Omega-3 fatty acids are widely advocated in breeding stock for various reasons. Studies have shown that stallions can benefit from omega-3 fatty acids, especially those used in breeding programs.
Researchers investigate the benefits of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids on stallion semen.
The period just after weaning offers a great time to recalibrate body condition and prepare a lactating mare for the upcoming challenge of another pregnancy and lactation.
Barren and early-pregnant, nonlactating mares have the same nutrient requirements as mature horses at maintenance.
The last couple months of gestation, when the foal grows at an astounding rate, and early lactation can be stressful for a broodmare. Stress can stunt the mare’s immune system, putting her and her foal at risk of disease.
Supplements containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of which are omega-3 fatty acids, may benefit breeding mares in numerous ways.
According to a group of researchers from the University of Florida, L-arginine might help improve reproductive efficiency in mares.
My mare's weight fluctuates from moderate to just below that, becoming ribby at times. Now she's pregnant, and I want to make sure her diet is suitable for late pregnancy and early lactation. Can you review, please?
A long checklist of items must be addressed prior to breeding a mare: sire selection, breeding soundness examination, vaccination and deworming review, and assessment of body weight and nutritional status.
Foals are far more susceptible to post-separation problems during the weaning process than their dams. Most mares accept weaning with aplomb, but careful attention should be paid to them in case other concerns arise.
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