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A.C. Asbury, DVM

A. C. (Woody) Asbury received his DVM from Michigan State University in 1956, then spent 21 years in California in breeding farm practice and at UC Davis. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1977 and was involved in teaching, research, and administration until 1996. Asbury was a long-time member of The Horse’s advisory board. He died in 2011 after a lengthy illness.

Articles by A.C. Asbury, DVM

Pregnant Mares

The mare from which you have always wanted to raise a foal has just been pronounced pregnant by your veterinarian. Now you just have to wait about 11 months and see what she produces, right? Not so fast! There is much more involved than just

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Too Sore to Nurse

I have an 8-year-old mare which delivered a filly recently and since the second feeding, she is protective of her teat area. She is constantly nipping when the baby tries to nurse. Is there anything I can do to make this less painful for my mare?

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Regumate to Control Stud Behavior?

My yearling stallion has begun his show career in longe line classes. He is beginning to lose concentration and act “studdy” at shows. It was suggested that I put him on Regumate to help control this behavior. What are the pros and cons?

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Reproductive Specialists

Is your best mare still not pregnant after three breedings? Is the stallion from whom you ship semen dropping off in fertility? Would you like to know about embryo transfer for your great cutting mare in order to keep her in competition? You might need to consult a theriogenologist! (Don’t let the name stop you–that’s just another name for veterinary reproduction specialist. It was coined

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