Facilities and Assisted Reproduction Services

Hadley FarmThe Equine Reproduction Services facility, housed at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences’ Hadley Farm Equine and Livestock Center, is located approximately one miles from the UMass campus on 133 acres of farm land. The Hadley Farm is located at:
111 North Maple Street
Hadley, MA 01035

Assisted Reproduction Services

The equine center for assisted reproduction offers services for:

  1. performance stallions and mares so they can continue to train and compete and still maximize the reproductive potential e.g., embryo transfer
  2. breeding management of healthy mares and mares with chronic uterine infections
  3. semen collection from stallions for sperm analysis, cooled shipment or semen freezing
    • Cryopreservation of stallion semen will assist horse breeders that currently have very limited options to have their stallions’ semen frozen in New England.
    • The use of computer assisted sperm analysis, e.g., Hamilton Thorne Research computer assisted sperm analysis (CASA), is currently one of the state-of-the-art pieces of equipment used to evaluate the reproductive potential of stallions and to diagnose infertility.
  4. Fertility workup. Complete breeding soundness examination of mares or stallions with infertility problems.

Note: For convenience, breeding soundness examination of mares or stallions with infertility problems should be scheduled on specified days at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Shipped Semen should be delivered to:

Hadley Farm Reproduction Services
Attention: Dr. Gradil
111 North Maple Street
Hadley, MA 01035