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Stud Services

At Oakham Veterinary Hospital we offer a specialised Equine Stud Medicine service

Stud Services

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.

Our Services

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
  • Sperm Morphology

Pre-breeding screening/examinations

  • Swabs for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
  • Blood Samples for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Equine Infectious Anaemia (Coggins)
  • Ultrasound Examination of Reproductive System
  • Endometrial Biopsies

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,
01572 722647 or 07976 822903
Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QH

Stud Manager

Matt Hecking - Stud Manager

Matt Hecking

Matt Hecking Stud Manager
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Embryo Transfer

Embryo Transfer

At Oakham Veterinary Hospital we are able to offer a full embryo transfer service



Oakham Veterinary Hospital is a BEVA approved centre for Artificial Insemination(AI)

Stallion Collection Services

Stallion Collection Services

Oakham Veterinary Hospital is able to offer a complete stallion collection service