Stallions in Quarantine
The price of $5,700 per stallion includes board for the minimum of 35 days required for the CEM testing protocol to be conducted. To complete testing of each stallion, two locally bred mares must be maintained and tests performed to establish their CEM-free status. Ovariectomized mares (mares that have had their ovaries removed) are used to test breeding so that they can be synchronized easily and no pregnancy can result. They are bred to the stallion, then cultured and a blood sample taken to establish that no CEM bacteria have been transmitted from the stallion to the mare. This procedure is essential to validate a negative result.
Mares in Quarantine
The price of $2,300 per mare or $2,550 per mare with foal includes board for the minimum of 15 days required for the CEM testing protocol to be conducted. Mares are tested and cultured periodically throughout their quarantine period.