Uterine tube obstruction, though rare, can cause subfertility in mares. While veterinarians have several methods for treating this issue, it’s been unclear how they affect a mare’s future fertility. So researchers recently conducted a study to find out.
The transitional period between anestrus and estrus is officially complete once a mare has had her first heat of the year. Getting some mares to this point, however, and deciding when to breed them can be tricky.
One veterinarian has confirmed that a combination of drugs can disrupt biofilms in mares with endometritis, potentially making the uterus a happier place for embryo attachment and pregnancy.
Equine reproduction specialist Dr. Ryan Ferris explains basics new horse breeders need to know, including mare estrus cycles and selecting fresh vs. frozen semen.
Bacterial endometritis that is refractory to traditional antimicrobial treatment is a significant challenge to the equine breeding industry. Fortunately, several therapeutic options are currently available to clinicians for the treatment of biofilm-associated endometritis in horses.
The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its 8th Annual UK Equine Showcase in conjunction with an Equine Vet Continuing Education session (formerly known as the Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course) Jan. 25-26, 2019.
While some species develop a local immune response, sending special protective cells to the uterus itself, mares don’t, researchers learned recently. Rather, they appear to send those cells elsewhere as soon as semen enters the uterus. Where they go, nobody knows (yet).
Researchers know that feeding horses ground endophyte-infected tall fescue results in palmar artery vasoconstriction, so scientists tested whether broodmares could experience decreased blood flow to the uterus, which could negatively impact their foals.
Dini hopes his current research projects will help improve the understanding of equine placental development.
A Kentucky Thoroughbred farm is reaping the benefits of healthier mares and foals after making horse pasture renovations over the past year with guidance from University of Kentucky personnel.
Researchers are working to develop a fertility predictor test for colts and fillies to help breeders and buyers make informed decisions and potentially even help improve evaluations during breed inspections.
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