Articles posted May 7, 2011

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Rain Possible for Derby

Rain Possible for Derby

As fans began pouring into Churchill Downs early Saturday for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the early morning sunshine gave way to mostly cloudy skies and the possibility of rain.

Researchers Examine the Secret Life of Equine Embryos

A mare's pregnancy might not seem that complicated on the surface, but her relationship with the embryo and its adjacent parts--in total, the conceptus--is remarkably complex. In order to prevent early embryonic loss, the conceptus must interrupt her estrous cycle, signaling her uterus to create a receptive environment for attachment and growth.

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