The Equine Theriogenology Service


The CHUV’s theriogenology (reproduction) Service offers a complete line of services regarding equine reproduction with access to state of the art equipment and facilities. Our team works closely with other specialized services such as anesthesiology, internal medicine (including neonatology), medical imaging and surgery, for complications during foaling or surgical procedures of the reproductive system. The theriogenology team is made up of specialists in reproduction who are very active in the research field. They are assisted by qualified animal health technicians and animal care attendants that have been well trained to handle breeding stallions.

The equine theriogenology service has its own facilities:

  • Designated stalls
  • Mare-foal stalls with detachable safety barrier (neonatal unit)
  • Foaling surveillance system (neonatal unit)
  • Semen analysis laboratory
  • Facilities for conservation of frozen semen
  • Semen collection facilities in an indoor arena with collection dummy
  • Access to advanced imaging equipment (ultrasound, numerical x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT Scan), etc.)
  • Dr. Mouhamadou Diaw


  • Dr. Ignacio Raggio


Veterinary technician
  • Karine Leblanc

For details concerning services offered  by our theriogelogy team, please contact us.