Breeding with Fresh or Cooled Semen

John J. Dascanio, Patrick M. McCue

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Artificial insemination allows for an opportunity to evaluate the stallion's semen prior to breeding, insures that live motile spermatozoa are placed in the uterus of the mare, and utilizes minimal contamination techniques during the breeding process. This chapter focuses on insemination of mares with fresh and cooled-stored semen. It summarizes the step by step procedure for pre-insemination technique and insemination technique, and lists the equipment and supplies needed for these purposes. The goal with fresh semen is to inseminate the mare within 48 hours prior to ovulation. The goal with cooled-stored semen is to inseminate the mare within 24-48 hours prior to ovulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014


  • Artificial insemination
  • Cooled-stored semen
  • Fresh semen
  • Mare
  • Stallion's semen


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