Breeding

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Ponies

What do you really know about ponies? Here's a short EQUUS pop quiz to test your smarts on the little but mighty.

If your mare will be foaling indoors, bed the stall with clean straw. |

Getting Ready for a Foal

With a little preparation, you can increase the chances that your newest herd member will arrive without a hitch. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.

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The science of horse breeding

When it comes to modern horse breeding, have technological advancements helped or hurt?

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A mare's age may influence the gender of her offspring

Research suggests a correlation between a mare’s age and the gender of her offspring.

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Raising an Orphan Foal

When a foal loses his dam, he'll need help to grow both physically and mentally. Here's how to meet those challenges.

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Understand Normal Mare and Foal Behavior

Understanding normal mare and foal behavior will help you identify health and management problems before they become critical.

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The Right Start: What Foals Need During the First 24 Hours

The care a foal receives during his first 24 hours of life can make all the difference for his future. By Pat Adkins for EQUUS magazine.

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Elite Equine Competitors Cloned

Cloned foals may offer a way to carry on the genetic makeup for superior athletic success. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

A clone of cutting horse wonder, Royal Blue Boon, was born in February 2006. | Photo by Sally Harrison

Have Your Horse Cloned

Equine cloning is now a viable option as two companies offer commercial cloning services. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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AAEP Hot Topic: Potential Preventive for Foal Pneumonia

Researchers at Texas A&M University find evidence that a rare metal may help protect newborn foals from pneumonia. From the editors of EQUUS magazine.

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Halting HYPP in Quarter Horses

The American Quarter Horse Association restricts future registration of HYPP gene carriers. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Horse Cloning Opportunity Opens to Public

July 29, 2005 -- Horsecloning.com opened a horse cloning opportunity to the public and announced the cost. Only one slot is available this year with a deadline of August 15.

Idaho Gem, a mule colt and the first cloned equid, was foaled in May 2003. |

How Researchers Cloned the First Equid

Researchers at the University of Idaho cloned three mule colts in May 2003. Here's how they did it. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS Magazine.

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Fatal Genetic Disorder in Quarter Horse Foals Identified

Research has identified a genetic mutation that leads to glycogen branching enzyme deficiency, a fatal condition in Quarter Horse foals. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine.

Want to Adopt a Wild Horse?

Are you interested in adopting a wild horse? The Bureau of Land Management can help you find the right mustang. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Breed Profile: Icelandic Horse

Discover the history, characteristics and uses of the unique Icelandic Horse. Written for EquiSearch by Jayne Pedigo.

Breed Profile - Missouri Fox Trotter

The Missouri Fox Trotter, known for its comfortable gait, is one of the oldest American horse breeds. Learn more about this attractive horse and its unique gait.

Defining a Breed

Genetics expert Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, addresses the differences between "breed" and "purebred." By the Editors of EQUUS magazine.

Chat Transcript: Dr. Robert Miller

EquiSearch readers chat with veterinarian and on foal imprinting behavior expert Robert Miller, DVM.

Breed Profile - Haflinger

The Haflinger is best known for its distinctive coloring. Its many other qualities make it a versatile pony, in harness and under saddle.

Draft Horses - Introducing Star

How a leisurely read of the classified ads ended up with a Percheron mare being added to the family. Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

Breed Associations A - F

Links to equine breed associations and registries, from the Akhal Teke to the Friesian.

Breed Associations G - L

Links to breed associations and registries, from the Gypsy Vanner to the Lippizan.