Stallion Services

At Willesley, we offer the comprehensive range of stallion services. Facilities include a dedicated stallion block with adjacent safe and secure turn out paddock. The collection barn and onsite laboratory allow safe and efficient collection, processing and distribution of semen.

The veterinary team overseeing the collections are experts in the area, ensuring the quality of the ejaculate is optimized. Stallions are handled and managed by an experienced stud team.

Services include: (prices available on request)

Stallion Health Tests

As described by the HBLB, health tests required prior to entry to the stud include:

  • Two negative sets of stallion swabs taken 1 week apart
  • One negative EVA blood test
  • One negative EIA blood test 

Stallion Livery

  • Including dedicated stallion paddock for turn out

Routine Semen Collection

  • Including semen evaluation and processing for on-site use or processing and chilling for offsite distribution
  • Arrangement of overnight courier for offsite distribution of chilled semen

Stallion Dummy Training

  • 2-5 sessions usually required for novice stallions
  • Semen evaluation and longevity trial recommended 

Semen Evaluation and Longevity Trial

  • Motility, morphology and concentration assessment
  • Cooling and longevity trial 

Stallion Breeding Soundness Examination

  • Physical examination
  • Palpation and ultrasound evaluation of testicles and accessory sex glands
  • Two semen collections 1 hour apart
  • Motility, morphology and concentration assessment
  • Cooling and longevity trial using different extenders
  • Centrifugation trial
  • Estimation of sperm output and predicted mare numbers for the season
  • Equipure semen selection trial available (price on request) 

Stallion Infertility Evaluation

  • Physical examination
  • Palpation and ultrasound evaluation of accessory sex glands and testicles
  • Stallion swabs for culture and sensitivity
  • Semen collection for evaluation
  • Motility, concentration and morphology assessment
  • Cooling and longevity trial using 3 different extenders at 24h and 48 h
  • Centrifugation trial
  • Equipure semen selection trial (price on request)
  • Advanced semen evaluation as required (e.g. flow cytometric tests)
  • Further tests as required including endoscopy of the stallion reproductive tract, testicular biopsy etc.
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