Horse Reproduction

We have a number of veterinarians experienced in all aspects of equine reproduction including collections from stallions, insemination of mares and embryo transfer.

Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination (AI) is the process of placing semen into the uterus of a mare at the time of ovulation using instruments designed for this purpose.  Mares can be artificially inseminated using fresh, chilled or frozen semen.

AI offers a number of potential advantages including:

  • Decreased chance of injury to the stallion, mare and handlers.
  • Prevents the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like Equine Herpes Virus and also other diseases which are spread by close contact.
  • Semen can be collected from stallions with injuries or other issues which prevent them from serving mares naturally.
  • Mares with injuries or other problems can be managed and bred safely and more effectively.
  • Mares and/or stallions do not need to travel and be left on site for long periods.  Every year we see mares returning from long stints on far away properties in very poor condition, injured and not pregnant.

Being located close to the Pacific Highway means that we can receive semen from practically anywhere in Australia within 24 hours of collection making AI a saver of time, money and major hassles.

If you are considering AI for your mare call one of our clinics and have a chat to one of our equine vets who will talk you through the process and costs.  

Scanning and Pregnancy Diagnosis

If you want to know when to mate your mare, whether she is pregnant, or how far along is the pregnancy, we can provide this information. 

Using our equine ultrasound machine, we are able to obtain valuable information from the ovaries and uterus such as follicle size, timing of ovulation or presence of any disease.  This allows us to identify and treat any problems, identify the critical time for mating or insemination, detect pregnancies and address issues such as twins.