- Stud fee
A stud fee is a price paid by the owner of a female animal, such as a
horseor a dog, to the owner of a male animal for the right to breed to it. Stud fees can range from a small amount for a local male animal of unknown breeding to several hundred thousand dollars for the right to breed to a champion Thoroughbredrace horse such as My Typhoonor Storm Cat, who have, at times, stood for stud fees of up to $500,000.
Many owners of high-quality
stallions also offer a live foal guaranteewith a breeding, usually defined as a guarantee that once the mare leaves the stud farmconfirmed to be in foal by a veterinarian, she will give birth to a foal that stands and nurses, or else the stud farm will re-breed the mare for no stud fee the following season.
Most stud fees do not include the costs of boarding the female animal at the location of the stud animal, or of the cost of collecting and shipping
semenif artificial inseminationis used in lieu of live cover. Any veterinary expenses or medications are also an additional cost to the owner of the female animal.
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