Articles - breeding

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copy-Why I Can’t Afford to Breed an Ontario-bred Horse

Ontario Thoroughbred breeders have been put in a position that will continue to negatively impact the horse supply and viability of racing in this province.

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Chestnuts and Northern Dancer Line Prominent in 2018

Inbreeding to Northern Dancer has become more frequent. In 2018, in particular, we have seen an explosion of multiple linebreeding to Northern Dancer.

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Embryo Transfer is a Great Reproductive Option

Equine embryo transfer is integral to breeding programs around the world and now, embryo auctions give buyers an affordable way to get elite pedigrees.

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Causes of Equine Abortion and Birth Defects

As foaling season approaches, we ask: why do some mares not carry their foals to full term? Why are some foals born with abnormalities?

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The Case for Breeder Awards Staying with OMAFRA

How breeder awards and incentives can help bolster the Ontario horse racing industry’s supply chain to improve the horse population.

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Daddy Duty: From Racing Stallion to Stud Service

There’s a world of difference between standing a stallion and being successful at it. Find out how to make the transition from racing stallion to stud.

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Transitioning Racing Fillies to Broodmares

Turning an active racing filly into breeding stock is not about sending an athlete into an easy, idle retirement. Rather, it’s the start of a new career.

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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 that gets funds from state gambling.

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Breeder Awards Case Study: Maryland

A decade ago Maryland lost nearly 80 percent of its stallions, mares and foals to neighboring states, but the state has undergone a remarkable turnaround.

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Breeder Awards Case Study: Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania breeding industry was declining rapidly without a long-term agreement, but recent changes have the state on the verge of a second wind.