Foal Heat in Horses: How to Protect the Newborn Foal

February, 2023 \ by Casie Bazay Collaborator

Published: July 2020 | Updated: February 2023  Foal heat is what we call the first estrus or mare heat cycle after foaling, and it usually begins 6-12 days after the...

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3 Tips for Keeping Broodmares Healthy

December, 2022 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Published: May 2020 | Updated: December 2022 Key Takeaways: An ideal horse body condition score of 6 on the 1-to-9 Henneke scale will help your mare conceive and carry. Stay...

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Your Mare's Gut Health Impacts Colostrum Quality for Foals

December, 2022 \ by Casie Bazay Collaborator

Published: July 2020 | Updated: December 2022 The healthier the mare, the healthier the foal; this statement certainly checks out since foals receive their nutrition from the dam. And it...

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Is My Mare Prepared for Breeding?

October, 2022 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Published: May 2020 | Updated: October 2022 Key-Takeaways: Timing is everything: You must optimize your mare’s heat cycle. Your breeding program should include considerations for your mare’s nutrition, supplements, and...

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Debunking the Mare Heat Cycle

October, 2022 \ by Casie Bazay Collaborator

Published: July 2020 | Updated: October 2022 As far as reproductive status goes, mares typically mature somewhere between 12 and 15 months of age. This is when their “heat” cycle...

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Overfeeding Broodmares: How do you know when it’s too much?

August, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

The most common misconception in the horse breeding world is that we are feeding for two. Thankfully for our wallets, we do not have to feed broodmares as if we...

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