BEVA approved A.I centre
Experienced stud vets
Mobile scanning service available
Comprehensive range of breeding services
Competitively priced A.I packages
Breeding & Artificial Insemination
Our team comprises of vets with many years of experience in equine stud medicine and we are a British Equine Veterinary Association approved practice for A.I using both chilled and frozen semen. We offer a wide range of services from simple pregnancy scanning to investigation of infertility in mares. Most of our stud work is done at our Great Harwood Surgery. We also offer a mobile scanning service to use on your yard using ultrasound machines.
Mares can attend our Great Harwood surgery or any of the local studs we attend. We also have portable equipment for scanning at your own premises if required. Pregnancy scans cost £25. Scan pictures can be stored and e-mailed on request.
We are approved by the British Equine Veterinary Association as a centre for AI using frozen and chilled semen. Mares can attend out surgery or a local stud for scanning and insemination. It is possible to carry out initial scanning at your premises then to bring her to us when she is fully in season for the examinations and insemination to be performed. That way she should only need to be away from home for a few days.
TREATMENT OF FERTILITY PROBLEMS
We accept older mares or mares who have failed to conceive for investigation and treatment to maximise their chances of becoming pregnant. If you are considering breeding from a mare over fifteen years (or a mare over twelve which has not previously bred a foal) or your mare has failed to conceive to repeated coverings / inseminations, we can investigate using ultrasound scans, uterine endoscopy and laboratory tests such as uterine biopsy. Our vets will offer advice and discuss the best course of action.
Our “A.I. Packages” to allow you to budget more easily for breeding from your mare. We take mares in for A.I at our Great Harwood surgery and other local studs. All mares should have a negative clitoral swab certificate and EVA blood test result before arrival at our surgery or at stud.
The Stud Packages Include:
• All scans leading up to insemination
• A prostaglandin injection to bring your mare in to season if required
• A hormone injection or implant to facilitate the timing of ovulation if required
• A post insemination scan, saline flush of the uterus and single antibiotic treatment if required
• Management of twin pregnancies if required
• Up to three pregnancy scans
• A repeat of the above on your mare’s next cycle if she fails to conceive
The Packages Do Not Include:
• CEM swabbing and EVA blood testing prior to breeding
• Treatment of fertility problems such as chronic uterine infection
• Treatment of persistent uterine fluid (if more than one uterine flush is required)
• Sedation (which is sometimes required for safety reasons)
• Treatment of any non-breeding related issues
• More than three pregnancy scans
• Surgery to improve poor vulval conformation
• Any routine vaccinations or non-breeding related treatment
• Livery fees, semen shipping charges and stud fees for your chosen stallion
Stud packages must be paid for in full prior to the mare's first scan. See full terms and conditions
A.I Package Prices 2018
Chilled Semen Package at Country Farm Stud £280 (For mares resident at Country Farm Stud, the insemination will normally be done by Country Farm Stud. This is charged separately by the Stud at £30 for resident stallions or £60 for transported semen)
Chilled Semen Package at Our Surgery or Other Local Studs £380
Frozen Semen Package (for a single cycle only)* £400
*Includes all of the above for a single cycle only using frozen semen. This includes several scans per day, thawing and assessment of semen and deep intrauterine insemination technique.
When calculating the costs of breeding from your mare it is important ot take in to account other costs not related to veterinary treatment including:
Stud fee for your chosen stallion
Semen collection fees
Semen processing and shipping costs
Livery and transport costs
CEM swabbing and EVA blood sampling prior to attending stud
Livery charges at our Great Harwood surgery are £18 per day (£20 with a foal at foot).
Your insurance company should be informed if your mare is to be resident away from her normal stable.
Please note that all frozen and chilled semen transported in the UK should be shipped with appropriate health certificates from the stud of origin. This is essential for all semen arriving in the UK from abroad to avoid diseases not currently present in this country such as EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis) from being imported in contaminated chilled or frozen semen. If semen arrives without the appropriate documentation, it will not be used to inseminate your mare and will be disposed of. Semen imported without original health certificates will be reported to APHA in accordance with current legislation. If you are ordering semen for your mare, please make certain that the supplier is fully aware of these requirements.