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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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.
Progesterone is the key hormone responsible for maintaining pregnancy in all mammals, including horses.
An overview of the mare breeding process with fresh semen, cool-transported semen, and frozen semen.
The question of when to set up an initial appointment for a reproductive evaluation and subsequent monitoring of the estrous cycle of a mare depends on several factors.
Overview of the foaling process, including recommendations for supplies to include in a foaling kit.
Equine viral arteritis is a contagious disease of equids caused by equine arteritis virus.
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.
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.