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Featured News: Introducing A Nurse Mare to an Orphaned FoalFeature RSS Feed
March 31, 2016
The arrival of a foal is always an exciting time regardless of whether you have a large breeding farm or just one mare to foal out. What happens when an emergency arises and you find yourself with a very young orphan foal that needs milk? Problems that may arise include: the mare dies during or soon after foaling, the mare colics or has other health issues which require emergency intervention, the mare rejects the foal, and/or the mare does not produce enough milk or “dries up.” There is always the option of bottle feeding these foals but this is a very time consuming process and the foal could tend to be more socialized towards humans than horses. These unfortunate circumstances are the perfect time to consider a nurse mare who can be brought in to adopt and raise the orphaned foal.Read More
Featured Blog: What Can Cause a Mare to Lose Her Pregnancy?Blog RSS Feed
April 01, 2016
Mares can develop problems during pregnancy or be at high risk of losing the pregnancy for a variety of reasons. These include age (old mares frequently have endometriosis in which the uterus is unable to properly supply the fetus with appropriate blood supply and nutrients), physical conditions (placental and fetal fluid abnormalities; body wall tears; chronic debilitating conditions such as laminitis and Cushing’s disease), and acute disease or injury (placentitis, uterine torsion, surgical colic, colitis, acute laminitis, or fractures). When a mare becomes stressed or debilitated, inflammatory chemicals and prostaglandins increase and induce abnormal uterine contractions and potential pregnancy loss. Reproductive problems that arise during gestation, however, when detected and diagnosed early, can still result in the survival of the mare and usually the foal. The abnormalities most commonly seen during the middle to late stages of pregnancy will be discussed in this article.Read More
Can you get a mare in foal with semen less than 30% progressive?
Yes. Even though 30% is the recommended cut-off for commercially acceptable frozen-thawed semen, just like with fresh or cooled semen, some stallions can obtain acceptable fertility with semen that has motility below 30% provided there are enough functionally viable sperm in the insemination dose. Post-thaw motility is a good indicator of how well the sperm have withstood the stresses of being frozen and thawed and one should be cautious about using frozen semen with less than acceptable post-thaw motility. A significant reduction in progressive motility after thawing is indicative of sperm damage and there may even be sub-lethal damage to sperm that remain motile after thawing that would reduce fertility. And remember that the assessment of post-thaw motility can vary significantly between laboratories.
Previous News Articles
- Grafting an Orphaned Foal onto a Lactation Induced Recipient Mare
- Featured Breeder: Hyperion Stud
- The Man From Snowy River Challenge
- Featured Breeder: Hacienda del Sol Andalusians
- SBS Standing Several Stallions for 2016
- The Abnormal Foaling...What Can Go Wrong?
- Avalon Appaloosas
Previous Blog Entries
- Featured Blog: How to Manage the 'Slow' Stallion in the Breeding Shed
- Should Frozen-Thawed Semen Be Diluted Prior to Insemination?
- Can Genetics Turn the Art of Stallion Selection into a Science?
- 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
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