Frozen Semen Success
Aug 30, 2011
We have been very excited with the success rate of our 2011 breeding season. The frozen semen breedings can be especially challenging, so our 100% success rate is cause to celebrate.
We bred 4 mares with frozen semen for clients this year. The number of straws were limited so we endeavored to inseminate each mare as close to ovulation as possible. The horses were boarded at Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital so that their breeding status could be checked every 6-8 hours.
Three of the mares became pregnant on the first breeding. The fourth mare conceived on the second attempt. All of these mares received post breeding flushes followed by intrauterine antibiotics as well as embolic drugs to help cleanse the uterus.
The owners are ecstatic that they have four foals coming from only 5 doses of frozen semen. High quality frozen semen placed into healthy mares at just the right time can often repeat these results. We are fortunate to have the diligent staff, modern facilities and equipment, and dedicated horse owners to follow the best practice procedures.
We look forward to a rewarding 2012 foaling season.
If frozen semen is an option in the breeding plans for your mare, consider Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital as the provider for reproductive services.