This article provides information on normal reproductive management concepts and procedures. Current practices in management of the stallion and broodmare, the use of photoperiod and hormone treatments for efficient reproduction, breeding schedules differentiating the use of hand-mating vs. AI, and basic foaling management have been described. Other entries in this encyclopedia

Fig. 1 Scientists at Texas A&M University developed the first Body Condition Scoring system, which has become widely used in all aspects of the horse industry.

should be consulted for other aspects of horse production and management.

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