Oocyte Recovery for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
For mares that are not suited for embryo transfer, oocyte recovery and subsequent ICSI is another option that can result in pregnancies.
Oocyte aspiration and ICSI can be used for mares with chronic uterine infections, cervical problems, oviductal problems, and other issues that prevent them from conceiving or carrying a pregnancy.
Additionally, oocytes can be recovered post mortem, thus allowing for foals to be produced even after the death of the mare.
The Hofmann Center offers oocyte recovery services for mares, both alive and deceased.