Frozen semen use has increased in the equine industry due to the availability of commercial freezing extenders, standardized protocols for freezing semen, and the development of practical mare management strategies for the use of frozen semen. This chapter discusses mare management strategies with one dose of semen available per cycle and two doses of semen available per cycle. It discusses step by step procedure for performing breeding with the frozen semen of mares. The frozen semen may also be stored in goblets, packets, or large straws. Instructions for proper thawing of the semen should accompany delivery of the semen and should be followed to optimize post-thaw viability of the spermatozoa.
- Frozen semen