Mare Reproductivity A Timely Topic At Farm Managers Meeting

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Michelle LeBlanc, veterinarian, discussed mare reproductivity at farm managers meeting. On April 30, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager’s Club invited an equine reproductive specialist to speak at its June meeting. The following week, Central Kentucky was gripped by mare reproductive loss syndrome.


On Tuesday evening in Lexington, Dr. Michelle LeBlanc did discuss ways to get “tail-enders”-older mares with reproductive problems-in foal. She also briefly discussed the foal-loss situation as it relates to the reproductive health of mares that lost foals. The problem isn’t new, but it certainly has been magnified locally given the foal-loss situation.


Older mares, or those who have had many foals, can accumulate fluid in the uterus that can force them to abort. In older mares, the uterus may sag, and thus collect the acidic fluid. LeBlanc discussed the use of hormones and medication to alleviate the condition, which is tied to arterial damage in the uterus. She also recommended giving mares more time before they are bred again after foaling.


“I don’t believe there is a major bullet,” she said. “You have to treat each mare more as an individual

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Tom LaMarra, a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University, has been news editor at The Blood-Horse since 1998. After graduation he worked at newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as an editor and reporter with a focus on municipal government and politics. He also worked at Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Times before joining The Blood-Horse. LaMarra, who has lived in Lexington since 1994, has won various writing awards and was recognized with the Old Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of the horse racing industry. He likes to spend some of his spare time handicapping races.

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