by Victoria Weston The importation of frozen semen from around the world is becoming common practice for many equine-breeding enthusiasts, who are keen to introduce new bloodlines to New Zealand.
by Dave Hanlon Participating in the delivery of your new foal can be an exhilarating and nervous time for any broodmare owner. Understanding what is normal during foaling and when to seek assistance during or after foaling are the keys
Drs. Peter Huntington, Steve Jackson and Joe Pagan An increasing amount of evidence suggests that nutrition plays an extremely critical role in maintaining the reproductive efficiency of the mare. There are critical times when nutritional management can impact significantly on
We are grateful to Matamata Veterinary Services Ltd. for the contribution of this article, which was written in June 2008 Why vaccinate?Vaccines are among our most potent weapons against disease. Over the past 100 years they have saved many thousands
The weaning season is in full swing now. My neighbour, Stewart Mitchell, who trains racehorses, also handles youngsters and does breaking in for a few fortunate people.Recently, he has been weaning two TB foals for one of his owners, and
by Judith Wear You want the excitement of breeding the foal of your dreams – a registered Hanoverian? Join the family of world champions like Salinero, world dressage champion, ridden by Anky van Grunsven. This means the broodmare must be
Dr. Jochen Wilkens is Breeding Director and General Manager of the German Hanoverian Verband (breed society). With his wife, Ulla, he toured Australia and New Zealand in February/March 2005, viewing foals and young stock, and classifying mares. Sue French was
This article was prepared by Dave Hanlon of Matamata Veterinary Services. Dave is an Equine Reproductive Specialist and has considerable experience in the use of Frozen Semen. Frequently asked questions Q: What is the success rate when using frozen semen?The
Factors that affect the broodmare’s influence in the breeding farm.
by Angela Smith BVSc Prior to foaling. One of the first signs is the distended udder. During the last month the udder usually enlarges. The mare’s udder may fill up at night while she is resting and shrink during the