The team at SHEC provides routine stud veterinary services throughout the Southern Highlands region to breeders and studs both large and small.

SHEC provides the following reproductive services:

  • Emergency services including assisted foaling and correction of dystocia, neonatal resuscitation and care, and intensive care of the peri-parturient mare.
  • Routine stud services

o   Routine stud services include follicle scanning, ovulation timing, early pregnancy diagnosis, infertility investigations, treatment of endometritis, twin ablations, abortion investigations, problem mare investigations, foaling assistance, newborn foal check and insurance certificates, IgG testing, and foal limb assessment and more!

  • Artificial insemination

o   Artificial insemination (A.I.) is the placement of semen into the uterus of a mare at the time of ovulation. It is performed by means of a catheter inserted through the mare’s cervix by a veterinarian. Fresh semen is collected and used almost immediately.  Chilled semen gives you access to a broad range of sires across Australia and New Zealand, and frozen semen can even give you access to stallions abroad.

  • Embryo Transfer in collaboration with Dr Ed Annand from EquiEpiVet
  • Problem mare investigations

o   Our expert team will watch your mare closely to improve both fertility and the likelihood of a full term pregnancy. Problem mare solutions include but are not limited to:
• Pre and post-breeding examinations.
• Surgical procedures such as “caslick” and repair of fistulae following birth trauma.
• Investigative procedures including ultrasound, biopsy, histopathology,  & progesterone assay.
• Identifying mares that are at high risk of pregnancy loss ie placentitis and monitoring to assist in the retention of the pregnancy.

  • Placentitis monitoring and treatment
  • Foetal sexing

If you are planning on breeding your mare this season give the office a call to talk to one of our reproduction veterinarians to discuss what we can do for you and your mare!

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