SBS Veterinary Services Welcomes Second Board Certified Theriogenologist to Veterinary Team

September 16, 2019

Posted by SBS in Affiliate News

Elena Martinez de Andino_Photo We are excited to welcome Dr. Elena Martinez de Andino, VMD, DACT, to the veterinary specialist team of SBS Veterinary Services. She will be an asset to our team as she assists our clients with their equine and canine reproduction needs as well as basic veterinary care. Dr. Martinez de Andino has hit the ground running as she begins to familiarize herself with SBS, its protocols, and clientele.

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2019 SBS Foal Photo Contest Winner

September 16, 2019

Posted by SBS in General Interest

^Foal 2019_Our Promise_The Proposal x Tsarin 200x Prairie Hen Farm, LLC in Gladwyne, PA has won a $75.00 Dover Saddlery gift certificate for the photo they submitted of Our Promise by the stallion The Proposal out of the mare Tsarin.

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What Is Progressive Motility?

September 25, 2013

Posted by Paul Loomis in Frozen Semen

The most commonly used measure of semen quality is sperm motility, specifically “progressive motility”. But what exactly does that mean and how is it determined? The minimum post-thaw “progressive motility” generally recommended for commercial distribution of frozen semen is 30% to 35%. This article will address some of the factors that can affect the assessment of sperm motility as well as the various problems associated with techniques used for determining “progressive motility”.

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SBS Assists with International Genetics Program

August 08, 2019

Posted by Erin Bishop, MS in Affiliate News

Czech Republic_AQHA_Stoli Offspring For the past several years, Select Breeders Services has had the honor of assisting the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) in the fulfillment of grants they have been awarded through a USDA supported program called the Quality Samples Program (QSP). This program assists in providing monetary support for the export of livestock genetics from the United States to international markets. Rather than exporting live animals, the export of frozen semen allows for a much larger impact in the genetic pool of foreign countries. Most recently, the destination was the Czech Republic in Eastern Europe. Frozen semen from several stallions was processed at the 6666 Ranch, an SBS Affiliate Laboratory, then exported by Select Breeders Southwest (SBSW) in Aubrey, TX to the Czech Republic. Though there have been many frozen semen shipments of American Quarter Horse stallions to Western Europe, this was the first request from the 6666 Ranch for an Eastern European country and the first shipment SBSW has facilitated to the Czech Republic.

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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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