The Case Against High Starch Feeds for Pregnant Broodmares

August 27, 2015

Posted by Clair Thunes, PhD in Nutrition

Oats_Feed_Nutrition Nature is a curious thing, often rigged in the favor of the next generation over the success of current adult individuals. Some interesting metabolic changes occur during a horse’s pregnancy that are very similar to the changes that occur during a human pregnancy that in both cases favor the unborn individual. While these shifts in metabolism are crucial to the development of the fetus, they may have devastating consequences for some mares and in certain cases may lead to the unborn foal’s demise.

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Pioneer Equine Hospital

August 27, 2015

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Pioneer Equine Hospital_Clinic As the breeding season at Pioneer Equine Hospital (PEH) comes to an end, we can look back and feel like we accomplished a lot this year, as we have been able to see significant growth in our reproductive program. As the economy in California continues to improve little by little, so does the demand to breed mares. Our embryo recipient herd has grown from just a few mares a year ago to a substantial herd, in order to serve the increased interest in the area to transfer embryos. We have been very fortunate this year to have had an exceptional embryo recovery rate and equally fortunate to have acquired high-quality recipient mares that have helped us maintain excellent pregnancy rates post transfer. We have also seen a renewed interest in breeding with frozen semen in the area and our barns were often full with mares waiting to be bred. Now that there are fewer mares in the barns, we are ramping up to start freezing semen again and hope to welcome a number of new stallions.

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Paul and Michelle Brent of Cavalli Park

August 27, 2015

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Cavalli_Animate Jumping Paul and Michelle Brent own and operate Cavalli Park Performance Horses in Australia where they breed and train show jumping horses. They began their career in breeding more than 15 years ago when they found it was increasingly more difficult to purchase high quality show jumping horses in Australia. Also, the thought of breeding for the enjoyment of creating top horses from the beginning was appealing to them.

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