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2009-08-14 13:55:08

A foal named Mira is believed to be the first born from a dead mare whose eggs were extracted for remote fertilization, scientists in New York said. Rebaqua, a champion barrel-racer, died nearly a year ago of a ruptured intestine at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, N.Y. Her daughter, Mira, was born Aug. 4 after veterinarian Sylvia Bedford-Guaus and her team microscopically scraped the walls of the dead mare's follicles to collect her eggs, Cornell said in a release Friday....

2009-07-29 06:21:40

Eighty Israeli and Palestinian breeders will show off their pure bred Arabian horses at a West Bank beauty pageant horse show Friday, the organizer said. Israeli Jews and Arabs from throughout Israel will compete against Palestinian breeders from the West Bank at the Khalil A-Rahman show, horse breeder and show organizer Obeida Muhtaseb said in an interview with UPI Wednesday. Forty Israelis and 40 Palestinians have registered their horses for the show, which will be held in the football...

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...

2006-03-31 17:21:08

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A syndrome that can cause pregnant mares to abort their foals has been confirmed in at least one Florida horse, several years after a devastating outbreak of the disease in Kentucky's thoroughbreds. Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome was detected in an Alachua County horse euthanized on March 18 at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center, marking the state's first appearance of the condition. Three other cases are under investigation as being consistent with the...


Latest Mare Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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