Pedigrees – an overview

To understand breeding decisions, you need to learn how to examine the ancestry of a horse. Knowing bloodlines can help you to predict a horse's potential. Pedigree research often becomes…

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AskHQ: What is ICSI?

Q: What is ICSI?  A: ICSI stands for 'intracytoplasmic sperm injection' and the procedure is now being performed more commonly in horses. The ICSI procedure involves the injection of a…

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Equifarm Veterinary Clinic

Please tell us a bit about Equifarm Veterinary Clinic and the services you offer? Equifarm Veterinary Clinic is a new veterinary practice in Namibia, where we focus on providing compassionate…

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AskHQ: A mare’s cycle

Q: How long is a mare's cycle? A: A mare's cycle is on average 21 days. Each 21 days demonstrates a fairly fixed pattern of physiological and behavioural events that…

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The majestic Knabstrupper

Dr Marna Smith, an animal scientist specialising in genetics and the owner of The Majestic Knabstrupper Stud, is obsessed with breeding the ‘perfect’ coloured sport horse. Marna imported South Africa’s…

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The Tersk

The Tersk is a breed of horse originating in Russia from the 1920s. It was created to replace the almost-extinct Strelets Arabian breed. Of the Strelets Arabian breed only two…

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The Lusitano

Text: Marike Kotzé The Lusitano is descended from the oldest riding horse known to history – the traditional Iberian horse, who in turn can be traced back to the primitive…

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Let there be light

Using light to optimise health and breeding cycles Text: By Charlotte Bastiaanse Ever wondered why foals are born during the summer? Horses are seasonal breeding animals, meaning that they prefer…

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