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Breeding management

Expert advice and information for breeders of sport horses and thoroughbreds.
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Diarrhoea and digestive upset are very common in foals, so we outline some tips to treat and prevent it
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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Experts at Redmills outline the best practices for looking after a newborn foal
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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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 07 February 2020
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Examining the mare's placenta after foaling is extremely important. We outline some steps you can follow when inspecting the afterbirth
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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We asked two top stud farms some questions on breeding and how they look after their foals
By Rachel Moriarty on 07 February 2020
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Agricam systems make life easier for breeders during the foaling season allowing them to check in on their mare live from their phone, laptop, tablet or desktop
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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Helen Sharp visits Equine Reproduction Veterinary Surgeon Dr John Haughey MRCVS of Carrickview Stud to find out what is involved in getting a foal safely on the ground via embryo transfer
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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Experts at TRM advise breeders on how best to ensure their mares get all the nutrients they need during the final stages of pregnancy
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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Lactating mares require more protein, energy, calcium and phosphorous in a larger amount of feed in order to recover from foaling stress
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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The transition from the race track to the breeding shed for maiden mares requires great nutritional management. The team at RED MILLS outline some tips for breeders
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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The mares' cycle is divided into four parts
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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It is important to be prepared in the case that you find yourself needing a foster mare
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 February 2020
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