October 27, 2018 - Reproductive Veterinary Services

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Breeding — Reproductive Veterinary Services

by Heather Smith Thomas

BREEDING HORSES IS OFTEN challenging, with the goal of getting every mare safely and efficiently in foal. There can be frustrations along the way, and it sometimes takes a dedicated team of mare/stallion managers and reproduc-tive veterinarians to get the job done to maximize pregnancy rates. Many farm veterinarians do excellent jobs, some-times assisted by reproductive special-ists at equine hospitals or universities when working with a problem mare or stallion. Some of the routine methods of dealing with reproductive problems have improved over the past several decades, and there are also new technologies that have helped fine-tune these methods and some new advances in enhancing mare or stallion fertility.

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