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Term for the unborn horse as it develops in the uterus.

Fetus

2

The first milk produced by the mare. It is high in protein and immunity.

Colostrum

3

The term for reaching sexual maturity.

Puberty

4

Term for when a mare is in heat, receptive for breeding.

Estrus

5

Term for the inability to produce offspring.

Infertility

6

Te membrane by which the unborn foal is attached to the uterus.

Placenta

7

Where is the pituitary gland located?

At the base of the brain

8

What is a ridgling?

A stallion that has retained one or both testicles inside his body cavity

9

What is the name of the membrane that surrounds the ovary?

Infundibulum

10

What do the letters "FSH" stand for?

Follicle stimulating hormone

11

What is a yeld mare?

A mare that did not produce a foal during the current season

12

What hormone regulates the reproductive tract during pregnancy?

Progesterone

13

What section of the sperm cell contains genetic material?

The head section

14

What stimulates an animal to breathe during birth?

The breaking of the navel cord

15

What is the fundamental unit of genetics?

Genes

16

What determines all hereditary characteristics?

Genes

17

Where are chromosomes located?

In the nucleus of animal cells

18

How many pairs of chromosomes does a horse have?

32

19

Name the three parts of the sperm

Head Midpiece Tail

20

What is the primary sex organ of the stallion?

Testicle