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Summit Speakers Discuss Equine Reproductive Technology

Four speakers discussed advances in assisted reproduction to wrap up the session on the emerging science of horse breeding at the Kentucky International Equine Summit, held in Lexington, Ky., April 28-29. The speakers agreed that the key is not

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Genetic Concentration: Too Much of a Good Thing?

“For years we’ve taught the industry about reproduction, but we haven’t taught about breeding,” said Gary Carpenter, executive director of the American Quarter Horse Foundation during a roundtable at the International Equine Summit, held in

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Freezing Embryos

With breed registries admitting more than one foal per mare per year, the use of frozen embryos is becoming more mainstream.

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Superovulation and Embryo Transfer

It’s no secret that embryo transfer is expensive, and that its success rates are lower than those of some other methods of equine reproduction. “Commercially, single embryo recovery attempts have a 50% recovery rate, and there is a 50-65%

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Reproduction Problems

Drug compounding, the ethics of treating cryptorchids, and sexually transmitted diseases were the hot topics discussed by equine practitioners at the Reproduction Forum.

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Embryo Transfer: Who’s Your Mama?

Embryo transfer (ET)–recovering the embryo from a bred donor mare for placement into a recipient mare that will carry and raise the foal–has become a useful reproductive tool for a growing number of breeders. Mares that are competing, or mares

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Horseman’s Day at the 2002 AAEP Convention

Horseman?s Day, held for the third time as part of the annual AAEP convention, was another rousing success. There weren?t as many people in attendance as there were in San Diego last year, but they were just as enthusiastic. AAEP officials said

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AQHA Settles Embryo Transfer Lawsuit

The American Quarter Horse Association has eliminated all restrictions regarding the registration of foals produced through embryo transfer as part of an out-of-court settlement with a coalition of breeders.


For a couple of years, the

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Scientists Uncover New Way to Assess Ovulation

Veterinarians generally assess whether a mare has ovulated and is ready to breed by rectal palpation. However, new research suggests that a mare’s blood plasma sample can tell the veterinarian just as accurately that ovulation has occurred. The

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