Semen Processing for the Subfertile Stallion Academic Article uri icon


  • Equine veterinarians may encounter owners of subfertile stallions who are seeking methods that can improve stallion breeding performance. Semen-manipulation techniques and management strategies can be applied to maximize the fertility of these stallions and to extend their productive life. Any recommended breeding modifications can oftentimes be tested outside the commercial breeding season by conducting clinical fertility trials. Recipient-mare herds retained by embryo-transfer facilities are an excellent source for such trials. The information gained provides useful information for the stallion owner/agent as he/she prepares for a forthcoming breeding season. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Varner, D. D., Love, C. C., Brinsko, S. P., Blanchard, T. L., Hartman, D. L., Bliss, S. B., Carroll, B. S., & Eslick, M. C.

citation count

  • 31

publication date

  • November 2008