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Questions Every Mare Owner Should Ask Before Breeding With Frozen Semen

April 11, 2011

Posted by Paul Loomis in Breeding with Frozen Semen

Straws On Rack Photo Frozen semen offers many advantages to mare owners but it is important to understand that not all frozen semen is the same. You can achieve excellent results with frozen semen IF the semen is of good quality, is provided in adequate numbers and has been processed, stored and shipped properly. All too often mare owners and veterinarians have been disappointed with the results they obtained with frozen semen that may not have been processed properly or was distributed without adhering to strict standards for quality control. The best way for a mare owner to ensure success is to breed to a stallion whose owner or agent is willing to stand behind the product and offer a pregnancy guarantee, just like they would with cooled semen. If that is not the case then make sure that the semen was collected and frozen by a reputable, professional laboratory and that you can obtain objective information about the semen quality. Here are some important questions to ask the stallion owner or semen agent before you sign a contract.

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Breeding Strategies for Mares Inseminated with Frozen Semen

March 21, 2022

Posted by Paul Loomis in Breeding With Frozen Semen

The History of the Timed Insemination Protocol - Ultrasound Timed artificial insemination (AI), programmed AI, one dose, two doses, deep horn insemination…what’s best for your mare?  With the increased use of frozen semen and the trend towards commodity sales (by the dose with no guarantee) veterinarians have developed a variety of strategies when managing mares being bred with frozen semen.  In this article, we discuss several options and which ones might be most appropriate for your situation.

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SBS Foal Photo Contest

March 12, 2020

Posted by SBS in General Interest

^2023_Foal_Peppy's Texan Jewel_ Dam Name_Boon Too Suen cropped 300x The 2024 SBS Foal Photo Contest is now open for entries! Don't miss your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. The following foal photos are eligible for entry.

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Why Freeze Stallion Semen?

August 04, 2014

Posted by SBS in Frozen Semen

Why Freeze_Tank Room SBSW All too often we hear tragic stories about the sudden death of a stallion whether it be due to an illness or an accident no one anticipated. He may have been a mature stallion who was already proving himself as a sire or a young stallion but now the world will never know his genetic capabilities. These conversations usually end with the stallion owner saying, “I wish I had frozen semen from him.” Or a mare owner saying, “I wish they had frozen semen on him because he would have been a wonderful cross with my mare.” It doesn’t have to be this way.

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