Recent News for Assisted Reproduction

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How Far We've Come

December 01, 2006

I was flattered when I was asked to discuss how far we've come in equine reproduction. I found it interesting to go back and review the many changes that have occurred.

Stallions

The use of artificial insemination has increased ove... 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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House Passes Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

November 16, 2006

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act" (S. 3880) by voice vote on November 13. The bill clarifies that it is a crime to damage or interfere with a legitimate, legal animal enterprise.

As... Read More

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World Champion Barrel Horse Gelding Cloned

November 15, 2006

The genes of another champion gelding will be available in just a few years for producing future generations of equine athletes. Scientists have produced a clone from the cells of legendary barrel racing horse Scamper. A colt that has matching... Read More

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Selle Francais Stallion Stolen in Georgia

October 08, 2006

NetPosse.com has reported the theft of a 17.3-hand Selle Francais stallion in Cherokee County, Ga. Stolen Horse International (SHI) has asked the public for assistance in the recovery of this accomplished horse.

Venus Du Vey was stolen from... Read More

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Shipping and Disease: EVA

September 01, 2006

One of the major problems with EVA is how easily it can be transferred from one horse to another. Of course there is the respiratory route, where nasal secretions spread the virus from horse to horse through a barn or training stable.... Read More

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Clone of Show Jumping Gelding Born

September 01, 2006

Researchers announced the June 2 birth of a clone of the Warmblood show jumping champion E.T. The colt, named E.T.Cryozootech-Stallion, was produced to further the 20-year-old gelding's line.

According to release from Cryozootech, a French... Read More

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Cloned Mules Race Into History

August 01, 2006

Cloned mules Idaho Gem and Idaho Star made their racing debuts on June 3 and 4 in Winnemucca, Nev., each winning a qualifying heat before placing third and sixth, respectively, in the final 350-yard dash. This was the first time clones competed in... Read More

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Clone of Champion Show Jumper Born

July 13, 2006

Researchers announced yesterday (July 12) the birth of a clone of the Warmblood show jumping champion E.T. The colt, named E.T.Cryozootech-Stallion, was produced to give breeders the opportunity to further the 20-year-old gelding's line. The col... Read More

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Cloned Mule Idaho Gem Wins in California Racing Debut

June 24, 2006

The racing mule Idaho Gem, the world's first equine clone, made a favorable impression in his initial start on the Read More

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Mule Clones Win First Heat; Lose in Finals

June 05, 2006

The world's first cloned mule, Idaho Gem, and his cloned brother, Idaho Star, won their qualifying heats in races on Saturday. The next day, they ran third and seventh, respectively. The races, which were held in Winnemucca, Nev., were the first... Read More

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HSUS Makes Statement on Cloning

June 01, 2006

On March 30, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reacted to the announcement of two successful commercial cloning ventures and additional clones that were expected to be born this spring. (See Read More

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Tennessee Bill Would Allow Artificial Insemination Without Veterinary Supervision

June 01, 2006

A Tennessee bill, which was to reach Gov. Phil Bredesen's desk in late April, would consider artificial insemination (AI) a farm management practice, meaning the state would no longer require veterinary supervision in order to artificially... Read More

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Cloned Mules to Square Off in California

May 26, 2006

Idaho Gem, the world's first cloned equine, is about to make his racing debut along with his duplicate copy--Idaho Star, another clone created from the same genetic material.

Born in 2003, the identical 3-year-old "miracle... Read More

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Mule Clones Will Race in June

May 12, 2006

It will be nature vs. nurture when the University of Idaho's two mule clones Idaho Gem and Idaho Star take to the racetrack at Winnemucca, Nev., June 3 and 4 for the first leg of mule racing's triple crown. Sponsors believe the mules will become... Read More

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Cloning Success Rates Increase for Horses

May 03, 2006

Three years after the birth of the first cloned mule and horse, scientists are reporting improvements in the number of viable cloned equine embryos that are carried to term. A Texas A&M University (TAMU) researcher says that five clones of... Read More

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First Commercially Cloned Mares Born

May 01, 2006

On March 30, scientists announced the birth of the first commercially cloned mare created from the cells of champion cutting horse Royal Blue Boon. The filly, Royal Blue Boon Too, was carried to term by a recipient mare and born on Feb. 19 at... Read More

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Tennessee Bill Would Allow AI Without Veterinarian Supervision

April 14, 2006

A Tennessee bill, which should land on Gov. Phil Bredesen's desk later this month, would consider artificial insemination a farm management practice, meaning that the state would no longer require veterinary supervision in order to artificially... Read More

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Breed the Best to the Best

April 11, 2006

Genomics is a buzz word, even among scientists. The term genomics includes the entire complement of chromosomes, genes, and DNA sequences that make up humans and animals. Technological advances during the last 15 years have led to the entire... Read More

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Second Commercial Clone of a Mare is Thriving

April 05, 2006

ViaGen and Encore Genetics announced last week the arrival of a second commercially cloned mare. The filly, a genetic copy of famed cutting horse Tap O Lena, was born at Royal Vista Southwest Farms in Purcell, Okla., on March 9.

The... Read More

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HSUS Makes Public Statement on Commercial Equine Cloning

April 05, 2006

On March 30, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reacted to the announcement of two successful commercial cloning ventures and additional cloned foals that are expected to be born this spring. "The Humane Society of the United States... Read More

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First Commercially Cloned Mare Born

March 30, 2006

Scientists and veterinarians today (March 30) announced the birth of the first commercially cloned mare, created from the cells of champion cutting horse Royal Blue Boon. The filly, Royal Blue Boon Too, was carried to term by a recipient mare an... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Problems With Multiple Embryo Collection

February 17, 2006

Embryo transfer has been well-established in the horse industry as a method of obtaining multiple offspring from a valuable donor mare. The increased usage of this technique prompted Colorado State University (CSU) researchers to examine the... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Increasing Embryo Recovery and Fertility

February 17, 2006

In a study from the University of Saskatchewan, Canadian researchers compared ovulation rates, embryo recovery and quality, and subsequent pregnancy rate using two estrus synchronization methods--prostaglandin (PG) administration and progesteron... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Optimizing Pregnancy Rates for Frozen-Thawed Semen

February 17, 2006

A major disadvantage associated with frozen-thawed semen is the fertility of the semen, which can be considerably less than fresh semen. This can be problematic when deciding how many progressively motile sperm (PMS) are needed per breeding to... Read More