Use of pharmacologically induced ejaculation to obtain semen from a stallion with a fractured radius

Regina M. Oristaglio Turner, VMD; Sue M. McDonnell, PhD; Jan F. Hawkins, DVM

Main Points

  • a-Adrenergic agents can successfully induce ex copula ejaculation in stallions with injuries that would preclude normal sexual arousal, mounting, or thrusting.
  • Genetic material from valuable stallions with life-threatening or debilitating injuries can be preserved by freezing semen obtained by pharmacologically induced ejaculation.