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CAHR Rules & Regulations

Please refer to the CAHR Rules & Regulations:

Rule 2 Section 8: Requirements for A.I. Using Transported or Stored Semen
Rule 2 Section 9: Embryo Transfers

The following is a summary of the CAHR Rules & Regulations pertaining to transported/stored semen and embryo transfer procedures. The summary below is not intended to supersede any CAHR Regulations. It is the responsibility of the breeder(s) to read and familiarize themselves with the full, official CAHR Rules & Regulations.

On-Farm Artificial Insemination

As per Rule 2, Section 7, on-farm A.I. may be done without a shipped/stored semen permit as long as the stallion and mare are on the same premises, and provided semen is used immediately (within 6 hours) of collection. Applications for registration of foals conceived by A.I. must be completed on a form which indicates A.I. conception.

Transported/Stored Semen Permit

Semen which is frozen, or is not used within 6 hours of collection, or is transported by any means to a location other than the premises where the collection of semen from the stallion occurred will be subject to the provisions of Rule 2, Section 8. An application for [wpfilebase tag=file id=21 /] must be completed and on file with the Registry. The permit remains in effect until the recorded ownership of the stallion changes, or until the stallion is exported.

Transported/Stored Semen Certificates

Transported/stored semen certificates are purchased by the stallion owner, who is responsible to provide them to the mare owner. A transported/stored semen certificate is required by the mare owner to register a foal conceived through the use of transported/stored semen. Transported/stored semen certificates will only be provided to a stallion with a Shipped Semen Permit.

Embryo Transfer Permits

Requests for embryo transfer permits must be made by the donating mare’s owner at least 30 days prior to attempting an embryo transfer. The sire, donor mare, and recipient mare must all have DNA on file with the CAHR prior to the transfer, and the resulting foal’s parentage must be DNA verified. If the recipient mare cannot be excluded as a possible parent by DNA testing, registration of the foal will be refused. Registration of foals resulting from embryo transfer must be applied for within 30 days of foaling.

Late Permit Fees

Collection of transported/stored semen prior to the approval of the Transported/Stored Semen permit shall be subject to a late permit fee and may be charged for any reasonable costs and expenses that the Registry may incur investigating the circumstances.

Embryo transfer permits must be applied for at least 30 days before the embryo transfer is attempted. Late permit applications will be subject to a late permit fee.