Welcome to Equine IVF

Where Excellence in Equine Reproduction Reigns Supreme!

With a combined 70 years of experience among our embryologists, equine education instructors, and supporting staff, our team at  Equine IVF has quickly become a name you can trust in the equine reproductive industry. Our mission is to maximize your chances of a live foal being born by utilizing the latest technology at the hands of our “EMBRYOLOGY DREAM TEAM.” Our team of skilled reproductive specialists brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for excellence to every aspect of equine reproduction.

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For more than two decades, we have diligently cultivated our expertise in the realm of equine reproduction, first with The Breeder's Assistant and now achieving notable success with Equine IVF, LLC.

We're not just experts but pioneers in the field, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with cutting-edge assisted reproductive technologies like Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Cryopreservation (In Vivo & In Vitro). Our top-notch facility, nestled in the heart of Tomball, Texas, at 10032 Kleppel Rd, showcases our unwavering commitment to advancing equine genetics and ensuring the success of your breeding program.

State-of-the-Art Services Provided:

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

  1.  Follicular Aspirations/Ova Pickup (OPU): This procedure is performed by a certified veterinarian at our facility or yours and consists of retrieving equine oocytes "eggs" that are unfertilized. 
  2. In Vitro Maturation (IVM): During aspiration, oocytes are in an immature state, not yet prepared for fertilization. Therefore, they must undergo the maturation process within an incubator.
  3. IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Microscopic injection of a sperm cell into an oocyte.  
  4. In Vitro Culture (IVC): Nurturing your embryo in a specialized medium provides the necessary time and conditions to evolve into a blastocyst.
  5. Embryo Outcome Consultation: Our team will be able to discuss your preferences regarding the disposition of the developed embryos.
    1. Embryo Transfer (ET): You may want to transfer your embryo into a synchronized recipient mare.  
    2. Cryopreservation (Via Vitrification): This technique involves your embryo's cryopreservation ("freezing"), preserving it for future use at a more reasonable and convenient time.
    3. Storage: The preserved embryo can be securely housed (stored)  at our facility or conveniently transported to a location of your preference.

In Vivo Embryo Cryopreservation

  1.  Embryo Shipments Received: The client will ship their flushed embryos to our facility for cryopreservation (via Vitrification).
  2. Embryo Outcome Consultation: Once cryopreserved, our team will be able to discuss your preferences regarding the disposition of your embryo.
    1. Store "frozen" embryos: The preserved embryo can be securely housed (stored) at our facility or conveniently transported to a location of your preference.
    2. Warmed "thawed" embryos can be shipped: Upon request, a client can have their embryo warmed and shipped for transfer to a synchronized recipient.  

Stallion Semen Evaluation:

  1. % Motility: The percentage of semen that moves or swims actively.
  2. % Progressive Motility: It specifically measures the proportion of sperm swimming in a straight line or in large circles, demonstrating an active and effective progression.
  3. Semen Concentration: This measurement refers to the number of sperm cells present in a given volume of semen. 
  4. Overall Semen Morphology: The assessment of the size, shape, and structure of sperm cells.

Personalized Attention:

At Equine IVF, we understand that every breeding program is as unique as the horses themselves. Our team works closely with breeders and veterinarians  to customize our services to fit your specific goals, whether you're aiming to preserve a prized bloodline or enhance the performance traits of your equine athletes. We value the need for prompt and accurate information in order to build your trust and understanding of our processes. 

Comprehensive Support:

From the moment you reach out to us for an initial consultation, we're dedicated to providing comprehensive support at every stage of your breeding journey. Our committed staff is always there to address your questions and concerns, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.  We are proud to introduce our interactive application on  your phone, to help you track your reproductive journey with Equine IVF, LLC.

Contact Us:

You can find Equine IVF conveniently located at 10032 Kleppel Rd, Tomball, TX 77375. Feel free to call us at (346)458-4274  for any inquiries or to schedule a consultation. You can also email us at : Equineivf@gmail.com We're excited to partner with you on the path to achieving excellence in equine reproduction. 

Join us at Equine IVF, where we blend innovation with tradition and turn dreams of exceptional equine genetics into reality. Your journey to reproductive success starts here!

David Riddle - Equine Reproduction Specialist

David Riddle - Owner

Gayle Williamson Senior Embryologist

Gayle Williamson - Embryologist

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Jane Pryor - Embryologist

The Embryology Dream Team

Meet our extraordinary Equine Embryologist Dream Team – a dedicated group of passionate professionals committed to excellence in equine reproduction. With a wealth of experience and expertise in the intricacies of embryology, our team is at the forefront of advancing techniques and ensuring the highest standards in equine reproductive health. From conception to successful pregnancies, our Equine Embryologist Dream Team is here to navigate the complexities of assisted reproduction, utilizing cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches. With a shared vision of enhancing the future of equine breeding, our team brings a harmonious blend of skill, dedication, and a genuine love for horses. Trust in our team to make your equine reproductive dreams a reality.

You Have Questions, and We Have Answers

Welcome to our Equine ICSI Q&A platform, where curiosity meets transparency! We understand that the Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) process in equines can be complex and raise numerous questions. Here, we invite you to ask any questions you may have about Equine ICSI. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing you with honest and insightful answers. Whether you're a breeder looking to enhance your understanding of the process or a horse enthusiast curious about the science behind it, we're here to demystify the intricacies of Equine ICSI. We aim to foster a supportive community where your questions are valued, and knowledge is shared openly.

In essence, In Vivo refers to internal fertilization, a process taking place within the oviducts of a mare through methods such as live cover, the application of shipped cooled semen, or the utilization of frozen semen.

In vitro fertilization entails the meticulous aspiration of equine oocytes (eggs) from a mare's ovaries, followed by their fertilization in a controlled laboratory environment. This process involves the precise introduction of a single sperm cell through Intracytoplasmic Injection (ICSI).

In this intricate procedure, an oocyte undergoes stabilization using a precision holding pipette. Subsequently, a singular sperm cell is meticulously chosen and delicately drawn into a microscopic pipette, poised for precise injection into the cytoplasm of the oocyte.

Learn more about equine reproduction and take classes at The Breeders Assistant

If you have any other questions, feel free to let us know. We're here to help you find a solution to any issues that you may have in this ICSI process. Your goals are important to us, and the journey to achieving them often begins with a simple question. Contact us today, and let's embark on the path to your equine breeding success.

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