Filly or Colt? Find Out Before It’s Born

Knowing the gender of a foal before it is born helps the horse owner or breeder better manage several different aspects of the horse business. This new management tool is very safe, accurate, and can be incorporated into most breeding programs

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Richard D. Holder, DVM, graduated from the University of Texas in 1969 and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He has been an equine practitioner at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates, PSC, in Lexington, Ky., since 1974 with emphasis on reproduction, and he currently holds the office of treasurer for the firm. In the past several years, he has been instrumental in developing the technique for equine ultrasonic fetal sex determination and has given numerous presentations on this subject. Holder is the resident owner of Offutt-Cole Farm in Midway, Ky.

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