MARE SERVICES... click for more info
BREEDING SOUNDNESS EXAM
A mare breeding soundness exam takes into consideration the factors that will influence the mare reproductively.
Our team at Richland Ranch will strive to maximize your mare's breeding efficiency whether we are following a mare through routine cycle or following a problem mare to correct ovarian or uterine problems.
COOLED SEMEN RECEIVING
We will coordinate with the shipping farm delivery of the semen, give the appropriate drugs to cause ovulation to be timed, monitor the mare's cycle, breed the mare, confirm ovulation and take all the guess work out of cooled shipped semen breeding.
FROZEN SEMEN RECEIVING
Our staff veterinarion and technician monitor your mare's cycle and give the ovulatory drugs to time the insemination. Then monitor the uterus to insure no adverse reactions happen.
LOW DOSE INSEMINATION
When only a few straws are available for breeding or a mare's uterus is unable to withstand the stress of breeding we can use low dose insemination.
EMBRYO TRANSFER... why use? click for more info
Seven to eight days after ovulation a catheter is inserted into the donor mare's uterus. The uterus is sequentially flushed with 3-4 liters of a special electrolyte/nutrient solution. After receovery and evaluation the embryo is washed to remove contaminants, placed in a nutrient media and either inserted through the cervix of a recipient mare or shipped to an embryo transfer facility.
Once an embryo is recovered it can be flash frozen until a recipient mare is available. The embryo is stored in liquid nitrogen until thawed and placed in a recipient mare. According to research the embryo should be able to be stored indefinitely.
We provide around the clock mare monitoring. Each foaling is attended by a qualified staff member and each foal receives a physical from our staff veterinarian within hours of birth. We have closed circuit television monitors around the farm to insure each mare is always being monitored.
STALLION SERVICES... click for more info
Richland Ranch is a USDA approved facility for freezing and exporting semen to Europe
BREEDING SOUNDNESS EXAM
A stallion breeding soundness exam is performed at the start of breeding season to insure that the stallion is healthy enough to breed mares for the season, to insure that the stallion is free of disease and to decide the number of mares that can be booked to the stallion.
Collecting, evaluating and extending semen to provide a product that allows for optimal breeding success is the goal in our stallion management program. Problem stallions are no problem at all. Our team of professionals will work with your stallion to collect and breed mares to insure the highest conception rate.
COOLED SHIPPED SEMEN COLLECION/PACKAGING... more questions? click here
Either on a haul in basis or by residence your stallion's semen can be collected, evaluated, extended and packaged for shipment across town or across the country.
Semen can be collected from your stallion and evaluated as as a test cool and test freeze performed to insure that your stallion is being extended in the correct extender and to insure that your stallion's semen will withstand the cooling and freezing process. Or you can drop by with a dose of semen and we can evaluate it for you before you ship or breed your mare.
SEMEN FREEZING ... more questions? click here
Semen is collected from a stallion evaluated and extended in a specially designed extender to guard the sperm cell against crystal formation and then vapor frozen in liquid nitrogen for 10 minutes. The semen is then stored in the liquid nitrogen until thawed for use. The semen can be stored indefinitely according to current research. Richland Ranch is a USDA approved facility for freezing and exporting semen to Europe.
STALLION COLLECTING AND TRAINING
Whether a young stallion just entering the breeding shed or an older stallion that just can't physically breed mares anymore, we can provide phantom training.
EPIDIDYMAL SPERM RECOVERY/FREEZE
Be it due to untimely death or castration we can harvest sperm from testicles sent to our lab. Then upon successful recovery the semen can be frozen for future use.
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