MSD Manual

Please confirm that you are a health care professional

honeypot link

Introduction to Reproductive Disorders of Horses

By

Harry W. Momont

, DVM, PhD, DACT, Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Last full review/revision Sep 2019 | Content last modified Oct 2019

The reproductive system is the group of organs that produce offspring. In both males and females, the reproductive system is composed of primary sex organs and primary regulatory centers. The primary sex organs are the testes in males and the ovaries and uterus in females. The primary regulatory centers are in the brain. They control the production of hormones that in turn influence the function of the primary sex organs.

A full discussion of breeding issues in horses is beyond the scope of this chapter. If you intend to purchase a horse for the purpose of breeding, you should seek the advice of a veterinarian (who will likely conduct a breeding soundness examination) and of other responsible horse breeders prior to purchasing the animal.

For More Information

Others also read
Download the Manuals App iOS ANDROID
Download the Manuals App iOS ANDROID
Download the Manuals App iOS ANDROID
Test your knowledge
Colic in Horses
Colic is a simple term meaning abdominal pain. There are many causes of colic in horses, with treatments ranging from administration of pain medication to abdominal surgery. Signs of colic are variable and do not indicate which part of the gastrointestinal tract is involved. Which of the following clinical signs is easily recognized as a common sign of colic? 
Become a Pro at using our website 

Also of Interest

Become a Pro at using our website 
TOP