Reproduction

Reproductive Services for Equines, Bovines, & More

Mare Services

Leatherstocking Veterinary Group provides a wide range of reproductive assistance for your mare. Our clinic facility offers management of your mare to provide effective treatment and prompt answers, giving your mare the best chance of conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. All of our stallion services are provided on an outpatient or inpatient basis.

Breeding Soundness Exams

Whether you are purchasing a new broodmare or breeding your own mare it is wise to have a full breeding soundness exam performed. An evaluation before breeding begins can help save you time and headaches and is especially important if a mare has a history of infertility or has had a trauma to her reproductive tract from a previous foaling.

A complete breeding soundness exam includes: an evaluation of the conformation of the exterior reproductive tract, palpation and ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries, vaginal speculum exam, culture, cytology, and, if necessary, a biopsy of the uterus.

Foaling

For every mare that comes to foal-out, we offer luxury heated foaling areas with someone on site 24 hours a day to monitor your mare. Our stalls are equipped with a 24-hr HD video monitoring system for peace of mind. We utilize Foalert, a magnetic birth monitoring system, which sets off a receiver that dials our foaling team when a mare is giving birth. There is a veterinarian present during every foaling, allowing for a proper neonatal physical exam.

Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination is currently a common practice in most breeds of horses. At our Equine Center, we can manage your mare for insemination with fresh, chilled, or frozen semen. Artificial insemination can be intimidating for many people, therefore, we offer a complete service. Once your mare is brought to our facility, she will be managed to optimize her chances of becoming pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. We will arrange shipment of semen, evaluation of the semen, and inseminate your mare at the proper time

Artificial insemination with frozen semen needs to be placed as close to ovulation as possible. Mares being bred to stallions with frozen semen will have palpation and ultrasound examinations every 6 hours to allow us to accurately predict ovulation.

Mares that have had a history of fertility issues are intensively managed at our facility as they may need to have uterine lavages with subsequent infusions, minimal inseminations and hormonal treatments. These mares are best managed in a clinical setting for proper monitoring.

Stallion Services

Leatherstocking Veterinary Group offers exceptional management for breeding stallions. We provide advanced reproductive techniques, the center is also a USDA Certified Semen Export Center. Our breeding services are designed to allow owners the use of their stallion’s semen in a fresh, cooled-shipped or frozen semen breeding program. All of our stallion services are provided on an outpatient or inpatient basis.

Phantom Training

Our well trained professionals help guide your stallion to understand phantom collection in a safe manner with patience and experience. Sometimes training young (or old) stallions to accept the phantom can be a difficult and time consuming task. We pride ourselves in using as natural a teaching process as possible without harsh corrections to your stud.

Breeding Soundness Exams & Problem Breeder Evaluations

Whether you are looking to purchase a breeding stallion or are having problems with fertility LVS offers a variety of options and solutions. For our breeding soundness exams we offer a full semen evaluation and ultrasound with a complete physical examination of your stallion’s reproductive organs. Through the use of our Nucleocounter and video recording microscope we can assure that our evaluations are accurate and precise. For our problem breeder evaluations we offer extensive evaluations and testing to figure out what will help your stallion succeed in his reproductive career

Live Cover

Our team at Leatherstocking Equine Center offers a safe environment to meet the needs of nearly every stallion. For our clients with Thoroughbreds we offer live cover services in a safe and controlled environment.

Fresh Chilled Semen

We are fully equipped to collect, process, and ship fresh chilled semen anywhere in the country and southeast Canada. Each collection is evaluated for density, motility and morphology before being shipped. Incoming shipments are also evaluated prior to insemination. Your stallion is handled by our dedicated professionals during the entire process.

Frozen Semen

Leatherstocking Equine is proud to be one of the top semen freezing and storage facilities in the area. Our staff provides an extensive evaluation of your stallion’s semen to determine whether it will be suitable to freeze. Freezing semen is a delicate process in which not every stallion will be suitable for. Our automatic freezer allows for a more effective and efficient freezing process, creating shorter stays for your stallion with maximum results.

USDA Certified Semen Export Center

Leatherstocking Equine Center is also a USDA Certified Semen Export Center allowing us to ship semen to different countries around the world including: Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.