Enhance Breeding Efficiency

Equilume Performance Lighting has been designed to influence a mare’s reproductive system through smart Stable Lights and mobile Light Masks. We can help breeders meet industry-imposed foal birth dates by increasing the hours of light a horse is exposed to daily.

It is widely understood that providing longer day-length acts to reduce the production of the hormone melatonin and stimulates the mare’s reproductive system to activate earlier in the year. Therefore, foals of the same official age can be produced that are older in actual age.

Benefits

Stallion

Advances and extends breeding season
Increases fertility and libido

Dry Mare

Advances breeding season
Increases fertility

Pregnant Mare

Prevents prolonged gestation lengths
Optimizes foal birth weights
Increases post foaling fertility
Increases milk yield
Improves colostrum quality

Research

At the heart of everything we do is to develop science based lighting solutions backed by research that allow animals to live and behave more naturally, so that they are healthier and perform better.

More info

Application Guide

Dry Mares: Light therapy should commence before 1st December (Northern Hemisphere) or 1st July (Southern Hemisphere) to reduce the production of the hormone melatonin and stimulate the mare’s reproductive system to activate earlier in the year.

Pregnant Mares: Light therapy should commence 90 days prior to due date to optimize foal birth weights and prevent prolonged gestations. Note: Light therapy should not commence before November 15th (Northern Hemisphere) or June 15th (Southern Hemisphere) regardless of due date.

Stallions: Light therapy should commence before 1st December (Northern Hemisphere) or 1st July (Southern Hemisphere) to ensure peak fertility and libido coincides with the busiest time of the breeding season.

Calculate your recommended light activation date.

We recommend discussing your programme with a member of our team, please email info@equilume.com