Tips for Using Lights to Cycle a Broodmare

Artificial light exposure can bring a mare into estrus earlier in the season. Dr. Ryan Ferris of CSU explains.

Artificial light exposure can bring a mare into estrus earlier in the season. Dr. Ryan Ferris of CSU explains.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live audio event, "So, You Want to Breed Your Mare!" Listen to the full recording here

About the Experts

Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT

Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, graduated from veterinary school at Washington State University in 2007. He then completed an internship in equine surgery, medicine and reproduction at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in 2008. He subsequently completed a two-year equine theriogenology residency program at Colorado State University (CSU). Ferris joined the CSU faculty as a clinical instructor in the department of clinical sciences in 2010. He is primarily is involved in the clinical broodmare, foaling, and embryo transfer programs at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory. He also consults on reproduction cases and emergencies at the CSU James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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