ICSI Breeding

High Brow Cat has been ICSI exclusive breeding since 2014 and able to produce 100+ embryos each season.

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What is ICSI? ICSI is the injection of a single sperm into a mature oocyte (eggs) in the laboratory using micromanipulation techniques. Click here to learn more.

Resources/Labs:

Our clients are fortunate to have four highly reputable ICSI labs to choose from when breeding to High Brow Cat. Click the links to learn more about each one.

EquiEmbryo - Young Ho Choi, DVM; Fort Worth, TX

Texas A&M – College Station, TX

Equine Medical Services – Dr. Foss; Columbia, MO

In Foal Inc. - Dr. Beck; Hemut, CA

Colorado State University -Fort Collins, CO

Know the Facts About ICSI

Click here to see the video.

(Intracytoplasmic sperm injection)

  • Proven safe and effective in breeding to the most prolific sire in cutting horse history.
  • Success rate growing – especially in mares 15 and younger, with no experienced negative impact.*
  • More than 100 pregnancies have resulted in each of the past two seasons using ICSI exclusively.
  • Costs are minimally higher than embryo transfer procedures . . . approximately $2,500.
  • Mare does not have to be in heat and procedure can be done any time of year with a higher chance of multiple embryos.
  • Embryos can be transferred or frozen.
  • Extensive experience in the procedure at Weatherford Equine, in the heart of cutting country.
  •  No Chute Fee.

ICSI points to consider

 

Click here to read the article from Quarter Horse News on ICSI.