Oocytes From Live Mare Produce Healthy Cloned Foal

June 16, 2010

A Lipizzaner foal born on May 5 is the first cloned horse produced by using oocytes (immature egg cells) harvested from a live mare. Previously, oocytes recovered from live mare donors were used to clone mules, but horses were cloned using oocy... Read More


Clones Benefit From Experienced Veterinarians at Birth

June 04, 2010

The best way to give cloned foals a leg up is to make sure that an experienced veterinary team is present when the mare gives birth, according to a recent study. Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, and her colleagues recently revie... Read More


Cloning Horses and Other Equids

May 01, 2010

In the equine world, cloning refers to the production of a foal that has the exact same DNA as the donor horse... Read More


First Cloned Polo Pony is Born

April 27, 2010

The cloned foal of 10-goaler Mariano Aguerre's famed gelding, Califa, was born April 22, making him the first cloned polo pony in the world. The bay colt is an intact stallion genetically identical to Califa.

Aguerre has not sett... Read More



March 08, 2010

A recap of the reproduction topics covered at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More


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


First Biopsied Vitrified Embryo Foal Born

February 15, 2010

The world's first foal from a biopsied and vitrified embryo transferred into a surrogate mare was born Jan. 27, 2010, at Minitube International Center for Biotechnology in Mount Horeb, Wisc. The procedure used to create the filly provides ho... Read More


Clones of Event Horse Che Mr. Wiseguy Expected in March

October 06, 2009

Two foals that will be born in March 2010 are the first clones of a three-day event horse. A Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Ronald Zabala-Goetschel of Quito, Ecuador, and Kennett Square, Pa., Che Mr. Wiseguy is a dark bay gelding with three... Read More


Cloning: What We've Learned

October 01, 2009

The first equine clones were born in 2003, and now advertisements for cloning can be found in equine magazines, and the AQHA has considered registering cloned foals. There are more than 40 live cloned horses. What have we learned and what... Read More


Mule Cloning Scientist Dies

August 29, 2009

Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, who while at the University of Idaho helped create the world's first cloned mules, died Aug. 20 at the age of 57. He was 57 and currently employed at Colorado State University.

Woods, one of the... Read More


Oklahoma Legislature Passes Cloning Bill

April 12, 2009

The Oklahoma legislature on April 7 approved a bill that prohibits cloned horses or the offspring of cloned horses from participating in races at tracks in Oklahoma. The bill provides that neither clones nor the offspring of clones would be... Read More


Idaho Equine Repro Researcher Heads to UPenn

March 16, 2009

Veterinarian Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, is leaving the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to join the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine at the New Bolton Center. Vanderwall will lead a... Read More


AQHA Reviews Cloning; Delays Vote Until 2010

March 09, 2009

On Monday, March 9, the Board of Directors of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) voted that action on a member proposal to approve the registration of foals produced by cloning be postponed until the 2010 AQHA Annual Convention. In th... Read More


AQHA Cloning Forum to be Webcast

February 05, 2009

Members of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) who can't make it to the equine cloning forum at the 2009 AQHA Annual Convention in March can watch the event online in the members section of Read More


AQHA to Host Equine Cloning Forum

January 23, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) will host a forum on equine cloning at the 2009 AQHA Annual Convention, which will be held March 5-9 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.

Within the past couple of years, a number of horses have... Read More


Scamper Clone Offered for Commercial Breeding

November 15, 2008

A carbon copy of one of the world's most successful barrel horses has become the first clone to be offered at stud in the United States.

"Clayton" is the clone of the AQHA gelding Gills Bay Boy, or Scamper, as he is better known. Scamper an... Read More


The Latest on Clones

October 01, 2008

As scientists continue to unlock cloning's secrets, perfect its processes, and study the way genes express themselves in individuals, their successes will undoubtedly affect demand and future use.

In March 2008 Prometea, a... Read More


Louisiana Barn Fire Kills 12 Horses

September 25, 2008

A Sept. 25 fire at Velocity Farms near Benton, La., killed 12 horses, including Deerhound, sire of Thoroughbred champion Countess Diana. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Shanna Berry, who co-owns the farm with Sandi Blackburn, said... Read More


Clone of Show Jumper Gem Twist Born

September 16, 2008

A clone of champion show jumper Gem Twist is the newest addition to the stable of horses cloned by Cryozootech, a French company that banks equine genetic material. The company announced the clone's birth Sept. 15.

Gem Twist, a grey... Read More


First Foal Sired by Cloned Stallion Born

May 22, 2008

The first foal sired by a cloned stallion is now nearly a month old. The filly, named Pierazade du Vialaret, is the first get of stallion Pieraz-Cryozootech-Stallion, a clone of two-time World Champion endurance horse Pieraz.

The original... Read More


First Offspring of an Equine Clone Born in Italy

April 29, 2008

Prometea, the blazed Haflinger who gained notoriety in 2003 as the world's first horse clone, has given birth to a colt. Today the Laboratorio di Tecnologie della Riproduzione (LTR) in Cremona, Italy, announced the March 17 arrival of Pegaso, who... Read More


Equine Cloning: Where Are We Today?

July 07, 2007

"Five years ago, presenting 'A Review of Cloning' in the horse was almost unimaginable," began Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, professor of veterinary physiology and pharmacology and Patsy Link Chair in reproductive studies at Texas A&M... Read More


Foals of the Future: Legal Ramifications of Cloning and Other Breeding Technologies

July 01, 2007

Two-time Thoroughbred Horse of the Year John Henry enjoys the life of Riley at the Kentucky Horse Park, munching grass and making occasional appearances for park visitors. It's a well-deserved retirement of one of the best horses ever to set foot o... Read More


Repro Updates

March 23, 2007

Equine reproduction was covered at the 2006 AAEP Convention including foaling, venereal disease, breeding, etc... Read More


Real "Pet Detective" Has Seen it All

December 31, 2006

 From New Jersey dog fights to California rat hoarders, Paul Miller has investigated more animal cruelty than many could stomach.

In a coast-to-coast career spanning nearly 30 years, he has gone undercover, written up charges and... Read More