Video Series For Mare Owners

January 15, 2020

Posted by SBS in Frozen Semen

In our January edition, we introduced the first of a four part series of videos about "Frozen Semen for Mare Owners".  Part 2 of this series covers the topic of Post-Thaw Motility Analysis with a CASA System (click video to left or link below to watch).  In this video, Paul Loomis explains the data obtained from the CASA system, what it means and how it is useful as he analyzes samples from several different stallions.  

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SBS Foal Photo Contest

March 12, 2020

Posted by SBS in General Interest

^Foal 2019_Our Promise_The Proposal x Tsarin 200x The SBS Foal Photo Contest has some exciting changes taking place beginning in 2020! As of this year the following foal photos are eligible for entry.

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Breeding Soundness Exam of the Mare

February 11, 2020

Posted by Dr. Elena Martinez de Andino in Mare Management

The History of the Timed Insemination Protocol - UltrasoundTo evaluate a mare's potential for reproductive success or failure, veterinarians often perform a "breeding soundness examination" (BSE). As the breeding season approaches, many owners may opt for a pre-breeding BSE to identify and address any potential reproductive issues prior to breeding. This examination is invaluable for estimating the likelihood of a mare successfully conceiving, carrying a pregnancy to term, and delivering a healthy foal. Pre-breeding examinations are usually performed early in the breeding season when the mare has just begun to cycle or, at the very least, is not in anestrus. Furthermore, the BSE provides veterinarians and owners with important information to determine whether a particular mare should carry a foal herself or whether she might better serve as an embryo or oocyte donor, as well as what breeding strategies are most appropriate for the individual mare.

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How to Prepare for Foaling Season

February 19, 2013

Posted by SBS in Foal and Neonate Care

foaling mareWhen your mare has made it to 320 days of pregnancy you are in the home stretch and will soon be the proud owner of a newborn foal. Are you ready? While labor and delivery are certainly a significant event, generally all will go off without a hitch and more likely than not, you will need only to be a quiet spectator. It is usually best to allow the mare’s natural instinct and abilities handle the delivery. However, your presence is important in the event of trouble or an emergency so you can call your veterinarian for assistance if it appears your mare is in distress during her foaling. Being knowledgeable of normal labor and delivery will allow for quick action and recognition if abnormal events should occur. There are also a few things to keep in mind in the weeks leading up to her due date that will aid in making for a safe and memorable foaling for you and your equine companions. In this article, we review pre-foaling plans and provide a supply list for your foaling kit.

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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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