Managing mares for artificial insemination (AI) is commonplace in the UK with mare owners being able to access chilled semen from the UK and Europe and frozen semen from around the World. The aim is to inseminate the mare close enough to ovulation that viable sperm are present in the oviduct of the mare to fertilise the oocyte. In addition, one must manage the mare post insemination to ensure that the uterine environment is healthy enough to support the early conceptus and developing pregnancy. This sounds simple yet difficulties are encountered at every step along the way from getting the mare in the season when the stallion is available and getting the mare to ovulate in a timely fashion in relation to insemination, to dealing with the mares uterine reaction to being inseminated. This presentation will focus on the mare factors associated with chilled and frozen insemination.
Chair: Mr Graham Hunter, BVM&S GPCert(EqP) CertEP CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS, Equine Group Veterinary Advisor, IVC Evidensia
Speaker: Dr James R. Crabtree, BVM&S CertEM(StudMed) MRCVS RCVS, Advanced Practitioner in Equine Stud Medicine Director at Equine Reproductive Services (UK) Limited & Honorary Lecturer, University of Liverpool, Equine Reproductive Services (UK) Limited
Presented at London Vet Show 2021
BVA/BEVA Equine Theatre
Thursday, November 11th 14:00 PM
Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.