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Broodmare Management
Cynthia McCall, Soren Rodning
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Pages / Length: 8
Publication Date: 05/10/2007

It is often more economical to buy a young horse than to breed your own, as breeding requires a commitment of time and finances. However, if you decide to breed your mare, including your veterinarian and understanding the process will greatly increase the chance of success. This publication outlines basic care for a healthy mare; provides an overview of reproductive tract anatomy and physiology, timing of breeding, and hormonal control; and ends with common breeding issues, tips, and resources for further reading.