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Collecting semen before gelding

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Spunkycolt
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Username: Spunkycolt

Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 12:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello.

Just a general question. i bought a two year old stud colt, excellent breeding and a wonderful stud prospect. I only have on problem. I don't have the right enclosures to safely keep a stallion at this point in time. It is a real shame not to see him reproduce, i had every intention of using him as a stud to start up my breeding program but things of happened and i will have to geld him.

If i really wanted at least one foal by him Is it wise to collect and freeze semen before gelding? he has never been bred. Or would it be a bad decision? I want to do whats best for him. I wanted to get some veiws before talking to my vet.

Spunky

(Message edited by spunkycolt on September 21, 2005)
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10315
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 02:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A two year-old will not produce as many sperm per ejaculate as an older and therefore freezing costs per dose will be higher. Additionally, remember that not all stallions have sperm that will freeze, thaw and retain fertility and that the only way to establish fertility is to obtain pregnancies with the thawed semen.

Other than that, I am unsure exactly what you are asking. If you would clarify what information you need, I would be happy to attempt to assist.

Something else for you to contemplate is if this colt is of exceptional enough quality to be considered stallion material and your situation does not allow keeping him, you might be better finding someone else to manage him for you if he has the potential to assist the breed with superior qualities.



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