broodmares

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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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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