Mare Services

Breeding Soundness Exam

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We recommend a breeding soundness exam for mares that have had difficulty conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy. We also recommend a complete breeding soundness exam prior to purchasing a broodmare. 


A breeding soundness exam for your mare includes: 

  • External reproductive tract exam
  • Speculum exam of internal reproductive tract
  • Ultrasound exam of ovaries and uterus
  • Uterine culture and cytology
  • Uterine biopsy (optional)

Breeding with Fresh Cooled Semen

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We offer artificial insemination services at our reproduction centre in Elm Creek, Manitoba. We combine all procedures included with fresh-cooled insemination into one complete package. 


The services included in this breeding package are as follows:

  • Regular ultrasound exams
  • Placing semen order with stallion farm
  • Collecting semen order from Winnipeg
  • Insemination
  • Post-insemination ultrasound
  • Initial pregnancy exam

Uterine lavage and hormone therapy are used in conjunction with this breeding package as needed.  

Breeding with Frozen Semen

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We offer frozen insemination services at our reproduction centre in Elm Creek, Manitoba. We combine all procedures included with frozen insemination into one complete package. 


The services included in this breeding package are as follows:

  • Regular ultrasound exams
  • Pick up and return of dry shipper
    • Courier fees not included
  • Semen storage
  • Insemination within four hours of ovulation
  • Post insemination examination
  • Initial pregnancy exam

Uterine lavage and hormone therapy are used in conjunction with this breeding package as needed. 

Pregnancy Evaluation

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Elm Creek Equine offers pregnancy evaluation as early as eleven days gestation. We recommend pregnancy exams at days 11-14 and again at days 25, 45 and 120. Further evaluations may be recommended for mares with a history of late term abortions. 


We provide pregnancy exams for large scale breeders at an hourly rate. Contact us for more information. 

Obstetric Medicine

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We provide veterinary intervention for high-risk pregnancies, dystocia, retained fetal membranes and other pregnancy related health concerns for your mare. 

Custom Foaling

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We offer board for mares due to foal. 


Features of our custom foaling program include:

  • Large individual turnout with monitoring
  • Double sized box stalls bedded deeply with straw
  • Foaling cameras 
  • Foal Watch day time management system