Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Techniques for Subfertile Mares

A 2017 article on theHorse.com describes three reproductive techniques that breeders can turn to when a valuable mare fails to get pregnant using standard methods. These include intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), oocyte transfer, and cloning. The author is reporting on a talk given at the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention.

These techniques are relatively new, and require specialized knowledge, and of course there are costs involved. But, as the presenting veterinarian points out, "Assisted reproductive techniques offer tools for veterinarians and breeders alike who want progeny from valuable mares that are otherwise unable to conceive."

To read about these methods, click here.

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