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Four Foals Born From Genotyped, Cryopreserved Embryos In Europe
2014-06-16 03:19:54

INRA Science & Impact IFCE and INRA announced that, for the first time ever in Europe, four foals were successfully born as the result of the transfer of genotyped and cryopreserved embryos. The goal of this work is to better understand embryonic development, control livestock reproduction, and maintain breed genetic diversity. Furthermore, it is advantageous for the horse industry to be able to determine the traits of a future foal. The INRA Val de Loire center at Nouzilly is where...

2013-12-18 23:28:21

ThoroughGen, a leading equine genetics research firm, announces the release of its Breeding Cloud test that will change the way breeding pairs are chosen in the Thoroughbred industry. This new model represents the first genetics-based analysis of both the broodmare and sire in order to choose the mating pair with the best statistical chance of producing an elite racing prospect. Owego, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 ThoroughGen, a leading equine genetics research firm, announces the release...

Rare Przewalski's Horse Born After Artificial Insemination
2013-08-06 04:26:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The recent birth of a Przewalski's horse at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) has given new hope for the future of the rare and endangered species, which at one time was believed to be extinct. The yet-to-be-named foal is the first Przewalski's horse in the world to be born via artificial insemination, according to Emily Shenk of National Geographic. It was born at the Front Royal, Virginia campus on July 27 to...

2011-10-06 11:05:51

It is widely believed that being born is about the most stressful thing that can happen to anybody.  But being weaned cannot be too far behind it in the list of traumatic experiences.  Most humans come to terms with it eventually and the situation in animals is probably no different.  How weaning takes place, however, can have a dramatic effect on the length of time required to overcome the shock.  That this is so, at least for horses, comes from the latest work of the...

2011-07-14 06:24:00

SWINDON, England, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust's MyFarm team at Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire have been eagerly awaiting the foaling of Queenie, the only Shire Horse mare at Wimpole for weeks now. As over 800 people or groups of people saw, Queenie went into her much anticipated labour. At 11.45pm she gave birth to a beautiful filly foal. Although she had a perceptible heartbeat when she was born she was not breathing. Emma, horse manager at...

2011-03-29 13:31:48

Domestic horse mares adopt a counter-strategy against male infanticide Foetal loss is a common phenomenon in domestic horses after away-mating, according to LudÄ“ºk BartoÃ…¡ and colleagues, from the Institute of Animal Science in the Czech Republic. When mares return home after mating with a foreign stallion, they either engage in promiscuous mating with the home males to confuse paternity, or, failing that, the mares abort the foal to avoid the likely...

2011-01-24 15:36:03

Like humans, horses are prone to miscarriage.  In fact, about one in ten pregnancies results in miscarriage at a very early stage.  Some horses have a history of early miscarriages and it has become customary to treat them with a type of progestin known as altrenogest, although there have not been any studies to assess whether this actually improves the chances that the pregnancy will run to term.  The group of Christine Aurich at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna...

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...

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2010-03-21 08:12:30

In Nevada, activists are questioning the rising death toll of a government roundup of wild horses from a range north of Reno. JoLynn Worley, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman, said 77 mustangs involved in the Calico Mountains Complex roundup have died "“ 70 of the horses at a Fallon facility, where they were taken, and the rest at the roundup site. That is double the amount of the 39 horses that died with the roundup of 1,922 horses on February 5. Horse activists say the...

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...


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Dulmen Pony
2014-04-13 10:05:06

The Dulmen Pony originated in Germany and is the only native breed that still exists since the extinction of the Senner Pony. The Dulmen breed is believed to have been developed from primitive breeds that date back to around the early 1300s. The first Dulmens were found near the town of Dulmen in the Merfelder Bruch. They lived in wild herds up until the 1800s when their habitat began to be divided. Only one herd, owned by the Duke of Croy, is left to roam the Merfelder Bruch. The wild...

Plains Zebra, Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra are classified in the subgenus Hippotigris and appear to be more...

Grevy’s Zebra, Equus grevyi
2012-05-28 16:09:29

Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest wild equid in existence today. It is also known as the imperial zebra. It is the most endangered of all species of zebra. Named after Jules Grevy, this zebra can be found in Ethiopia, but mainly in Kenya. At one time, Grevy’s zebra roamed Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, but its populations have dwindled and now reside in small areas in northern Kenya, and a few small areas in Ethiopia. In 1882, a French naturalist named Émile Oustalet...

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