Originally Posted by NeedsBreedingHelp View Post
So, We are Wondering is It Best to Use Artificial Insemination, or Natural Breeding?
AI, hands down. Success is about 10% higher than live cover. Less risk to mare, handlers and stallion. It also allows you the opportunity to breed to stallions on the other side of the country, indeed, on the other side of the world! Probably more importantly, you will be hard pushed to find any well bred, expensive breeding stallion (other than the TB industry) that will even do AI.
And What are the Prices for Both?
Prices will vary significantly depending on where you are located and the facilities you are dealing with. We charge $10/day board for a dry mare and $15/day for a mare with a foal afoot. We charge a flat per cycle fee of $275 for fresh cooled semen and $375 for frozen. That includes all ultrasounds/palpations, cytologies, breeding, oxytocin, lavaging if necessary and pregnancy check.
I've also heard about Regumate, What Exactly is it?
Probably one of the most over prescribed reproductive drugs on the market
Regumate (Altrenogest) is a synthetic progesterone. To understand more about it, I would suggest reading this article on our website :Does My Mare Need Regumate?
Hope the above helps!
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