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
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:
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
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.
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.