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Section horses

Staff and doctoral students:

  • Harriette Oldenhof, PhD
  • Dr. Janina Rau
  • Dr. Anna Tönissen
  • TÄ Mareike Ewert
  • TÄ Theresa Greiser
  • TÄ Johanna Kasberg
  • TÄ Vanessa Konetzke
  • TÄ Lena Lenze
  • TA Matthias Maier
  • TÄ Swantje Michelmann
  • TÄ Franzsika Mönnig
  • TÄ Pamela Peters
  • TÄ Hanna Richter
  • TA Mareike Stolle



Research interests:

The research group focusses on reproductive medicine in horses (stallions, mares), with a special interest in AI, ET and cryopreservation of gametes.


Research themes include:

  • Cryopreservation of stallion sperm
  • Semen quality and fertility parameters, and their correlations
  • Studies on endometritis in brood mares
  • Ovum pick-up in mares




Cryopreservation of sperm and tissue

Institute of Multiphase Processes

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Prof. Dr. Ir. W.F. Wolkers


Quality management in Equine AI and ET programs

National Stud of Lower Saxony Celle

Dr. Gunilla Martinsson


Fertility and Animal Welfare in the horse

Agroscope, Schweizerisches Nationalgestüt Avenches

Dr. Dominik Burger


Genomic markers for Stallion Fertility

Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Prof. Dr. Ottmar Distl


Aetiopathogenetic studies on endometritis and endometrosis in mares

Institute of Veterinary-Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Heinz-A. Schoon


Uterine und testicular blood supply

Clinic of Reproductive Medicine, Vetsuisse-Faculty University Zürich

Prof. Dr. Heiner Bollwein


Cryopreservation of equine embryos

Studfarm Lewitz

Dr. Roberto Sanchez


Chromohysteroscopy in the mare

Institute for Reproductive Biology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Meinecke


Sex-sorting of equine spermatozoa

Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut Mariensee

Prof. Dr. Detlef Rath


Reproduction in Wildlife and Zoo animals

Geolifes, Hamburg

Dr. Imke Lüders


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