Studbook Selection - Health Examinations

Health Examinations

Almost all studbooks have some type of health requirement for stallions seeking approval. The veterinary exam may occur before, during, or after the K├Ârung, and always rules out stallions with congenital defects of the genitalia or dentition. Stallions may also undergo radiographs to screen against OCD, laryngoscopies to screen against airway obstructions, and semen analysis to ensure fertility. Stallions which have had surgeries or other treatments to correct a congenital defect are not allowed to breed. Based on the registry, stallions may have to be free of cribbing, recurrent airway obstruction ("heaves"), equine recurrent uveitis ("moon blindness"), laryngeal hemiplegia ("roaring"), glanders, etc.

Read more about this topic:  Studbook Selection

Other articles related to "health examinations, health":

Basic Occupational Health Services - Activities - Health Surveillance and Health Examinations
... The surveillance of worker's health is made through various types of health examinations ... The main purpose of health examinations is to assess the suitability of a worker to carry out certain jobs, to assess any health impairment which may be related to the exposure to harmful agents inherent in the ... The following types of health examinations are carried out either on the basis of regulations or as a part of good occupational health practice Pre-assignment (pre-employment ...

Famous quotes containing the word health:

    Most days I feel like an acrobat high above a crowd out of which my own parents, my in-laws, potential employers, phantoms of “other women who do it” and a thousand faceless eyes stare up.
    —Anonymous Mother. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 2 (1978)