Registration : Breeding Information : Embryo Transfer

Information and Rules for Embryo Transfer

This is a new and expanding program, below are the requirements and rules for participating in this program. The ApHC encourages members to contact the ApHC Customer Service Department at (208)882-5578 ext. 300 should you have any questions regarding Appaloosa Embryo Transfer.

A. A horse foaled by a mare which is not its genetic dam, but transferred to her by embryo/oocyte transfer technique, shall be eligible for registration. In addition to other ApHC registration rules, the offspring shall not be eligible for ApHC registration unless:

1. Prior to intended collection of the fertilized egg, record owner or lessee has notified ApHC in writing of its intention to attempt an embryo/oocyte transfer and has paid the proper enrollment fee as set forth in the fee schedule. Upon good cause, in its sole discretion, the ApHC may accept late enrollment notification. For mare enrollments received and accepted by the ApHC after collection of the embryo/oocyte, but prior to foaling, a late fee as set forth in the fee schedule will be assessed, in addition to other required fees. For mare enrollments received and accepted by the ApHC after foaling, a late fee as set forth in the fee schedule will be assessed, in addition to other required fees. This enrollment must be made each year that a transfer is to be performed, and once made, the fee is not refundable, nor can any substitution be made.

2. Pedigree is verified through genetic testing of foal, sire and donor mare; and by such other testing as ApHC reasonably deems necessary to verify the validity of the genetic testing, all expense of which shall be the registration applicant's.

3. Prior to transport, in accordance with ApHC-approved procedures, of an embryo/oocyte from the premises where the donor mare was located at the time of removal of an embryo/oocyte from her for use in recipient mare at another location, notice of intention to transport the embryo/oocyte shall be given ApHC in connection with advanced notice of collection specified above. Any implantation of transported embryo/oocyte for which such notice is given must occur within 24 hours of its removal from the donor mare or the offspring will not be eligible for registration.

B. The enrollment notice must be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to preserve for the record owner or lessee of the donor mare the only acceptable proof to ApHC of timely compliance with advance notice of collection specified above, if such proof is requested.

C. If a mare is enrolled with ApHC for embryo/oocyte transfer, but the procedure is not attempted regarding the marc in the designated year, to avoid the necessity of genetic testing for parentage verification, ApHC must be notified in writing by December 31 of the designated year that the owner has elected not to attempt embryo/oocyte transfer. Without such notice, a foal produced the following year by such an enrolled mare is not eligible for registration without genetic testing for parentage verification.

D. When a registerable foal is produced by embryo/oocyte transfer, such fact will be listed on its registration certificate. E. ApHC may inspect the premises and practices of any party using or intending to use embryo/oocyte transfer procedures. An ApHC representative and/or ApHC approved veterinarian may be present during the collection and transfer procedures at the ApHC's discretion.

F. The burden of verifying true parentage is the registration applicant's, and any question of parentage shall be resolved against registration of a horse carried by a recipient mare through embryo/oocyte transfer.

The ApHC encourages members to contact the ApHC Customer Service Department at (208)882-5578 ext. 300 should you have any questions regarding the Embryo Transfer.

 


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