The Friesian Horse Society
Embryo Transfer Application
APPLICANT MUST BE A CURRENT FHS MEMBER
An ET-produced foal can only be registered with FHS if donor and recipient animals have been reported to FHS prior to the breeding/ET being performed each breeding season.
The FHS Breeding Book Regulations require that all important breeding data be reported to FHS. This includes the time of insemination, time of retrieving the embryo, and the time of transmission into the recipient mare. Also included is the name and address of the facility, and veterinarian performing the embryo transfer. All offspring require parentage verification through DNA testing prior to registration of the foal(s) produced by ET. Although it is expected that high quality breeding stock would be used for this breeding practice, breeders have the right to select registered mares and stallions of their choice. The choice of mares and stallions is not under the control of the FHS.
This application must be filled out by the mare owner and submitted for approval. Foals bred by Embryo Transfer will not be recognized by FHS unless this approval is obtained in advance of the time of breeding. The “time of breeding” is defined as the time of insemination or live cover of the mare, not the time of embryo harvest and transfer.
PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 2 WEEKS FOR THE PROCESSING OF THIS APPLICATION