One hundred and fourteen embryo collections were performed in donor mares of crossbred Breton and Campolina breeds randomly allotted to two treatments: T1 - interrupted flushing (n=56), embryo flushing system whereby an embryo filter was inserted in the recovery line, and T2 - direct flushing (n=58), without flushing interruption. The flushing medium was the Ringer lactate. No differences between T1 and T2 were observed for the embryo recovery rate (58.9% and 44.8%), for the quality of the embryos (3.56 and 3.53), for the recovery medium from the uterus (1962.10ml, 98.1% and 1962.39ml, 98.1%) and for the pregnancy rate of the transferred embryo (52.9% and 81.8%). Also, no differences between T1 and T2 for length of collection (10.3 and 7.4 minutes), and for interval from the collection to transference (39.5 and 65.7 minutes) were observed.
Equine; embryo; collection technique; recovery rate