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Featured News: Foal Photo Contest 2016Feature RSS Feed
May 22, 2013
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 2016 (2015 if born August – December in the Southern Hemisphere) 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 2015.Read More
Featured Blog: Can Genetics Turn the Art of Stallion Selection into a Science?Blog RSS Feed
February 03, 2016
The horse genome contains all the information required to direct the growth and function of a foal, from conception to death. This enormous “text” is organized into chromosomes, much like the volumes of an encyclopedia. The domesticated horse possesses 32 unique chromosomes, and most cells carry two copies of each chromosome for a total of 64. Gametes of course are the exception, carrying just one of each of the chromosome pairs to the future offspring. This article will discuss information about genotype vs. phenotype, genetic testing, recent genetic studies performed on stallions, and current genetic research being performed on the "freezability" of stallion sperm.Read More
Does breeding with 2 doses result in more post-breeding fluid accumulation and cause decreased fertility?
The numerous reports on timed-insemination protocols demonstrate that multiple inseminations in normal mares are not harmful. Insemination with frozen-thawed semen twice per cycle does not increase the incidence of fluid accumulation and post-breeding endometritis. Moreover, data from several large scale studies suggest that multiple inseminations on a cycle (fresh or frozen) result in higher pregnancy rates, presumably because of a decrease in the interval between insemination and ovulation.
All mares experience a natural inflammatory response within the uterus, after the deposition of semen. The post-breeding inflammation, initiated by the first insemination is cleared within 12 hours in reproductively healthy mares. Thus, a second insemination can safely be performed within 24 hours, without negatively affecting fertility. Some problem mares appear less efficient at clearing the uterine lumen of semen and inflammatory products accumulated after breeding. Fertility is reduced in this group of mares and, unless properly addressed, the condition may aggravate with subsequent matings. Mares unable to overcome the inflammatory process that follows mating should be bred once per cycle, as multiple inseminations (fresh or frozen) may result in post-breeding fluid accumulation and decreased pregnancy rates.
Previous News Articles
- Are Your Ready for Breeding Season?
- Preparing for Foaling Season
- Featured Breeder: Rocker b Ranch
- Managing and Feeding the Orphaned or Rejected Foal
- The History of the Frozen Semen Two-Dose Timed Insemination Protocol
- Rachel Weese
- Kerry Bradac
Previous Blog Entries
- Influence of Mare Status When Breeding With Frozen Semen
- Embryo Transfer and Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Prepare the Older Mare for Breeding Season
- Chemical Ejaculation of the Stallion
- The Test Freeze - The First Freeze Performed on a Stallion's Semen
- A Stallion Breeding Soundness Exam
- My Stallion is Not Settling His Mares...What Do I do? - Part 2
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