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Equine & Large Animal Reproduction

Large Animal Reproduction Veterinarians and Staff

UF Large Animal Reproduction

From left:

  • Kevin Shelton, Reproduction Service Veterinary Technician
  • Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, DACT, Professor, Service Chief
  • Susanne Benson, Biological Scientist
  • Malgorzata Pozor, DVM, PhD, DACT, Assistant Professor
  • Audrey Kelleman, DVM, DACT, Clinical Faculty

The equine veterinarians of the University of Florida Large Animal Reproduction Service are dedicated to providing complete equine breeding and reproductive care for your mares and stallions. Our patients come from the Gainesville, Ocala, Jacksonville, and surrounding Florida areas, although we work with clients from all over the world.

Contact us to schedule an appointment or an on-farm consultation for equine or large animal reproduction cases to discuss the many options available for your Florida-bred horses. For beef and dairy cattle herds, please see FARMS.

Equine Breeding at the University of Florida

The UF reproduction veterinarians and support staff handle basic and advanced large animal reproductive procedures and specialize in:

Basic Breeding Services for Mares

  • Breeding management using fresh, cooled, or frozen semen
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Twin reduction by manual crush
  • Infertility evaluation and treatment
  • Evaluation of endometrial biopsies
  • Diagnosis and removal of ovarian and uterine tumors
  • Management of retained placentas and other peripartum conditions
  • Live-cover management
  • Venereal disease testing

Advanced Breeding Services for Mares

Basic Breeding Services for Stallions

  • Fertility evaluation
  • Semen collection and evaluation, including:
    • Cooling trial in multiple semen extenders
    • Sperm morphology
  • Semen collection for shipment
  • Stallion training for semen collection
  • Semen freezing
  • Frozen semen storage and management
  • Ultrasonographic evaluation of the male genitalia

Advanced Breeding Services for Stallions

 

Equine Breeding Facilities

  • http://largeanimal.vethospitals.ufl.edu/files/2012/03/Barn-C-for-web.jpgHydraulic height-adjustable phantom mare
  • Full-service laboratory
  • USDA-approved semen collection & distribution center
  • Barn designated for stallions
  • Liquid nitrogen semen storage
  • Basic and intensive care facilities for foaling and high-risk pregnancies
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The UF Large Animal Hospital veterinarians treat equine and large animal patients from the Gainesville, Ocala and Jacksonville areas, including Alachua and Marion Counties in Florida, and our clients come from all over the United States. Contact us to speak to one of our specialists or to make an appointment.