breeding

With the stud being owned and managed by a veterinary surgeon, you can guarantee that your mare is in the best possible hands for foaling. We have excellent facilities with large spacious foaling boxes fully equipped with CCTV, small equi-fenced paddocks for initial mare and foal turnout, examination stocks and our own ultrasound machine for reproductive examinations.

Broodmares who come to us are closely monitored from the moment they arrive. We ensure that your mare receives individually-tailored nutrition so that she is in the best shape for raising her foal and to encourage the production of good quality colostrum. We have newly installed facilities with large spacious foaling boxes and small equi-fenced paddocks for mare and foal turnout.

With Kate Bandey MRCVS living on-site, emergency situations are dealt with immediately which can make a huge difference to the outcome when dealing with a dystocia. We have an emergency resuscitation kit and oxygen supply on site enabling us to perform intubation and manual ventilation of the neonatal foal in a crisis. If a situation does develop that requires surgical referral, and we are conveniently located just 12 miles from an excellent equine referral hospital. We are able to take high-risk mares who require specific monitoring during their pregnancy and who may have had foaling problems in the past.

We have excellent facilities with large spacious foaling boxes fully equipped with CCTV, small equi-fenced paddocks for initial mare and foal turnout, examination stocks and our own ultrasound machine for reproductive examinations.

In combination with CCTV monitoring we use the Foalert alarm system, the most reliable and advanced
technological device on the market for the detection of foaling, to ensure that we are with your mare throughout her foaling. A small transmitter is sutured onto the outside of the mare’s vulva lips; when the vulva lips separate 3 horsesduring labour the trigger magnet is removed from the transmitter  which sends an radio signal to the receiver to let us know that a foaling is imminent.

Mares and foals are given a thorough veterinary clinical examination post foaling and we monitor the new born foals 24-hours a day using CCTV cameras. We routinely check the IgG level of every foal when it is 24 hours old to ensure they have adequate passive transfer of their immune system. We keep a supply of colostrum and plasma on-site for transfusion if required.

Our farrier routinely checks the foals every 2 weeks from birth and can perform remedial shoeing for the correction of angular limb deformities where required.

Please contact us if you wish to send your mare to us to discuss the best time for her to arrive. We take bio-security seriously to protect the horses on our farm and certain vaccinations will be required prior to your mare’s arrival.