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    Default Breeding FAQs, weaning dates, etc. -- add useful info here!

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    I'll get it started by clearing out a couple of stickies from the top of the forum:

    Milk Testing 101

    List of Frozen Semen Distributors
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    Last edited by Moderator 1; Nov. 7, 2013 at 10:40 PM.
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    Default P&E protocol and other methods of manipulating ovulation

    P&E protocol and other methods of manipulating ovulation http://www.chronicleforums.com/forum...d.php?t=154300
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    Default Regumate

    Discussion of use of Regumate during pregnancy

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    Default EVA and vaccinations for it

    Discussionof EVA and vaccination protocol for mares and stallions

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    Default Foaling Kit

    What to have on hand in your foaling kit

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    Default Color

    The first is a neat Color Calculator:
    http://www.animalgenetics.us/CCalculator1.asp
    This is a site that explains color well:
    http://www.windrisedesigns.com/Windr...r_genetics.htm



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    Last edited by Moderator 1; Nov. 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM.
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    Default Warning - if your foal is on Rifamin/ Clarithromycin

    Possible fatal side effect of the drug Rifamin/ Clarithromycin. Keep your foals in and cool while on these meds.

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=304417



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    Default DYSTOCIAS

    Great thread on what to do (and what NOT to do) should you be faced with a dystocia (mal-positioned foal or other wise difficult birth).

    Also a place to share your stories on this subject.

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...Talk+Dystocias



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    Yet another good post weaning article:
    http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=18822
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    Here is the explanation for newbies to 'Weaning By The Signs" -

    The theory is that for many years the old farmers weaned calves based on the astrological signs. The Feed/Seed Co-Op stores usually give away this kind of zodiac calendar. The theory is based on the belief that certain zodiacs rule certain parts of the body.

    Capricorn ruled body parts include bones (skeletal structure), joints, knees and teeth.

    Aquarius ruled body parts are the circulatory system, ankles, Achilles heal, calves and shins.

    Pisces rules the feet and the immune system.

    Those are the three zodiac signs that govern the lowest part of a body.

    Farmers used that theory that when the zodiac (moon) signs were in the lowest part of the body - during Pieces - otherwise termed that the blood was in the feet, the lowest part of the body during this phase - that less trauma occurred and events of a more dramatic nature were less stressful. Thus, weanings and geldings were always done when the signs (zodiac/moon) were in the lower extremities - with Pieces being the best time.

    Old time horsemen followed this theory and it has always lent itself to a smoother, less stressful weaning and gelding.

    Weanings in general always work best when the natural progression of weaning has already begun by the dam, and that, along with using the weaning by the signs theory, almost guarantees a smooth and safe event.

    Use the final three days in the run of days ensures the most grounded time frame for weaning.
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    Collected threads from 2010-2011 on purpose-breeding for eventers. Feel free to add others as well. Helpful published articles posted in other threads are at the bottom.

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=324671

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=324677

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=322254

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=182949

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=302026

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=294949

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=295580

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=279326

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=287664

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=287374

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=282963

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=283712

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=318889

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=316886

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=309658

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=205506

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=271034

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=253369

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=246808

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=246818

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=239676

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=242561

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=238723

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=238636


    Selecting Fillies and Mares for a World-Class Breeding Programme: http://www.morningside-stud.com/gpage22.html

    The Importance of Culling Mares:
    http://www.morningside-stud.com/gpage30.html

    Choosing Mares for a Breeding Program
    http://www.morningside-stud.com/gpage32.html

    Article by Julia Hodkin, owner of the young stallion Future Illusion, on how to assess your mare for breeding, which provides a framework for objectively assessing the qualities of your mare and rank ordering her good/weaker points.

    http://www.horsebreedersmagazine.com...011/4553809543

    Article in the Irish Independent regarding the William Micklem study on the TB influence in event breeding:

    http://www.independent.ie/farming/ne...s-2854720.html

    USEA convention video on 4* breeding -- Bruce Davidson etc.

    http://blip.tv/useventing/breeding-a...-rider-2996197
    Last edited by Peregrine Farm; Nov. 1, 2011 at 01:57 PM. Reason: Added link to Bruce Davidson interview



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    Interesting weaning tips from Equinews -
    http://www.equinews.com/article/comm...weaning-horses
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    Default Raising a "dummy" foal: a video journal

    If you have such a foal born and not sure what to do, here is my video diary of our experiences. Included are what worked, what is required, and what your life will be like for the first couple of weeks after the birth.

    My hope is that someone watches it and takes a chance! Raising such a foal is truly is an amazing experience. This video documents our successfully saving Percheron "Chakra," using "home" care.

    Good luck on your journey!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6H_SS5YIOA
    Luistano Stallion standing for 2013: Wolverine UVF
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IZPHDzgX3s



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    Default Best Days to Wean, November & December, 2013

    Best weaing days in November:
    November 9th - 13th are the good times to wean

    Best weaning days in December:
    December 6th - 10th are the good days to wean
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