Category: Mare

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Putting a mare under lights

Housing mares under lights will stimulate the mare to develop follicles and ovulate earlier in the year than mares maintained under natural or light conditions.

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Mare Breeding Management

Mares may be bred by natural cover or artificial insemination, depending on breed registry regula­tions, preference of the stallion owner and/or mare owner, location and availability of the stallion and mare, cost, safety concerns, experience of person­nel, and other factors.

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Twin Management

Twins are a significant cause of reduced reproductive efficiency in the mare and may result in early pregnancy loss, abortion, stillbirth, or early neonatal death.

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Equine Viral Arteritis

Equine viral arteritis is a contagious disease of equids caused by equine arteritis virus.

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Pregnancy Examination

Early accurate diagnosis of pregnancy status, detection and management of twins and identification of pregnancy loss are all important for optimal reproductive management of mares.

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Mare Reproductive Evaluation

The goal of a mare reproductive evaluation or breeding soundness examination is to identify known or potential reproductive abnormalities and to evaluate the potential for a mare to become pregnant and carry a foal successfully to term.