Breeding Planning

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Breeding: Best Mare Management Practices

January 16, 2010

Here are some important factors that all breeders should consider before getting started.... Read More

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British Horse Society Promotes Responsible Breeding with Campaign

December 09, 2009

The British Horse Society (BHS) has reported that its "Drawing the Line on Indiscriminate Breeding" campaign continues to gain momentum as more famous faces show their support and encourage the equestrian world to "Think Before Y... 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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Breedings to Deceased Stallions Offered Via Injection Technique

November 17, 2009

A reproductive technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in which a sperm cell is injected directly into an egg, has resulted in foals from many mares that were no longer able to produce. However, it might be equally as... Read More

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Sexed Equine Semen Available Commercially in 2010

November 12, 2009

The ability to have stallion semen sorted for sex-selected foals is being offered on a commercial basis through a new alliance between Sexing Technologies and Equine Reproduction Innovations. The use of sex-selected semen in conjunction with... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Thoroughbred Breeding Stats

October 22, 2009

The "Report of Mares Bred" released by The Jockey Club Oct. 22 shows that Pennsylvania breeding is on the rise while the industry is in decline in every other major breeding state.

According to the report, based on information received... Read More

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Coat Color Studies Aid Health Research, Breeding Choices

September 21, 2009

Certain horse coat colors or patterns are associated with health or medical problems.... Read More

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New Horse Owners Learn About Breeding Process

May 31, 2009

If there's one thing the horse industry needs, its new blood to fuel the sport. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association (TOBA) works each year to accomplish just that through its new owner seminars and breeding clinics, the most recent... Read More

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Conformation and Function

April 18, 2009

The first key to evaluating conformation is to have a standard of excellence in mind for that horse's breed and intended job. "To be a student of conformation, in my opinion, you have to have that standard of excellence in your mind every time you... Read More

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Embryo Transfer in Chronically Infertile Mares, AAEP 2008

March 24, 2009

Embryo transfer is a management procedure for producing foals by mares that either are in training or have reproduction problems. In some cases the goal is to allow young performing mares to reproduce while continuing their careers. In other cases th... Read More

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Lavender Foal Study Needs Participants

March 02, 2009

Researchers at Cornell University announced plans to conduct a new study focused on Lavender Foal Syndrome/Coat Color Dilution Lethal (LFS/CCDL). The project, led by Samantha Brooks, PhD, and in collaboration with Doug Antczak, VMD, PhD, and Don... 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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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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Contagious Equine Metritis

December 19, 2008

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Drug Protocol Turns Rescued Mares into Nurse Mares

November 13, 2008

A medication protocol that can induce lactation in "open" mares has changed the way prominent Kentucky Standardbred nursery, Walnut Hall Ltd., manages its nurse mare herd, while giving more than 20 rescued mares a new

Walnut Hall's vet, Joe... Read More

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Inducing Ovulation With Recombinant Equine Luteinizing Hormone

July 29, 2007

Manipulating the estrous cycle in mares is a big part of many breeding operations, and medications play various roles in the process. There are several options for inducing ovulation, including human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG),... Read More

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Choosing to Breed During Foal Heat

March 01, 2007

If a barn full of people were asked their opinion about breeding a mare during foal heat, a barn full of opinions would result. This topic has been controversial for a long time. There is debate about whether it is harmful to a mare's health,... Read More

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Reproductive Evaluation of the Stallion

February 01, 2007

When a veterinarian is considering a stallion's suitability as a breeding animal, the horse's history, current physical condition, and libido are just as important as his semen quality.... Read More

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Buserelin Use in the Anestrus Mare

February 01, 2007

A compounded drug has shown considerable promise in treating anestrus mares--those that are not cycling and thus are difficult to impregnate. Walter Zent, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, described his experience using Buserelin in mare... Read More

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Smaller Farms Making Impact in Thoroughbred Breeding Market

October 09, 2006

The market - fueled by sales of horses fetching enormous sums - is growing. More horses than ever are being sold, according to Keeneland sales director Geoffrey Russell. And encouraged by small farms like Monticule that have made big splashes at sal... Read More

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Breeding Season Manipulation (Book Excerpt)

September 20, 2006

In order for a mare to foal on or a little bit after January 1, she needs to conceive during February. Left alone, mares are still in late anestrus or spring transition at this time (not the optimal time to be trying to breed a mare!).... Read More

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Breeding Cents

August 11, 2006

In 2003, the horse industry directly contributed $10.7 billion to the U.S. economy; $2.2 billion of that was from the breeding industry alone, according to a study published in 2005. It's no wonder that Karin Bosh's July 11 graduate defense... Read More