Equine Reproduction – 2021-2022 Breeding Season 

 

Foaling Down
We normally advise that each mare arrives at least two weeks before due date, or sooner if she already starts
to bag up (please check the bag daily from 6 weeks prior to due date).
All foaling’s are supervised by our qualified equine staff, in specially designed small paddocks next to the clinic,
close to necessary equipment and staff in the event of complications.

Supervision, yards under 24 hr camera surveillance, twice daily check- ups initially, application and monitoring of
foaling alarms, supervision of birth, ensuring foal stands and drinks normally, ensuring mare stands and cleans,
and a routine IgG test of the foal at 12 hours of age
Price does not include daily agistment (prices for agistment as below), or necessary veterinary care if any
complications occur.

 

Insemination – Mares
Our preference when organising assisted breeding of mares (fresh, chilled, or frozen AI or direct service with
stallion) is to work on a per cycle basis. This is because one or two scans for stage of cycle or pregnancy are
simply not sufficient to achieve good results. The most important scan of the cycle is the one that checks for
ovulation after service – this is the scan most commonly left out! Our Per Cycle fee covers all the scans from
the first pre-breeding examination through to the final pregnancy test, or the first negative test if the mare is
not pregnant on the cycle. Each cycle must include an insemination and an ovulation leading to pregnancy test

 

Embryo Transfer

The mare undergoing Embryo Transfer is termed the Donor mare, and she is inseminated or served with the
stallion of the owner’s choice.
The Donor mare is flushed on day 7 – 8 after ovulation, and any embryo recovered is transferred into the most
suitable recipient. As we do not run a herd of recipient mares, embryos successfully retrieved at flush will be
taken to Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital for transfer into the best available surrogate mother


Mare owners interest in ET should refer to the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital website information found at
https://www.gvequine.com.au/reproduction/equine-embryo-transfer


Prices for associated recipient costs, will be available directly from GVEH. Prices for transfer will be upon
application from Golden Plains Equine.

Agistment – Mares
Agistment rates during the stud season vary with the type of accommodation required for individual mares
Mare dry run in normal group 
Mare in own yard or paddock
Wet mare in small group 
Stabled (hospital) 
Price includes pasture and/ or good quality hay and/or hard feed as required

Stallions
No Collection of stallions for semen processing.
Pick-up semen from airport