Balancing the Show and Breeding Careers of an Embryo Transfer Donor Mare

May 30, 2015

Posted by SBS in Mare Management

ET Donor Mare_Close Up O'Rourke When one thinks of a broodmare they may think she is retired from the show ring and living out her days, pregnant in a pasture. However, with the implementation of embryo transfer (ET) in the horse breeding industry it is possible for a mare to produce several offspring in a given breeding season while continuing in competition. We recently published an article about Balancing a Stallion’s Life in the Breeding Shed with Competing in the Show Ring. Now it’s time to consider what goes into balancing the show and breeding career of an ET donor mare. In this article we will discuss reasons an owner may choose to breed their show mare and what to consider when determining if this is a path you wish to travel.

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Becky Bailey

May 28, 2015

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Stallion_One Hot Krymsun Bailey Becky Bailey of Batavia, OH began breeding Quarter Horses more than 15 years ago. Her dream then was to buy a few broodmares in order to build a small business so that one day in the future she could run the breeding farm after retirement. Little did she know that this dream would lead to her owning, One Hot Krymsun (photo left), one of the top Western Pleasure Quarter Horses in the world.

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Caity Hood

May 28, 2015

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Caity Caitlyn (Caity) Hood serves as a technician for the SBS Affiliate Laboratory, Oklahoma City Equine Center (OCEC). She grew up in Southwestern Oklahoma in the town of Mountain Park. Her family owns a cattle ranch/wheat farm which is mostly a cow-calf operation. Growing up there were always several horses used for ranch work and she would watch her father team rope. However, at the age of thirteen, Caity’s mom gave her English riding lessons as a Christmas present. It took only one lesson and she was hooked!

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Iron Spring Farm

May 02, 2015

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Iron Spring Farm - Sir Sinclair More than 35 years ago Iron Spring Farm (ISF) began with the goal of helping North American breeders gain access to the best sporthorse bloodlines available without having to travel to Europe. Located in Coatesville, PA, the farm is home to outstanding warmblood stallions, mares and their offspring. Following the belief that producing quality horses requires great bloodlines they choose the best stallions and mares for their program. They focus on finding horses with great temperaments, quality movement and correct conformation.

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Is Deep Horn Insemination Beneficial When Breeding With Equine Frozen Semen?

May 02, 2015

Posted by Dr. Ed Squires in Mare Management

Site of Insemination - Mare and FoalThere have been many changes in how we produce foals from our broodmares in the past few decades: cooled semen, frozen semen, embryo transfer, frozen embryos, etc. One procedure that has gained popularity is deep horn insemination. This refers to placing the semen deep in the uterine horn, close to the opening of the oviduct (uterotubal junction, UTJ) on the side of ovulation instead of depositing it in the uterine body. This is typically done using a flexible pipette that can be guided to the tip of the horn with the other hand in the rectum. The end of the pipette and the tip of the uterine horn can both be felt using this method.

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Humphrey, Giacopuzzi and Associates

May 02, 2015

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Giacopuzzi - Front of clinic cropped In 1988, cousins Mike and Richard Giacopuzzi opened Humphrey, Giacopuzzi and Associates Equine Hospital (HGAEH) to provide high quality medicine and surgery to the horses of Ventura County, California. It soon became apparent that there existed a void in reproductive services, especially with respect to assisted reproductive techniques. In response, Dr. Richard transformed the then seldom used HGAEH farrier shop into what is now the clinic’s Equine Reproductive Center.

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New AQHA Rule DOES NOT Affect Quarter Horses Born PRIOR to 2015

May 02, 2015

Posted by SBS in Industry News

AQHA Rule Change - Mare Photo The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has approved a new rule regarding the use of semen, embryos and oocytes which DOES NOT affect horses born PRIOR to 2015. This new rule only affects the semen, embryos or oocytes of those Quarter Horses born in 2015 or after. The new rule is that sperm, embryos, and oocytes from foals born in 2015 or after can only be used for two calendar years following that horse’s death or sterilization.

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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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