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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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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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Thoroughbred Genetics: How Close is Too Close?

A discussion by genetics expert Dianne Wiunkleman-Sim on inbreedng and outcrossing in thoroughbreds....

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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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Breeder Awards Case Study: Maryland

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

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Fast Out of the Gate: Leading Freshman Sires

A 10-year review of Canada’s leading freshman sires....

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European Breed Databases: Miles Ahead of the Field

Exploring the world of information available to breeders...

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The Miracle of Minis

These pint-sized horses can bring joy to residents of hospitals and nursing homes...

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Health Q & A: What is a Chimera?

In Greek mythology, the Chimera (ki-mee-ra) was a fire-breathing monster, a hybrid composed of a lioness, a goat, and a snake. Sighting the Chimera was a portent of storms, shipwrecks, and volcanic eruptions....

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Breeder Awards Case Study: New York

New York has once again become a big apple in the United States with its thoroughbred racing and breeding program....

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