At Ovens Valley Equine we offer fresh, chilled and frozen artificial insemination services.
There are several reasons why stallion owners may prefer their stallion be bred using artificial insemination. There is limited risk of injury to the stallion compared to breeding via natural service. Also some stallions remain more level headed for competition when collected for AI rather than breeding naturally.
These stallions are collected, the semen is processed and the mare inseminated all on site at Ovens Valley Equine. We offer a package deal for this service with a discounted rate compared with semen collection and artificial insemination performed as separate procedures. We charge a per cycle fee which includes the semen collection, all ultrasound scans, the insemination, a post breed check for ovulation and the 14 day pregnancy test.
Chilled semen is shipped from locations within Australia and New Zealand. The semen is collected and processed prior to shipping to us at Ovens Valley Equine. The semen arrives within 24 hours of collection and is immediately inseminated into the mare.
Prior to semen collection the mare owner must have finalised stallion contracts and paid collection costs to the stallion owner or their agent. At Ovens Valley Equine we monitor your mare via ultrasound scanning to determine when breeding should occur. We organise the timing of the semen collection and the shipping directly to us.
We charge a per cycle fee for artificial insemination with chilled semen. This fee includes all ultrasound scans, the insemination, a post breed check for ovulation and the 14 day pregnancy test.
Frozen semen AI allows mare owners to breed with stallions from within Australia or overseas. Frozen semen keeps for very long periods of time, assuming that it is maintained in liquid nitrogen at the correct temperatures.
If planning to use frozen semen it is best if the semen is shipped to Ovens Valley Equine before your mare arrives. The time taken for frozen semen to arrive is longer and more variable than chilled semen. Shipping is usually arranged by the mare owner with the stallion owner or their agent. Breeding contracts and shipping costs usually have to be finalised before the semen is released. It is then sent directly to Ovens Valley Equine where we store it for you until use. Ovens Valley Equine have vapour shippers for hire which can be sent to collect the semen for you if this is more convenient.
We charge a per cycle fee for artificial insemination with frozen semen. This fee includes all ultrasound scans, the insemination, a post breed check for ovulation and the 14 day pregnancy test.