Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership

September 13, 2016

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. ... Read More

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Biosecurity in the Breeding Shed

September 12, 2016

Biosecurity isn't just a consideration for show horses. Here are some tips on how to keep breeding stock disease-free.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 09, 2016

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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Diagnostic Biomarkers for Late-Term Pregnancy Loss

September 05, 2016

Researchers are exploring whether various diagnostic biomarkers could help assess fetoplacental well-being in mares.... Read More

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Why Freeze Stallion Semen?

September 04, 2016

There are other reasons for freezing a stallion's semen besides export or transport.... 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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Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 22, 2016

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Washington

August 22, 2016

The 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Newport was euthanized at Washington State University.... Read More

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Can Alpha-Fetoprotein Help Diagnose Neonatal Disease?

August 21, 2016

Researchers found that AFP could be a useful biomarker to help assess neonatal health soon after birth.... Read More

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Treating Biofilms and Latent Infections in Mares

August 20, 2016

Suspect a biofilm or latent infection if bacterial endometritis is treated appropriately, but the infection persists.... Read More

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Stallion Reproduction Symposium Schedule Released

August 19, 2016

The International Symposium on Stallion Reproduction will take place Aug. 27-29 at the University of Illinois.... Read More

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What Does AMH Say About Your Stallion or Mare?

August 19, 2016

Anti-Mullerian hormone is a reliable marker for cryptorchidism, granulosa-cell tumors, and, possibly, mare fertility.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grant to Expand Program

August 18, 2016

The AAEP Foundation provided $10,000 toward the UHC's $50,000 goal to geld 500 horses.... Read More

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Strategies for Feeding the Mixed Herd

August 15, 2016

You can't just toss your equine athletes, seniors, youngsters, and retirees the same feed and call it a day.... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 11, 2016

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Study: Young Foals can Learn Basic Handling Skills

August 07, 2016

Researchers found that training using learning theory principles can yield excellent results in weeks-old foals.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

August 01, 2016

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick burning power.... Read More

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12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 24, 2016

There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 15, 2016

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Progesterone as a Diagnostic Tool During Equine Pregnancy

July 08, 2016

Veterinarians can use progesterone diagnostically to evaluate luteal function during early pregnancy. ... Read More