AskHQ: Dentist drama

Q: My mare will allow the dentist to work on her teeth, even with power tools, but she looks absolutely terrified. Would it be kinder to sedate her for the…

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Colostrum

Colostrum is produced by the mare and is the first milk she produces when she gives birth. She only produces this milk for up to 24 hours after giving birth.…

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AskHQ: Benefits of frozen semen

Q: What are the benefits of using frozen semen? A: There are many benefits of using frozen semen when breeding a mare. Cryopreservation (freezing) allows long term sperm storage, which…

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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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CEM – what you need to know

CEM stands for contagious equine metritis, which is essentially inflammation of the uterus of a mare, which in this case is caused by a sexually transmitted infection. CEM, despite the…

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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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