We have fabulous paddocks for your precious performance mare to have a lovely holiday while producing embryos or getting pregnant. Special needs, rehabilitation from injury, or even training with Gill can be accommodated.
BY HORSE PEOPLE, FOR HORSE PEOPLE
Did you know that Dr Gill Rickard also has limited vacancies for Dressage training? Enquiries regarding foal and weanling handling also welcome.
What are the advantages of ET? The main advantage with Embryo Transfer is the fact that mares who are not able to carry a foal to term may still reproduce. If your mare is a particularly valuable horse, putting her in foal does come with some associated risks. Through using a recipient mare, you are still able to have a foal from your mare without the risk of complications to your mare during pregnancy or foaling. MORE
This document states:
“The vaccine is the single most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra virus infection in horses and provides a work health and safety and public health benefit by the vaccine’s ability to not only protect horses from infection but also to break the cycle of virus transmission from horses to humans. Widespread uptake of the horse vaccine has the potential to significantly reduce the number and risk of human exposures.”
Vaccination of horses is regarded as the highest order of risk management.
In addition to vaccination there are a number of strategies that can be employed by horse owners to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.MORE
Chilled semen – the stallion is collected into an artificial vagina or condom and the ejaculate is filtered, spun down and re extended with a special product which helps the sperm survive while it is chilled and then transported to wherever the mare and her vet are located. Chilled semen can come from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand , either same day or overnight. As is always the case with horses, some stallions “chill” better than others and their semen lasts longer or arrives in better condition , than do others.
At South Coast Equine Vet the process for inseminating your mare with chilled semen goes like this. MORE