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A review on some of the more puzzling immunological and endocrinological aspects of the establishment of pregnancy and the survival of xenogeneic fetus in mares and other equids when they are carrying hybrid interspecific and transferred extraspecific foals was discussed.

Allen, W. R.; Kydd, J. H.; Short, R. V.; Antczak, D. F.
Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, USA
Equine reproduction, Volume 2, 2011, Ed.2, pp 2302-2319

IN the northern part of South-West Africa, hinnies are bred on account of their resistance to African horse sickness, which causes very high mortality. Asses are resistant to this disease, and the immunity of the hinnies is due to antibodies received from their mothers. The usual height of a...

Koch, W.
Deutsche Landwirtschaftliche Tierzucht, 1936, 40, pp 56-57