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Trends in Equine Assisted Reproduction

Posted by Dr. Ed Squires on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 @ 09:31 AM

It has been almost 20 years since I started an assisted reproduction program at Colorado state University. The purpose of that program was to develop techniques to preserve equine genetics. It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss all the goals of that program but I would like to focus on production of foals from old mares and stallions via in vitro technology (aka test tube horse).

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Tags: Assisted Reproduction Techniques

Ovum Pickup in the Mare

Posted by Dr. Gabe Young on Wed, Jan 07, 2015 @ 07:51 PM

Breeding horses has come a long ways in the last 50 years. Veterinarians have been able to overcome many of the obstacles presented when breeding horses with advancements in artificial insemination and embryo transfer. However, there are still times when infertility of either the mare, stallion or both prevent getting foals on the ground. The most recent advances in assisted reproductive technologies, Ovum Pickup and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), have allowed us at Weatherford Equine Breeding Center (WEBC) to take the next step in overcoming these obstacles with some promising results.

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Tags: Frozen Semen, Stallion Management, Mare Management, Assisted Reproduction Techniques