OPU stands for Ovum Pick Up. In this technique, the follicles are punctured and the oocytes flushed out.
First of all, the donor mare is epidurally sedated to make the procedure as safe and painless as possible. During the OPU session, all follicles are punctured, emptied, scraped and rinsed out separately. The collected fluid is then examined in the laboratory. The retrieved ooxytes are then carefully packed in a temperature-controlled shipping box and sent to Avantea, Italy for the ICSI procedure.
The OPU session takes about one hour on average, depending on the number of follicles present.
It is important to take into account possible complications after the session such as bleeding, rectal rupture, inflammation and in the worst case death of the mare.
OPU can be repeated every 3 weeks if the donor mare again has enough follicles.
ICSI stands for Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection. This is the injection of one sperm cell into an oocyte, after which an embryo can be created.
When the egg cells arrive in Italy, the maturation process first takes place. All oocytes are maturated after which a number of mature oocytes remain for ICSI.
After 14 days, we know the effective number of frozen embryos.
The embryos can be stored at Keros and then transferred to a suitable recipient mare.
We have some very interesting stallions available for ICSI:
|Baloubet du Rouet||Balou du Reventon||Berlin|
|Chin Chin||Colman||Comme il Faut|
|Conquistador||Cornet Obolensky||Diamant de Semilly|
|El Barone 111||Ferro||For Pleasure|
|Kannan||Kashmir vh Schuttershof||Mr. Blue|
|Nabab de Reve||Qlassic Bois Margot||Quick Star|
|Quickly de Kreisker||Sir Donnerhall I||Skippy|
|Thunder vd Zuuthoeve||Toulon||Untouchable|
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