Reproduction & Stud Medicine
At EVR we have a particular interest and expertise in reproductive work. We also offer advice on breeding stallions, foals and young stock and general stud management.
We provide an ambulatory service for both public and private studs and for individual mare owners, with procedures carried out at your own premises if facilities permit.
For owners who would rather send their mares away, we have boarding facilities for mares at New Barn Farm, Launton, Bicester.
Artificial Insemination (AI)
EVR is approved by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) as an approved AI Practice for both chilled and frozen semen. We have a very high success rates for both chilled and frozen AI with our average end of season pregnancy rates are consistently over 80%.
We offer fixed-price, per-cycle ‘packages’ which include all necessary ultrasound examinations prior to insemination, use of ovulation induction agent, insemination, post-insemination ultrasound examination for fluid and to check ovulation status and pregnancy scans at 14 and 28 days.
We are delighted to be able to offer a complete embryo transfer service at our premises. We are able to flush mares to retrieve embryos for those on embryo transfer programmes. Flushing of the uterus is performed 8-9 days after ovulation and once retrieved, they can be packaged for transportation to a pre-arranged donor mare. Due the precise synchronisation required between donor and recipient mare we recommend using a commercially supplied donor mare.