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SEARCHING FOR SURROGATE MARES > 16 HANDS 🐴🤍🌱

At NERRC Luskintyre, we are actively searching for recipients (surrogate mares) that are no smaller than 16 hands for embryo transfer (ET). Recipient mares will be carrying on embryos, birthing and raising the foal until they are weaned. We specifically need large recipient mares to carry embryos from bigger breeds to allow the foal to [...]

New Team Member – Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine

DR. LUCAS NOLAZCOThe NEC team has just welcomed Dr. Lucas Nolazco into the clinic! Dr Nolazco has spent the past three years as a professor of equine surgery at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Lucas is passionate about teaching and is committed to the advancement of equine veterinary knowledge through active participation in continuing [...]

Recent Advances in Semen Extenders

The equine industry, excluding Thoroughbreds, relies heavily on AI to access genetics from different stallions regionally and internationally. Horse selection for breeding is based on pedigree and athletic performance, but not upon reproductive traits or fertility compared to other domestic species. As a result, different breeding strategies have been developed to overcome equine reproductive limitation, [...]

Laminitis

WHAT IS LAMINITISLaminitis results from inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof.The laminae of the hoof are tiny interlocking finger-like projections that hold tightly together like a zipper. Their function within the foot is to securely attach the coffin (or pedal) bone to the hoof wall. Inflammation can permanently weaken these laminae and result [...]

Pre-mature Foal

What is a premature foal?A premature foal is a foal that is immature and born before term, generally considered to be if they are born at less than 330 days gestation. However, length of pregnancy varies between mares, so the definition of a premature foal is not based solely on gestational age but also the [...]

Placentitis

WHAT IS IT? Placentitis is an inflammation within the placenta, it is responsible for the majority of late term abortions in broodmares. The most common type is ascending placentitis where bacteria enters the sterile uterus from the lower reproductive tract (e.g. mares with poor vaginal conformation). Viral and fungal infections can also cause placentitis. Early [...]

Dehydration Colic

At this time of year in Australia the southern states are freezing through the cold winter months while the northern states are in the middle of the dry season. Whether it is due to freezing cold water and dry forage or because it is hot and dry and the moisture in the grass is low, [...]