Category Archives: problems

Bacterial Infection of a Stallion’s Reproductive Tract – Case Report

Posted: | June 15, 2022

Bacterial Infection of a Stallion’s Reproductive Tract – A case report of the bacterial infection of a stallion’s reproductive tract with images and outcome… A bacterial infection of a stallion’s reproductive tract is comparatively rare. When present, one of the first indicators is often the condition of the semen, or in the case of live cover where semen… Read More »

Contagious Equine Metritis – CEM

Posted: | October 31, 2021

Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) – A notifiable disease, Contagious Equine Metritis poses a significant threat for domestic breeders and international trade. By Jos Mottershead and Kathy St. Martin History In the spring of 1977 a previously unidentified genital infection of the equine was observed in the United Kingdom and Ireland in Thoroughbreds. Mares were being found not pregnant… Read More »

Equine Viral Arteritis

Posted: | October 22, 2021

Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) – a detailed and descriptive article about equine viral arteritis (EVA), a disease which has severe negative reproductive implications. By: Kathy St.Martina, Jos Mottersheada, Dr. Peter Timoneyb LLC, Wynnewood, OK 73098, USA; bDepartment of Veterinary Science, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, USA Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is not a… Read More »

Individual Tuition

Posted: | December 17, 2020

One-on-One Tuition While we are renowned for offering short courses on the subject of horse breeding worldwide, we not infrequently encounter people either at the courses or through our website who are in need of more specific one-on-one tuition. Perhaps they do not own stallions but want to learn more about the reproductive aspects of mares and mare… Read More »

You’re Ready to Breed Your Mare – But is the Semen OK?

Posted: | December 15, 2020

The Semen Looked Bad – Or Is It? Maybe not as bad as you think! A review of what constitutes a cooled semen dose, looking at some newer research and older dogma. By Jos Mottershead and Kathy St. Martin During the course of the breeding season – especially on the EquineRepro Facebook Group that we manage – we… Read More »

Cryptorchid – Types and Determination

Posted: | November 5, 2020

Cryptorchidism in the colt – This article describes the different forms, tests, resolutions and outcomes of cryptorchidism seen in the male horse (colt or stallion). by Jos Mottershead Prior to a colt foal being born his testicles are “stored” within the abdominal cavity. Shortly before birth they descend through the inguinal ring, and into the scrotum. Sometimes for… Read More »