Reproductive Services

At the Minster Equine Clinic we offer an expert stud medicine and foaling service.

We are a BEVA approved artificial insemination centre for both chilled and frozen semen, and have long standing experience in the Thoroughbred breeding industry. A daily ambulatory service to Stud Farm clients is provided during the breeding season, including routine gynecological exams, mare and foal treatments and fertility/mare hormonal investigations.

Our competitively priced breeding packages are ideal for those looking for the most cost-effective way to breed from your mare. Work can also be undertaken on a ‘pay as you go basis’. For a comprehensive service, mares may reside at our clinic when she is close to insemination or a service can be provided at home to ensure she remains relaxed in her own surroundings.

Breeder information pack

Our breeder information pack is available to download here. It contains all of the information you need to know if you are thinking of breeding from or foaling your mare.

Minster Equine offer AI breeding packages for owners looking to breed from their mares. From first-time breeders to experienced professionals, we have the knowledge and facilities to achieve a successful pregnancy and foaling. We can assist you with managing your mares cycle for natural covering or artificial insemination, both fresh chilled and frozen.

Our purpose built veterinary clinic in Poppleton, York has all of the facilities you’d expect to find at a BEVA Approved AI centre. We also have provision for the storage of frozen semen and an in-house laboratory for processing and assessing semen quality and motility.

Reproductive work can be carried out at home or mares can visit the clinic as an outpatient. Owners may choose to leave their mares with us for a number of days to ensure that they are inseminated at the optimum time. We have the facilities to accommodate this with stabling and grazing on-site under 24-hour supervision by our veterinary team.

For more information about breeding and artificial insemination you can download our Breeder's information pack.

AI packages