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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...

2011-03-29 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...

2010-07-12 08:00:00

CAVE CREEK, Ariz., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With last month's purchase of Spooks Gotta Gun, one of the National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) most popular breeding sires, Silver Spurs Equine has reaffirmed its position as one of the most prestigious stallion owners in the industry. Prior to announcing the May 16 purchase, Silver Spurs Equine had already been the home of a distinguished lineup of breeding stallions that includes the world famous NRHA Million Dollar Sire Boomernic and the...

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...

Latest Stallion Reference Libraries

Tori horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was developed and became widespread. Further crossbreeding was introduced with Hanoverian, Holstein and...

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...

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