Stimulation of equine estrus early in the breeding season
Garðarsdóttir, Sandra Dögg
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Horse breeding has been practiced for centuries originating from the Bedouin people in the Middle East. The timing of the first breeding programme is blurry but first documents originate back to 1330 AD. The Bedouins reputation was to breed careful breeding of Arabian horses with extensive pedigrees of great bloodlines. Later on different cultures started breeding horses depending on their needs and different horse breeds were created. This thesis will describe the horse reproductive physiology followed by different methods how to manipulate the mares‘ estrous cycle to hasten the onset of season based on researches performed.