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  • Embryo transfer

    So after several tries last season and this, we were able to recover an embryo this am from one of the two mares we flushed. The precious cargo is about to take of from LGA on its way to the recipient herd in Florida for implantation tonight when it arrives.

    It was so very exciting to actually see the little embryo in the microscope this morning. Please keep good thoughts for the success of the implantation itself.

  • #2
    Jingles for you and your mare, ET is always a challenge!
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    • #3
      Best of luck!
      We, too, are in the midst of this process with Zorri (co-owned with Aaron Vale, and, hence, due to return to training and competition) and Flipper d'Elle. Stay tuned!
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      • #4
        Isn't seeing the embryo amazing? I have two ETs in the works this year. If your recips are from Peterson and Smith, I think you will be pleased. I have had 4 of their mares in the last two years and all were great moms and very good to handle and live with. Good luck!
        Mary Lou
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        • #5
          Seeing the embryo was so cool. We did ET last year on a mare (twice)...I assisted my vet (and boss) with the procedure, which in itself was a lot of fun, but on the first ET attempt I actually found the embryo in the collection filter before she found it under the microscope...it was really neat and I was so excited!
          Unfortunately, neither embryo survived the transfer and we did not ever end up with a foal from the mare
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            #6
            Got the news from the recipient farm that the embryo is no longer there on ultrasound, although it did survive the transfer and was there early on.

            Oh well, guess we go again.

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              Originally posted by Sakura Hill Farm View Post
              Best of luck!
              We, too, are in the midst of this process with Zorri (co-owned with Aaron Vale, and, hence, due to return to training and competition) and Flipper d'Elle. Stay tuned!

              Unfortunately no embryo to flush!

              We will move on to other mares and save Zorri for the 2011 or 2012 season. Maybe we will be luckier then!
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              • #8
                ETs can go like clock work or be a real pain. I have had both incredibly good luck and lousy results. Good luck on your next tries. Fingers crossed, but so far this year I have 3 recips that seem to be holding on.
                Mary Lou
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                • #9
                  I am going to try ET with my best mare this year, so I am crossing fingers that it works out. We shall see! Hope everyone else's attempts turn successful. Sakura- sorry to hear about Zorri, Maybe next year. Good luck with the other mares...
                  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

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                    #10
                    Last transfer didn't take, so we rebred. Recovered a fresh embryo this am, it's winging off to FL.

                    Wish us luck!

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                    • #11
                      How much does ET cost you? I may try it next year to get my mare back on an earlier foaling schedule for the year after that.
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                        Originally posted by back in the saddle View Post
                        How much does ET cost you? I may try it next year to get my mare back on an earlier foaling schedule for the year after that.
                        I'm trying real hard not to think about it
                        Vet, barn calls and palpations, and this mare needs to be sedated each time
                        frozen semen, with shipping
                        recipient, plus courier to pick up the embryo and get it to the recipient

                        You need to have a real good reason to do this

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                        • #13
                          I'm curious to find out how my vet compares. He estimated 3K/cycle for ET. He ships the embryo as well. Don't know if that covers the cost to get the mare back here or not though.
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                          • #14
                            Had a successful ET this year!

                            Hi all. I just wanted to share that after 3 attempts last year with (1 with UGA and 2 from my home vet), I took my 18 yr old warmblood mare to Equigen in Archer, FL for an ET. Could not have gone more smoothly. She got bred there, did the flush there, got an embryo, did the ET there and we are now about 30 days along and have a heartbeat in their recipient mare.

                            I wish I had done this last year before spending about 6K.

                            For all people wondering if it is worth the cost to use a repro specialist, my opinion is undoubtedly, yes.

                            It was nothing against my home vets (they are truly wonderful) but when you go to a specialist and it is ALL they do, it can make a difference.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by back in the saddle View Post
                              I'm curious to find out how my vet compares. He estimated 3K/cycle for ET. He ships the embryo as well. Don't know if that covers the cost to get the mare back here or not though.
                              Sounds in the ballpark

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                                Originally posted by heidicald View Post
                                Hi all. I just wanted to share that after 3 attempts last year with (1 with UGA and 2 from my home vet), I took my 18 yr old warmblood mare to Equigen in Archer, FL for an ET. Could not have gone more smoothly. She got bred there, did the flush there, got an embryo, did the ET there and we are now about 30 days along and have a heartbeat in their recipient mare.

                                I wish I had done this last year before spending about 6K.

                                For all people wondering if it is worth the cost to use a repro specialist, my opinion is undoubtedly, yes.

                                It was nothing against my home vets (they are truly wonderful) but when you go to a specialist and it is ALL they do, it can make a difference.
                                They are doing my recipient, and they have been everything I could have asked for. Very nice to deal with!

                                The embryo got transferred Saturday late, please keep your fingers crossed that this one settles.

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                                • #17
                                  Good luck!!!
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                                  • #18
                                    Question for those of you who are doing this.... did you buy the recipient and have to bring it home? Or is the facility boarding the mare there? Im gearing up to use ET at the end of the month and have one recipient here at the farm, though I would like two- I feel a lot of responsibility taking on a new mare.
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                                    Where mares rule and Basset Hounds drool!

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                                    • #19
                                      I bought my recipient from New Bolton, she is 30 days pregnant and I can donate her back to New Bolton after she foals/weaning.

                                      I did get a free TB mare, but she did not work out (uterine infection) and she will be going back to the rescue. They agreed on this at the outset.
                                      Kris
                                      www.edgewoodmeadowfarm.com
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                                        Originally posted by Edgewood View Post
                                        I bought my recipient from New Bolton, she is 30 days pregnant and I can donate her back to New Bolton after she foals/weaning.

                                        I did get a free TB mare, but she did not work out (uterine infection) and she will be going back to the rescue. They agreed on this at the outset.
                                        With the mare from New Bolton- did you bring her home or keep her at the facility?
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