Section of Reproduction & Behavior
The Section of Reproduction & Behavior provides comprehensive reproductive services for mares and stallions. Based at the Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction, the section’s clinicians have extensive clinical experience enhanced by the latest in research and technology. The section’s faculty members are board certified by the American College of Theriogenologists.
The section provides a wide range of reproductive services, from natural breeding to advanced assisted reproductive techniques like embryo and oocyte transfer. Stallions are a specialty and the section has extensive experience in dealing with male fertility and behavior problems; its equine behavior service is considered one of the best in the world.
At Widener Hospital, reproduction specialists work closely with board certified surgeons and internists to provide comprehensive care for dystocias and other reproductive emergencies. The section’s ongoing basic and applied research contributes to the advancement of the theriogenology specialty. Providing service to the North American animal industries is the Reference Andrology Laboratory. This laboratory provides complete testing of semen from mammalian and avian species which serves as an aid to practitioners working on reproductive issues.
Widener Hospital’s High-Risk Pregnancy Program manages the mare that may have problems with foaling. The ICU is equipped with a specially modified ECG telemetry unit used to monitor and record up to eight fetal heart rates simultaneously without disturbing the mares. Stalls housing the pregnant mares are equipped with low light cameras to monitor signs of labor in a natural setting.
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Residency in Large Animal Theriogenology
Hofmann Center is located 1 mile SW of Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center. To get directions to Hofmann Center, click here. For general directions to Widener Hospital, click here.
(at New Bolton Center)
443 Bartram Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348