MAIN PAGE
EQUINE REPRODUCTION ARTICLES
SHORT COURSES
ONE-ON-ONE TUITION
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
SEMEN EXPORT SERVICES
STALLIONS AT EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
FROZEN SEMEN STALLIONS
CERTIFIED SEMEN FREEZING LOCATIONS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION SUPPLIES
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BOOKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION LINKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST
EASILY CALCULATE THE CORRECT VOLUME OF SEMEN AND EXTENDER TO SHIP OR USE ON FARM!
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BULLETIN BOARD
CONTACT US


If you "like" us please "recommend" us!



and then:
Join us on Facebook! Join us on Facebook!


Proudly sponsored by:

Hamilton Research Inc - Home of the Equitainer
Hamilton Research Inc
Home of the Equitainer


Home of the world-famous INRA '96 extender!
Home of the world-famous
INRA '96 extender!


Universal Medical Systems Ultrasounds
For your veterinary
ultrasounding needs


Har-Vet: An Industry Leader in Equine Veterinary Products
An Industry Leader in
Equine Veterinary Products!


BET Pharm: Your compounding pharmacy for reproductive needs!
Your compounding pharmacy for
reproductive needs!


www.SemenTanks.com - Quality Tanks at Competitive Prices!
Quality Tanks at
Competitive Prices!


J.L. Smith Co. - Safe, affordable breeding stocks!
Safe, affordable
breeding stocks!


Here Today. There Today.
Here Today. There Today.


Saving Foals from FPT
Saving Foals from FPT


Egg Tech - serving European breeder's needs!
Egg Tech - serving
European breeder's needs!


International Veterinary Information Service
International Veterinary
Information Service






Please note that this records only identifiable - not all - hits!

Proper/improper Inra storage

Transported semen from everyone's perspective!

Moderator: Jos

Proper/improper Inra storage

Postby Jennifer Bull » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:47 pm

Jos,

I purchased my first bottle of Inra 96 last week and added it to a new round of semen evaluation and everything looked good with it, even out to 72+ hours. I didn't read anywhere not to heat the entire bottle (I do now realize I should only take out what I need), so when I did my evaluation, I took what I needed from the just opened, warmed bottle, put the remainder in the refrigerator and ran the test. Five days later, I took out the amount needed from the refrigerated bottle to warm in a sterile baby bottle liner, and processed the semen for shipping, just as I had five days earlier. The sample I retained from the shipped dose was not nearly as good as the evaluation, even at 24 hours.

The semen arrived at the receiving farm yesterday and I have not heard anything back yet. I am really worried that the extender may have been impacted by that first warming. Can you let me know if this should affect the quality or longevity of the Inra?

I realize it can be refrigerated until 7 days after opening and it can be frozen up to one year. I froze the remainder, but need to know if it is any good now. I never had this problem with the Kenney extenders, so I am perplexed.

Hoping you or other board members can help.

Thanks
Jennifer Bull
Neonate
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:40 pm

Re: Proper/improper Inra storage

Postby Jos » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:16 pm

I would not be too concerned. Although we use extender at a faster rate than you probably do, we refrigerate ours as a matter of routine (rather than freeze it), and have on occasion heated an entire bottle in the incubator and then used a remaining amount subsequently with no negative impact.

It is a milk base - not the NFDMS of Kenney, but using milk components - so if it goes off it curdles, pretty much like milk will, so it's obvious.

Good luck!!
We're always happy to try and help, but don't forget to check the articles section
of the website too, which has a search engine to help you look for answers!
:)
User avatar
Jos
Senior Stallion or Mare
 
Posts: 3948
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:11 am

Re: Proper/improper Inra storage

Postby Jennifer Bull » Mon May 27, 2013 11:09 am

I guess my fears were unfounded-the two mares inseminated with the 1 shipment were just checked in foal. Your reply helped a bunch, but the pregnancy checks are proof positive :D
Jennifer Bull
Neonate
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:40 pm

Re: Proper/improper Inra storage

Postby Jos » Tue May 28, 2013 7:30 pm

(Y) :D
We're always happy to try and help, but don't forget to check the articles section
of the website too, which has a search engine to help you look for answers!
:)
User avatar
Jos
Senior Stallion or Mare
 
Posts: 3948
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:11 am

Re: Proper/improper Inra storage

Postby Chris » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:51 pm

I use INRA96 on all my stallions and all but one of the outside stallions I collect for.

I keep the 200ml bottle in my lab fridge and use it as required, I have had bottles in use for up to 2 months after opening with no negative impact. I check every raw ejaculate and every extended ejaculate as well as a 5ml sample included with the extended semen we ship for the inseminating vet to check. Huge pregnancy rate too (Y)
Chris
Nursing Foal
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:17 pm
Location: Auckland, NEW ZEALAND


Return to Transported Semen

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.

Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.

cron



MAIN PAGE | INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES | SHORTCOURSES | INDIVIDUAL TUITION | SERVICES | LINKS
SEMEN EXPORT | STALLION STATION | FROZEN STALLIONS | FREEZING LOCATIONS | SUPPLIES | BOOKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST | SEMEN CALCULATOR | BULLETIN BOARD | CONTACT US