Equine reproduction is a big part of what we do here at SSEC. On the farm we examine and culture mares before they go to the stud farm. When they return we attend all the way through pregnancy, foaling and the post-foaling period.
At the clinic we A.I. mares with fresh cooled shipped semen or frozen semen. Ultrasound makes this type of breeding highly successful. The ability to monitor ovarian follicular development and the availability of modern ovulating agents allows us to synchronize the mare's cycle with the arrival of Fed X delivered semen from anywhere in the U.S.
Frozen semen can be stored here at the clinic indefinitely until the mare is ready. Although conception rates are lower this type of breeding allows access to deceased or foreign stallions.
On the stallion side we collect, package and ship fresh cooled semen. Disposable shipping containers are available for a nominal fee.
Semen collection and evaluation is essential for successful management at the breeding farm. This is especially true for older stallions. Our adjustable phantom can accommodate stallions from pony through warmblood size.
We keep a tease mare at the clinic throughout the breeding season to facilitate the training of stallions to the phantom.
Above. Reproductive ultrasound examination.
Above. Liquid nitrogen tanks at SSEC.
Above. Er. Everman collecting Morgan Stallion owned by Candy Morasch (pictured)