Ovulation cannot be predicted only by oestrus symptoms. Accordingly, oestrus does not guarantee ovulation. The most common technique used to detect ovulation is rectal palpation combined with ultrasound scanning. These two are the ‘gold standard’ for a reproductive ve...

Ovulation occurs usually 24-48 hours before the end of oestrus, but the precise detection of the ovulation is challenging without an ultrasound scanner or a sensitive hand, well-trained in palpation. The precise detection of the ovulation is the critical point of the c...

Part 2: Overall physical condition and Nutrition are the things, that the breeder can assess as a starting point on the way to successful reproduction.

The equine species has relatively poor fertility compared to other livestock species. Seasonality of reproduction, a long gestation period and above all, human interference in the physiology, may reduce the effectiveness of getting the mare in foal.

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Tired of getting questionable and confusing advice on how to feed you horse? Do you really need to include all those additives?

Why not take our easy to follow, introductory equine nutrition course - Understanding Basic Horse Nutrition and Feeding for Health, to gain a...

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