Breeding Soundness Exam

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Evaluating Neonatal Foals and Post-Partum Mares at Foal-Heat

March 12, 2017

Have a vet ensure your foal is developing well and your mare is ready for her next mating at her foal heat.... Read More

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How Old is Too Old to Breed a Maiden Mare?

January 27, 2017

Dr. Dave Scofield of Select Breeders Services shares insight into breeding older mares for the first time.... Read More

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So, You Want to Breed Your Mare!

January 12, 2017

Breeding a mare is exciting but not without challenges. Learn about stallion selection, breeding soundness, and more!... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 30, 2016

As a mare's fertility wanes, there are still steps--some simple, some cutting-edge--breeders can take to obtain a foal.... Read More

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Him and Her

October 14, 2016

Both the stallion and mare must be in good health and fertility before you even attempt to produce a foal.... Read More

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Consider Hysteroscopy During Mare Breeding Soundness Exams

September 03, 2016

Hysteroscopy involves running a flexible endoscope through the uterus to check for abnormalities.... Read More

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15 Facts About Breeding Sport Horses

March 04, 2016

Learn about the special challenges related to breeding sport horse mares and stallions in our Vet On Demand companion! ... Read More

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Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

June 17, 2015

Infertile mare? Deceased stallion? No problem! Equine reproduction is now high-tech enough to overcome these hurdles.... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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What to Consider Before Breeding an Older Mare

February 09, 2015

Plan ahead and ensure your older mare is up to the task before sending her to the breeding shed.... Read More

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Is a 14-Year-Old Mare Too Old to Breed?

December 17, 2014

One mare owner wonders if it's okay to breed a mare in her mid-teens. (00:01:15)... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares

December 04, 2014

Stallions and broodmares require special care. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.... Read More

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Sensible Sheath Cleaning

November 30, 2014

Male horses require routine sheath cleaning to prevent pain, discomfort, or even infection.... Read More

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The Key to the Future: Broodmare and Stallion Care

November 20, 2014

While they only make up a small segment of the equine industry, breeding stock is the future of our business.... Read More

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Morning Exercise of Thoroughbred Stallions

May 17, 2012

Exercise rider Brian VanSteenbergh shares his insight about keeping race stallions fit and happy.... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

April 23, 2012

Breeding soundness exams should include a physical exam, a genitalia exam, a libido exam, and a semen exam.... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Mares

April 18, 2012

A breeding soundness exam should determine the probability of a mare conceiving and carrying a foal.... Read More

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Teaching Novice Stallions to Use a Dummy Mount (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

The time required to train a stallion to use a dummy mount can range from few days to several weeks.... Read More

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Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

February 01, 2012

Ensure a bacterial infection that will respond to antibiotics is actually present before beginning treatment.... Read More

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

January 27, 2012

A stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the breeding season.... Read More

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Early Pregnancy Loss

January 01, 2012

Could a gutteral pouch infection be the reason for a broodmare to lose an embryo at two months?... Read More

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Endometritis in Mares

November 30, 2011

Discussion of endometritis in mares, what causes it, how it's treated, and impacts on fertility. ... Read More

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Mare Response to Endometritis Treatment

October 22, 2011

In some mares chronic uterine inflammation is a persistent problem that can interfere with pregnancy.... Read More

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Uterine Ultrasound, Cytology Helpful in Pinpointing Pathogens (AAEP 2010)

March 04, 2011

When it comes to a mare's uterus, ultrasound examination and cytology (examination of cells under a microscope) can give a veterinarian a pretty good picture of what's going on inside that could be confounding conception. However, comparing these ... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More