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Category: Reproductive problems

Rotavirus

Horses can suffer from a number of viral diseases, infection with Rotavirus is just one of many. If you are considering breeding your horse you …

Preparing your mare for breeding

There are many factors to consider before you breed from your mare. It is important to consider the costs, time and expertise required to breed …

Pregnancy in the mare – health and well-being

As with human pregnancy, the first few days are the most critical. During the first month, there is a 10-15% chance that the embryo will be resorbed. …

Neonatal problems

When your mare is having a foal it can be a very stressful time for you and the mare. It is important that you know what to expect so that you …

Fostering

Sometimes, unfortunately, a foal needs to be fostered on to another mare; this can be a difficult time for all concerned. The main reasons why …

Foaling – what you need to know

Breeding from your mare is both an exciting and anxious time. It is important that you are …

Failure of passive transfer

When your mare is having a foal it can be a very stressful time for you and the mare. It …

Dourine

Dourine, also known as covering sickness or genital glanders, is a serious condition that can result in mortality; the mortality rate is thought …

Contagious equine metritis (CEM)

In the UK, isolation of the Contagious Equine Metritis Organism is notifiable by law. This is a statutory requirement under the Infectious Diseases …

Castration

Castration is one of the most commonly performed equine surgical procedures. Most operations go well and wounds heal uneventfully, with your horse …