We are happy to explain to you how the ICSI-process works. Do you have any further questions after reading the page? Or do you have a specific question regarding your mare or mares? Please contact us. For us it is daily work, but we can imagine that this new technique may raise questions.

ICSI step-by-step

  • Mares are taken to the University of Utrecht for the OVU-treatment. During this treatment, under sedation, they remove follicles from the mare
  • In the laboratory it is then immediately checked how many good egg cells from the follicles can be used.
  • The useable egg cells are sent to Italy where our frozen semen is stored.
  • In Italy a snip (part) of a straw of frozen semen is defrosted and each egg cell is then fertilised with sperm.
  • After this the fertilised egg cell is cultivated. After 7 days it is checked whether an embryo has formed.
  • If an embryo has formed it is frozen and sent back to Utrecht.
  • Once in Utrecht the embryo is stored in its frozen state.
  • In Spring the embryo is defrosted as soon as the recipient mare has ovulated and is thus ready for implantation of the embryo.
  • The embryo is placed in the uterus of the recipient mare.

Reserve your ICSI-place

This year too we have reserved a number of dates when ICSI-treatments can be carried out at the Utrecht Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with a number of stallions. We offer you the opportunity to participate. Are you interested? If so, please complete the form on this page.

On this date ICSI treatments will be carried out with semen from Chacco-Blue

On this date ICSI treatments will be carried out with semen from Chacco-Blue

Book your ICSI-date

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