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Stallion Services
Topline Equine Veterinary Care offers several services which are tailored to the reproductive needs of stallions. 













​Collection
For AI or shipping
We offer two styles of AV, the Missouri and the Colorado 
Each stallion has their own AV liner*
Height adjustable breeding phantom

*Stallion owner must purchase or provide AV liner for their stallion

Click here to see 2020 Stallion Service Fee Schedule 
Includes costs of collection/shipping, AV/phantom training, stallion training board, and shipped semen evaluation.

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Shipping
Equine Express type shippers typically used
Equitainer shipping containers available upon request
We utilize several shipping service options
Couriers: FedEx Express and UPS Next Day Air
Airlines: Delta Cargo and American Airlines Cargo

To request shipment of semen from a stallion collected at TEVC: 
1) Click here to download Semen Request Form
2) Fill form using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 
(click here to download Reader for free, Chrome Extension and Optional Offers NOT required) 
3) Please return form via email to toplineequinevetcare@gmail.com 
Click for help using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to fill and save your semen request form.


Please note: Stallions do not stand on site; arrangements must be made with stallion owners to haul in stallions for collection. ​Additionally, clinic staff must be notified of requests for semen in advance, preferably 24 hours or more in advance 
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Training
AV collection
Phantom collection
Behavioral problem correction

Short-term boarding is offered for stallions in training. See above fee schedule.
Long-term boarding is not offered for stallions at Topline Equine Veterinary Care.
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​Breeding Soundness Examinations
  • Why have a BSE done?
            - Pre-purchase exam
            - Insurance purposes
            - Determination of reproductive performance
            - When a problem is suspected
            - Annually to track any changes to a stallion's reproductive parameters             and indicate any physical or behavioral problems. 

  • What does the exam entail?
            -- General physical exam
                    - Body condition, conformation, soundness, and discussion of any                     heritable conditions which may affect breeding ability or desirability                     as a breeding stallion.
            -- Reproductive and general health history
​                   - Age, number of mares bred last year, previous method(s) of                    breeding, intended method of breeding, pregnancy rates, EVA status                    or vaccination, when the stallion was last bred or collected, any                    medications, current and recent health status (last 60-90 days)                    including illnesses or fevers.
            -- Sexual behavior
                    - Willingness and ability of the stallion to mount and ejaculate.                     - Identifying and addressing issues with phantom or AV setup, as                     well as physical or sexual behavioral problems.
            -- Examination of the reproductive genitalia
                    - The penis and sheath are inspected for any lesions, strictures,                     sores, trauma or swelling. Also ensuring the stallion's ability to                     obtain a rigid, straight erection, and that the penis can retract back                     into the sheath after ejaculation.
                    - The testes and epididymides are evaluated for size, shape, and                     consistency. Two testes should be descended into the scrotum.                     Testes are measured using a set of scrotal calipers to calculate the                     testicular volume.
            -- Semen evaluation
                    - Daily sperm output (DSO) or how many sperm the stallion can                     ejaculate on a daily basis, can be determined by collecting two                     ejaculates an hour apart, after a stallion has been sexually rested for                     at least four days. The second ejaculate should provide                     approximately half the sperm. If this relationship does not occur, a                     variety of scenarios may have occurred. Alternatively, a stallion                     must be collected daily for 7-10 days or every other day for three                     weeks, and the last few ejaculates used to determine DSO. 
                    - Volume, color, consistency, concentration (sperm counted by                     device, such as densimeter), total and progressive motility                     (determined by microscopic examination), and morphology (also                     determined by microscopic examination).
                    -Bacteriology in suspected cases of infection. Cultures can be taken                     from semen, urethra, urethral fossa, and sometimes the prepuce for                     bacterial isolation.  Identification of pathogenic bacteria and a                     history of repeated infections in mares bred, may require breeding                     via AI using a semen extender which contains an appropriate                     antibiotic.
                    - Additional sperm testing for problems not easily discerned can be                     run at certain referral clinics or universities.

(Source for BSE information)