Our service agreement for HP Fresco and JHT Chemistry must be agreed to and signed by both the mare owner/lessee and JHT Equine before we begin.
The booking fee is payable on the signing of the service contract, this ensures your place in the stallions service book for the season which may be limited.
We do not serve any mares naturally all services via Artificial Insemination (AI), increasing safety and ease for all concerned. Before collection and transportation of the first shipment of semen, we require the remainder of the service fee to be paid. This payment confirms your booking to the stallion for the season.
We encourage mare owners to keep their mares at home if possible for insemination to keep your mare relaxed in her own environment as well as to minimise your agistment/transportation costs. However, if you do not have the facilities for scanning and inseminating your mare then discuss with your local vet for this or equine reproduction service, please inquire in your area.
Be sure to contact your chosen vet well in advance to ensure the vet can schedule your mare in for a visit. Remember, having an experienced equine vet is critical to the success of your mare achieving a positive pregnancy and makes the process much easier.
If your mare is staying at your home for insemination and scanning ensure you have a knowledgeable equine vet who can give you the best advice and help get your mare in foal for you.
When you notice your mare coming into season tell your vet and they will scan to check the follicle size and inform you when she will need to be inseminated. Sometimes multiple scans are required prior to insemination as being as close to ovulation as possible is important to achieve a pregnancy.
Contact us at this time and let us know when you will require the semen and where we should courier it to. Ideally at least 24 hours notice is required so we can ensure the semen arrives to you on time Good communication between you, your vet and our stud is vital!
After insemination your vet will advise you when is the best time to check for a pregnancy, usually at a approximately 15 days post service. This timing is very important as if twins are present they can often be best dealt with at this first early scan.
The mare should then be scanned again at around 28 days post service to ensure the embryo is developing and a heartbeat is present, and then finally again at 42 days for the last scan. Some time after your mares' 42 day positive pregnancy test, and once all outstanding invoices are paid, we will complete the Certificate of Service.
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Please email us or phone us if you have any questions about any of the above, we'd be more than happy to help!