Artificial Insemination

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TAMU Researcher Studying IVF in Horses

September 03, 2014

A researcher is studying why in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates are lower in horses than in humans.... Read More

A fertilized equine oocyte with two, decondensed pronuclei (DNA marked in blue and the membrane of the pronucleus in red).

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Researchers Mature Equine Oocytes in Laboratory

June 22, 2014

Researchers took a step toward improving assisted reproduction by successfully maturing oocytes in a lab.... Read More

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Four Foals Produced using Genotyped, Cryopreserved Embryos

June 18, 2014

For the first time in Europe four foals were produced via the transfer of genotyped and cryopreserved embryos.... Read More

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Surrogate Mares' Impact on Embryo Transfer Foals Evaluated

June 18, 2014

Researchers found size and metabolic marker differences in half-siblings gestated in mares of different sizes.... Read More

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Post-Thaw Semen Quality Tested

June 10, 2014

Non-sperm cells in fresh semen release an enzyme during freezing which could decrease thawed semen quality.... Read More

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Study: Antibiotics in Extenders can Prevent CEM Transmission

April 25, 2014

Researchers tested if antibiotics in semen extender could inhibit the growth of CEM's causative bacteria.... Read More

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Breeding Dummy Design

April 24, 2014

Are there size recommendations for a building a breeding dummy for a Quarter Horse stallion?... Read More

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Could ICSI Donor Mares Serve as their Own Embryo Recipients?

April 22, 2014

This technique, which a team of scientists recently found to be successful, could make ICSI more affordable.... Read More

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Australia's Rules Banning AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld

April 19, 2014

The Full Federal Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to a ban on artificial insemination (AI).... Read More

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Keeping Stallions' Genital Microflora in Check

April 16, 2014

Using proper and sterile management techniques can help ensure genital microflora do not affect semen quality.... Read More

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Colt Born at New Bolton Center with World Watching

March 31, 2014

Thoroughbred mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on March 29 at the New Bolton Center. ... Read More

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Seminal Plasma Removal Not Needed for All Stallions

March 22, 2014

While seminal plasma removal can stabilize sperm before cooling, that stability didn't affect pregnancy rates.... Read More

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How to Select and Prepare a Stimulus Mare

March 11, 2014

A good stimulus mare is invaluable to a breeding facility, one veterinarian says. Here's how to choose one.... Read More

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Foal Birth to be Broadcast Live on Penn Vet's Website

February 23, 2014

Penn Vet will broadcast live the birth of a foal conceived via intracytoplasmic sperm injection.... Read More

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Breeding with Frozen Semen

January 08, 2014

The benefits of using frozen semen when breeding a mare are numerous. ... Read More

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Scientists Work to Save Persian Onager from Extinction

November 02, 2013

Researchers recently accepted the challenge of producing onager foals via artificial insemination. ... Read More

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Stallion Semen Tests: Which to Use and What Do They Mean?

September 12, 2013

Learn what different semen evaluations can tell veterinarians about a stallion's fertility.... Read More

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are celebrating the birth of a female Przewalski’s horse—the first to be born via artificial insemination. The foal’s birth July 27 signals a huge breakthrough for the survival of this species.

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Przewalski's Horse Foal Born via Artificial Insemination

August 02, 2013

The filly, born July 27, is the first Przewalski's Horse to be bred using artificial insemination. ... Read More

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Hot Topics in Equine Reproduction

April 08, 2013

Researchers are continually making advancements to improve equine artificial insemination.... Read More

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'Cheap 'n' Easy' Method for Evaluating Stallion Sperm Described (AAEP 2012)

January 27, 2013

Researchers studied the use of Dip Quick stain for examining sperm morphology with positive results.... Read More

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Commentary: Australian Case Rekindles Debate on AI in Thoroughbreds

January 11, 2013

The debate over AI in the Thoroughbreds has been around just about as long as the practice itself.... Read More

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Single Layer Centrifugation Benefits in Horse Breeding

April 20, 2012

SLC can help breeders address problems associated with breeding both stallions and mares.... Read More

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Processing High- and Low-Quality Semen in Horses (AAEP 2011)

April 03, 2012

Using cooled-shipped semen to breed mares is a common practice, but not all spermatozoa tolerate cooling well.... Read More

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Assisted Equine Reproduction Horse Course Archived

March 14, 2012

Foss explained a number of scientifically advanced assisted reproduction techniques and relayed how they work.... Read More

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Approach to Assisted Equine Reproduction

March 14, 2012

Rob Foss, DVM, of Equine Medical Services in Columbia, Mo., describes reproductive technology for horses.... Read More