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Featured News: Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate Our First 30 Years

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October 04, 2017

SBS 30th Anniversary_Golden AV We would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to all who came to our World Headquarters in Chesapeake City, MD on September 9th to help us celebrate the first 30 years of Select Breeders Services. It was an absolutely beautiful afternoon with partly sunny skies and warm yet cool temperatures. We celebrated with more than 200 of our wonderful clients, past and present employees and friends from 3pm - 7pm in the evening.

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Featured Blog: Trends in Equine Assisted Reproduction

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October 03, 2017

Ovum Pickup_Oocytes It has been almost 20 years since I started an assisted reproduction program at Colorado state University. The purpose of that program was to develop techniques to preserve equine genetics. It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss all the goals of that program but I would like to focus on production of foals from old mares and stallions via in vitro technology (aka test tube horse).

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How old does my stallion have to be for semen collection?

We suggest a stallion be at least 3 years of age before starting semen collection. At this age most stallions have matured both mentally and physically and are able to handle the additional stress of becoming an active breeding stallion. Typically, by the age of three their testicles have matured and have begun producing sufficient semen which is suitable for cooling or freezing. It is possible to collect younger stallions and we have successfully collected and frozen semen from 2yr olds. However, we always caution stallion owners to be aware that at this age semen quality may not be acceptable for processing. Even if it is, total sperm production is often less than would be expected at maturity and therefore it may not be financially viable to proceed with a comprehensive semen freezing program at that time.

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Collecting Semen from the Young Stallion

Harvesting and Freezing of Equine Epididymal Sperm

Why Freeze Stallion Semen?

Breeding for success? Follow the experts!

What Our Clients Say

Christina Potter - Inamorato Testimonial"The longstanding success and reputation of SBS drew us to them. The experience of the staff are second to none. The frozen semen from our stallions is in the best place possible."

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