... Read More

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Endometritis Diagnosis and Management

February 01, 2007

When a mare is bred by natural cover, the uterine lining, or endometrium, becomes inflamed. The stallion deposits semen in the uterus, as well as bacteria, bits of debris, and seminal fluid. The normally sterile uterus becomes irritated and... Read More

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From Breeding to Birth

February 01, 2007

Testing innovative techniques and brushing up on common procedures are the lifeblood of advancing any medical specialty, and the field of equine reproduction is no exception. Veterinarians are always looking for new ways to improve procedures they... Read More

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AQHA to Store Equine Viral Arteritis Vaccination Documentation

February 01, 2007

Owners, breeders, and veterinarians, all of whom have strong economic reasons to prevent and control equine viral arteritis (EVA), are getting some help from the American Quarter Horse Association. The Association will begin documenting... Read More

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Nude Jogger in Calif. Park Startling Horseback Riders

January 26, 2007

Who was that undressed man?

That's the question startled hikers, bikers and horseback riders are asking about a jogger seen streaking through an open space preserve in Saratoga, Calif., wearing nothing but sneakers, glasses and a black tam... Read More

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Solar Signs Aim to Help Curb Crashes with Amish Buggies

January 05, 2007

Though the Amish eschew modern technology, Kentucky transportation officials are hoping the western Kentucky Amish community will benefit from solar-powered signs.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have installed the new signs... Read More

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Breeding Expertise

December 01, 2006

The annual conference of the Society for Theriogenology (SFT) was held Aug. 22-26 in St. Paul, Minn. Scientists and clinicians specializing in reproduction shared new research and updated views on many topics during the conference. Following are... Read More

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EVA Outbreak in New Mexico Wrapup

November 19, 2006

An equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak occurred on a Quarter Horse breeding farm in New Mexico in June.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Use Strict Management to Prevent EVA

November 17, 2006

Texas equine producers, veterinarians and livestock health officials have become increasingly concerned about equine viral arteritis (EVA), which has been detected in New Mexico and Utah this year. A viral disease of horses, donkeys, and... Read More

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Stallion Subfertility and Infertility Conditions

November 01, 2006

Is your stud a dud? About one in 10 breeding stallions can't perform up to expectations due to subfertility or infertility. Causes for reduced breeding performance are many: Age, injury, genetics, management, or disease. Two are readily... Read More

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EVA Outbreak and Vaccine Shortage Affects Western U.S.

October 01, 2006

An outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) resulted in quarantine restrictions in 18 states, with nine states reporting positive cases. A vaccine shortage is hampering efforts to control the outbreak.

Although the virus has been limited to... Read More