One proposed hypothesis explains that poor semen quality following cooling involves the production of high levels of free radicals that damage sperm cell membranes. With this in mind, several research groups attempted to add antioxidants to collected semen samples as protection from free radical damage.
Is hay made from tall fescue acceptable forage for a pregnant broodmare?
Could a lack of calcium in my mare's diet cause symptoms similar to those seen in dairy cows with milk fever?
Pregnant mares require special nutritional attention to ensure the maintenance of their own health and body condition along with the proper growth of the developing fetus.
Researchers believe that fish oil, known to make cell membranes more fluid, could potentially increase the ability of a foal’s intestinal cells to absorb immunoglobulin G, a protein obtained from the mare's colostrum that provides foals with the ability to ward off infection.
Can I feed my pregnant broodmares alfalfa hay?
By feeding broodmares appropriately in the months prior to breeding, the likelihood of pregnancy increases.
Omega-3 fatty acids are widely advocated in breeding stock for various reasons. Studies have shown that stallions can benefit from omega-3 fatty acids, especially those used in breeding programs.
Researchers investigate the benefits of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids on stallion semen.
The period just after weaning offers a great time to recalibrate body condition and prepare a lactating mare for the upcoming challenge of another pregnancy and lactation.
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