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Artificial insemination with chilled or frozen semen

In addition to their own stallions, Brackenspa Stud can offer clients a high quality Artificial insemination service, allowing them to use chilled or frozen semen from any stallion in the UK or abroad. The Artificial insemination operation is run by equine veterinary surgeon Roger Lee, of Tower Equine Fertility. Roger is a holder of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate in equine stud medicine. He has worked as a dedicated stud vet in Australia and Newmarket, and has many years experience in all aspects of equine fertility. Tower Equine Fertility and Brackenspa Stud Farm are on the BEVA approved list for chilled and frozen semen.

How does Artificial Insemination work?

It couldn’t be simpler. You choose the best stallion for your mare and we look after the rest. The advantages of Artificial insemination included vastly increased choice of stallion, and reduced travel costs for mares. Individual veterinary attention helps even less fertile mares to conceive.

Artificial insemination requires precise timing. For frozen semen in particular, twice daily ultrasound monitoring is necessary, and for this reason Artificial insemination needs to be performed at a well-equipped centre. Brackenspa Stud Farm has purpose built mare stocks, a veterinary laboratory and a newly built mare yard. Mares arrive at the stud just as they are due to come into season. They are then monitored closely so that insemination can be performed at the optimum time.

An experienced vet and an efficient stud team are crucial if Artificial insemination is to be successful. In 2013 Roger inseminated over seventy mares with chilled or frozen semen, with an overall pregnancy rate in excess of 80%. Let us help you breed your own champion in 2014.

For more information please contact Brackenspa Stud Farm or Tower Equine Fertility on 01778591082.

Related Files and Links

A Guide To Artificial Insemination (pdf)
Artificial Insemination Terms and Conditions (pdf)
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