Stud Work and AI

We are a BEVA approved Veterinary Centre for AI with Chilled & Frozen Semen.

Artificial Insemination with Chilled & Fresh semen

Gillivervet has been involved with AI for over 20 years.  The demand for AI has increased dramatically during this time with semen now available from National & European stallions giving mare owners access to the best competition bloodlines usually with next day delivery.

Having mares on site at Garwood we can manipulate the mares breeding cycle to accommodate delivery times for national & international shippers.

We provide excellent stables for mares & mares with foals at foot.  We feel it is vital that mares are well cared for in spacious well bedded boxes and are well fed in order to maximise pregnancy rates.

Artificial Insemination with Frozen Semen

The major advantage of frozen semen is that the semen is available at anytime when it is required.

Our pregnancy rate for frozen semen is over 70%.  We have onsite frozen semen storage facilities & all semen is evaluated on site whether it is fresh, chilled or frozen.

All mares have a pre breeding check & we can offer a semen collection & evaluation service. 

Stud Packages

This is a scheme where the mare owner pays in advance to cover routine scanning, drugs, fertility treatment & AI for up to 3 breeding cycles.  For example the following procedures, where applicable would be included in the cost.

  • EVA & EIA Blood Tests

  • CEM Swab

  • Scans & Rescans

  • Wash out & Drugs

  • Hormone Injections

  • Hormone Implants

  • Caslicks Procedure

  • Pregnancy Scans at 14 - 16 days & 24 - 28 days

The following would not be included

  • Non stud routine veterinary treatment while at Garwood

  • Pregnancy diagnosis after 42 days

  • Any attention during foaling or treatment needed for a foal at foot

  • Carriage fees for the transport of semen

  • Livery at Garwood

Stud Packages are payable in advance & no part of the fee is refundable. 

You can download full information on our stud packages from our information sheets page, where you will also find useful information on preparing your mare for stud.

We currently do stud work at a number of local studs, Newhill Farm Stud being one of them. 

Foaling Process 

For those clients that have foals due this year, why not take a look in our image gallery where you can see images of the foaling process from start to finish.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our staff if you have any questions about breeding from your mare.

Gillivervet Limited

Garwood, Bolton Road, Anderton,
Near Chorley, Lancashire PR6 9HN

Tel: 01257 483161

Fax: 01257 474671

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