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Managing Stallions with Low Fertility


Stallions with low fertility receive special management in order to maximize pregnancy rates. The Breeding Soundness Exam should include evaluation of behavior (libido), palpation, and ultrasound of external and internal genitalia, semen evaluation (morphology, motility, test cool) semen cultures and hormonal assays. Stallions with a history of poor semen quality will undergo several semen evaluations, using different extenders and techniques to process the semen in order to improve quality.

Bella Vista Equine offers same day shipments (airport-counter to counter) to major airports and we highly encourage this type of semen transportation for stallions with decreased fertility.  Deep horn insemination performed at Bella Vista Equine allows insemination of mares with stallions that have a low sperm number without a significant decrease on the conception rate.

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