Recent News for Stallion Care and Problems

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Equine Viral Arteritis Monitoring Is Ongoing

June 16, 2010

The Office of the (KY) State Veterinarian is continuing to monitor an outbreak of equine viral arteritis that has been reported in Argentina, according to a recent news release from that office. Information available suggests th... Read More

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Pasturing Stallions Together Can Work, Says Study

June 08, 2010

Behavior Quiz: If you put five breeding stallions together in an open pasture, what do you get? A) the Kentucky Derby, minus the jockeys, B) a new pro basketball team, or C) dramatic chaos?

Believe it or not, according to a new study... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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CEM: Lower-Cost Stallion Testing Continues

May 20, 2010

In an effort to show that Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) does not exist or is at very low levels in the US equine horse population, the USDA is offering lower-cost testing to owners of active breeding stallions through August. It is part of a... Read More

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Researchers Reverse Temporary Immunocastration

March 19, 2010

Stallions which do not fully recover breeding capacity after temporary castration via a vaccine that works against reproductive hormone GnRH can now be assisted through daily injections of buserelin, a GnRH agonist, said European researchers.Read More

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Acepromazine for Tranquilizing Male Horses: Pros and Cons

February 19, 2010

Acepromazine, often called simply Ace, is commonly used to tranquilize horses for veterinary procedures. However, its use in male horses can cause penile prolapse, or an inability to retract the penis back into the sheath. This effect is desire... Read More

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Equine Reproduction Advances Discussed at AAEP

February 16, 2010

What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction, inte... Read More

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Common Castration Complications (AAEP 2009)

January 26, 2010

Complications associated with equine castrations occur commonly and should be indentified and treated properly in the field. Even though castration (removal of the testicles) is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in equine practice, ... Read More

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EVA Discussed at Veterinary Convention

January 14, 2010

An engaging Table Topic discussion on Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) was held at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Approximately 40 equine practitioners attended the discussion, which touched on s... Read More

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Start the Breeding Season with Equine Nutrition Review

December 29, 2009

Horse owners can help to prepare their animals for the upcoming breeding season and keep them healthy through the winter through proper nutritional management and veterinary oversight, said Kristina G. Lu, VMD, Dipl. ACT, a theriogenologist at ... Read More

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Urine Test Might Diagnose Young Cryptorchid Horses

December 26, 2009

A simple, noninvasive urine test to diagnose cryptorchidism in horses that appear to have been castrated has been developed by a group of researchers from the Racing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Male horses that appear or... Read More

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Stallions Ready for Action

December 01, 2009

Before your stallion heads to the shed, make sure he's in peak physical health and mentally ready to handle the rigors of the breeding season. Preparing the stallion for breeding season is a year-round job involving proper diet, exercise, and more.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Stallion Gulch Pensioned; A.P. Indy's Fee Cut

November 07, 2009

Gulch, the 1988 champion sprinter the year he won the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been pensioned from stallion duty because of declining fertility at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. In other news,... Read More

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Sexually Transmitted Disease

November 01, 2009

Many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases can affect horses; protect your stallions and mares from the most common offenders.

The horse's reproductive system is not perfect and often throws up roadblocks when... Read More

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Theatrical Pensioned From Stud Duty

October 15, 2009

Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Oct. 13 that champion and leading Thoroughbred sire Theatrical has been pensioned from stud duty.

The 27-year-old son of Nureyev, out of the Sassafras mare Tree of Knowledge, was bred in Ireland by Bert and... Read More

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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