Content tagged "horse reproduction"

Horse Foaling Management Guidelines

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

 A live, healthy foal is the result of considerable time, money and effort. Good management practices should not be relaxed at any time in an equine program...

Management of the Newborn and Growing Foal

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

A newborn foal is one of the most anticipated and exciting occurrences in the horse industry. Actually, the entire industry revolves around this single...

New Reproductive Technologies for Horse Breeding Programs

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

Advanced reproductive technologies such as cooled semen, frozen semen, embryo transfer and gamete inter fallopian tube transfer (GIFT) have given horse...

The Mare: Breeding Soundness Examination and Reproductive Anatomy

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

Equine Section, Department of Animal Sciences, University of KentuckyA complete breeding soundness examination should be conducted before you purchase a mare...

The Stallion: Breeding Soundness Examination and Reproductive Anatomy

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

A breeding soundness exam of a stallion includes not only examination of various seminal characteristics, but also, the evaluation of the stallion’s physical...

Understanding Reproductive Physiology and Anatomy of the Mare

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

Steven M. Jones, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Arkansas; Tom R. Troxel Extension Beef Cattle SpecialistHorse owners want to breed their mares for...

Breeding Horses

Horses Updated: November 12, 2014

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

Twinning in Mares

Horses Updated: November 10, 2014

Twinning in mares is very undesirable because of low survival rates, usually very weak foals, and numerous conformational problems. Of all twin pregnancies,...

Broodmares and Fescue Pasture

Horses Updated: November 10, 2014

Dr. Frederick Harper, Extension Horse Specialist, Animal Science Department, University of Tennessee Now that spring is here, foals are arriving. Spring and...

Care of the Growing Foal

Horses Updated: November 10, 2014

Doyle Meadows, Professor, Animal Science; John Henton DVM, University of Tennessee Deworming on a routine basis, in addition to prevention and control...

Weanlings: Management and Care of Young Horses

Horses Updated: July 13, 2013

The process of weaning foals and managing young horses after weaning can become a stressful and high maintenance process. With the correct management...

Why Won't My Mare Get Pregnant? - Webinar

Horses Updated: July 13, 2013

Learn about common problems in the breeding barn and how to increase the chances of getting a mare in foal. Join us in this FREE webcast provided by My...

Teasing Mares

Horses Updated: July 03, 2013

Bob Coleman and Debra Powell, University of Kentucky; The teasing of a mare with a stallion is an important job in a breeding program as it allows breeding...

Horse Breeding Behavior

Horses Updated: July 03, 2013

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAn understanding of the basics of reproductive behavior is important. This understanding can lead to management...

Horse Behavior at Foaling Time

Horses Updated: July 01, 2013

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

Care of the Newborn Foal

Horses Updated: July 01, 2013

The foal will usually stand within 30 minutes, typically after several failed attempts. As soon as it is steady on its feet, often within an hour of birth,...

Mare Reproduction

Horses Updated: July 01, 2013

Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist, University of NebraskaPeople who have bred many mares soon realize that each mare is an individual and there may...

Foal Management During the Preweaning Period-Creep Feeding & Halter Breaking

Horses Updated: June 06, 2013

Cynthia McCall, Extension Animal Scientist, Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Science, Auburn University During the preweaning, or suckling, phase of...

Weaning and Management of Weanling Horses

Horses Updated: June 06, 2013

David W. Freeman, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Equine SpecialistYoung, weaned horses below the age of 1 year are called weanlings. During this time of...

Developing a Horse Breeding Program

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Clint Depew, Extension Horse Specialist, Louisiana State UniversityThe goal of every horse breeder is to produce genetically superior horses. Because there...

How do I know if my 3 week old foal is getting enough milk from the mare and how soon can I feed it?

Horses Updated: February 17, 2012

If the foal looks healthy, bright and active, then it is probably getting adequate nutrition. If a foal is not getting enough, you will notice a lower body...

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