Nutritional Considerations for the Breeding Stallion

January 13, 2014

Posted by Dr. Clair Thunes in Nutrition

istock_Stallion 2 While mares are the foundation of a breeding establishment, the stallions are often considered the stars of the show with vast sums of money spent on promoting their virtues. Therefore, it is important that they are physically fit, in top health, able to perform on demand whether for live cover or collection for later artificial insemination. Nutrition plays an important role in insuring maximum performance potential and yet compared to the level of research attention paid to the feeding of broodmares and growing young stock, the nutritional needs of the stallion have received far less scientific attention. 

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Bob Loomis Quarter Horses

January 12, 2014

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Bob_Pam_Loomis 2 Bob Loomis (Left with wife, Pam) is a recognized master in the world of training and showing reining horses.  His amazing career began in 1967 and after winning six championships he has more NRHA Open Futurity victories to his name than any other rider in the industry.  He quite literally wrote the book on reining (Reining, The Art of Performance in Horses by Bob Loomis).  Not only is Bob in the NRHA Hall of Fame, so is his phenomenal stallion, Topsail Whiz (Topsail Cody x Jeanie Whiz Bar).  In 1972, Bob began his breeding program.  His goal from the start was to raise NRHA Champions because he wanted to raise horses he could “win on.”  And win he did!  He is the only breeder to show, train and stand 3 generations of NRHA million dollar sires; NRHA #1 All Time Leading sire, Topsail Whiz (photo bottom left) followed by West Coast Whiz (Topsail Whiz x My Moon Stone Chex) and Topsail Cody (Joe Cody x Doc Bar Linda). 

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Delta Equine Center

January 12, 2014

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Delta_Equine When hurricane Rita roared through the Gulf of Mexico in 2005 and then slammed into southwest Lousiana it was disasterous for Delta Equine Center (DEC).  Dr. Larry Findley, Sr., founder and primary owner of DEC, took this catastrophe as an opportunity to build a better, state of the art facility.  Through faith and hope the new DEC was constructed as it is today. It is a full service veterinary hospital located just south of exit 7 on I-10 in Vinton, Louisiana. Staffed with five veterinarians and a 24 hour crew of knowledgeable technicians the services provided by DEC include equine reproduction, equine sports medicine, surgery, treatment, and small animal care.  They also have the ability to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy and MRI.

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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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