Well, ironically the smooth transition we had been working towards didn't happen that way and the old bulletin board decided to die the moment the new board became fully functional!! Old posts will - we hope (we can't even get into the admin side at the moment!!) - still be accessible, but posting on them will not be. Additionally, searching the old board doesn't work at the moment so we'll have to work at creating a method for that as well. However, thankfully, we do have the new board, even though the transition has become a "baptism by fire" for you, our faithful users!! We do of course apologise for the inconvenience, but hope that you will find the new board to be even better than the old in due course.
We have introduced new software, which has expanded the capabilities of the board significantly. As before, you can easily obtain a user name and password (follow that link or the one above to do so!) to allow you multiple privileges, such as being able to edit and delete your messages, remain permanently logged in (using a cookie), and search for recent posts made since your last visit. Additional facilities will be added in the upcoming months. We have found it necessary to make subscription mandatory for posting in order to avoid being inundated with "spam" posts advertising a variety of products that we really don't want... A sad reflection of the abusive nature of the Internet...
This board is for use by any who have a question related to any aspect of equine reproduction, or who have an answer to, or comment on, a question already posted. Please note that it is not for commercial advertising (including but not limited to stallion advertising), or for promoting other boards if the discussion topic is already present here. The list of categories below is by no means all-inclusive! If the subject you wish to discuss does not appear to be covered by an existing heading, or if you think there is another main category that should be added, please post your topic or suggestion in the "Miscellaneous and Suggestions for a New Topic" category, and the discussion may be continued there, or we may add a new category to the main list!
We would like to make two points clear that will make the operation of the board more efficient and enjoyable for all:
1: Please make sure that anything you post is in a relevant category otherwise it becomes very confusing and it is likely that your question or post will be missed! We will periodically move those that are listed in the wrong place to a more suitable location, so you may have to go looking for your post when you return if it doesn't start out in the right place!!
2: When a popular thread reaches around 200 posts (sometimes less) it will be noticed that loading becomes slower, and in the worst case you may encounter an "internal server error". This can be avoided by someone (if the moderator doesn't) starting a new thread!!! Please feel free to do that, and it will help everyone!
For viewers interested in a longer term commitment than a bulletin board, we would like to bring to your attention the excellent e-mail discussion list for equine reproduction on "yahoogroups" EquineRepro@yahoogroups.com. We thoroughly recommend it - it's free, and with over 3,300 subscribers, it answers lots of questions!!
The New Forum - Testing, Bugs and Notes
A probably temporary category in order to introduce users to the new forum, and to test and debug. If you run into a problem, please notify us here (please make sure you have read the FAQs first though please!!
The place to make your "New Arrival" announcements! We have placed sub-folders for the year and would suggest posting new threads within that year's folder in order to keep things somewhat organized! Note that photos can be displayed!
Nurse Mares Available or Needed
Please feel free to list your needs or availability of nursemares here. We do however recommend that you also list your animals at the Cyberfoal.com web site, which is specifically designed to assist those requiring the service and therefore has a larger number of interested people visiting than we do here.
Note that these facilities are often also in need of colostrum, so if you have several mares foaling successfully, you may be able to support the supplies which often run low during breeding season - contact them for more details.
Pregnant Mare and the Newborn Foal
Once the mare is in foal the question period should be over, right? Wrong! It's only just beginning! Discuss ideas and tips here for management techniques for the pregnant mare, and the new born foal and it's mother.
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Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.