We Welcome a New SBS Laboratory in Italy

March 19, 2013

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

CREC LabCentro di Riproduzione Equina Centauro (CREC) is located at Bagni di Tivoli near Rome on a historical Standardbred farm. The facility, situated on an almost 100 acre property, is a state of the art veterinary practice, built according to the latest guidelines for animal welfare. The care of the horse is of utmost importance at CREC; horses are housed in stalls at night with turn-out in large paddocks during the day. Every day the CREC team provides the most advanced reproductive techniques to the equine breeding industry by bringing together specialized experience and the best in patient care.

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Is Your Stallion at Risk for Ulcers?

March 19, 2013

Posted by Dr. Clair Thunes in Nutrition

Grazing stallionTurn them out to pasture is often considered the simple solution for preventing the return of equine gastric ulcers syndrome (EGUS) but for many, pasture just simply is not an option. This is particularly true when dealing with stallions. Few owners are prepared to take the risks associated with having stallions in turn out. This leaves many stallions in box stalls being managed in ways that increase their risk of developing EGUS. So what is it about this environment and management style that increases your stallion’s (or any horse’s for that matter) risk of developing EGUS? To answer that question requires some knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the equine stomach.

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Flying M Ranch

March 19, 2013

Posted by SBS in Focus on Our Breeders

Smart Sugar BadgerNestled on 250 acres in Lake Panasoffkee, FL sits S.E. Montgomery’s Flying M Ranch. Montgomery has been active in the cutting horse industry since the mid 1980’s after he attended his first cutting horse show. The rest as they say is history. Growing up in Cookeville, TN Montgomery’s family had working horses but his heart for horses had to be shared by his passion for golf. At the age of 20 his trucking industry moved him to Florida where he has resided ever since. For over 30 years he has owned and showed cutting horses, taking only a brief hiatus from the cutting industry in order to follow his other love…golf. Upon his return to the cutting world he decided it was time to take things seriously and knew in order to succeed he needed to begin breeding the top cutting horses in the world.

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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.

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