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  • Managing Broodmares on Fescue Hay or Pasture

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 17, 2002

    For mares with known or suspected fescue exposure, managers should be sure the foaling is attended and a veterinarian is available. This is recommended even if mares have been treated with domperidone or fluphenazine. The attendant may need to cut the thickened placenta or help the mare expel a very large foal that is several weeks overdue.

  • Shuttle Stallions Do Double Duty

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 4, 2002

    Temperament is certainly a factor in deciding which stallions make good candidates for shuttling, but it is only one small piece of the decision-making process. Bloodlines are a larger factor.

  • Feeding the Mare and Foal after Weaning

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · January 10, 2002

    Weaning is a stressful time for foals and mares. While mares are often ready to say good-bye to their rambunctious, rowdy charges, foals can be far more fretful. As such, weaning rarely negatively impacts a mare. In fact, some mares may blossom and begin to flesh out once they are freed from the burden of milk production.

  • Feeding the Mare and Foal after Weaning

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · January 10, 2002

    Weaning is a stressful time for foals and mares. While mares are often ready to say good-bye to their rambunctious, rowdy charges, foals can be far more fretful. As such, weaning rarely negatively impacts a mare. In fact, some mares may blossom and begin to flesh out once they are freed from the burden of milk production.

  • Foaling Management Tips

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 23, 2000

    The ideal environment for a mare that is about to foal is a clean grass paddock where the mare can be observed with as little disruption as possible, but inclement weather or insufficient lighting can make this impractical.

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Obesity and Pregnancy

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2000

    <p> I was told by a stallion owner that my mare is &ldquo;too fat&rdquo; and won&rsquo;t get pregnant at her present body weight. Can this be true?</p>

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