broodmares

Ask Your Veterinarian: Breeding Soundness Exams

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 does a breeding soundness exam entail for a mare? DR. JEFF COOK: The breeding soundness exam is a […]

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Late Gestation Provides Feeding Challenges For Broodmares

Up to 60 percent of an unborn foal’s growth happens during the last three months of pregnancy. As such, late gestation can pose nutritional challenges for pregnant mares.  Comparatively, unborn foals grow very slowly (approximately 0.2 pounds per day) during the first seven to eight months of gestation, causing very little nutritional stress on the […]

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Forage Experts Warn Warm Winter Could Increase Fescue Toxicity For Broodmares

Mild weather this winter is likely the cause of higher than average concentrations of a toxic substance in tall fescue called ergovaline that has been observed in Fayette and Bourbon pastures in Central Kentucky, according to University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment experts,. Tall fescue toxicosis in broodmares, which is caused by […]

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Haslett: Black Caviar Vs Zenyatta As Black Caviar Filly Starts Her Career

While Australian racing phenomena Black Caviar enjoys her retirement, the 10-year-old mare’s first foal Oscietra is looking to start a career of her own, making her first public appearance in the jump outs at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne this Friday afternoon, 2nd December (Thursday night EST and PST). Will the filly outshine the performance of […]

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PR Special: Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

The Paulick Report is pleased to offer print publications for the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which gets underway Tuesday in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss looks at the issue of age and broodmares. Frank Mitchell turns his Stallion Spotlight on Honor Code and Liam’s Map, both standing at Lane’s […]

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How Old Is ‘Too Old’ For A Broodmare?

According to figures released by The Jockey Club last month, 33,746 Thoroughbred broodmares visited stallions this past breeding season. With an average gestation of roughly 11 ½ months, it’s not uncommon for mares to take several foals before they produce their best offspring, which could have them in production for years. A quick scan of […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Mom Of The Year’ Gives Owners An Alternative To Nurse Mares

When foals are born, so too are the hopes and dreams of their owners and caretakers that they grow up strong, fast, healthy, and sound so they may one day compete on the same hallowed ground as champions before them. Foaling season is a magical time, when pastures at Thoroughbred farms everywhere are peppered with sweet, […]

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Gaines Approval For Use In Pregnant Mares

Zoetis today announced Lepto EQ Innovator®, the only equine leptospirosis vaccine against L. pomona, received additional approval for use in broodmares for all three trimesters of pregnancy. Field safety studies, which examined the vaccine when used in the first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy, showed no systemic or local reactions to vaccination. “Leptospires can […]

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Graded Stakes Producer Michele Royale Euthanized At 23

Stakes-placed Michele Royale, owned by Sam and Jo Pollock ‘s Pollock Farms was euthanized today at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky due to infirmities of old age. The 23-year-old daughter of Groovy out of Wise and Happy was distinguished as a broodmare at the track and in the sales ring. The Pollock’s Royale Michele, […]

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Bloodlines: A Confounding But Elite Producer

For a sire to achieve a double with stakes winners on a single day or over a weekend is a notable accomplishment, but for a broodmare, the feat is nearly unheard of. For stallions on Feb. 20, the high-class sire Candy Ride was represented by a pair of stakes winners, both at Fair Grounds in New […]

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