Content tagged "horse reproduction"

Understanding Horse Reproduction

Horses Updated: November 21, 2014

Many producers who raise horses find breeding horses rewarding, yet frustrating. Mares and stallions are traditionally placed in the breeding herd due to...

Horse Behavior at Parturition

Horses Updated: November 21, 2014

Craig Wood, University of KentuckyBehavioral traits associated with parturition (the birth process) are deeply rooted in the evolutionary development of...

Stallion Anatomy Exam

Horses Updated: November 21, 2014

The stallion’s penis consists of 3 parts: (1) the root or bulb, (2) the body or shaft, (the main part), and (3) the glans, the enlarged free end of the...

Breeding Shed Equipment

Horses Updated: November 21, 2014

David Freeman, Oklahoma State UniversityMost farms using artificial insemination will have at least two pieces of equipment: a phantom and insemination...

Evaluation of Stallion Semen

Horses Updated: November 20, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Nebraska Keep all equipment used in semen evaluation at 37°C and free of any spermicidal agents....

Foal Heat Mares

Horses Updated: November 20, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaPostpartum mares will have a "foal heat" 7 to 14 days following foaling, and a second cycle...

Estrus Detection of Mares

Horses Updated: November 20, 2014

Steven H. Slusher, Equine Theriogenologist; Carolynn Taylor-MacAllister, Extension Veterinarian; David W. Freeman, Extension Equine Specialist, Oklahoma...

Horse Semen Collection

Horses Updated: November 20, 2014

David Freeman, Oklahoma State UniversityCollection with a breeding phantom In collecting semen from a stallion, a jump mare or breeding phantom is commonly...

Manipulation of the Mare's Reproductive Cycle

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Steven H. Slusher, Equine Theriogenologist; Carolynn Taylor-MacAllister, Extension Veterinarian; David W. Freeman, Extension Equine Specialist, Oklahoma...

Management of the Pregnant Mare

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialst, University of NebraskaThe average gestation length (duration of pregnancy) of mares is 335 to 340 days, but can...

Mare Anatomy Exam

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaPalpate the mammary system for evidence of mastitis, abscessation, neoplasia or injury....

Mare Records

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

David Freeman, Extension Horse Specialist, Oklahoma State UniversityIt is extremely important to keep accurate records of each mare’s reproductive status....

Stages of Horse Parturition

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaParturition is typically broken down into three stages. Stage I, normally lasting 1 to 4...

Stallion Reproduction

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

David Freeman, Equine Extension Specialist, Oklahoma State UniversityBasically, the role of a breeding stallion is to impregnate mares. This means producing...

Pasture Breeding Horses

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Nebraska  While total conception rates are no less with pasture breeding, most mare owners require...

Mare Seasonality

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaThe mare is a seasonal breeder with a series of estrous cycle normally occuring the...

Processed Stallion Semen

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaUsing cooled semen in a breeding program is becoming a much more viable option for many...

Parturition in Horses

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaThe signs of impending parturition are about as variable as gestation length. Although...

Heat Detection and Teasing Systems for Mares

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

Doyle G. Meadows, Professor, Animal Science; Fred M. Hopkins, Professor; and John E. Henton, Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College...

Stallion Breeding Management

Horses Updated: November 13, 2014

David W. Freeman, Oklahoma State University Extension Equine SpecialistHorse breeding enterprises are very diverse. Most people only own broodmares and...

Standing a Stallion to the Public

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

Doyle G. Meadows, Professor, Animal Science; John E. Henton, Professor. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary MedicineMost...

Horse Breeding Basics

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

Wayne Loch and John W. Massey, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri  The stallion must deliver healthy spermatozoa (which contain his...

Basic Broodmare Management

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

Doyle G. Meadows, Professor, Animal Science; John E. Henton, Professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; Fred M. Hopkins,...

Recordkeeping for Horse Breeding Activities

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

David W. Freeman, Oklahoma State University Extension Equine Specialist On horse farms, the breeding shed is perhaps the most important place for accurate...

Broodmare Management in Fall

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

Frederick Harper, Extension Horse Specialist,Department of Animal ScienceFall management of broodmares is far more critical than some breeders realize and...

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