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2010-06-12 07:13:18

Researchers at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have achieved another cloning first with the successful delivery of a foal using oocytes from a live mare, the first such clone in the world. The delivery of the foal highlights Texas A&M's long tradition of leading science in equine reproduction, and has been a great experience for  the owner of the new foal. "I've always liked having three horses to ride," said Kit Knotts, proud owner...

2010-03-31 17:00:00

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Sunny" and "Angel" may look like normal foals. But their veterinarian and the care providers at Helen Woodward Animal Center's Equine Hospital know that they're anything but normal. These babies and their mother, a 9-year-old mare named "Lena," overcame unbelievable odds just to be born! "This is the first time since we opened the hospital in 1986 that Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) has had a pair of twin foals under our...

2009-08-14 14:27:46

The U.S. horse-breeding organization, The Jockey Club, says the 2010 crop of Thoroughbred foals could be the smallest in at least 33 years. Matt Iuliano, vice president of registration services for the official registrar for Thoroughbred breeding, said in a statement recent reports from mare breeders indicate only 30,000 foals may be registered in 2010, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal said Friday. The predicted 2010 total of 30,000 would be the lowest foal tally since 1976 when 28,809...

2009-06-11 07:15:00

KATY, Texas, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Horse breeder Doug Kneis of Katy, Texas, has imported dozens of rare British Gypsy Vanner horses to the United States over the last several years - but he's never, he says, had a horse quite like Sundance Kid, the stallion he's bringing across the Atlantic this month. The 6-year-old stallion, dark buckskin with white splashing markings over his belly and chest, is as flashy a horse as any Kneis has seen, but he's also exceptionally gentle. "A child can...

2009-05-06 19:41:08

A horse put down after breaking a leg during a tornado in Colorado produced progeny almost a year after her death through surrogate mothers, her owner says. Two foals were born in April, KUSA-TV in Denver reported. They were conceived through in vitro fertilization at the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory and carried by surrogate mares. Jennifer Mears, who owned the foals' mother, brought them back to her ranch in Lucerne in northern Colorado this Tuesday. Tuesday, an...

2008-12-05 19:58:36

Researchers at Italy's Bologna University say they've found a way to choose the gender of foals using frozen sperm and egg cells. The university's veterinary department said two foals, named Mario and Maria, resulted from the world's first successful procedure to choose the sex of horse embryos. Horse breeders have pushed for the scientific breakthrough because of the considerable difference in the financial value of male and female horses, the Italian news service ANSA said Friday. The...


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Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or sold to clergymen and gentlemen farmers as property of the king, but population numbers grew so...

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