ISER XIII Postponed Until 2023

Posted: | May 28, 2021

ISER XIII Postponed Until 2023 Sadly, the thirteenth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction, which was to have been held 23-29 July, 2022 has been postponed until the following year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ISER XIII will now be held July 10-14, 2023. This unique quadrennial symposium sees leaders in the equine reproduction world share… Read More »

Vale Peter Brunelli

Posted: | June 1, 2020

Vale Peter Brunelli It is with great sadness that we report the death of Peter Brunelli, founder and operator of Universal Ultrasound (, which later became Universal Imaging. Peter – who was born in the Bronx in New York City – was the quintessential “wheeler dealer” and was always ready and willing to do almost everything to “make… Read More »

Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: | March 20, 2020

We are continuing our operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, running our normal business hours – 9 to 5 weekdays and 10 to noon on weekends. Semen shipments are being made as normal and we have seen only some delays in courier activities. As always, we ask that you order overnight semen shipments by 10 am CST on the… Read More »

New Veterinary Teaching University in Texas, USA!

Posted: | September 19, 2019

For the first time in over a century, Texas is opening a new veterinary teaching hospital. In response to an increased demand for more veterinarians, Texas Tech University is opening a vet school at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. Around 40% of veterinarians in Texas are 60 years of age or older. In 2017,… Read More »

ISER XII was a Resounding Success

Posted: | July 28, 2018

Returning to its origins, ISER XII was a resounding success! Held 44 years after the First International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (ISER) was held in Cambridge, UK in July 1974, ISER XII gathered veterinarians, researchers and scientists from around the world from the 22nd-27th of July this year. With presentation topics too numerous to list here (the full… Read More »

Important Notice for Breeders in Canada!

Posted: | January 8, 2018

Zoetis Canada has stopped production of the Equine Arteritis Vaccine “Arvac”. We have been advised that the item is “discontinued” and that there is no intention to recommence production. Given that there are EAV-positive and shedding stallions in Canada, this is a bad situation for North American breeders. Canada has a low incidence of EVA, but – as… Read More »

Equine Reproduction Receives Welcome Boost in the UK

Posted: | September 19, 2017

Equine reproduction in the UK has received a boost in that noted specialist Dr. Jonathan Pycock is now BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) president. Dr. Pycock is encouraging increased research and presentation of the subject, and an enjoyable first step is the Equine Veterinary Journal’s release of 10 papers viewable on-line by all. These are available on the… Read More »

So How Long Does Frozen Equine Semen Remain Fertile?

Posted: | June 14, 2015

It’s a question periodically asked, and durations as long as 10-50,000 years have been suggested as answers, but although that sounds good, what is the actual known duration of viability of stored frozen equine semen? Last year, LLC was asked to assist in fertility evaluation of semen frozen from the great Olympic show jumper “Galoubet A”. Galoubet himself had… Read More »