Our mare, My Special Girl's pregnancy was made possible by the advanced reproductive technique intracytoplasmic sperm injection, known as ICSI, which involves injecting a single sperm into a mature egg.
The embryo was transfered to My Special Girl in early April at New Bolton Center's Hofmann Center for Reproduction.
An equine pregnancy typically lasts for 340 days, so we expect her to foal in mid-March.
Check back on her progress! To learn more about My Special Girl and her foal, read our Penn Vet Extra story...
My Special Girl's Daily Schedule
Throughout the day and night, My Special Girl and her unborn foal are monitored carefully to make sure they are both in good shape. Review her schedule so you know when she is in her stall, and what our clinicians are doing.
Ultrasounds & Videos
Watch an ICSI procedure to learn more about in vitro fertilization. You can also watch ultrasound videos and other videos of My Special Girl's foal.
New Bolton Center's Hofmann Center for Reproduction & Behavior provides comprehensive reproductive services for mares and stallions. Faculty are board certified and conduct research in diverse areas of focus.
Neonatal Intensive Care
New Bolton Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the nation's best, is designed to accommodate the needs of pregnant mares at increased risk for complications, as well as provide their foals with lifesaving critical care beginning even before the foal's birth.
» Learn more about New Bolton Center's NICU...
Meet New Bolton Center's Foal Cam Team
The Penn medical team assembled for this special Foal Cam project includes Penn Vet experts in reproduction, neonatology,and critical care, in addition to the head of the advanced reproduction section at Penn Medicine.
» Meet the Foal Cam Team...