On November 6th and 7th Select Breeders in Maryland welcomed affiliate members from around the world for the 14th Annual Meeting of Affiliated Laboratories. The turnout this year was excellent with the addition of representatives from the five new affiliate labs. They took advantage of the opportunity to meet their peers from partnering clinics who have been affiliated with SBS for anywhere from one to thirteen years. The purpose of the SBS Annual Meeting is to review procedures and policies, share information and experiences, discuss recent developments in the industry and set plans for the future.
This year Dr. Regina Turner from the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center was one of our guest speaker who gave a great and informative presentation on "Testicular Degeneration in Aging Stallions". Our other guest speaker was Dr. Fernando Pena from University of Extremadura Cáceres Spain. Dr. Pena’s presentation was on "Sperm Damage During Freezing and How to Improve Survival".
In parallel with the importance of the business meeting, the SBS Annual Meeting is a time to catch up with our friends and reinforce collaborative relationships.