SBS Foal Photo Contest

March 12, 2020

Posted by SBS in General Interest

2021_Foal_Irish Goodbye_I Am The Party x When Girls Are Good  400x squareThe 2022 SBS Foal Photo Contest is now open for entries! Don't miss your chance to win a a $100.00 Amazon gift card.  The  following foal photos are eligible for entry.

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Low Sperm Count – What Can Be the Cause?

May 13, 2020

Posted by Dr. Elena Martinez de Andino in Stallion Management

sperm Obtaining a low sperm count from a stallion can be frustrating and the issue may or may not be able to be remedied depending on the cause.  It is best to have a thorough Breeding Soundness Exam performed on the stallion in order to evaluate and determine why he is ejaculating low sperm numbers.  An examination performed by a veterinarian well-versed in reproduction can provide valuable information.  In this brief article, Dr. Elena Martinez de Andino of SBS Veterinary Services discusses two questions to consider when first trying to determine the cause of the low sperm numbers in an ejaculate. 

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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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Video Series for Mare Owners

January 15, 2020

Posted by SBS in Frozen Semen

In 2020, Select Breeders Services (SBS) and the Dutch Warmblood Studbook in North America (KWPN-NA) collaborated on a project to produce a video series, “Frozen Semen for Mare Owners”. The KWPN-NA recognized many of their breeders use frozen semen in their breeding programs while other members are considering the use of frozen semen but may not know the right questions to ask or what they should expect. Natalie DiBerardinis, Managing Director of Hilltop Farm, Inc. and member of the KWPN-NA Stallion Committee said, “A lot of the frozen semen information is written towards the stallion owner perspective, so we want to take the approach of what mare owners need to know.”

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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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