How to Manage Jacks to Breed Mares

  title={How to Manage Jacks to Breed Mares},
  author={Igor Frederico Canisso and Marco D. Silva and Mina C. G. Davies Morel and Sue McDonnell},
Jacks are bred to mares to produce mules. Traditionally, breeding management of jacks under domestic conditions is considered challenging for both natural breeding and semen collection. The donkey’s natural sexual behavior significantly differs from that of horses. This article describes the sexual behavior of donkeys and presents strategies to improve the breeding efficiency of jacks used for natural mating with mares or semen collection. Authors’ addresses: Section of Theriogenology… CONTINUE READING