September 20, 2023

Exciting News! 🐴✨
We are thrilled to announce that MVS Equine has purchased EquiBreed NZ, and from the 1st October 2023 it will now be known as MVS EquiBreed!
🌟 This development is the brainchild of Drs Dave Keenan, Andrea Ritmeester and Lee Morris. The team at MVS EquiBreed will include Drs Lee Morris, Ria Harteveld and includes the support of the equine repro team from MVS Equine.
A new company formed by Dr Lee Morris, called EquiBreed ART will provide ICSI, embryo shipping, freezing and research breakthroughs to MVS EquiBreed.
This partnership marks a new chapter in our journey, combining the expertise and passion of two incredible equine organizations. Our commitment to providing the best choices in equine reproduction, exceptional equine care, and cutting-edge technology remains unwavering.
Stay tuned for updates on all the exciting developments and advancements coming your way. We can’t wait to continue serving our loyal customers and equine enthusiasts with even more excellence in equine breeding and reproduction. MVS EquiBreed will provide “all things in equine reproduction” for you!
Thank you for your continued support, and here’s to the future of MVS EquiBreed!
MVS Equine (07) 888 8193
EquiBreed ART (07) 870 1845

Vaccinations for AI Mares

July 29, 2020

MVS now require all mares grazing at MVS for the duration of their AI programme to be fully vaccinated for tetanus and strangles prior to arrival.


MVS recommend the below protocol for previously unvaccinated mares:

  • 2n1 (tetanus and strangles) vaccine

2 weeks

  • Strangles booster vaccine

2 weeks

  • 2n1 (tetanus and strangles) vaccine


Mares that have been previously vaccinated using the above procedure require a yearly booster. We are able to administer the annual booster upon arrival of your mare at MVS if required.

Team Nijhof Stallions Available through MVS

November 23, 2015

The frozen semen from Team Nijhof is now available through MVS – the details of the stallions are located on our “Stallion Semen Available” list on our website.

For further details on each stallion please contact Jeannette Benedict-Nijhof at info@team-nijhof.com or Candace Bagnall at candacebagnall@vodafone.co.nz



Waps Maserati baby

November 23, 2015

Congratulations to Sheena Martin on the arrival of this gorgeous filly by Waps Maserati out of “Bonni”.

Welcome Dr Sara Lyle

October 12, 2015

We are very fortunate to have Professor Sara Lyle join the Reproduction team recently from the USA helping us for time during the season while Fiona is on maternity leave.

Dr Lyle completed her veterinary degree and Masters program in Theriogenology at the University of Florida and recently completed her PhD at Louisiana State University (LSU) focused on immunological and endocrinological aspects of pregnancy. Dr Lyle was an Associate Professor at the LSU Veterinary School and has recently joined the team at North Carolina State University with her two dogs, Sammy and Gracie. These two veterinary schools have the strongest reproduction departments in the USA.

Dr Lyle is an expert in all areas of veterinary reproduction and she has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and text books and is a world renowned speaker at many international conferences in Veterinary reproduction.

Sara still has time for herself though, enjoying fishing, riding, and running (well, her dogs enjoy it when she runs). Dr Lyle brings a wealth of experience to the team and we are all very much looking forward to working with her.

Autumn Pictures at MVS Repro

July 15, 2015

Always love the look of the stallion entrance during Autumn! And the AI mare paddocks looking great too heading into winter.
Thanks Dot for the photographs

Ash and her Embryo Transfer baby

November 9, 2014

Congratulations to the owners of “Wilma” for the safe arrival of her embryo transfer baby.  The recipient mare “Ash” looks very pleased with herself!  We look forward to following the progress of this wee colt.

Welcome to our New Website

July 5, 2012

The team at MVS Equine Reproduction would like to welcome you to our new website. The latest information on all aspects of Equine Reproduction, our admission and semen request forms, as well as our latest news can all be found here. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your planned breeding program with us then please do not hesitate to contact one of the team at MVS Equine Reproduction. We are here to work with you to produce tomorrow’s champions.

We love receiving updates and photos from our clients, so please email these through to us at equine@matamatavets.co.nz. or visit us on Facebook – facebook.com/mvs.equine

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