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Equine Reproduction Advances Discussed at AAEP

What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction, inte

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New Tool for Counting Sperm

Equine practitioners now have a new, accurate tool for measuring stallion fertility–the NucleoCounter SP-100 fluorescence-based instrument. While it is more expensive than some instruments currently used for counting sperm, it is accurate and easy

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Breeding The Problem Mare With AI

“In my opinion, a mare that fails to become pregnant by AI with good semen quality and does so by natural cover without human intervention is an example of poor or inadequate breeding management by the personnel performing the AI,” said Samper.

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Frozen Semen Use in Barren Mares

To rectify the lack of information problem, Barbacini and colleagues launched a study to determine the fertility of barren mares inseminated with either fresh or frozen-thawed semen. Researchers investigated the effects of mare age and uterine fluid

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Questions to Ask Before Breeding a Mare

Thinking of breeding your mare this spring? The recent outbreak of contagious equine metritis (CEM, which is caused by bacterium Taylorella equigenitalis) in the United States and the previous outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) have

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Storm Cat to Serve as a QH Stallion

Storm Cat, a leading sire who was pensioned last year after experiencing fertility problems at the Young family’s Overbrook Farm near Lexington, Ky., might return to the sire ranks as a Quarter Horse stallion. The Quarter Horse breeding industry

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