Featured News: Why SBS Requests Disease Testing of Stallions

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August 07, 2016

Posted by SBS in Disease and Health Testing

Select Breeders Services (SBS) and its affiliate labs require current negative test results for specific diseases for stallions presented to our facilities for freezing which can include Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) as well as a negative Coggins. Depending on the facility, the tests may be required prior to the stallion’s arrival or performed at the time of collection. What does all that mean and why are these negative tests necessary? In this article we will discuss the way these diseases are transmitted, how they can be prevented, why we require they be performed and provide examples of what can happen if an outbreak of these diseases occur.

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Featured Breeder: Rebeca Martin

August 07, 2016

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Rebeca Martin - Show Me the Buckles and Rebeca Some people are born and raised around horses while others, like Rebeca Martin of Rancho de Suenos, are privileged to begin working with them a little later in life.  Like many, she was drawn to horses when she was a little girl.  Rebeca said, "We were never raised around horses.  I saved my 25 cents an hour babysitting to go to Arts riding stables every 6 months or so, to ride (walk) nose to tail with others.  But I loved it!  The squeak of the saddle was exhilarating!"   When she reached her forties she was fortunate enough to begin working with and showing horses.

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Foal Photo Contest 2016

May 22, 2013

Posted by SBS in General Interest

Foal_2015_Colt_Sternlicht x Fireworks 400x Send Us Your SBS Frozen Semen Foal Photos. Pull out your cameras and start snapping! We'd like to see photos of your foals born in 2016 (2015 if born August – December in the Southern Hemisphere) from semen frozen by an SBS affiliate lab or resulting from embryo transfer performed at one of our SBS affiliate labs. The winner of the best foal photo will win a $75 Dover Saddlery gift certificate (or for Amazon.com for submissions from EU/AUS). Photos will be posted to our website and will be judged on composition by our SBS affiliate members. Click here to see the current submission of foals from 2016.

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Why Utilize a SBS Mobile Laboratory?

July 29, 2015

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Mobile Lab A mobile semen freezing laboratory is the perfect solution for stallion owners, managers, and/or trainers who wish to have their stallions remain at “home” rather than sending them to a facility for semen freezing. Select Breeders Service (SBS) pioneered the equine mobile semen freezing industry and to this day remains the leader in the industry. The SBS Affiliate Network has four mobile laboratories within the United States and one in Sweden. In this article we will discuss why you may choose to use a mobile lab, where our mobile labs travel, and whether semen can be qualified for export when processed in a mobile lab.

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Please Note - photos used in these news articles are available in the public domain, have been purchased through istockphoto or (when referencing breeders or horses) have been submitted to Select Breeders Services Inc. by the breeding farm or horse owner. Photo credit has been provided where applicable. If at anytime you see something that needs to be addressed please feel free to contact us directly.

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