An overview of breeding- induced endometritis

By Sonja Egan, PhD The colloquial term ‘dirty mare’ is often used to describe mares suffering from endometritis – a condition that is frequently characterised by the absence of pregnancy. Endometritis is regarded as one of the most common causes of equine infertility1,2. Bacterial uterine infections effect 25-60% of barren mares, causing considerable losses to […]

Ulla: An Italian romance and a breeding fairy tale!

By Christopher Hector and Umberto Martuscelli Photography: Peter Llewellyn, Silvio Mariani† He was a Thoroughbred stallion: Sans Blague. She a heavy Breton work horse: Ecstasy. Both lived in La Bragadina, Baron Treves de Bonfili's country estate in Legnago, along with the other horses of the house. Like all true Thoroughbreds, he was light. She was […]

Calvin Klein wins DSP foal race

By Jean Llewellyn / press release Photography: DSP There was a lot of activity on May 18, during the countdown for the DSP Online Foal Auction. The 16 selected German sport horse foals attracted great interest from parties worldwide but, ultimately, only two sold to a foreign country, in this case, Austria, twice! A total […]

Virtual reality finale to NZ summer showjumping series

By Sally Reid Photography: Cornege Photography A ‘virtual’ ceremony – conducted via Facebook from paddocks, yards and homes around the country – announced the winners of the ESNZ’s 2019-20 breeding series for jumpers. And, although it lacked the excitement of the normal Glistening Waters finals, it was no less significant for breeders and owners nationwide […]