broodmares

University Of Kentucky To Host Continuing Education Course For Horse Owners

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the 8th Annual UK Equine Showcase in conjunction with an Equine Vet Continuing Education session (formerly known as the Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course) Jan. 25-26. The double-header event, which has been running for the past 10 years, was reformatted to better provide equine research information to UK’s […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: The Pesky Problem Of Yeast Infections In Broodmares

QUESTION: What is the most cost effective treatment for a mare with an intrauterine yeast infection? If not treated, will each cycle be difficult, possibly painful? DR. ETTA BRADECAMP: While the most common causes of intrauterine infection in the mare are bacterial, cases of fungal endometritis occur at a much lower rate. The most common causes of these infections are Aspergillus and Candidia; however, many different […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Gaps In Broodmare Produce Records

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: When a buyer is looking at a broodmare who has a gap in her produce record, how concerned should […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do Horses Have Blood Types?

In conjunction with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, “Ask Your Veterinarian” is a regular feature in the PR Special newsletter distributed online and at Thoroughbred sales. Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question […]

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Sequel New York Loses Three Mares, Foals To Horse Van Fire

Sequel New York reports that a trailer fire that occurred during transport from Kentucky to New York Tuesday killed three mares and their foals. According to the farm’s website, killed in the fire were: La Java and her colt by Constitution, owned by Red Diamond Stables; Starship Voodoo and her colt by Macho Uno, owned […]

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FDA Warns Against Potential Human Health Risks From Altrenogest Products Like Regumate

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting veterinary medical professionals, as well as those who work with horses and pigs, that a synthetic progesterone product commonly used in these animals may cause reproductive system disorders and other adverse effects in people who become exposed to the drug. The FDA is providing this alert because […]

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Updated: Zenyatta Loses 2018 Into Mischief Foal, Mare ‘Bounced Back Well’

An official Equineline mare produce record indicated late Wednesday that Zenyatta has lost her 2018 foal by Into Mischief. Equineline noted the foal, which had been due this spring, has been aborted. Zenyatta’s connections updated her blog Friday morning, revealing the abortion happened mid-April and was caused by low grade placentitis which caused “premature placental […]

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Fertility And Fetal Sexing: Broodmare Questions, Answered

As Thoroughbred foaling season gets into full swing, Central Kentucky fields are filling up with fluffy foals, the majority of which will have had uncomplicated entry into the world. Inevitably though, a small minority of dams may find themselves faced with a dystocia (difficult birthing) and will be whisked away to the hospital for a […]

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Can Prove A ‘Silver Bullet’ For Some Mares With Endometritis

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative therapy used to treat soft-tissue injuries in athletes. Platelets in blood contain growth factors that stimulate cells in injured tissue to begin healing and to draw new cells to the injured area. Over the past two decades, veterinarians have achieved much success with PRP in treating tendon, […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: What To Look At In A Broodmare Sale Prospect

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: What information is available to help a prospective buyer looking at a pregnant mare at the sales? DR. THOMAS […]

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