Reproduction Services are available at all three of our hospitals: Lexington, Saratoga & Wellington.
Breeding your horse is an exciting undertaking that requires the assistance of a skilled veterinary team. Rood & Riddle provides the most advanced reproductive medicine in the field. In 2002 Rood & Riddle created a reproductive center for specialized procedures for mares and stallions. Under the direction of our board-certified theriogenologists, the reproduction center has expanded with the addition of a 200-acre farm ten minutes from our Lexington, KY, location. This facility serves as the home for our recipient mare herd and stallion complex. With this expansion, we can provide specialized treatment of infertile mares and administer advanced reproductive techniques such as embryo transfer and oocyte harvesting. The complex also contains a stallion barn and associated breeding shed. This facility allows us to stand stallions for our clients either commercially or privately. We can breed via live cover or collect semen for artificial insemination. In addition, we are an affiliate lab of Select Breeders Services and thus capable of providing comprehensive semen freezing services, including international distribution of frozen semen. Our theriogenologists also provide uterine biopsy interpretation services to veterinarians.
In 2013 the reproduction center was renamed The LeBlanc Reproduction Center in honor of Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, DACT, our dearly beloved colleague who passed away. Dr. LeBlanc was a widely respected practitioner, professor, mentor, researcher, leader and cherished friend. Her legacy lives on throughout the world of equine reproduction and certainly in the theriogenology team at Rood & Riddle.
To meet the needs of the growing sport horse community, Rood & Riddle has established a recipient mare herd for use in embryo transfer. All recipients undergo appropriate quarantine and health screening, are of sound reproductive health and are vaccinated and dewormed according to accepted industry guidelines. Recipient mares are available to clients with a signed contract.