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Featured News: Stallion Owners in the Northern Hemisphere Should Explore the Breeding Industry Down UnderFeature RSS Feed
June 25, 2015
Stallion owners in the United States and Europe have the potential to increase their income by exploring the Australian breeding industry. The breeding season in the Northern Hemisphere is winding down but the breeding season in Australia is just about to begin (September 1st). Mare owners in Australia are starting to think about who to breed their mares to, putting their barren mares under lights and getting their foaling kits ready. Stallion owners in the US and Europe may wish to explore the Australian market as a way to provide additional income during their “off” breeding season. Australia sends the second highest number of visitors to our website, so if you would like to market your stallion, which was frozen by an SBS Affiliate Lab, to the Australian market be sure to post and/or update your stallion profiles on our SBS Stallion Guide.Read More
Featured Blog; My Stallion is Not Settling His Mares...What Do I do? - Part 2Blog RSS Feed
June 25, 2015
How a stallion owner/manager responds to and handles mare owner concerns regarding semen quality or fertility can make or break a relationship or reputation. This article aims to give stallion owners an overview of the factors involved and provide a systematic guide to troubleshooting a resolution if possible. In Part 1 of this article, published in last month’s newsletter, we discussed the stallion’s breeding history, the importance of a breeding soundness exam (BSE), and stallion management practices as well as semen quality and evaluation. This month in Part 2, we will review common problems identified after the semen evaluation, the relevance of the mare book and their reproductive status and discuss the topic as it relates to those stallions breeding with frozen semen.Read More
How many sperm do you put in a dose?
Yes, SBS maintains the largest inventory of frozen equine semen in the world. All 15 of our Network Laboratories maintain secure cryogenic semen storage facilities. Our Texas and Maryland facilities store more than 30,000 doses each. SBS stores semen in special cryogenic vessels that utilize liquid nitrogen to maintain the frozen semen at temperatures of -197°C, which is critical for their long-term viability.
Our distribution program has been designed to make shipping frozen semen cost effective and hassle free. Once a stallion owner sells a breeding, an authorization form is sent to the storage facility with the mare owner and veterinarians contact information as well as any specific instructions on the number of doses to be released, etc. Once that authorization is received, SBS takes care of the rest. A shipment request form is sent to the mare owner and/or veterinarian managing the mare. When the mare is coming into heat, the form is sent to the storage facility and the shipment is packaged and shipped out immediately by Priority Overnight along with illustrated instructions on the proper thawing, handling and insemination of the frozen semen.
SBS labs maintain a large inventory of nitrogen vapor or “dry” shippers that are used to transport the semen and will maintain liquid nitrogen temperatures for up to 2-3 weeks. Semen can be shipped in advance of the date it is needed for insemination and transferred to the veterinarians storage container if available or the veterinarian can use the shipping container to maintain the semen during the mares cycle so that it is on hand and available when the mare needs to be inseminated.
Previous News Articles
- Why Utilize a SBS Mobile Laboratory?
- Featured Breeder: Ricky Glen of Australia
- Featured Team Member: Maike Dueser
- Annual Reproduction Management and AI Courses at Goulburn Valley Equine in Australia
- Double The Fun - Horsey Twofers
- Featured Lab: Equine Services in Germany
- Featured Breeder: David Maisonette of France
Previous Blog Entries
- Featured Blog: A Stallion Breeding Soundness Exam
- My Stallion is Not Settling His Mares...What Do I do? - Part 1
- Declining Fertility in the Aged Stallion
- Why Colostrum Transfer is Critical to a Foal's First Weeks of Life
- Biofilms in Mare Reproduction
- Cryopreservation of Equine Embryos
- Ovum Pickup in the Mare
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