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Oocyte Harvest from Post Mortem Ovaries

​Untimely death of a valuable broodmare is an unfortunate consequence of horse ownership.  Gamete rescue, collection of the mare’s ovaries to obtain oocytes and propagate genetics, is a technology available through the Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) program at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory (ERL) at Colorado State University.  Following the harvest of oocytes, a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which is now well-established within the industry, can be used to fertilize the oocytes and hopefully lead to the development of embryos.  Although many steps must be undertaken to achieve success, it is possible to witness a foal born through this technology.

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CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory
Attn: ART
3101 Rampart Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 491-8626
Fax: (970) 491-7005
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​3101 Rampart Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1693

​(970) 491-8626

​(970) 491-7005