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Reproduction service

Our Reproductive Medicine Service provides examinations and diagnostics in collaboration with our board-certified reproductive specialist and theriogenologist, Dr. Carlos Gradil.

Services include:

  • Obstetrics of all species
  • Breeding soundness exams
  • Breeding management of healthy mares and mares with chronic uterine infections
  • Fertility evaluation of mares
  • Twin reduction in mares
  • Stallion services and embryo transfers with Dr. Gradil at a remote facility
  • Innovative Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) used to modulate the reproductive cycle

The IUD, developed by Dr. Gradil, self-assembles and stays in place. The small size facilitates quick insertion and once set, is self-retaining and easy to remove. Unlike previously developed IUDs, both detection and removal are simplified. Once the IUD is in the uterus, the ovaries will produce progesterone for long periods of time without the need to give mares any drugs. The device can stay in place for five to seven months during the performance season.

Innovative Intrauterine Device (IUD) used to modulate the reproductive cycle

Innovative Intrauterine Device (IUD) used to modulate the reproductive cycle

Our Team

  • Dr. Carlos M Gradil

    Carlos Gradil

    LMV, MS, PhD, DACT

Dr. Carlos M Gradil

Carlos Gradil

LMV, MS, PhD, DACT

Dr. Gradil’s areas of clinical expertise and interests are comparative reproduction in large and small animals including wildlife. His area of research expertise includes determination of PLC zeta concentration in the sperm of horses and how it relates to fertility. He finds satisfaction in his fieldwork because it creates the opportunity to produce desirable offspring, relieve infertility and resolve difficult parturition. Dr Gradil earned his PhD in theriogenology and his MSc in theriogenology from University of Minnesota, and his LMV from University of Lisbon, Portugal. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology in 1998. Dr. Gradil’s honors include awards from US-AID, NATO and the Veterinary Honor Society. He has been a Fulbright Fellow and a Rockefeller Fellow.

Reproduction Service
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