Artificial Insemination

Breeding from quality stock gives you the best chance of having winning young horses. To this end, a well-bred mare needs to be paired up with a top stallion. In the showjumping world, the top stallions are most easily available by artificial insemination (AI) -the semen can be sent overnight (having been chilled) or it can be stored indefinitely by freezing in liquid nitrogen. The mare then is inseminated at the optimum time in her cycle to give the best chance of a successful pregnancy. We have years of experience of performing AI on show-jumping mares; Tony Buxton BVSc MRCVS is the veterinary surgeon in charge.

Veterinary Package Fees for Stud Work at Sirocco

Chilled semen
£295.00 +VAT -1st cycle –includes all scans, insemination, associated routine drugs, pregnancy scans at 15 days, 28-30 days and 42-45 days
£195.00 +VAT -2nd and subsequent cycles

Frozen semen
£395.00 +VAT -1st cycle –includes all scans, insemination, associated routine drugs, pregnancy scans at 15 days, 28-30 days and 42-45 days
£295.00 +VAT -2nd and subsequent cycles

This does not include-
Pre-entry tests (blood tests for EVA, EIA, strangles and swab for CEM) –to be taken within one month prior to admission to Sirocco.
Non-routine veterinary work e.g. further swabs, twinning reduction, Caslick’s procedures, sedation if necessary, lavage for endometritis etc.

Accommodation fees
Stabled -£14 +VAT per day
Mare and foal -£16 +VAT per day

The above includes all handling etc, but is exclusive of stallion-associated costs i.e. stud fee, semen shipping costs etc.
If the insemination is not completed due to ovulation failure, semen delivery failure, incorrect or absent health status paperwork – an insemination failure fee of £150.00 + VAT will be charged in view of work and drugs used.
All veterinary work must be paid for in full before the work commences.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.