Malton Equine Veterinary Services
Mare Reproductive Services
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.
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.
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.
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
Thorough assessment of conformation, external genitalia and ultrasonographic assessment of uterus, cervix and ovaries...
We are proud to work alongside thoroughbred studs and individual breeders to manage the natural breeding cycles for mares walking-in to stallions...
We offer fresh, chilled and frozen AI services to individual breeders and studs...
We offer complete embryo transfer services allowing owners the opportunity to breed from mares in competition or with health issues; or to produce multiple foals per season...
The off-season or early breeding season is the perfect opportunity to investigate mares with fertility issues however investigation can be carried out at any stage...
Some infertility issues in mares can be linked to blockage of the ducts connecting the ovaries to the uterus...
Hysteroscopic treatment of the Oviduct (Fallopian tube)
Occasionally, a mare will conceive twins. 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...
Gender determination can be performed via transrectal ultrasonography at 60-70 days gestation...
Foetal gender determination
There are several surgical procedures that can help to improve mare fertility by altering caudal anatomy...
Surgical management of the vulva and perineum
To ensure a safe pregnancy it is occasionally necessary to examine the placenta via ultrasound scan transrectally...
Monitoring of the placenta during pregnancy
Occasionally, issues with conformation or historical difficulties will mean a mare’s pregnancy might be termed ‘high-risk’...
Monitoring of the high rick pregnancy
General maintenance is essential in the management of the pregnant mare. We are happy to advise you on the best worming strategy for your pregnant mare...
General care, worming and vaccinating the pregnant mare
Occasionally, complications arise during foaling. Malton Equine are ready to assist and have a wealth of knowledge and experience with the necessary equipment to assist in difficult foalings...
After foaling your mare should have passed her foetal membranes by three hours...
Post-Foaling disease management
Undesirable or atypical behaviour whilst in season can be investigated by thorough assessment of the uterus and ovaries...
Suppression of oestrus ('Moody' Mare Management)
Unfortunate circumstances can result in a foal being left without its own mare to rear it...