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For natural cover, mares are required to have an annual clitoral swab for CEM (Contagious Equine Metritis) and an annual blood sample taken to test for EIA (Equine Infectious Anaemia) and EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis).
These are best taken as early as possible in the New Year to avoid any delays when your mare is ready to go to stud.
Once you have decided on a stallion, one of our Stud Vets can scan your mare and decide when it is most optimal to be bred. If your mare is “walking out” to stud, an endometrial swab is required to ensure that the uterus is clean from disease. This is taken when the mare is in heat and can be incubated in our in house laboratory or sent to an external laboratory depending on the preference of the stud.
All of our Stud Veterinarians are equipped with drugs and techniques to best optimise conception, pregnancy diagnosis and ultimately success in breeding your mare.
Bourton Vale hosted a client evening at the Adlestrop Village Hall on Wednesday 1st Novewmber. The evening was kindly sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim and was a huge success; allowing attendees to meet the new members of our team and have an introduction to a variety of topics.