equine reproduction

Is This Stud A Dud? A Few Solutions For Subfertility

When talking about reproduction, most times the emphasis is on the mare. But if your mare doesn’t conceive on a single, well-timed cover, the stallion’s fertility may be the issue. Dr. Steven Brinsko, a reproductive specialist at Texas A & M University, said the first step is to have the stallion examined by a reproduction […]

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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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Olds College Announces New Certificate Program In Equine Reproduction

Olds College is introducing a new one-of-a-kind certificate program dedicated to equine reproduction. Launching in fall 2018, applications will be accepted October 1, 2017 for the new Equine Reproduction Technician (ERT) certificate program. The first of its kind in Canada, the new ERT program is an eight month blended learning certificate program aimed at providing […]

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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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How Artificial Light Impacts Horses

For years many in the breeding industry have “put mares under lights” to help regulate or speed up ovulation or encourages foals to be born earlier, but recent studies have shown that it can benefit stallions, yearlings, and performance horses as well. Light and dark cycles is one of the biggest physiological cues for animals […]

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Primary Risk Factors For Early Embryonic Loss

So much goes into the planning and preparation of a mating, and even more rides on the potential success of the resulting offspring. So, when early embryotic loss strikes, it is nothing short of devastating. At last December’s AAEP convention, Dr. Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, DACT discussed the topic of early embryotic loss, which occurs […]

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New Bolton Center Offers Equine Reproduction And Behavior Short Courses

Penn Vet’s Hofmann Center at New Bolton Center is offering four short courses on equine reproduction and behavior this spring, including stallion handling and horse behavior modification. The continuing education courses are open to veterinarians, owners, breeders, trainers, stallion handlers, vet techs, behavior specialists, vet students and residents. Typically limited to 10 participants, these courses […]

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Will She or Won’t She? Breeding Season Calls for Some Teasing

With breeding season fast approaching, Stonestreet Farm Broodmare Manager Louis Logan takes us behind the scenes and into the barns to explain the management practice known as “teasing.” Teasing is an efficient process that can determine a mare’s estrus cycle and allow for effective timing of stallion covers. The estrus cycle, a recurring period of […]

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