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Featured News: Exporting Frozen Semen from the United StatesFeature RSS Feed
May 22, 2013
The international market for equine semen is ever expanding and with the use of frozen semen has become a reality for any mare and stallion owner. The export of frozen semen is a more cost effective alternative to purchasing and shipping a live animal. It is also a more practical alternative when considering the stress some horses undergo during long hours of travel by plane or ship. Most countries have written protocols for the import of frozen equine semen into their country. Here are some practical things to consider before embarking on this new endeavor.Read More
Featured Blog: Processing Equine Semen for Cooled TransportBlog RSS Feed
May 22, 2013
The advent of transported cooled semen significantly altered the logistics of the equine breeding industry. Shipping semen to mares rather than mares to stallions is incredibly more convenient; however it has resulted in the need for increased proficiency in semen processing techniques on the part of the stallion manager and expertise in reproductive technology and artificial insemination on the part of the field practitioner managing the mare. From the perspective of the stallion manager there are a number of factors that can influence the success of cooled transported semen such as stallion collection management, semen handling, extender composition, dilution rate, cooling rate, calculation of insemination dose and transport device. Our blog article this month will address the basic techniques for proper collection, evaluation and processing of stallion semen for cooled transport.Read More
Should I not consider frozen semen if the mare is an ET donor?
The use of frozen semen is not a contraindication for use in embryo transfer donor mares. When using frozen semen in donor mares you need to consider the fact that fertilization of the egg could occur after ovulation, depending on what insemination protocol you are using. Keeping that in mind, the timing for the embryo flush should generally be done at 8 days post ovulation rather than 7 days to make sure that the embryo has migrated to the uterus, thus making it possible to be recovered during the flush.
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