Taylor Made Stallions Breeding Shed Policies


Due to the recent outbreaks of Equine Herpes Virus infections at racetracks and training centers, veterinarians have advised precautionary measures be taken for the current breeding season.

Our veterinarian has requested that ALL MARES coming to the breeding shed must be vaccinated with 7-90 days before breeding for Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (i.e. Rhinomune, Pneumabort-K, etc.) A statement to this effect should be furnished by the boarding farm and accompany the mare to the breeding shed (this may be included on the Breeding Shed Form or the Culture Certificate).

Breeding Shed Requirements:

  • A Breeding Shed Form must accompany the mare each time she is presented to be bred.
  • All mares must have proper identification when presented for breeding
    (halter nameplate or neckstrap with name)
  • All maiden mares must be jumped prior to their first visit
  • All state and federal requirements must be met. You can contact the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at 502-564-3956 or at their website: KYAGR
  • Mares should arrive at the breeding shed promptly for their scheduled session
  • Taylor Made Stallions, Inc. will make every reasonable attempt to impregnate your mare but reserves the right not to breed the mare at any given session if mare is deemed a danger to the stallion and/or staff
ALL MARES: Following recent equine herpes virus infection outbreaks All Mares coming to this breeding shed must be vaccinated no earlier than 7 days and no later than 90 days before breeding for Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (i.e. Rhinomune, Pneumabort-K, etc.).

DOMESTIC MAIDEN MARES: A negative aerobic uterine culture is required within 30 days prior to their first visit. A negative aerobic uterine culture is required for a third visit and every subsequent visit thereafter (not including doubles). All maiden mares must be jumped prior to their first visit

DOMESTIC BARREN MARES: A negative aerobic uterine culture is required within 30 days prior to their first visit. A negative aerobic uterine culture is required for a third visit and every subsequent visit thereafter (not including doubles).

FOALING MARES: No culture is required for the first visit. A negative aerobic uterine culture is required for a second visit and every subsequent visit thereafter (not including doubles).

IMPORTED MAIDENS AND MARES IMPORTED FROM NON-CEM AFFECTED COUNTRIES: All fillies of foreign origin will have to have two (2) sets of negative CEM cultures (minimum of 72 hours elapsing between the samples being collected) from the clitoral fossa, clitoral sinus(es) and one (1) CEM culture from the endometrium. This swab may be included with either of the required sets of swabs, or in the case of a pregnant mare, the swab may be collected after foaling. The first three (3) mares bred after the imported filly must be CF tested 15-25 days post-breeding. A negative aerobic uterine culture is required within 30 days prior to the first visit. A negative aerobic uterine culture is required for a third visit and every subsequent visit thereafter (not including doubles). The mare must be jumped prior to the first visit.

IMPORTED FOALING AND BARREN MARES/MARES IMPORTED FROM CEM AFFECTED COUNTRIES: Contact the State Veterinarian’s Office in Frankfort, Kentucky regarding testing procedures and acquisition of quarantine releases for the current breeding season. A copy of the Quarantine Release [and if not included on the release, a copy of the Endometrium CEM Culture] must accompany the mare on her first trip to the breeding shed. The first three (3) mares bred after the imported mare will be required to have a CF test drawn 15-25 days post-breeding. A negative aerobic uterine culture is required for barren mares within 30 days of the first visit and again on the third visit and every subsequent visit thereafter (not including doubles). A negative aerobic uterine culture is required for foaling mares on the second visit and every subsequent visit thereafter (not including doubles).

DOUBLE: A Breeding Shed Form must accompany the mare each time she is presented to be bred. Prior to May 1st, of the current breeding season, we will not accept foal heat mares or book doubles unless approved by Syndicate Manager. Please note that regular heat mares will always have preference over a foal heat mare or doubles. Domestic Mares are required to follow all State and Federal Requirements in the event they should follow an Imported Mare; the owner of a Domestic Mare shall be responsible for any processing fees thereof.