Embryo Transfer2018-04-26T06:55:17+00:00

Embryo Transfer

The aim of the Equine Embryo Transfer Programme is to offer Breeders the opportunity to transfer an equine embryo from a mare, the “donor”, belonging to the Breeder, to another “recipient” mare, owned by the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud or the Breeder.

EQUINE EMBRYO TRANSFER PROGRAMME
Contact the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud to arrange the service: Teléphone +34 956 162 809 from 08.00h. to 15.00h. o e-mail:correo@yeguadacartuja.com

SERVICE PERIOD
This service is available during the annual breeding season and can be adapted to the needs of individual Breeders.

ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS
In evaluating and deciding on requests, the order of receipt will be respected. If the application is accepted, a service provision contract will be formalised between EXPASA and the breeders, the conditions of which will reflect the basic content of these regulations. Before formalising the contract, breeders can visit the facilities of stud and put their questions about the programme to the technical personnel. These visits will be organised subject to prior booking by the stud’s Services department.

SERVICE PROVISION
The Veterinary Technical Services department reserve the right to admit any mare in the stud’s Assisted Reproduction Programme and may request any tests necessary for acceptance into the programme.

Once the request is made and accepted, the veterinarian in charge for the Breeder and the Technical Veterinary Service at the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud will establish contact in order to set out a plan of action for the contracted mares. Alternatively the Breeder will be contacted directly to set out this plan.

Essentially this requires synchronisation of the heat cycle of the donor mare and recipient mares owned by the Breeder or the Yeguada stud. It should also establish whether insemination will be with a stallion from the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud or one belonging to the Breeder.

After transfer, the “recipient mare” will undergo three ultrasound tests to confirm pregnancy. The timeframes for these tests will be seven days post-transfer (ultrasound-1), fifteen days later (ultrasound-2) and finally fifteen days after that (ultrasound-3). If ultrasound-3 is positive, the Technical Veterinary Service at the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud will issue a report of the service performed and its result.

The Breeder may then remove the “donor mare” and “recipient mare” from the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud facilities.

PRICES
The items invoiced under this contract are as follows:
– Applying embryo transfer techniques: €2,000
– The currently valid price for covering by a stallion from the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud.
– Expenses of Veterinary Clinical Services: €180
– Provision of the recipient mare: €600
– Expenses for stay, feeding and handling: €10/day per mare without foal and €12/day per mare with foal.

The above figures do not include VAT.

Transportation costs to and from the “Fuente del Suero” estate for the donor mare and recipient mare will be paid for by the Breeders along with any costs arising from obtaining the certificate and health documentation and any costs arising from contracting the relevant life/ accident insurance.

Mares with previous illnesses will not be used and may be substituted by an alternative mare. 

PAYMENT
Payment for the fixed components must be made in advance, and the corresponding invoice will be issued including VAT. Payment must be by bank transfer to the current account indicated.

The variable component (expenses for stay, feeding and handling) are payable prior to removal of the donor mare from the facilities at the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud.

The variable component (expenses for stay, feeding and handling) are payable prior to removal of the donor mare from the facilities at the Yeguada de la Cartuja – Hierro del Bocado stud.

MÁS INFORMACIÓN
Para solicitar más información: Teléfono: +34 956 16 28 09 en horario de 8:00h a 14:00h. o por e-mail: mfelipe@yeguadacartuja.com