Breeding Soundness Exam

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Early Pregnancy Loss

Could a guttural pouch infection be the reason for a broodmare to lose an embryo at two months?

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Breeding the Problem Mare AAEP Discussion

Anytime veterinarians talk about breeding the problem mare, it always develops into a lively, animated discussion. The Table Topic on Breeding the Problem Mare was no different at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Con

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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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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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Carry That Weight: Lameness in Pregnant Mares

Lameness is not an uncommon condition in pregnant mares. But does pregnancy itself make a horse more prone to lameness?

“Any horse can become lame while pregnant, but pregnancy does not make lameness more likely as a single factor,” said

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Overbreeding

Who is at fault for the “overabundance” of horses in the United States today?

The “unwanted horse” dilemma in the United States is akin to the awakening of a sleeping giant. Just how major the problem is and who or what i

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Atypical Causes of Stallion Infertility

It pays to think outside the box when considering possible causes of stallion infertility. The stallion’s reproductive conformation, quality of sperm, and history can all impact his performance in the breeding shed.

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Diagnostics for the Chronically Infertile Mare

The diagnosis and treatment of chronically infertile mares is a complex process. Practitioners should utilize the available diagnostics, including cultures and cytology, along with endoscopy, to root out the myriad causes of this problem and increase

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