Embryo Transfer is the process by which the embryo donor is bred with fresh, cooled or frozen semen then her uterus is lavaged 6 - 9 days post ovulation to obtain the embryo(s). The day chosen to flush is dependent on mare age, previous flush history and type of semen. The embryo(s) is(are) transferred directly into a recipient mare, shipped to another recipient mare herd to be transferred or can be cryopreserved (frozen). We offer 5 recipient mare options for embryo transfer:
Flushing a donor mare
If breeding is performed at a separate facility, we can flush the donor mare
This requires close collaboration between the vet performing the breeding, the KsCER team and the recipient herd
We always use new equipment for our embryo flushes to help eliminate the possibility of embryotoxic residue or microorganisms left following the resterilization process. This approach enables our team to achieve higher success rates.