The advantages and disadvantages of utilizing equine frozen semen are debated by stallion and mare owners alike. Will I continue to show my stallion or retire him to the breeding shed? Is there an international market for my stallion? What if my stallion is injured in an accident or suddenly dies? Is my mare a suitable candidate for breeding with frozen semen? Is it true conception rates with frozen semen are lower than those when using cooled semen? These are just a few questions to ask when considering whether to utilize equine frozen semen.
Featured Blog: The Pros and Cons Of Equine Frozen Semen
October 24, 2013
What Exactly is a Dose of Frozen Semen?
August 21, 2013
Is a dose a breeding? Is a straw a dose? How many straws in a dose? How many sperm in a dose? These are often questions we hear from our clients when purchasing or using frozen semen. There is so much variability in the format of doses sold throughout the world that it can be confusing at times. To ensure you have the best opportunity of success when breeding your mare it is important to understand all the elements that determine an adequate dose of frozen semen. Here we review frequently asked questions that relate to what constitutes a dose of frozen semen.
Understanding Your Frozen Semen Shipment Transaction Report
July 24, 2013
Every shipment that we send from Select Breeders Services includes an envelope of materials, zip tied to the top of the frozen semen shipper, that provides information about the semen we are sending to you. Included in the envelope are the following items:
- Transaction Report
- Safety Notice for Handling Frozen Semen
- Thawing and Handling Instructions
- Info sheet on Management of Mares with Frozen Semen
- Return FedEx airbill and address label
- Info notice regarding tank rental and return
- Additional materials may include notices prepared by the stallion owner that they have requested us to include with the shipment, e.g. breeding and insemination certificates.
Welcome to the New SBS Website
April 11, 2011
Welcome to the new SBS website! We hope you are as excited as we are about all the additional features the new website offers.
Stallion Owner Instructions for the Stallion Guide
April 11, 2011
Stallion Owners - welcome to the new SBS website! Below you will find instructions for how to update your stallion's profile on the new Stallion Guide.
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March 02, 2011
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