Equine Breeding Techniques and Foal Health Tips

Be prepared to provide excellent mare and foal care – AQHA will guide you!

It’s important to know what to expect when your mare is expecting. In most cases, the birth of a foal is uneventful and happy. But it doesn’t hurt to do your homework. AQHA’s detailed Equine Breeding Techniques and Foal Health Tips report guides you through the entire process, from mare care and signs of labor to foaling complications and first-hours foal care.

In Equine Breeding Techniques and Foal Health Tips, you’ll learn:

  • Mare care
  • Stages of labor
  • Foal care
  • Mare breeding tips
  • Vaccination charts
  • Complications with twin foals
  • Caring for orphan foals

Order this handy, 20-page resource today – Equine Breeding Techniques and Foal Health Tips. You can print it in full color immediately after your online purchase, or you can save it to your computer for future reading.

From the first-time breeder to the experienced individual who wants a refresher course in mare care, this report is an excellent source of information and tips.

You’ll get a detailed glimpse of twinning and the special precautions involved.

“Twins can cause additional stress to the broodmare,” says Dr. Ben Espy. “She not only has to feed two foals, but she also has to protect and teach two foals. Due to the added stress of twins, mares are likely to reject one of the foals.”

In addition to mare and foal care tips, one section is dedicated to orphan foals. “Aside from the more traditional options of bottle feeding and finding a nurse mare….creating a nurse mare is another choice. This technique has only been available for the last several years and costs from $400 to $800 for hormones administered.”

You’ll read stories from breeders and advice from veterinarians to help you with your breeding and foaling concerns.

“I had been warned that once things start to happen, they really happen quickly,” Peggy Schuster says. “My mare wasn’t messing around. She was three weeks overdue and was big as a barge.”

This report also outlines what to look for while your mare is in labor and what events occur in each stage. You’ll want this report with you stall-side when your mare is delivering her foal.

Learn more about breeding your horse.

Order “Equine Insemination with Frozen Shipped Semen,” part of AQHA’s educational DVD library.

As a stallion or mare owner, you’re faced with many challenges when managing the reproductive schedules of your horses.

One of the decisions you might have to make is whether to use frozen semen. That’s why AQHA and Colorado State University developed this straightforward DVD to help you understand the processes involved for using frozen semen.

“Equine Insemination with Frozen Shipped Semen” includes information about processing semen for freezing; how semen is stored and shipped; international requirements; and tips for successful mare insemination.

Order your copy of “Equine Insemination with Frozen Shipped Semen” today for just $14.95. AQHA members get a special discount.