Is a 14-Year-Old Mare Too Old to Breed?

One mare owner wonders if it’s okay to breed a mare in her mid-teens. This podcast is from the Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares Q&A audio event, sponsored by Merck Animal Health.
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One mare owner wonders if it’s okay to breed a mare in her mid-teens. This podcast is from the Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares Q&A audio event, sponsored by Merck Animal Health.One mare owner wonders if it’s okay to breed a mare in her mid-teens. This podcast is from the Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares Q&A audio event, sponsored by Merck Animal Health.12/17/2014 15:00

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Bryant Craig, DVM, is an equine technical services veterinarian with Merck Animal Health. He graduated from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship with Interstate Equine in Goldsby, Oklahoma. In his professional career prior to joining Merck Animal Health, Craig owned and operated a private equine veterinary practice for six years before joining the Lazy E Ranch in 2005. At the Lazy E, he served as the head veterinarian for the broodmares, stallions, and young horses at the ranch for six years. Craig’s areas of focus include herd health, lameness/sports medicine, and reproduction.

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