Malton Equine Veterinary Services

Mare Reproductive Services

Artificial Insemination
Artificial Insemination

At Malton Equine, we understand the importance of leveraging advanced reproductive technologies to optimise the breeding success of your much-loved mare. Our team of specialist reproductive vets is proud to offer state-of-the-art artificial insemination services, working with fresh, chilled and frozen semen.

Malton Equine Veterinary Services

Chilled Semen:

What is Chilled Semen?

Chilled semen, also known as cooled semen, has been collected from the stallion, processed and extended, then cooled to a temperature that extends its viability. Extending semen consists of the addition of semen extender (additives) which protect and prolong the lifespan of sperm at a cooled temperature. This allows for transportation to mare owners and breeders over greater distances while maintaining its fertilisation potential.

Why Choose Chilled Semen?

● Flexibility: Chilled semen survives for longer following insemination compared to frozen semen lengthening the breeding window around ovulation and allowing you flexibility in timing.

● Wider Geographical Reach: With chilled semen, you can access stallion genetics from across Europe and further afield, broadening your options for breeding.

● Minimised Stress: This method minimises the stress to both the stallion and mare, as neither need to be transported for on-site breeding.

Frozen Semen:

What is Frozen Semen?

Frozen semen has been collected, processed using special extenders and carefully frozen to extremely low temperatures. This preservation method allows for long-term storage and usage on demand, providing an excellent option for future breeding opportunities. Frozen-thawed semen requires insemination as close to ovulation as possible, and therefore there is increased monitoring for ovulation in mares undergoing frozen insemination.

Why Choose Frozen Semen?

● Extended Storage: Frozen semen can be stored for an extended period (several decades) without compromising its quality, enabling breeders to plan and coordinate breeding cycles far in advance of insemination.

● Access to worldwide sires: Frozen semen can be transported from anywhere in the world, enhancing breeding choice and diversifying bloodlines.

● Access to historic stallion lines: Frozen semen allows access to stallions that may no longer be available for live cover or chilled semen, preserving valuable genetic lines.

Our Expertise:

At Malton Equine, our team of equine reproduction specialists are leaders in assisted reproductive techniques and are dedicated to utilising their experience to guide owners through the breeding process from start to finish. From assessing mare reproductive health to coordinating semen ordering and optimal insemination timing, our veterinarians are committed to maximising the chances of a successful pregnancy for your mare.

Why Choose Us?

● Expertise: Our veterinarians have extensive specialist experience in equine reproduction and stay updated on the latest advancements in artificial insemination techniques.

● Client Education: We prioritise client education, ensuring that mare owners are informed and actively involved in every step of the breeding process.

Malton Equine have collaborated with local studs Albarosa Stud, Hanging Hill Equestrian, Battlefield Stud and Norton Grove Stud to offer packages that will fit you and your mare’s requirements and enable frequent monitoring and precision. We can help discuss your mare’s suitability for breeding, stallion choice, semen type and reproductive plan. If you’re considering artificial insemination for your mare or have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to partnering with you on your equine breeding journey.

Emergency veterinary attention for your horse may be required at any time of the day or night. We provide veterinary care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to registered clients.

Mare Reproductive Services

Our veterinary pre-breeding assessments for mares are designed to lay the foundation for successful equine reproduction and identify any potential problems early.

Pre-breeding Examination

We meticulously evaluate the health and fertility of the mare prior to cover, ensuring compatibility for a successful breeding experience.

Natural cover

We understand the importance of leveraging advanced reproductive technologies to optimize the breeding success of your beloved equine companions.

Artificial Insemination

Embryo transfer allows breeders to multiply the genetic potential of mares, offering a range of benefits that enhance both efficiency and success in breeding programs.

Embryo Transfer

We use a comprehensive approach to the investigation of difficult breeders.

Infertility Investigation

In our commitment to comprehensive equine reproductive care, we employ advanced techniques such as hysteroscopic treatment to address infertility issues that may arise from blocked oviducts in mares.

Hysteroscopic treatment of the Oviduct (Fallopian tube)

Due to the very rare survival of twin pregnancies to term it is recommended to reduce one of the embryos to result in a single remaining pregnancy.

Twin reduction

In equine veterinary medicine, the ability to determine fetal gender is a valuable aspect of reproductive care, aiding breeders in their strategic breeding programs.

Foetal gender determination

There are multiple surgical procedures aimed at addressing caudal anatomy issues to improve mare fertility.

Surgical management of the vulva and perineum

We prioritize the well-being of pregnant mares through comprehensive monitoring techniques, including advanced ultrasound scans.

Monitoring of the placenta during pregnancy

Veterinary monitoring of equine pregnancy is a critical aspect of ensuring the health and well-being of both the mare and the developing foal.

Monitoring of the high rick pregnancy

Malton Equine is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for pregnant mares, covering general well-being, strategic worming, and vaccinations crucial for a healthy pregnancy.

General care, worming and vaccinating the pregnant mare

At Malton Equine, we understand that despite meticulous breeding and attentive care, complications can occasionally arise during the foaling process.

Assisted Foaling

In the critical post-foaling period, Malton Equine can assist in the thorough management of your mare's health.

Post-Foaling disease management

Undesirable or atypical behavior exhibited by mares during their oestrous cycles can often be indicative of underlying reproductive issues.

Suppression of oestrus ('Moody' Mare Management)

Unfortunate circumstances can result in a foal being left without its own mare to rear it.

Fostering the orphan foal