Breeding Management

breeding_questions2Whether you choose to go with artificial insemination or live cover, there are advantages for each type of method depending upon your business objectives and the health of your horse.

Whichever method you select, prior to breeding your mare, it’s recommended to assess the health of the brood mare to ensure she is not harboring an infection which could result in her not conceiving right away or possibly not carrying the foal to term.

Dr. Geertsema can explain your breeding options and what course of action is recommended with either procedure, such as when an ultrasound is recommended. Dr. Geertsema provides onsite breeding management, including:

  • semen shipping and evaluation
  • ultrasound for pregnancy or breeding
  • foaling
  • newborn foal care