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post #1 of 10 Old 07-24-2007, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Possibly a silly question

I have been looking at some sites and see embryos offered for sale! I am fairly new to the horse owning world but this really blows my mind, how is this done?
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-24-2007, 09:31 PM
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The embryo is flushed from one mare and then transferred into another mare. Some mares have a hard time carrying a foal to term, so they came up with this process so that they could breed a mare then have a different mare carry the foal.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-30-2007, 03:21 AM
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Desperate horsewife is correct. But, you can lose the embryo in the transferring process, or it may not implant. Then you lose your foal. Personally I wouldnt do it. But, I don't show.
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post #4 of 10 Old 08-15-2007, 11:37 PM
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Very true, but again I wouldn't do it!!

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-16-2007, 01:08 AM
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They also do this with high quality mares in Friesians. If there is a special horse, they can get more babies from (not much down time from being pregnant and having a foal) her if they transplant her embryos into another broodmare. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I guess it could help improve some bloodlines but to be honest... something just doesn't sit right with me.
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-16-2007, 01:35 AM
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A friend of mine did this with her mare. She didn't want to postpone her training, so had the embryo transplanted into a surrogate mare. It worked really well for her and she got a fabulous foal without missing a competition on her girl.

Cost a fair bit from memory though

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post #7 of 10 Old 08-20-2007, 09:33 PM
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:o Yeh it sure does!! The natural way is better though, wouldn't do it any other way

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-02-2007, 02:23 AM
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They also do this with high quality mares in Friesians. If there is a special horse, they can get more babies from (not much down time from being pregnant and having a foal) her if they transplant her embryos into another broodmare. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I guess it could help improve some bloodlines but to be honest... something just doesn't sit right with me.
It is my understanding that you can only register one foal a year though, whether it is "natural" or surrogate. What would be the point of spending all that $$ for an unregistered foal?
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-02-2007, 01:15 PM
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TxHorseMom--maybe for Friesians, but not for QHs. Multiple foals from a single mare are allowed to be registered each year by AQHA.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-02-2007, 03:42 PM
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I just looked that up to comfirm, and you're correct. I didn't realize they changed the rules. (I only "natural" breed) That new rule opens a whole new can of worms, doesn't it?
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