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AI is a relatively easy, safe, and convenient method of covering mares with stallions from all over the world. As with all techniques, it takes skill to make sure all the proper steps are taken to provide the best chance for pregnancy.
There are many reasons why you might decide to breed your mare by artificial insemination (AI). The most common is to allow you to use a stallion that is a distance away–even abroad–and so increase the scope of stallions available and reduce the risks and expense of travel for your mare. However, AI might
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Mina Davies Morel, PhD, is head of the equine group at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom. She has particular interest in equine reproductive physiology and its application to stud management, and she is the author of a number of scientific papers and text books on the subject. She is a leisure rider and owner of Welsh Cob Section Ds.
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