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- Kathryn Robinson To Replace Selena O'Hanlon On Canadian Olympic Eventing Team
- Amateurs Take Over Summer Spectacular
- Social Hour And Luisant Crowned Grand Champions At U.S. Junior Hunter National Championship—West
Featured News: The Olympics and SBSFeature RSS Feed
July 08, 2016
In August, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will commence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This year’s equestrian events will take place from August 6th – 19th. Horse and rider events were first introduced in the Olympics in 1900. The events 116 years ago (polo, grand prix jumping, the high jump and the long jump) were not the same events we are familiar with today. After their initial appearance, horses took a hiatus from Olympic competition until 1912 when they were reintroduced to compete in dressage, show jumping and eventing. These three events have taken place at every Olympic Games since 1912 and are the ones we are familiar with today.Read More
Featured Blog: Collecting a Fractionated Stallion EjaculateBlog RSS Feed
July 06, 2016
There are many reasons and techniques for collecting a fractionated ejaculate from a stallion. In this article we will discuss some reasons why and demonstrate the technique we have used in our laboratory to manage a stallion with excessive gel fraction that contaminates ejaculates collected using standard in-line filter equipment.Read More
What should I do with unused semen?
The first thing to determine is who owns the frozen semen? If you purchased the frozen semen by the dose, you own the semen and any unused semen you could save for future use. SBS can store any remaining doses for you. If you received the frozen semen as part of a breeding contract then the stallion owner still owns the frozen semen. Check your breeding contract or call the stallion owner to discuss their policy for unused doses. Usually they will either request all unused semen be destroyed or returned.
Please Note: The viability of frozen semen depends on proper handling and storage, maintaining straws at liquid nitrogen temperatures and minimizing any exposure to temperatures warmer than -100°C. Improper handling during transfer between transport containers and permanent storage, or failure to maintain proper liquid nitrogen levels in storage containers may damage semen. Once semen has left our SBS facility it is impossible for us to verify if the semen was damaged at the receiving location. It is SBS policy to only ship returned doses of semen back to that same mare owner or to the stallion/semen owner for their own use.
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Previous Blog Entries
- Recent Updates on Freezing Equine Embryos
- How to Manage the 'Slow' Stallion in the Breeding Shed
- What Can Cause a Mare to Lose Her Pregnancy?
- Should Frozen-Thawed Semen Be Diluted Prior to Insemination?
- Can Genetics Turn the Art of Stallion Selection into a Science?
- Influence of Mare Status When Breeding With Frozen Semen
- Embryo Transfer and Frequently Asked Questions
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