Reproduction

Artificial Insemination in the Mare

    ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION IN THE MARE AT NERRCSemen collection and insemination techniques have been refined to make Artificial Insemination (AI) an excellent reproductive choice providing an advantageous option for many breeders.Some of the advantages of AI are to eliminate transporting a horse for breeding, reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, eliminate breeding accidents [...]

Semen Freezing and Storage

Preserving your stallion genetics is key and we offer this procedure in our equine reproduction laboratory at Luskintyre.WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES? Increased quality control:The use of frozen semen allows pre-screening for infectious diseases and a thorough evaluation of the semen quality after collection and after thawing. This allows owners to be informed about the quality of [...]

Dummy Foal Nursing After Madigan Squeeze Procedure

By Dr. Lisanna Gallent Neonatal maladjustment syndrome (aka dummy foal syndrome) is a common disorder of foals that have mystified equine veterinarians for decades. Foals affected by this disorder seem detached from the world, often wondering aimlessly with no affinity for their mum. The most problematic symptom of this disorder is these foals’ lack of [...]