Recipient Mares – SEE VIDEO

Recipient mares must be palpated daily to record ovulations. It is essential for the donor mare to be synchronized with the recipient that will receive her embryo. The recipient can ovulate the day before, the same day, or up to... Read More

Transvaginal Aspiration – SEE VIDEO

With the advanced technique of aspirating small follicles, we are able to retrieve many oocytes per aspiration procedure. The immature oocytes are less fertile that the mature oocytes from preovulatory follicles, but the increase in number outweighs the decrease in... Read More

Sperm Capture – SEE VIDEO

One of the great advantages for ICSI is the ability to utilize poor quality semen or very rare semen. There is frozen semen available from many dead stallions that were great producers but may only be a few doses left.... Read More

Sperm Injection – SEE VIDEO

Once the oocyte is denuded and mature, it is ready to be fertilized. The sperm sample (can be very poor quality) sperm, frozen, cooled or fresh needs to be prepared. This involves purifying it thru a density gradient solution then... Read More

Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

This procedure allows us to fertilize an oocyte with only one single sperm cell. This is accomplished by maturing the oocyte until it has a polar body, purifying a sperm sample, injecting the sperm into the oocyte, culturing the injected... Read More


Cleavage is dividing. When the injected egg divides in two, we know that fertilization was successful and the embryo, now called a zygote, or early embryo is growing. This followed by successive divisions resulting in 4,8,16 etc cells inside the... Read More

Embryo Transfer

The national average recovery rate for embryo flushes is between 55 and 60%. Last year, of the embryos we flushed and those sent to us by others, our pregnancy rate was 83%. By 45 days gestation, which is when we... Read More