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Casper Animal Medical Center

Artificial Insemination for Horses

Artificial insemination is an alternative way to breed horses. Our veterinarian practice can help you determine if artificial insemination is the best method of reproduction for your horse.


Breeders sometimes prefer artificial insemination for transportation and accessibility reasons. We offer various artificial insemination techniques that produce less hassle for the owner and less trauma for the animals.

Why would my horse need artificial insemination?

Artificial insemination has become a popular method of mating for horses when transportation is limited, complicated or when horses are unable to naturally reproduce. Another reason for this method includes accessibility of breeding a larger number of horses. Some breeders actually prefer artificial insemination to successfully reproduce their animals. Artificial insemination benefits include increased conception rates and increased safety of the animals involved.

When can my horse be artificially inseminated?

The perfect time to inseminate your pet will depend on the breed and age of the animal. The mare should be examined for reproductive soundness prior to insemination. Other factors your veterinarian will take into consideration are the female animal’s fertile cycle, and the quality/count of the male animal’s sperm. The option of freezing or chilling semen allows flexibility in the artificial insemination practice.

Since each horse is different, we will determine the optimal time to inseminate (typically 5 – 7 days before the start of the female animal’s cycle).

How will my mare be artificially inseminated?

Artificial insemination can be completed with fresh, chilled, or frozen semen. Techniques include vaginal insemination, trans-cervical insemination, and surgical implant.

Your veterinarian will recommend the best method of artificial insemination after examining your horse.