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Missouri AV problem

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Chris Taylor
Weanling
Username: Galaxy

Post Number: 34
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 03:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The interior lumen on my AV is sticking together making it difficult when filling and emptying. Would the addition of some Glycerine or Parrafin after emptying & cleaning each time help? Both are water soluble but would parrafin harm the rubber at all?
 

Jos
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Post Number: 2699
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 04:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Both those items would harm the rubber. The sticking together aspect is one of the problems encountered with the Missouri AV. Use of a light dusting of corn starch will prevent the sticking, but you must use a disposable liner when collecting as you obviously don't want to get corn starch in the semen! (There's no reason not to use a disposable anyway, but it's essential in this situation). The situation will still get to a point where replacement is necessary though.
 

Chris Taylor
Weanling
Username: Galaxy

Post Number: 35
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whoops I meant it was the bladder that is sticking internally. I note that Exodus recommend powder and freezing the AV during the off-season to prolong the life. Mine is hung up and covered from the light & has recently developed cracks around the bumper, this is its third season of use & I purchased it new. We typically finish breeding here in NZ during February.

(Message edited by galaxy on January 23, 2010)
 

Jos
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Post Number: 2701
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 03:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you're referring to the portion of the AV where the water goes, simply inflate it slightly after emptying it each time.

If you use your AV a lot, you're probably doing well to get 3 seasons out of a Missouri - that's another disadvantage, they don't stand up as well and replacement of the latex portion means essentially replacement of the entire AV.
 

Chris Taylor
Weanling
Username: Galaxy

Post Number: 36
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 04:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Was getting ready to collect this morning, had a tight time frame to do the job and make the airport when the AV died. First I tore a hole in the outer layer while trying to separate the sticking then got holes in the black seal around the valve. Have ordered a Nasco model but it won't be here from Australia until February
 

Jos
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Post Number: 2706
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Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 09:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, as I said, you were doing well to get 3 seasons out of it!!! :-( FWIW we far prefer the INRA French AV (for a comparison see the AV article on this web site - follow that link). We always recommend that if one is going to use the Missouri that there is a spare on hand in case what happens to you occurs (or even a simple puncture) but then that does mean double the expense... :-(
 

Chris Taylor
Weanling
Username: Galaxy

Post Number: 37
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 03:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was lucky enough to borrow our vet's INRA French model, I did like the way it was a moulded shape as opposed to the "one dimensional" shape of an empty Missouri. My repro vet has ordered me a NASCO Missouri which she assures me will last considerably longer than my first one. I have also found a brand new CL 2 centrifuge for sale down here as well at the Thermofisher agency. They have quoted me a price plus they want to charge me extra for whatever size rotor I want, obviously I want the 4 x 50ml bucket rotor, are they milking me or is that standard practice to sell the rotors separately, luckliy I won't be doing blood work so only need the one,
 

Jos
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Post Number: 2709
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Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We far prefer the INRA French AV, and use it as our routine AV. I used the Missouri years ago and it worked OK, but I would not go back to routinely using it having experienced other AV's.

Marketing of centrifuges with or without the rotor is equally common. As you appreciate different uses require different rotors, so selling the rotor separately precludes the issue of buying one with the wrong rotor. OTOH, some will market it "with rotor included" and the purchaser has to identify which rotor is needed. So there really isn't a specific answer to that portion of your question! :-)



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