Why SBS Requests Disease Testing of Stallions

August 07, 2016

Posted by SBS in Disease and Health Testing

Select Breeders Services (SBS) and its affiliate labs require current negative test results for specific diseases for stallions presented to our facilities for freezing which can include Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) as well as a negative Coggins. Depending on the facility, the tests may be required prior to the stallion’s arrival or performed at the time of collection. What does all that mean and why are these negative tests necessary? In this article we will discuss the way these diseases are transmitted, how they can be prevented, why we require they be performed and provide examples of what can happen if an outbreak of these diseases occur.

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Rebeca Martin

August 07, 2016

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Rebeca Martin - Show Me the Buckles and Rebeca Some people are born and raised around horses while others, like Rebeca Martin of Rancho de Suenos, are privileged to begin working with them a little later in life.  Like many, she was drawn to horses when she was a little girl.  Rebeca said, "We were never raised around horses.  I saved my 25 cents an hour babysitting to go to Arts riding stables every 6 months or so, to ride (walk) nose to tail with others.  But I loved it!  The squeak of the saddle was exhilarating!"   When she reached her forties she was fortunate enough to begin working with and showing horses.

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