Featured News: Ovum Pickup Available at SBS Veterinary Services Beginning in April 2015

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February 26, 2015

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

SBS - VS_mare and foal In April 2015, Dr. Scofield and the staff at SBS Veterinary Services are pleased to announce the addition of Trans-Vaginal Oocyte Aspiration (TVA) as a service offered at their clinic in Chesapeake City, Maryland. TVA, also known as Oocyte Pickup, shows promise in producing foals from the most reproductively challenging mares and stallions with limited frozen semen reserves. As Dr. Young explained in last months Blog article, Ovum Pickup in the Mare, TVA and Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) offer the latest in assisted reproductive technology to help produce foals.

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Balancing a Stallion's Life in the Breeding Shed with Competing in the Show Ring

February 26, 2015

Posted by Natalie DeBerardinis in Stallion Management

Balancing Stallion_Royal PrinceSuccessfully managing a stallion’s competition and breeding careers requires careful planning. It’s easy to forget that they are essentially being asked to have two distinctly different jobs. Each of his jobs place different physical and mental demands on the stallion and your management approach needs to account for all of those demands.

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Featured Breeder: Shazin Arabians

March 02, 2015

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Shazin Arabians_Facility Halfway between Parma and Piacenza, Italy there is a small town named Emilia Romagna. Within this region of Alseno sits an Arabian breeding farm, Shazin Stud, owned by Mr. Khaled Al Enzan and his son Rashid. During a trip to Italy in 2013 Mr. Al Enzan was looking for a place where he could buy Arabian horses. He randomly stumbled upon a beautiful property that housed a vacation retreat, a landing strip and stables with Spanish and Arabian horses. On that day there were 400 ultralight aircraft on the property for a special event. Struck by the beauty of the structure (photo left) and driven by his passion for horses he decided to buy the property and turn it into an elite Arabian horse breeding farm for halter show horses.

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Featured Lab: Knocke Arabians

March 02, 2015

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Knocke Arabians - QR Marc and Paul GheysensKnocke Arabians was founded in 2004 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gheysens (photo left with QR Marc). In 10 years, it has expanded to one of the largest stud farms of Arabian horses in Europe with a unique collection of horses, including the Arabian stallion QR Marc (World Champion in 2012 – Salon du Cheval, Paris). To optimize the reproductive performance of his horses, Mr. Gheysens insisted on becoming an EU recognized semen center and a well-equipped embryo transfer lab with approximately 150, mainly Arabian, recipient mares. The ET lab also works in close collaboration with Keros nv, one of the largest ET centers in Europe.

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