March 12, 2011 - Reproduction Takeaways from the AAEP Convention

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Trade Zone: Reproduction Takeaways from the AAEP Convention

 Each year at the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, veterinarians share the latest in research on a number of topics. The revelations often mean a better understanding of managing horses’ health. Reproduction topics at the convention, which was held Dec. 4-8, 2010, in Baltimore, Md., ran the gamut; we selected a few that should most interest breeders and owners in the Thoroughbred industry.

Manual Reduction of Twins in Mares

While a mare with twins by her side is rare, twinning in horses is actually dangerous for the mare, especially during delivery. More often than not, one of the twins, generally the smaller and weaker of the two, will die prior to birth. In fact, the chances of a mare carrying twins to term and delivering them successfully are about one in 10,000.

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