Recent News for Stallion Care and Problems

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

January 27, 2012

A stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the breeding season.... Read More

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Stored Semen Processing Method Evaluated

January 13, 2012

A scaled-up single layer centrifugation method improved stored semen quality.... Read More

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Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

October 31, 2011

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... Read More

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Nutraceuticals to Enhance Stallion Fertility?

October 26, 2011

Research has shown that some dietary changes have a beneficial effect on semen quality and stallion fertility.... Read More

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UK Graduate Spotlight: Katheryn Cerny

October 22, 2011

Katheryn Cerny will complete her master's in veterinary science at the University of Kentucky in early 2012.... Read More

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Ergot Alkaloids' Effects on Colts and Stallions

October 18, 2011

Preliminary research showed that ergot alkaloids had minimal effects on stallions' and colts' fertility.... Read More

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Dirty or Shy?

October 01, 2011

I rescued a gelding earlier this year, and I have noticed he has some weird tendencies when urinating. ... Read More

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Study: Pentoxifylline's Effect on Semen Quantity and Quality

September 18, 2011

Equine semen quality and quantity were not significantly improved with pentoxifylline administration.... Read More

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Leading Sire Stud Fees: Breeding to Sell

September 18, 2011

The UK College of Agricultural Economics program examines leading Thoroughbred sire stud fees.... Read More

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Mysterious Swelling

September 01, 2011

My horse has a swollen 24-inch "vein" on the middle of his underbelly and all the way up to his genitals...... Read More

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Arizona Stallion Reported Positive for CEM

July 26, 2011

A stallion in Arizona has tested positive for contagious equine metrititis (CEM), a sexually transmitted ... ... Read More

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French EVA Outbreak Stabilizing

July 12, 2011

A stallion, several mares, and a foal have tested positive for equine viral arteritis at two French Lusitano... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2011

July 07, 2011

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following ... Read More

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Italian Dourine Outbreak Continues

June 26, 2011

World animal health officials are monitoring the spread of an outbreak of the equine venereal disease dourine ... Read More

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Animal Health Officials Monitoring Dourine in Italy

June 15, 2011

World animal health officials are investigating two confirmed cases of the equine venereal disease dourine ... Read More

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Harness Racing's Effect on Fertility

June 05, 2011

According to the results of a new study, it's unlikely that racing has an effect (either positive or negative)... Read More

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Contagious Equine Metritis Detected in South Africa

May 14, 2011

Two cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) have been confirmed in the South African province of Gauteng, ... 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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Male Horses: A Role in Early-Term Abortion?

April 14, 2011

Early-term abortion in mares is a frustrating problem for breeders, as often the cause is nearly impossible to determine. But a team of researchers from the Czech Republic might have uncovered one possible reason why mares abort in certain management... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2010

April 06, 2011

International reports of contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, strangles, equine piroplasmosis, equine arteritis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus, salmonella, and more.... Read More

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New USDA Rule for Horses Imported from CEM-Affected Countries

March 28, 2011

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations regarding the importation of horses from countries affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM). "The additional testing added to our existing import ... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Reproduction Studies (AAEP 2010)

March 10, 2011

The science of equine reproduction enjoyed many significant advancements in 2010, and these were discussed during the popular Kester News Hour session of the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 6-10 in Baltimore, Md. ... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds Equine Arteritis Virus Study

February 22, 2011

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) announced Feb. 2 that it would fund $10,800 for researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center to conduct a genome-wide association study of horses for susceptibility to equine arteritis ... Read More

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Subfertile Breeding Stallions: Management Strategies (AAEP 2010)

February 15, 2011

"Stallions do not become sires because of reproductive capability," began Dickson Varner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, professor of large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University. "They're selected based on performance, pedigree, and conformation... Read More

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Assessing Sperm Morphology in Stallions Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 10, 2011

A Table Topic on stallion sperm morphology at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., revolved around the analysis of different sperm defects on the stallion and what their effects were ... Read More