Reproduction Services

Reproduction Services

At our forefront, we offer unparalleled expertise in the specialised reproductive management of mares and stallions, setting a benchmark in equine breeding excellence. Elevating the art of breeding, we deploy cutting-edge techniques encompassing natural service, artificial insemination (AI), and embryo transfer. Our reproduction team are leading the equine industry with advanced reproductive services, such as ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). Trust us to redefine the boundaries of equine reproduction, where every service reflects our commitment to excellence in breeding and ensuring the future vitality of your prized horses.

  • Artificial Insemination (AI): Experience the pinnacle of equine breeding with our manual deposit of live, motile spermatozoa into the mare's uterus at the optimum time. Whether fresh, chilled, or frozen semen, AI offers unparalleled advantages such as breeding a large number of mares with one ejaculate, the ability to transport semen from distant places, and reduced risk of disease transmission. Benefit from greater access to stallions, earlier detection of fertility problems, and decreased risks of injury to the mare, stallion, and personnel.
  • Embryo Transfer (ET): Elevate your breeding success with our embryo transfer process, where a fertile donor mare and a stallion with known fertility are key to success. Achieve remarkable results with embryo recovery rates around 70% in fertile mares and stallions. Our meticulous ET steps ensure the utmost care, from the donor mare's reproductive evaluation to the non-surgical transfer into a surrogate mare, providing a robust and efficient solution to equine reproduction.
  • OPU/ICSI: At our facility, we proudly introduce Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) as a revolutionary advancement in equine assisted reproductive technology. This ground-breaking technique involves the injection of a single sperm directly into the egg, transcending traditional methods and enhancing the precision of fertilisation. In our spacious assisted reproductive technologies laboratory, equipped to the highest standards of hygiene and sterility, ICSI takes centre stage. Controlled air quality, specialised equipment including vertical flow cabinets, incubators, ICSI microscopes, and a time-lapse incubator ensure the utmost precision and care throughout the process. By minimising disturbance and stress, we strive to achieve unparalleled success in the ICSI program, ushering in a new era of equine reproductive excellence at our facility.
  • Infertility Examination: Diagnostics available includes transrectal palpation, ultrasonography, culture and cytology, endometrial biopsy, hormonal evaluation, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopy.
  • Additional Reproductive Services: From thorough stallion fertility examinations and twin reduction to precise foetal sex determination and removal of endometrial/uterine cysts, our expertise ensures optimal reproductive outcomes. With a transformative approach, we also offer laparoscopic surgery, reflecting our commitment to setting new standards in equine reproductive care.

Contact

Willinga Park Vet Hospital
02 4405 5658
vethospital@willinga.com.au