Featured News: Foal Photo Contest 2014

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May 22, 2013

Posted by SBS in General Interest

ilana Send Us Your SBS Frozen Semen Foal Photos               Pull out your cameras and start snapping! We'd like to see photos of your foals born in 2014 from semen frozen by an SBS affiliate lab or resulting from embryo transfer performed at one of our SBS affiliate labs. The winner of the best foal photo will win a $75 Dover Saddlery gift certificate (or for Amazon.com for submissions from EU/AUS). Photos will be posted to our website and will be judged on composition by our SBS affiliate members. Click here to see the current submission of foals from 2014.

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Mandolynn Hill Farm

April 02, 2014

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Mandolynn Hill_Michelle_Horse Michelle Morgan remembers being a child growing up in the city of Lubbock, Texas and spending most of her time dreaming of horses and wishing with all her heart for a horse of her own. Her parents could never afford to give her a horse. The desire was so strong for Michelle that somewhere along the line she decided if she couldn’t have a horse she would just have to pretend to be one and that bit of whimsy went on for years. Michelle freely admits it was a little crazy even for a kid and she says her family teases her about it still to this day. Her prospects for horse ownership didn’t improve much even as she entered young adulthood. Michelle met Mickey, fell in love, they married, Mickey took on medical school and soon there were children. Michelle recalls “those were lean years”.

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Featured Lab - Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital

April 01, 2014

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

GVEH_facility As autumn arrives in the Southern Hemisphere the team at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital (GVEH) reflect on another successful breeding season. We have been providing specialized care to the horses of Victoria, Australia since our foundation in 1988 by Dr. Angus McKinnon and Dr. Jim Vasey. The practice has expanded rapidly since and now routinely attracts horses from across Australia and New Zealand. The 85 acre irrigated farm is home to the main hospital, the reproduction center and the international quarantine facility. With the increasing popularity of our embryo transfer program it quickly became apparent this property was not big enough to cater our needs prompting the purchase of a second farm a few kilometers from the practice.

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Fly Control

March 31, 2014

Posted by SBS in General Interest

Horn_Fly There are many things to look forward to during the spring and summer months. The warm temperatures, longer hours of sunlight, and flourishing plant life. However, with these seasons comes a horrifying predator to both equine and humans; FLIES. Fly control may be something overlooked as well as overdone. It is important to consider several factors when deciding the correct form of fly control for your environment, circumstance, or herd.  This article discusses the lines of defense against flies and the types of flies which typically affect horses.  By understanding each of these factors, one will be able to better identify which product of fly control protects you and your horses the best.

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Please Note - photos used in these news articles are available in the public domain, have been purchased through istockphoto or (when referencing breeders or horses) have been submitted to Select Breeders Services Inc. by the breeding farm or horse owner. Photo credit has been provided where applicable. If at anytime you see something that needs to be addressed please feel free to contact us directly.