At Oakham Veterinary Hospital we offer a specialised Equine Stud Medicine service. We are a BEVA approved practice for Artificial Insemination and a DEFRA approved centre for collection, storage and distribution of fresh, chilled and frozen semen.
In 2012, we were delighted to have a fifth successive season with an overall increase in mare numbers for Artificial Insemination. Sixty eight mares were inseminated, using forty one different stallions, with an overall conception rate of 78%. We were particularly pleased with our chilled semen conception rate of 91%.
Our foaling down service again proved popular with twelve fillies and eight colts born between February and July. We have now foaled over 100 mares since we started offering the service and it continues to grow in popularity. If you are thinking of sending your mare to us next year please book in early as spaces are limited.
Download a copy of our 2013 Stud Newsletter here
AI with fresh, chilled or frozen semen
Excellent conception rates
Deep Uterine Insemination
Dedicated mare stocks and examination area with diagnostic ultrasound
Semen collection from Resident and Visiting Stallions
Dedicated laboratory for semen analysis
Stallion accommodation and turnout facilities. Semen collection area with dummy mare and adjacent stable for teasing.
Stallion Fertility Assessment
Semen analysis for Density and Motility
Swabs for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
Blood Samples for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Equine Infectious Anaemia (Coggins)
Ultrasound Examination of Reproductive System
Semen Freezing and storage facilities
Packages can be tailored to suit owner's requirements
Stallions can ‘bank' semen during a quiet period in competitive schedule
Designated foaling boxes with CCTV cameras
Neonatal care facilities
Mare and Foal stabling and safe individual and group paddocks
Vets on site should any problems arise during birth
Embryo Transfer and transported embryo service
Donor mare can produce multiple foals per year
Embryo Transfer can be used to overcome uterus based fertility problems
Transported embryo success rates are comparable to those where the embryo is inseminated immediately post flush
Donor mare can continue competing during process
For more information contact:
Matt Hecking, Stud Manager at Oakham Veterinary Hospital,
On 01572 722647 or 07976 822903
Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QH
Matt Hecking - Stud Manager
Matt has been involved with horses all his life and in the last 10 years has gained experience in all aspects of reproduction work including live cover, semen collection, A.I and foaling mares.
Matt was employed as the stud manager at Oakham in February 2008 and has been responsible for developing the extensive stud services we now offer. During his spare time he can be found on the eventing circuit competing his mare Greystoke.