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Breeding management

Expert advice and information for breeders of sport horses and thoroughbreds.
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John Osborne, Horse Racing Ireland's director of equine welfare and bloodstock, discusses the options facing the owners of retired racehorses
By Irish Field Contributor on 23 July 2021
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Dr Helen Sharp looks at yearling sales preparation and what it takes to get a young horse physically and mentally prepared for the sales ring
By Irish Field Contributor on 09 July 2021
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Dr Helen Sharp talks to foaling expert Barbara Hanna about observation, intuition and experience in the care of the foaling mare
By Irish Field Contributor on 12 February 2021
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Andrea Ryan of Kilcash Equine Clinic spoke at the ITBA breeding season preparation webinar about preparing your mare for foaling and postnatal care
By Irish Field Contributor on 12 February 2021
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Weatherbys Ireland must be notified of all thoroughbred foals born in Ireland within 30 days of birth
By Irish Field Contributor on 12 February 2021
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TRM's new product Tuffoal helps maintain normal gut motility in foals, weanlings and adult horses
By Irish Field Contributor on 12 February 2021
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Foals suffering with diarrhoea deteriorate very quickly, prompt and effective treatment is important when dealing with diarrhoea
By Irish Field Contributor on 12 February 2021
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We asked some top studs to answer some of our foaling questions
By Rachel Moriarty on 12 February 2021
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Don’t let your mare foaling catch you unprepared, have your foaling kit ready to go well before your mare is due to foal. Here are some essentials everyone should have in their foaling kit
By Rachel Moriarty on 12 February 2021
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Veterinary Ireland have some helpful advice for breeders coming into the busy breeding season
By Rachel Moriarty on 12 February 2021
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There are a number of foster mare services around Ireland
By Rachel Moriarty on 12 February 2021
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Examining the mare's placenta after foaling is extremely important. Below are some steps you can follow when inspecting the afterbirth
By Rachel Moriarty on 12 February 2021
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