Something a little different from the equines he usually deals with…..
Our house surgeon, Luis Rubio-Martinez performing a vasectomy via key-hole surgery (laparoscopy) in free range African elephants during his time as faculty at the University of Pretoria (South Africa).
Laparoscopic vasectomies have been performed on the African elephants within the elephant population management program (www.elephantpmp.org). This was a collaborative project of the University of Pretoria (South Africa), Colorado State University (USA), Walt Disney Parks & Resort, Florida (USA), and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California (USA).
We are looking for suitable recipient mares for embryo transfer for our clients.
Embryo transfer is a technique where an embryo is flushed from the donor mare and then transferred into the uterus of the recipient mare. The embryo will then develop within the uterus of the recipient mare and she will raise it as if it was her own.
Ideally recipient mares should be between 3-10 years old, have a good temperament, be healthy and over 16hh.
The mares will be well cared for at all times. Please contact the hospital on 01903 883050 for further information.