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

Thorough assessment of conformation, external genitalia and ultrasonographic assessment of uterus, cervix and ovaries...

Pre-breeding Examination

We are proud to work alongside thoroughbred studs and individual breeders to manage the natural breeding cycles for mares walking-in to stallions...

Natural cover

We offer fresh, chilled and frozen AI services to individual breeders and studs...

Artificial Insemination

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...

Embryo Transfer

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...

Infertility Investigation

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...

Twin reduction

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...

Assisted Foaling

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...

Fostering the orphan foal