Breed for Success: The Horseman's Guide to Producing Healthy Foals : New Hardcover
Beginning with initial decisions, including whether your mare is suitable breeding stock, the authors address pre-breeding mare care, breeding methods (live cover versus artificial insemination or embryo transfer), stallion selection, and negotiating the breeding contract.
Chapters on pregnancy cover broodmare care throughout the gestation period with an emphasis on recognizing early trouble signs and ways to improve the chances of a healthy mare and foal. With regards to birth, the authors offer suggestions on how to create a foal-friendly environment, learn the signs that indicate an impending birth, cope with both routine and problem deliveries, and then manage the foal's crucial first twenty-four hours.
Written with clarity and authority and full of "true life" anecdotes from breeders and other experts, Breed for Success is the one book to consult when your thoughts turn toward breeding your mare.