Recent News for Stallion Care and Problems

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Thoroughbred Shamardal to Miss Rest of Breeding Season

October 09, 2009

Darley stallion Shamardal has injured his withers and will be rested for the remainder of the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at the outfit's Australian farm. The English champion is expected to make a full recovery before the end of the... Read More

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CEM Investigation Appears to be Wrapping Up

September 24, 2009

Barring any big surprises, the investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) in the United States might be Read More

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Cryptorchid Concerns

September 01, 2009

I have a 24-month-old Azteca colt that has dropped only one testicle so far.... Read More

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Stallion Hygiene Key for Improving Frozen Semen

August 22, 2009

The semen of some stallions tolerates freezing well, while the semen of others does not. Researchers are trying to discover the reasons for this in order to develop freezing protocols that decrease the variability of sperm, thereby increasing th... Read More

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Castration as a Solution?

August 01, 2009

The plight of the unwanted horse may be the most important horse issue of the 21st century. Estimates suggest that 100,000 horses per year become "unwanted," leading to saturation of rescue and retirement facilities around the country and a strain... Read More

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CEM Study: Antibiotic-Treated Semen Can Reduce Transmission Risk

July 19, 2009

Researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center will publish a study this fall on contagious equine metritis (CEM), a sexually transmitted disease in horses. Stallions are asymptomatic carriers of Taylorella equigenitalis, the causative agen... Read More

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CEM Investigation Finds 21 Positive Stallions

June 02, 2009

The ongoing investigation into venereal disease contagious equine metritis (CEM) has now located 21 stallions--one of which is now a gelding--positive for causative organism... Read More

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Castration Clinics Snip Away at Unwanted Horse Population

May 27, 2009

Equine groups across the country are attempting to reduce the number of unwanted horses at the source, through subsidized castration clinics aimed to reduce the number of foals hitting the ground.

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Number of U.S. Horses Exposed to CEM Hits 920

May 20, 2009

The ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) now includes more than 920 exposed or positive horses, according to the USDA.

The investigation began in mid-December 2008, when a Quarter Horse stallion on a Kentucky farm tested... Read More

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Abnormal Sheath Buildup

April 01, 2009

Q: I have searched the Internet and asked everyone I know about the abnormal sheath buildup on my 17-year-old palomino gelding. Ever since we bought him, we noticed a large, crusty buildup all over him. We have been cleaning him... Read More

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To Breed, or Not to Breed?

April 01, 2009

Do you feel breeding can actually benefit the performance behavior?... Read More

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Partial Phallectomy Technique, AAEP 2008

March 25, 2009

Although it's a painful option to consider (especially for the males in the profession), for some horse health problems the best treatment is partial phallectomy, or amputation of part of the penis. Such conditions might include penile injury... Read More

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Breeding the Focus at Alltech's Equine News and Brews Series' First Event

March 10, 2009

Alltech, which bills itself as having "natural solutions to animal nutrition," is sponsoring a series of roundtable discussion forums with speakers addressing cutting-edge issues from reproduction to traceability in the sport horse to the aging... Read More

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New Tool for Counting Sperm

March 09, 2009

Equine practitioners now have a new, accurate tool for measuring stallion fertility--the NucleoCounter SP-100 fluorescence-based instrument. While it is more expensive than some instruments currently used for counting sperm, it is accurate and easy... Read More

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Estimating Future Stallion Fertility

March 02, 2009

Veterinary examination of a prospective breeding stallion is used to judge the stallion's fertility. ... Read More

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Where Not to Pinch Pennies

March 01, 2009

In tough economic times, many horse owners look for ways to cut costs. Too often this is done by cutting back on veterinary care. However, it is important to keep in mind that what may save us a couple of dollars now might end up costing us much... Read More

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California Mare Positive for CEM

February 25, 2009

A 12-year-old mare in California has tested positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM), a highly contagious but treatable reproductive disease of horses.

The positive mare was bred via artificial insemination using shipped semen collecte... Read More

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Questions to Ask Before Breeding a Mare

February 02, 2009

Thinking of breeding your mare this spring? The recent outbreak of contagious equine metritis (CEM, which is caused by bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis) in the United States and the previous outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) have... Read More

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Storm Cat to Serve as a QH Stallion

January 17, 2009

Storm Cat, a leading sire who was pensioned last year after experiencing fertility problems at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, Ky., might return to the sire ranks as a Quarter Horse stallion. The Quarter Horse breeding industry... Read More

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California Among 39 States Testing Horses for CEM

January 17, 2009

California is among 39 states testing horses that might have been exposed to a highly contagious venereal disease of horses, contagious equine metritis (CEM). 

California Department of Food and Agriculture veterinarians have... Read More

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Contagious Equine Metritis Investigation Progresses in Wisconsin

January 16, 2009

Veterinary authorities continue to connect the dots in the investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM), a contagious venereal disease of horses. Earlier this week, officials... Read More

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Prevent CEM, Other Infectious Diseases Through Strict Hygiene

January 07, 2009

Strict hygiene guidelines should be followed whenever handling breeding mares or stallions to prevent reproductive infectious diseases, including contagious equine metritis (CEM).

CEM is spread between horses primarily by breeding, either b... Read More

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Vaccination Yearly Planner

January 01, 2009

Immunizations are the cornerstone of disease prevention if given appropriately and in a timely manner.... Read More

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Dam Wins Battle of the Sexes to Protect Foal

December 29, 2008

After witnessing a rare (and unsuccessful) infanticide attack by a stallion on a one-hour-old foal, behavior researcher Meeghan Gray, PhD, from the University of Nevada, Reno, reported findings from the macabre event.

"In this first report... Read More

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Fourth Stallion has CEM; Kentucky Farm and State Working Together

December 23, 2008

A fourth stallion that formerly stood at a Central Kentucky breeding facility, now identified as DeGraff Stables/Liberty Farm Equine Reproduction Center LLC, has tested positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM). Officials had considered this... Read More