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Breeding management

Expert advice and information for breeders of sport horses and thoroughbreds.
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Foaling can occur any time between day 310 and 370 of pregnancy, here is our advice on how to prepare
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2018
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Gerry Ross, Manager of Kenilworth House Stud and owner of Limekiln Stud, talks to Aisling Crowe about foaling preparations and after-care
By Irish Field Contributor on 09 February 2018
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A mare's parturition or labour is divided into three stages. Here is how to recognise the signs
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 09 February 2018
Regulating a horse's exposure to light can improve fertility, performance, coat condition and health if understood and applied correctly
By Irish Field Contributor on 17 November 2017
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Phoebe Bright talks to Robert Fierro and Jay Kilgore, of DataTrack International, about the use of data to assess the racing and breeding potential of horses
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 22 September 2017
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Leanne O’Sullivan talks to horse dealer Jim Derwin, who sells between 70 and 100 hunters each year
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 15 September 2017
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When it comes to putting your best foot forward on sales day a lot can be done to improve your chances. CAFRE lecturer Gayle Moane discusses how best to prepare
By Irish Field Contributor on 01 September 2017
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Caballis has launched its new website, which will act as a platform to optimise the performance of horses. To see this technology for yourself, visit their stand at the Dublin Horse Show
By Irish Field Contributor on 04 August 2017
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This data makes the quite sensational suggestion that being in-foal could actually have a negative influence on racing performance, writes Kevin Blake
By Kevin Blake on 14 July 2017
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Leanne O’Sullivan talks to sales consignor, Liz Joscelyne of Rathcannon House Stud who has enjoyed some recent success on the track
By Leanne O'Sullivan on 14 April 2017
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Cheryl Broderick talks to Kevin Babington about why he chooses an Irish-bred horse
By Irish Field Contributor on 10 February 2017
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Dermot O'Sullivan, winner of this year's The Irish Field Breeders Championship at the RDS, gives his top foal-prep tip
By Irish Field Contributor on 28 August 2015
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