Coatesville, Pa., April 11, 2006 — Iron Spring Farm has just released a new DVD, “Guide to Successful Breeding with AI.” The professionally produced DVD offers mare owners and breeders an easy-to-understand overview of artificial insemination. Topics covered include pros and cons of fresh and frozen semen, pinpointing the days a mare is most likely to become pregnant, and dealing with Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) protocols.
“A large part of our mission at Iron Spring Farm is to pass on what we have learned to other breeders,” says Mary Alice Malone, owner of Iron Spring Farm. “We are fortunate to have access to the top veterinarians and researchers. This DVD allows breeders around the country access to the information collected from these experts.”
The 40-minute DVD presents an overview of breeding with artificial insemination. A detailed section on frozen semen covers the entire process from semen collection to the creation of the individual straws. A thorough understanding enables mare owners to ask the right questions to increased the likelihood of getting their mare in foal.
The chapter on understanding estrus will help mare owners pinpoint the correct timing in their mare’s cycle for breeding. Correctly determining your mare’s estrus will help save on veterinary and collection fees.
The DVD finishes with information on EVA protocols, an often misunderstood, but entirely manageable situation. The DVD is available online for $19.95 at www.ironspringfarm.com.
For 30 years Iron Spring Farm has been importing and breeding sport horses selected specifically for the American market. Iron Spring stands 15 warmblood and Friesian stallions and offers programs to help breeders produce, raise and market exceptional athletes of their own.