Equine Reproduction and Fertility

UCD Veterinary Hospital now offers the only specialist led equine reproduction service in Ireland. Dr Niamh Lewis joined our team in 2021 and brings a unique skill set in advanced reproduction to the UCDVH.

Services offered:

  • Mare and stallion infertility investigations (Sport horse and Thoroughbred)
    • Barren mares
    • Recurring endometritis
    • Collaborative solutions with the equine surgery department for issues such as urine pooling, poor perineal conformation and oviductal blockages
    • Subfertile stallions with low per cycle and per season pregnancy rates
    • Low stallion libido (collaborative approach with medicine and surgery to rule out musculoskeletal and internal medicine issues)
    • On site laboratory for quick turnaround of cytology and histology samples.
  • High risk pregnant mare management
    • Serial monitoring of high risk pregnancies to assess fetal and placental development and viability
  • OPU and ICSI
    • The latest advanced reproductive technology to produce foals in vitro from subfertile mare and stallion combinations. READ MORE