Equine Reproduction Clinic
The Equine Reproduction Clinic at Southern Pines provides services for equine infertility, embryo transfer, semen collection and transport, and artificial insemination with shipped cooled or frozen semen. Reproductive emergencies and reproductive surgery are generally available at the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
- Mike Whitacre, Associate Professor, Theriogenology
- Scott Bailey, Assistant Professor, Theriogenology
To schedule an Equine Reproduction appointment at the EHC-SP Call Tammy Stewart at 910.692.8773.
Assisted Reproductive Services for Mares
- Artificial Insemination
- Cooled and frozen semen
- Embryo Transfer
Mares that conceive but are unable to carry a pregnancy to term are candidates for embryo transfer. Current embryo transfer techniques using non-surgical collection and non-surgical transfer of embryos are offered.
- Oocyte Transfer and GIFT
Oocyte transfer and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) are techniques indicated for mares that cycle relatively normally but don't conceive when adequately mated or artificially inseminated.
- Hysteroscopic Insemination (deep uterine horn insemination)
When straws of frozen semen are limited or when only low sperm numbers are available, depositing it near the opening of the fallopian tube increases the chance of achieving normal fertility.
Assisted Reproductive Services for Stallions
- Semen Collection
Stallions can be brought to the facility for routine semen collection and shipment of the semen to a mare.
- Mount Training
Stallions new to Artificial Vagina (AV) Collecting can be brought to the facility for training to mount and be collected artificially.
- Sperm Analysis
State of the art equipment for computer assisted sperm analysis is available to evaluate the reproductive potential of stallions and to diagnose infertility.
- Semen Freezing
Cryopreservation of stallion semen is available. Freezing semen increases the length of time it can be stored or shipped.
- Assisted reproductive techniques
- Estrus synchronization, pharmacological manipulation of estrous cycles
- Investigating mare and stallion infertility