Health Centers

Reproductive Care


  • Abnormal presentation of foal in the uterus.

    Horse Dystocia - Dealing with a Difficult Foaling

    The term dystocia refers to an abnormal or difficult birth which occurs in approximately 10% of foalings and is more common in mares during their first foaling than in mares that have had multiple foals.

  • A healthy mare and foal in a pasture.

    Breeding Soundness Exams for Broodmares

    A breeding soundness exam helps prepare for the upcoming breeding season to ensure that a mare that is fertile and able to produce a healthy foal.

  • Two mature stallions challenging each other.

    Equine Reproductive Maturity in Mares and Stallions

    Dramatic physical and mental changes occur in horses as they transition from playful colt or filly stage to the adolescent stage and on to becoming a stallion or a mare.

  • Mare and new foal in stall looking out at someone approaching.

    Foaling - When To Call the Vet

    Hundreds of mares deliver healthy foals without incident yearly, but when complications during the foaling process develop, the time can turn into a nightmare for the caretaker and the mare and foal, so having a veterinarian on call is imperative.

  • New brown foal in pasture with white mare.

    Facts about Patent Urachus in Foals

    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.

  • The costs for keeping a horse adding up!

    What it Costs to Breed a Horse

    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.

  • A Morgan gelding.

    Reproductive Care for My Gelding

    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.

  • Icelandic Horse - Know your horse breeds and resources.

    Horse Breed Registries

    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.

  • Video monitoring equipment for monitoring mare and new foal.

    Ready for My Close-Up: Video Monitoring for Your Pregnant Mare

    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.

  • Using technology to improve quality of a new foal.

    Equine Artificial Insemination Explained

    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.