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Ovariectomy an Option for Performance Mares and Molly Mules

Lacey is beautiful, full of personality, and very athletic–for a mule, that is. Her owners plan on showing their cherished mule when she is ready, but they face an obstacle that all owners of female mules or mares go through–heat cycles.

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Purina Veterinary Conference 2002

Only 20 miles from downtown St. Louis, Mo., is a 1,200-acre research farm owned by the nutrition company Purina Mills. On Oct. 3-5, 140-plus veterinarians and another 50 Purina Mills representatives gathered to tour that research facility and

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Acupuncture and Microdose Prostaglandin in the Mare

Prostaglandin F2 alpha (PG) is used to shorten a mare’s cycle and hasten ovulation for breeding. Unfortunately, the standard PG dose (5 mg) also causes undesirable side effects, including sweating, trembling, increased heart rate, and

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Ovulation

There is a rhythm to nature. Season follows season, with each having a specific purpose to serve in the grand scheme of things. There is a time for planting, a time for growing, a time for harvesting, and a time for resting to prepare for the

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Ovuplant: Improving the Odds

If you’re a breeder, frankly, it pays to be in the livestock business. Cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs all make life easy for those trying to produce young stock–they are all facultative-induced ovulators, meaning that matings early in their”P>If you’re a breeder, frankly, it pays to be in the livestock busi

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Superovulation

In the continuing effort to increase the fertility of horses there comes a new weapon–superovulation. Inducing a mare to ovulate multiple oocytes can translate into producing more foals from selected females. Assisted reproductive technology ca

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CEM Screening Techniques Tested, shy breeding stallion

Teasing Mares

Teasing mares can be a time-consuming and boring procedure, but it is essential if one is to detect when a mare is in estrus. Unfortunately, all mares do not react to teasing in the same manner, so one approach doesn’t suit all.

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