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Introducing new males causes female horses to abort

Discussion in 'Horses, Donkeys and Mules' started by Wifezilla, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011
    Wifezilla

    Wifezilla No-Carb Queen

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    Ya learn something new every day!

    "The practice of transporting the mare for mating or artificial insemination with a foreign stallion and then bringing her back to an environment with home males is wrong," he said.
    "It is very likely it is one of the main causes of such high percentages of pregnancy disruption in domestic horses."
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9440000/9440222.stm
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    Neko-chan

    Neko-chan Lovin' The Homestead

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    Interesting! I never knew that.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011
    mom2bbjandag

    mom2bbjandag Enjoys Recycling

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    Interesting! Not sure I completely agree, but it's worth more study if you're breeding mares.

    I love ANYTHING HORSES :D

    Paula
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    Great! Next time the horses tear down a fence, I'm calling you to go round them up, and fix the fence.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011
    valmom

    valmom Crafter

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    Hm. I've always bred AI on our farm, so I don't know about shipping in and out. The only mare that slipped foals was prone to it. I suppose it makes sense in the wild, and you can only breed out "wild" so much.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Swiss Army Wife

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    I'm suspect.
     

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