Why Won't My Mare Get Pregnant?
A mare's fertility can be influenced by a variety of factors including her health, age, and reproductive anatomy. In addition, stallion fertility and technician skills all play an important role in successfully breeding the mare. In this presentation, Dr. Anderson will discuss common problems that arise in the breeding barn and offer solutions to help get your mare pregnant.
Dr. Kathy Anderson has been the Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Nebraska since 1991. She oversees the youth and adult extension horse program as well as teaches Undergraduate courses in the Animal Science Department. Kathy currently teaches courses in Horse Management, Equine Reproduction and Equine Nutrition. Additionally she has coached the UNL Horse Judging team.
An avid horse show judge, Dr. Anderson is a carded judge with the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, and National Snaffle Bit Association. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Agricultural Education from the University of Nebraska, Masters of Science in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Animal Science from Kansas State University.
Along with her educational background, Dr. Anderson stays highly involved in the industry; previously she was an assistant trainer and breeding manager at a large Quarter Horse farm, her family currently raises and shows Western Pleasure Horses, she is a past Board Member for the Quarter Horse Association of Nebraska, is the current Vice President of the American Youth Horse Council, and the Vice Chair of eXtension’s Horse Quest project.
Watch the recorded webcast below!