NEW AT STUD IN 2018 : THE EMBRYO TRANSFER
In 2017, 160 embryos have been harvested in Thouars' Stud under the coordination of Mr Anthony CESSAC who is specialized in this technic. Results are really positive as 73% of the embryo transfer are successful and 84% of the embryos implanted have been found back in the carrier mare at 14 days in foal. The average age of the donor mares is 18 years.
Since 2015, reproductive center is equipped with high-tech equipment in order to do embryo transfer in the best possible condition. (Laminar Flow, a NIKKON Binocular Loup ...)
With increasing demand by French and foreigners customers, in the Pure Bred Arabians but also Sport horses industry, Haras de Thouars plan to develop this service in 2018 with a herd of carrier mare that we will offer for rent.
The Embryo Transfer is a full service available to breeders.
It includes the insemination of the donor mare under ovulation, synchronization with a carrier mare provided by the customer or rented to Haras de Thouars, the harvest of the embryo, in-utero transplantation of the embryo in the recipient mare but also the gestation follow-up of the mare until 45 days in-foal.
We also offer to the owner of the embryo to suscribe to an insurance for the duration fo the gestation.
Haras de Thouars also work in partnership with Haras de Conques regarding the embryo transfer technic.