Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Wisconsin Horse Diagnosed With EHV, Euthanized

May 14, 2016

Three other horses on the same farm currently have a fever and are being monitored.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Erie County, New York

May 12, 2016

The Equine Disease Communication Center reported that three aged mares tested positive for EHV-1 last week.... Read More

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How Do Mares Protect Their Foals?

May 12, 2016

An equine reproductive behavior expert shares insight into how mares and herds will ward off danger to their young.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Fonner Park Lifted

May 11, 2016

Three cases of neurologic EHV-1 were confirmed at the Nebraska racetrack in April.... Read More

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Could Air-Dried Semen Produce Equine Embryos?

May 08, 2016

Researchers determined that air-dried sperm can be kept for up to four weeks before being used to produce an embryo.... Read More

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Maryland EHV-1: No New Cases Reported

May 03, 2016

The farm was placed on 30-day quarantine when the first case was confirmed on April 18. ... Read More

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Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand

May 02, 2016

Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body. ... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy. ... Read More

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Acyline to Suppress Stallion Testosterone Levels

May 01, 2016

Researchers determined that acyline can reduce stallion testosterone concentrations to as low as those of geldings.... Read More

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Can Stalled Stallions Interact Socially?

April 29, 2016

Stallions with access to each other through stall walls interacted frequently with a "surprisingly low" injury rate.... Read More

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Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 25, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More

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Some Nonantibiotics Disrupt Biofilms in Endometritis Cases

April 25, 2016

No single agent reliably disrupted biofilm in all tested bacteria, but several were effective against specific species.... Read More

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Parx EHV-1: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

April 22, 2016

The horse residing in a quarantined barn at the Bensalem, Pennsylvania, track tested positive earlier this week.... Read More

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Second Maryland Horse Tests Positive for EHV

April 21, 2016

All horses exposed to the two positive cases are currently free of clinical signs and are being monitored daily.... Read More

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Research-Based Weaning Tips to Reduce Stress

April 21, 2016

Start planning early to make the transition away from mom as smooth as possible.... Read More

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Howard County, Maryland, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

April 20, 2016

The affected horse tested positive for non-neuropathic EHV-1 and was euthanized by a private veterinarian.... Read More

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Three Nebraska Horses Positive for Neurologic EHV-1

April 20, 2016

One of the affected horses has been euthanized while the other two have been isolated on the premises.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Slow Feeders

April 19, 2016

More than half of the 929 poll respondents said they have used slow feed haynets for their horses. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Prevalence in Horses With Respiratory Disease

April 18, 2016

Submitting blood and nasal secretion samples gives vets the best chance of accurately diagnosing EHV, researchers found.... Read More

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Remember: Lush Green Grass Could Be Harmful to Horses

April 17, 2016

Spring grass might be delicious for horses, but it can cause problems including laminitis and fescue toxicity. ... Read More

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Mares Can Get Back in Foal Easily Following Induced Abortion

April 16, 2016

The overall pregnancy rate in this study was 90% and, on average, mares got back in foal about 45 days after abortion.... Read More

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Scent's Influence on Breeding Stallions

April 15, 2016

Study stallions bred quickest if they had the scent of urine from mares in heat on their nostrils.... Read More

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Monmouth Park Announces New Health Protocols For Shippers

April 15, 2016

The new measures come in response to a number equine herpesvirus-1 cases at nearby Parx Racing, in Pennsylvania.... Read More

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The Equitwister: A Simplified Way to Castrate Working Equids

April 15, 2016

This tool is simple, affordable, and results in few complications, one equitarian volunteer reported.... Read More

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Do Equine Genetics Influence Behavior?

April 14, 2016

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian explains the role that genetics play in a horse's behavior.... Read More