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Vaccination of broodmares
Dr Tim Pearce talks about the vaccination of broodmares during pregnancy. Vaccinations are required to prevent Equine Herpes Virus (EHV), Salmonella, Strangles and Tetanus.
Gareth Downey explains the process of booking your mare in for service plus the broodmare history the stallion farm will require depending on whether she is a boarding mare or walk-in mare.
Dr Chris Phillips discusses the use of artificial lighting to mimic longer daylight hours and encourag a mare to cycle.
Dunstan's Gretel Webber discusses nutrition of thoroughbred mares and foals.
The vet's role in getting a mare prepared for mating
Dr Tim Pearce discusses the vet's role in getting a mare prepared for mating with a stallion and ways in which human intervention can improve the chances of conception.
TEASING (warning graphic content)
Mark Chittick explains the use of a teaser in preparing mares for service and how to identify mares in season based on their receptiveness to the teasing process.
SERVING (warning graphic content)
Mark Chittick explains the process of a stallion covering a mare at a commercial stud farm.
Dr Chris Phillips discusses the use of ultrasound to generate a picture of the uterus. Ultrasound can be used to detect pregnancy from about day 15.
The foaling mare: pre & post foaling care
The Oaks Stud's Orla Lyons discusses what to look for in mares that are ready to foal and the basic checks to make once the mare has produced her foal.
FOALING (warning graphic content)
Watch as a foal is born at Waikato Stud in the early hours of the morning. The foal bonds with its mother, takes its first steps and suckles within an hour of birth.
The mare and newborn foal
Dr Tim Pearce discusses the timeframe in which mares should foal, mare management post foaling, accessing a placenta and the importance of colostrum.
Limb conformation in young horses - Pt1
Dr Tim Pearce discusses limb conformation in young horses and its long-term effect on the durability of a racehorse. (Part 1 of 3)
Limb conformation in young horses - Pt2
Dr Tim Pearce discusses limb conformation in young horses and the angular limb deformities which can occur during the early stages of a foal's life. (Part 2 of 3)
Limb conformation in young horses - Pt3
Dr Tim Pearce discusses limb conformation in young horses, including angular limb deformities and issues relating to spring grass. (Part 3 of 3)
Dr Tim Pearce talks us through the freeze branding process of a young thoroughbred in New Zealand. Brands are used as an easy identification method.
Scoping (endoscopic exam)
Dr Andrea Ritmeester talks about the importance of an endoscopic examination (scoping) to determine a horse's ability to breath and function as a racehorse.
Dr Tim Pearce talks us through the castration or gelding of a young thoroughbred in New Zealand, and the need for many young colts to be gelded for management purposes.
Equine Dental Health
Equine Veterinarian Mandy Illston talks about the development of teeth in a thoroughbred, including checking for early conformational deformities in foals.
Treatment of open wounds
Dr Tim Pearce touches on the treatment of open wounds in thoroughbreds in general.