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Do the best racehorses make the best sires?

The surprising pattern of how top racehorses produce sire and broodmare sire lines...

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The Evolution and Legacy of Canadian Welsh Pony Breeders

The versatility and athleticism of the Welsh Pony has made it the most sought-after performance pony in many disciplines of equestrian sport. ...

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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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Horses Helping Humans

New research looks for similarities between treating neonatal maladjustment syndrome in foals and autism in humans....

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Assessing the Newborn Foal

My mare's first foal, a filly, arrived right at dinnertime. Within minutes, she untangled those gangly legs and found her way to her mother's udder....

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Daddy Duty: From Racing Stallion to Stud Service

Tips for transitioning a racing stallion to stud service....

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Witness the Miracle of Birth

Photographer Pam Mackenzie is invited to be present during a foaling....

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Breeder Awards Case Study: Maryland

Thoroughbred racing and breeding are thriving in Maryland following a remarkable turnaround for the industry....

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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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The Cloning Conundrum

It was not so long ago that cloning was the topic of occasional futuristic horror movies, an ominous concept that provoked a mixture of fear and ethical doubt in most people....

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