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DNA can’t explain all inherited traits, say researchers

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
DNA can’t explain all inherited traits, say researchers

DNA not alone in deciding traits passed between generations.

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Horse study: More radical weaning approach better in long term

| March 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
Horse study: More radical weaning approach better in long term

Czech researchers probe two weaning techniques.

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Leading eventing sire Jumbo dies at 31

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leading eventing sire Jumbo dies at 31

Jumbo the all-time leading sire with British Eventing, with 45 advanced offspring.

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Path paved for easy recognition of cropout paint horses

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Path paved for easy recognition of cropout paint horses

Rule change makes horses easier to register with Paint Assn.

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Sire’s genes contribute more to progeny, study finds

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sire’s genes contribute more to progeny, study finds

Mammals “use” more genetic material from the dad, researchers say.

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Clones of leading sire Cruising now three-year-olds

| February 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Clones of leading sire Cruising now three-year-olds

Two clones born in 2012 while their sire was still alive at Ireland’s Hartwell Stud.

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Newborn foals may offer clues to autism

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Newborn foals may offer clues to autism

Biochemical switch to get foals fully conscious may involve the squeezing.

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Study finds no evidence of moon phases influencing the sex of foals

| November 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Study finds no evidence of moon phases influencing the sex of foals

Argentinian investigated 65,535 pregnancies in total.

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Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals

Scientists identify six key factors, the main one being cold extremities.

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Preparing a foaling kit – are you ready?

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Preparing a foaling kit – are you ready?

Foaling is usually an explosive process. Here’s what you need on hand to be ready.

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Do maiden mares produce smaller foals?

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Do maiden mares produce smaller foals?

Study using embryo transfer shows foals from first-time mums smaller.

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HYPP: getting to grips with Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
HYPP: getting to grips with Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

HYPP is an autosomal dominant trait affecting western breeds.

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Mares who experience breech births more likely to do so again – research

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mares who experience breech births more likely to do so again – research

Elective caesarean section an option due to risk to foal.

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Ability of mares to reduce fear in foals shown in study

| August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ability of mares to reduce fear in foals shown in study

Benefits still seen three months after foals were habituated to potentially fearful objects.

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Four foals from frozen embryos successfully selected for sex

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Four foals from frozen embryos successfully selected for sex

Technique developed in France said to be a first for Europe.

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Mares totally relaxed when giving birth, research suggests

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mares totally relaxed when giving birth, research suggests

Research shows no rise in stress hormones, no rise in heart rate.

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Genetic factors increase risk of foal pneumonia – study

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Genetic factors increase risk of foal pneumonia – study

Texas study zeroes in on location on chromosome 26.

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Australian appeal over TB breeding practices lost in federal court

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Australian appeal over TB breeding practices lost in federal court

Three judges rule that thoroughbred ban on AI is not anti-competitive.

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Equine embryo transfer no surefire path to pregnancy – research

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Equine embryo transfer no surefire path to pregnancy – research

Review of research reveals factors that can affect success of technique.

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Special delivery: Colt’s birth shown on webcam

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Special delivery: Colt’s birth shown on webcam

A special boy is born to My Special Girl.

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