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Horses have the potential for high reproductive performance. With an understanding of basic reproductive science, breeders can be better positioned to achieve their goals. This Factsheet presents information on basic anatomy, physiology and management techniques that can assist in improving reproductive performance in the mare. This book coverage includes the reproductive anatomy, endocrine control and selection for breeding of both the mare and stallion, and also pregnancy, parturition and lactation in the mare. This comprehensive text goes on to study how this knowledge can be applied to the successful breeding of horses, maximizing both productivity and animal welfare. It has also been expanded to include more recent experimental work and updated references, including a brand new chapter on the significant developments in embryo technology. This widely popular textbook is an essential addition to the collections of both students in equine science and practicing veterinarians.