AAEP Reproduction Review

November 30, 2011

Posted by Paul Loomis in Industry News

AAEP LogoThe 57th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners was held November 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas. Paul Loomis attending the conference and prepared this brief summary of a few of the interesting papers presented in the area of equine reproduction.

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Feeding For Conception

November 30, 2011

Posted by Dr. Clair Thunes in Nutrition

mare and foalYou have finally made your decision and the booking with Mr Right is made. In a few short months your mare will be bred to the stud of your dreams and all that is left now is to wait out the cold winter months and for spring to roll around. There is always that niggly question though, will she cycle and will she take? If there was just some way you could help the odds. Well you are in luck because there is. You can make sure that she is carrying an ideal amount of condition.

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Haflingerhof Karlsbad

November 30, 2011

Posted by SBS in Focus on Our Breeders

Nottings HillReadily recognized by their chestnut color and platinum mane and tail, the Haflinger stands out in a crowd. Although Haflingers are more than just a pretty face, they are great all around horses competitive in many disciplines. Our Featured Breeder this month is Haflingerhof Karlsbad, a distinguished breeder of Haflinger ponies in Germany. The Haflinger was developed in the Southern Tyrolean Mountains of present day Austria and northern Italy. Surefooted in the mountainous terrain and known for their hardiness, Tyrolean ponies were used for transportation and packing between the villages and farms of the region. The first official documentation of the present day Haflinger (named for the Tyrolean village of Hafling) was in 1874 when the foundation stallion 249 Folie was born of the half-Arabian stallion 133 El' Bedavi XXII crossed with a refined native Tyrolean mare. All Haflingers can trace their lineage back to Folie through one of seven bloodlines (A, B, M, N, S, ST, and W).

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News from 6666's Ranch

November 29, 2011

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

6666s RanchLegendary Quarter Horses and superior Black Angus cattle are hallmarks of the Four Sixes Ranch, a historic Texas ranch established in 1870, located just west of Guthrie, Texas. We are dedicated to the production of the greatest American Quarter Horses and Black Angus cattle in the country, but also to our role in reproductive technology. A member of Select Breeders Services for more than four years the ranch has a state of the art full-service equine clinic where we breed more than 1,200 mares annually, maintaining a 95% conception rate. The facility offers on-site breeding, transported cooled semen, on-site semen freezing and storage, mare management, embryo transfer and foaling.

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Dr. Sandro Barbacini Named to WEVA Board

November 29, 2011

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

HyderabadDr. Sandro Barbacini from SBS Italia recently presented at the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) conference in Hyderabad, India, November 2nd-5th 2011. The exciting news is that Sandro has been elected to join the WEVA board, replacing Dr. Fernando Canonici as the representative for SIVE. Dr. Canonici has admirably represented Italian equine veterinarians for the last four years, he commented. "This turnover is an example of cohesion and Italian elegance. I wish Sandro a good job and I am certain he will represent us with active participation and professionalism."

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Congratulations to Our Clients - November 2011

November 29, 2011

Posted by SBS in Industry News

Spat Split & WhiteWe have lots of successes to share this month! Firstly news from the NRHA/IHRA Reining Futurity in Manerbio, Italy, November 5-12. Francesca Bellingeri from SBS Italia reports - Another success for Spat Split & White and Massimiliano Ruggeri who won the €1500 NRHA Open & the Italian Open Champion title. Massimiliano was interviewed after his win: "Spat Split & White is a very sensitive horse. I just have to ask, and he gives me everything he has. This is the first Italian Championship I have won, so it is very special. Spat Split & White is only 5 years old and I am positive we will have many more successful events together". Spat Split & White (left) is frozen and distributed by SBS Italia.

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Tragic Loss of International Show Jumper Hickstead

November 29, 2011

Posted by SBS in Industry News

HicksteadThe famous stallion, Hickstead, ridden by current No. 1 international show jumper, Erik Lamaze, from Canada collapsed and died after completion of a jumping round at an FEI competition in Verona, Italy on November 6th. Subsequent postmortem analysis determined the cause of death to be an acute aortic rupture.

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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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