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Breeding Practices
You will complete ONE topic on this inquiry page. Scroll down to find the learning resources you will use. Keep track of the Need to Do tasks for each topic in your Equine2 3070 Learning checklist.
What practices are used to safely breed horses?

Horses can be bred for different purposes. An understanding of a horse’s reproductive cycles ensures responsible breeding and prevention of welfare-related problems. You will analyze reproductive cycles, practices and technologies.

Know horse breeding practices
The main goal of breeding is the birth of a healthy foal. What two factors do you think are most important when making a decision to breed a horse?

Need To Know
need to know Explore reproductive cycles of horses.
Reproductive processes
need to know Find out about breeding practices, reproductive technologies, pregnancy and birth.
Breeding practices & reproductive technologies
Need To Do
Introduction Construct cycle diagrams that describe main processes in the estrous, gestation and birth cycles of a mare and assess breeding practices.
Consider breeding practices
Introduction Use these graphic organizers to help you complete the learning tasks.
Cycle Diagram  |   T-Chart
Introduction When you are finished the learning tasks, respond to the reflection question.
Reflect Four
weblinks These weblinks will help you complete the learning tasks.

Read more in Anatomy, Physiology and Reproduction in the Mare. www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/10-099.htm

Read more in Anatomy, Physiology and Reproduction in the Stallion. www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/11-003.htm

Find information on reproductive biology and management in Factors Affecting Reproductive Success in Broodmares.
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/hrs6946

Find out more in Artificial Lighting for Mares.
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/lighting.htm

Explore the articles in the links on breeding on the horsetalk.co.nz website. www.horsetalk.co.nz/breeding/

Read the information in The Foaling Mare. www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=1040