”For caretakers of those mares and foals that develop complications, foaling time can turn into a nightmare and the horse owner needs to know when to call the veterinarian and have the number on speed dial.”
”The condition known as patent urachus is a leakage in the area of a new foal's umbilicus and when the urachus does not seal off properly within a few days of foaling, it becomes a major concern that requires immediate medical attention.”
Deciding to breed your mare is an exciting proposition. Before starting, here are some facts that you should know. Knowing the costs upfront help you make the best decision.
Sometimes we forget that geldings have all the same equipment as a stallion, save the testicles. Geldings also need periodic reproductive tract care, and are subject to many diseases and conditions of the reproductive tract.
Comprehensive and updated, this is the guide of horse, pony and other equine breed registries. Find contact information, and website links for your favorite breed here.
Learn how easy it is to install and use a video monitor for your pregnant mare. Be ready for the Big Event! Includes links to equipment manufacturers and monitoring services that are available.
Artificial insemination gives you access to the best genetic material available across town or around the world. Learn the basic techniques here and get started on improving the quality of your herd using the best stallion for your next breeding.
Your bred mare has about an 80% chance of delivering a live foal. Learn about the causes of equine abortion and 6 things you can do to reduce the chances of abortion in your pregnant mare.
Artificial insemination (AI) is a popular technique for reducing the danger and expense of live cover, and providing access to genetic material (semen) from around the world. This article reviews the history and common practices for equine insemination using AI.
Live cover, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, even gamete Intra Fallopian Tube transfer - these are just some of the techniques that you can use as part of your breeding program. Learn about these and more in this short article.