Mare Care

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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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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

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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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2010's Top Equine Reproduction Studies (AAEP 2010)

March 10, 2011

The science of equine reproduction enjoyed many significant advancements in 2010, and these were discussed during the popular Kester News Hour session of the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 6-10 in Baltimore, Md. ... Read More

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Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease.... Read More

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Knowing Signs of Approaching Foaling Useful for Horse Breeders

March 06, 2011

Expected birth date is an age-old question for horse breeders tending to four-legged mothers-to-be. Most mares are bred naturally in a scheduled breeding with the stallion or through artificial insemination. Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State ... Read More

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Embryo Recovery Procedures and Collection Success: A Review (AAEP 2010)

March 05, 2011

Since the first live foal produced by embryo transfer was born in 1974, the procedure has become one of the most popular assisted reproduction options for breeders with mares who are valuable or for mares that are to remain in competition. According ... 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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Dirty Mares

March 01, 2011

Are there any new treatments on the horizon for "dirty mares"? I have a mare that is having trouble conceiving... Read More

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Nutritional Support for the Lactating Mare and Growing Foal

February 27, 2011

Providing your broodmare with a proper diet is critical to producing a healthy foal.... Read More

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Ovarian Response to Injectable Deslorelin During Anestrus (AAEP 2010)

February 25, 2011

Most breeders meticulously plan out every detail of breeding a mare. But sometimes things don't go quite according to plan.Suppose, for example, as breeding season approaches, the clinically breeding-sound mare is anestrus (she doesn't show an ... Read More

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Stallionlike Behavior in Mares: The Role of Adrenal Glands (AAEP 2010)

February 19, 2011

Stallions are commonly known to be feisty, fresh, and sometimes difficult to handle, largely attributable to the testosterone coursing through their bodies. But when mares begin to display aggressive or stallionlike behavior, the reason for the ... Read More

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Horse Workshops to Cover Breeding, Forage Production

February 09, 2011

The Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown will jointly sponsor workshops throughout the year for those interested in learning more about horse breeding, forage production, and driving. Three horse reproduction clinics will be offered ... Read More

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Assisted Reproduction in Horses: Practical Usage (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

Technology is an amazing thing--especially technology that allows veterinarians to produce live foals from horses with very poor fertility and even from those that have died. A number of assisted reproductive technologies for horses have been ... Read More

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Increase in Abortions Noted in Kentucky Broodmares

February 01, 2011

The University of Kentucky's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has noted an increase in the number of abortions reported in Kentucky's 2011 foal crop, especially those caused by nocardioform placentitis. The VDL, which reported 19 cases from... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More

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Manual Reduction of Twins in Mares (AAEP 2010)

January 30, 2011

While a mare with twins by her side is rare and sometimes celebrated, twinning in horses is actually dangerous for the mare, especially during delivery. More often than not, one of the twins, generally the smaller and weaker of the two, will die ... Read More

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Reproduction: Short Presentations (AAEP 2010)

January 24, 2011

Dr. Juan Samper discusses twin reduction, determination of fetal gender, and the veterinarian’s role in repro.... Read More

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Equine Abortion of Unknown Cause

January 22, 2011

Pregnancy loss is relatively common in horses. Only 80% of mares bred give birth to a live foal at term. The loss of the developing foal (fetus) during gestation can fall under one of two categories: early embryonic loss, in which the loss of a fetus... Read More

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Commentary: Visiting Zenyatta

January 19, 2011

Steve Haskin is a veteran Blood-Horse writer who recently got the chance to visit with Zenyatta. Find out how she's adjusting to life on the farm, a pasture with friends, and if she's physically ready to become a mom.... Read More

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Equine Embryo Transfer Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 17, 2011

Equine embryo transfer was a hot topic, discussing different aspects such as donor mare management, embryo recovery techniques, synchronization of recipient and donor mares, and quality and management of recipient mares. ... Read More

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Nutritional Needs for Mares in Late Gestation

January 06, 2011

Breeders with mares in late gestation need to remember that the mothers-to-be have different nutritional needs than open (nonpregnant) mares. In the last 90 days of pregnancy, fetal growth increases the mare's energy requirements. Since grain mixes ... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Health Gets Help From Newly FDA-Approved Drug

January 05, 2011

After years of intensive research, a product called SucroMate has achieved the coveted status of FDA-approved for reproductive health in mares. This is no easy feat as only two veterinary drugs obtained FDA approval in 2010. SucroMate is licensed to ... Read More