Malton Equine Veterinary Services

Mare Reproductive Services

Embryo Transfer
Embryo Transfer

Embryo Transfer allows breeders to increase the potential of mares, offering a range of benefits that enhance both efficiency and success in breeding programmes, whilst allowing donor mares to continue in their usual exercise programme.

Malton Equine Veterinary Services

Benefits of Equine Embryo Transfer:

● Preservation of Performance: Enable your mares to continue their athletic careers or competition schedules while still contributing to your breeding programme. Minimise the risks associated with pregnancy, without compromising their training or competition commitments.

● Accelerated Genetic Progress: Introduce genetic diversity and accelerate the progress of your breeding program by creating multiple offspring from proven mares during one breeding season.

● Efficient Reproductive Management: Our experienced team excels in synchronising donor and recipient mares, utilising advanced reproductive technologies for a successful embryo transfer process.

The Equine Embryo Transfer Process:

● Donor Mare Evaluation: Thorough assessment of the donor mare’s reproductive health is paramount, including anatomical evaluation and ultrasound examination.

● Recipient Mare Selection: We can assist in sourcing and assessing the suitability of recipient mares.

● Synchronisation: Precise synchronisation of the donor and recipient mares’ oestrous cycles to ensure optimal timing for embryo collection and transfer.

● Insemination: Controlled ovulation of the donor mare and artificial insemination with your chosen semen choice.

● Embryo Collection: State-of-the-art techniques for non-surgical embryo collection, minimising stress on the donor mare at day 7-9 post ovulation.

● Recipient Mare Preparation: Assessment and preparation of recipient mares, ensuring a suitable environment for successful embryo transfer.

● Embryo Transfer: Gentle and precise embryo transfer into the recipient mare’s uterus, maximizing the chances of successful implantation and pregnancy.

● Follow-up Ultrasound Examinations for assessment of Pregnancy: Routine scanning and management of the recipient mare to monitor embryo progression and increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalised care and guidance throughout the equine embryo transfer process, ensuring a seamless and successful experience for both mare and breeder. Contact us to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards achieving your breeding goals through the innovative technique of equine embryo transfer.

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