Mare Care

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Breeding Basics: The Mare's Reproductive Cycle

October 10, 2011

Christine Aurich, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR, composed a comprehensive report about mares' reproductive cycles.... Read More

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Lecture on Managing the High-Risk Equine Pregnancy Scheduled

October 07, 2011

The New Bolton Center presents "Managing the High-Risk Pregnancy: Broodmares in the Third Trimester" Nov. 1.... Read More

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UKVDL Nocardioform Placentitis Study Update

September 24, 2011

The UKVDL reported an increased number of abortions and abnormal placentas due to nocardioform placentitis.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

September 19, 2011

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels.... Read More

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Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

Peripartum colic is a common but sometimes life-threatening complication often seen in broodmares.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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AVMA Honors UK Veterinarian

July 31, 2011

Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, received a prestigious award at the 2011 AVMA Convention.... Read More

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Arizona Stallion Reported Positive for CEM

July 26, 2011

A stallion in Arizona has tested positive for contagious equine metrititis (CEM), a sexually transmitted ... ... Read More

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UKVDL Researcher Evaluates Causative Agents of Abortion

July 24, 2011

Erdal Erol, DVM, MS, PHD, gave a lecture titled "Current microbiological methods for equine abortion diagnoses... Read More

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Study: ECGs for Maternal and Fetal Heart Rate Evaluations

July 14, 2011

Using a fetomaternal electrocardiogram (ECG, a noninvasive way to measure electrical changes in the heart) to ... Read More

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Harness Racing's Effect on Fertility

June 05, 2011

According to the results of a new study, it's unlikely that racing has an effect (either positive or negative)... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Neurologic Disease and Abortion

June 02, 2011

Discussion of equine herpesvirus-1 neurologic disease and abortion, prevention, treatment and recent research.... Read More

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Contagious Equine Metritis Detected in South Africa

May 14, 2011

Two cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) have been confirmed in the South African province of Gauteng, ... Read More

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Mare Gestation Calculator

May 10, 2011

Are you wondering when your pregnant mare will foal? Use our Mare Gestation Calculator to find out! ... Read More

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Researchers Examine the Secret Life of Equine Embryos

May 07, 2011

A mare's pregnancy might not seem that complicated on the surface, but her relationship with the embryo and its adjacent parts--in total, the conceptus--is remarkably complex. In order to prevent early embryonic loss, the conceptus must interrupt her... Read More

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Lactation: No End in Sight

May 01, 2011

My mare foaled in November 2007 and to date (Feb. 2011), she still produces enough milk that when you...... Read More

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New Strain of Bacterium Identified in a Mare

April 30, 2011

Depending on a mare's reproductive conformation and breeding history, she could have any number of bad bugs in her reproductive tract that might hinder conception. As if there weren't enough bacteria to worry about, a research team in Germany has... Read More

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Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More

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Male Horses: A Role in Early-Term Abortion?

April 14, 2011

Early-term abortion in mares is a frustrating problem for breeders, as often the cause is nearly impossible to determine. But a team of researchers from the Czech Republic might have uncovered one possible reason why mares abort in certain management... Read More

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Investigating Horse Immunity

April 01, 2011

The immune system allows humans and animals including horses to survive in a complex world filled with harmful bacteria and viruses that can use our bodies for nourishment and reproduce within us. The immune system protects us from those organisms... Read More

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Leptospiral Abortion: An Update

March 31, 2011

Infection of the pregnant mare by pathogenic leptospires can result in abortion, stillbirth, or birth of a weak foal. Yearly assessments of leptospiral abortions is important, as disease incidence can vary based on fluctuating environmental factors ... Read More

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Gluck Center's Equine Reproductive Health Group Sets Goals

March 24, 2011

The equine reproductive health group at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center has developed a number of strategic goals to help enhance reproductive performance in horses. Conveniently centered in the largest Thoroughbred nursery in... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Under Way

March 21, 2011

Experts report that Eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 caterpillar numbers will be, populations have been increasing ... Read More

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Reproduction Advances

March 17, 2011

The many recent advances in horse reproduction were discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More