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Understanding Genetic Diseases

Have you ever wondered how a perfectly healthy stallion bred to a perfectly healthy mare can produce a foal with a serious genetic illness? Or why it can be risky to breed horses who share many of the same ancestors? Or why some genetic problems are ...

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Top Ten Modern Winning Bloodlines

There are many factors that combine to produce a top-class stallion, but certain sires of the past decade who were themselves successful in major championships are now seeing their own offspring compete at the highest levels....

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European Breed Databases: Miles Ahead of the Field

Exploring the world of information available to breeders...

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Deep Linebreeding for Biofuel

Three-year-old filly Biofuel was named Canada's Horse of the Year for 2010, after winning four stakes in her six starts, concluding with the Selene Stakes (GIII) at Woodbine in September. ...

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Breed the Perfect Foal

Three experts in the breeding industry explain how to choose a stallion to best compliment your mare’s strengths and weaknesses....

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Training the Novice Stud to a Phantom Mare

Early, positive lessons in the breeding shed using a phantom mare will make your young stallion easier and safer to handle....

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The Slip

Maintaining an equine pregnancy can be tricky; complications can occur with both natural and artificial conception. The financial and emotional costs of such a loss have researchers across the country working to improve the odds of producing a foal....

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Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome – Saving the “dummy foal”

Your mare has just had a foal. Perhaps the birth went smoothly, perhaps there were some difficulties - but either way, the foal is here. ...

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Breeding for Soundness

Selecting for soundness and durability is something that both large and small breeders can benefit from, but it's particularly useful for smaller 'mom-and-pop' breeders who may only have a few broodmares in their barn. ...

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