Breeding the Metabolic Mare

Is it safe to breed a mare who has equine metabolic syndrome and a history of laminitis? Reproduction expert Dr. Ryan Ferris offers insight.
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Breeding the Metabolic Mare
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Is it safe to breed a mare who has equine metabolic syndrome and a history of laminitis? Reproduction expert Dr. Ryan Ferris offers insight.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, “Get Ready for Equine Breeding Season!” Listen to the full recording here.

Is it safe to breed a mare who has equine metabolic syndrome and a history of laminitis? Reproduction expert Dr. Ryan Ferris offers insight.1/18/2019 11:40

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Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, owns Summit Equine in Newberg, Oregon, with his wife, Dr. Dora Ferris. The practice specializes in equine reproduction and sports medicine. He graduated from veterinary school at Washington State University in 2007 and then completed an internship in equine surgery, medicine and reproduction at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in 2008. He subsequently completed a two-year equine theriogenology residency program at Colorado State University (CSU) and worked at its Equine Reproduction Laboratory from several years.

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