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  • Need info on ET facilities

    Okay, so I get the broodmare of my dreams! I would like to do ET with her. I did try once with another mare but it didn't work that time and was VERY expensive.
    So before I get all excited for nuthin.
    Does anyone have a reccommendation for an ET facility, eg one where you send the ovum/flush and they have the recipient mares?

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  • #2
    I have done ETs twice now. The one I did in 2003 ended rather badly with the surrogate mare trying to kill the foal. Last year I did another series of ETs. I used my regular repro vet for the breeding and flush (Corey Miller of Equine Medical Center of Ocala). The embryos (we got three from two cycles) were then sent by courier to Peterson and Smith in Ocala. They have a huge herd and I have never heard of a bad experience with their mares. I got three mares that were absolute sweethearts, well behaved and now that the foals are here are great moms.
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    • #3
      Equine Medical Services in Missouri could also provide what you are looking for. They have a huge recip mare herd (somewhere around 700, last I heard) and Dr. Foss is one of the most successful practicioners in the country when it comes to ET. I know that when my husband worked there they received lots of embryos flown in from all over the country (they are literally across the highway from the regional airport). It was one of the things he hated most; getting up in the middle of the night to meet the flights and then deliver the embryo to the clinic!
      Already excited about our 2016 foals! Expecting babies by Indoctro, Diamant de Semilly, Zirocco Blue and Calido!


      • Original Poster

        Many thanks guys

        I have contacted Dr Foss and he had replied with the costs.

        I knew you guys were a great resource!
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        • #5
          Melyni, you have a PM.
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          • Original Poster

            Thanks Tiki

            Originally posted by Tiki View Post
            Melyni, you have a PM.
            Thanks for the info!
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            • #7
              There's also Dr. Hurtgen with Nandi Vet up in PA. They have a huge recipient herd.

              Edited to add that there's also Dr. Dippert at Equine Reproduction in Amissville, who's not terribly far from you.
              You could drop your preggers mare off there and cut out the middleman!
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              • #8
                New Bolton also as an ET program. I have never used them. But, they just hired (2 wks ago) Dr. Dirk Vanderwall who has very extensive ET experience with CSU and Univ of Idaho (lots and lots). He is a very good addition to New Bolton.
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                • #9
                  Dr. Bill Ley of Rectortown Equine. http://www.horse-repro.com/

                  I used New Bolton and I did get 3 foals out of my GP mare Fancy Free (video on one of them is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmFpWkdDl0U ) via ET but it took 5 months and 30K!! Good program but expensive.


                  • #10
                    Dr. Sherrin does them at Rood & Riddle in Kentucky.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Edgewood View Post
                      New Bolton also as an ET program. I have never used them. But, they just hired (2 wks ago) Dr. Dirk Vanderwall who has very extensive ET experience with CSU and Univ of Idaho (lots and lots). He is a very good addition to New Bolton.
                      <smile>...And truly a wonderful person to work with. He also was one of the researchers behind the first equid clones (the three mule clones). I have no doubt the University of Idaho will sorely miss him.
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                      • #12
                        I also will be doing ET next year. I found out that Peterson & Smith charges $3000 just to rent the recipient mare. Is that the going rate? I think my vet charges about $525 per flush and courier, and said to count on 2 or 3 attempts before success.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by allanglos View Post
                          I also will be doing ET next year. I found out that Peterson & Smith charges $3000 just to rent the recipient mare.
                          Yes. Some places ask that you purchase the mare for approx. that much, but will buy her back the following year for a reduced amount (e.g., 1K). Assuming the 3K allows you the mare through weaning, that is actually pretty cheap (i.e., less than $200 / month). It is not worth doing ET unless you have a really exceptional donor mare and are breeding to an equally exceptional stallion, imo.

                          If you are sending your mare away to do ETs (i.e., not day-tripping), make sure the facility offers the kind of care you expect. There are some places I would never send my mares, despite the good reputation of the facility for their repro expertise.
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