Horse Reproduction

Reproductive System And Diseases In Horses

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*An Introduction To The Horse Reproduction System And Diseases

The mating of a stallion and mare should be easy, right? It can be if you learn 1 secret – the necessity of observing the horses and recording these observations accurately.  Accurate records reveal subtle patterns in mating behavior that can help in getting the mare to accept the stallion.  

There are 2 types of breeding: natural and artificial.

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Elbow Lock

A normal foal delivery has both front hooves coming out of the birth canal with about 3 to 4 inches difference in the distance from the mare to the foal’s toe. With an elbow lock delivery, one limb is about a foot behind the other because the shorter limb is flexed at the elbow. This causes the foal’s diameter to become too big for the birth canal and the foal’s delivery is obstructed.

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Mating Behavior

The mating behavior of horses is based on one stallion per herd of mares. In addition, the mares start cycling with increasing daylight (spring) and stop cycling as daylight decreases (fall).

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Red Sack Foal Delivery

The red sack foal delivery is really the premature separation of the foal’s placenta from the lining of the uterus. This diminishes the flow of blood to the unborn foal causing a lack of oxygen to the foal. Temporary to permanent brain damage and even death can occur. There is no time to call for help.

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Stallion Testicles

The purpose of the testicles is to make and store sperm as they mature from infertile immature sperm formed in the testicle and move up the epididymis into the secondary reproductive organs where the semen is created. Because they are temperature sensitive and will die if warmed to body temperature, the testicles in mammals remain outside the body to keep the sperm’s temperature below body temperature.

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The Estrous Cycle

The mare has a seasonally poly-estrous breeding cycle. It is seasonal because it occurs during increasing daylight (spring) and does not occur with decreasing daylight (fall and winter). It is poly-estrous because they become receptive to mating (in heat) for about 6 days and then become unreceptive to breeding (out of heat) for about 15 days for a cycle of 21 days.

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Mare Cycles and Foal Delivery – HorseTalk Webinar

March 6, 2016 – The birth of a donkey as captured by the owner. Discussion: Here are the KEY POINTS:Mare Cycles: The parts of the cycle Why do mares cycle when they do What triggers these cycles The signs of the cycles Recording the cycles When to breed the mare...

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*An Introduction To The Horse Reproduction System And Diseases

The mating of a stallion and mare should be easy, right? It can be if you learn 1 secret – the necessity of observing the horses and recording these observations accurately.  Accurate records reveal subtle patterns in mating behavior that can help in getting the mare to accept the stallion.  

There are 2 types of breeding: natural and artificial.

read more

Elbow Lock

A normal foal delivery has both front hooves coming out of the birth canal with about 3 to 4 inches difference in the distance from the mare to the foal’s toe. With an elbow lock delivery, one limb is about a foot behind the other because the shorter limb is flexed at the elbow. This causes the foal’s diameter to become too big for the birth canal and the foal’s delivery is obstructed.

read more

Mating Behavior

The mating behavior of horses is based on one stallion per herd of mares. In addition, the mares start cycling with increasing daylight (spring) and stop cycling as daylight decreases (fall).

read more

Red Sack Foal Delivery

The red sack foal delivery is really the premature separation of the foal’s placenta from the lining of the uterus. This diminishes the flow of blood to the unborn foal causing a lack of oxygen to the foal. Temporary to permanent brain damage and even death can occur. There is no time to call for help.

read more

Stallion Testicles

The purpose of the testicles is to make and store sperm as they mature from infertile immature sperm formed in the testicle and move up the epididymis into the secondary reproductive organs where the semen is created. Because they are temperature sensitive and will die if warmed to body temperature, the testicles in mammals remain outside the body to keep the sperm’s temperature below body temperature.

read more

The Estrous Cycle

The mare has a seasonally poly-estrous breeding cycle. It is seasonal because it occurs during increasing daylight (spring) and does not occur with decreasing daylight (fall and winter). It is poly-estrous because they become receptive to mating (in heat) for about 6 days and then become unreceptive to breeding (out of heat) for about 15 days for a cycle of 21 days.

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