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AI on the farm

Discuss tips and tricks used in live cover and AI situations.

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AI on the farm

Postby cowboys_mom_07 » Sun May 19, 2013 9:03 pm

Forgive me if this is an "uneducated" question, but what would be the correct protocol if collecting the stallion on the farm (using the phantom) and using that collection on mares who are standing by (having been teased by the stallion and receptive) ready for insemination.
As equine semen is very fragile what must be done to ensure the best possible outcome in this situation? Many thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: AI on the farm

Postby Jos » Sun May 19, 2013 9:10 pm

It is always desirable to add at least an equal part of antibiotic-containing semen extender prior to insemination. Additionally, one should determine the sperm concentration and progressive motility so that a calculated suitable insemination dose may be produced.
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!
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