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Featured News: Dr. Angus McKinnon Receives Order of Australia Medal

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October 13, 2018

McKinnon Receives Medal - Photo 2We wish to congratulate Dr. Angus McKinnon of Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital in Australia on his receiving the Order of Australia medal last month. The Order of Australia was established by Her Majesty The Queen in 1975 as an "Australian society of honor for the purpose of recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for their achievement or for meritorious service." Dr. McKinnon received this as recognition for his more than 40 years of service in the veterinary science industry but particularly for his work in the area of equine reproduction.

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Featured Blog: The Equine Gut Microbiome

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October 13, 2018

mares and foals The gut microbiome has become a popular topic of interest in recent years as scientists are beginning to understand the vast impact it can have on overall health and development in both humans and animals. A microbiome is defined as the collection of genomes of the microorganisms that reside in a specific environment [1]. In regards to the gut microbiome, it is comprised of the genetic material of the microbes that inhabit an organism’s gastrointestinal system. In the horse, this microbiome includes bacteria, yeast, fungi and protozoa where the most functionally important microorganism is thought to be bacteria. Researchers have studied how this microbial community can affect not only the digestive tract, but also the immune response, endocrine system, behavior and even cognitive function.

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Do all stallions have semen that can be frozen?

Not all stallions can be successfully frozen. Our experience within the SBS Affiliate Network indicates that approximately 75% of all stallions with normal initial semen quality produce sperm that are able to withstand the stresses of freezing and thawing, based on the industry standard for commercial distribution of ≥30% post-thaw progressive motility.

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The Pros and Cons of Equine Frozen Semen

Declining Fertility in Aged Stallions

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Christina Potter - Inamorato Testimonial"...The frozen semen from our stallions is in the best place possible. After all, the future rests so much in the capable hands of SBS."

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