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If we are travelling the USA and Canada in order to provide short courses, semen freezing and all other services can be performed on-farm at an affordable rate, as in many cases there will be no mileage charge. If we are not in your area and you feel that you would prefer not to wait, we will be happy to do the best that we can to get to you as soon as possible, although of course travel charges will then apply.
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Semen Freezing ServicesEquine-Reproduction.com staff have been successfully freezing stallion semen for over 25 years. Being involved in research has permitted some innovative techniques to be used and developed, allowing, for example, as many as 30% more insemination doses to be obtained from a single ejaculate, while still retaining standard insemination techniques and sperm numbers. Our degree of laboratory mobility is such that we are able to set up at your own facility with a minimum of requirements (essentially a clean, warm room, with power and suitably hot water). Equine-Reproduction.com can store semen for customers, or semen can be stored by the customer in their own tank. We will also work with the customer at the time of freezing to demonstrate thawing and use of frozen semen to ensure that the customer is comfortable with the handling of the semen for insemination and shipping.
Epididymal Flush Semen Freezing Service: If you are having a colt castrated, or a stallion has to be euthanized or dies unexpectedly, if you arrange with your veterinarian to ship the testicles to us, we will flush the epididymides and harvest as many sperm as possible, then if found to be suitable, freeze them for future use! Contact us for more details.
Ship cooled semen to us for freezing! You perform the collection at your facility following some simple guidelines that we provide, and ship the semen extended and cooled overnight to us. We will evaluate the semen using CASA for sperm motility and Fluorescent staining for cellular integrity. If the semen has retained or exceeds minimum parameters, we will freeze the semen. Contact us for further details!
Stallion Collection TrainingWe offer training services for your stallion, teaching him how to be "collected" using either a breeding mount or using ground collection techniques (in which no mount is required). We can also work with stallions that have developed an aversion for being collected, and retrain them as is suitable, a practice in which we have a high degree of success.
Cooled Semen EvaluationOnce you have your stallion trained to collect, it is important to determine which semen extender his sperm perform the best in. For this process, the semen should be evaluated once collected, then extended at the correct concentration in a variety of different extenders, packed in an EquitainerTM and then reevaluated at 24, 48 and if suitable 72 hours to determine which extender is the most suitable.
Cooled semen evaluation can be performed with us collecting the stallion at your location, or by you collecting the semen following our guidelines and shipping the semen to us in extenders provided by us. Alternatively, we will evaluate individual ejaculates packed by you as you would normally, and then shipped to us for the evaluation. (Follow the links for more details).
Breeding Operation Set-up and TrainingWe will visit your farm and work with you to assist you in setting up your semen collection/processing laboratory and teach you how to use all the equipment!
TroubleshootingWhat to do when things go wrong? Problems with getting your stallion collected? Problems getting your semen to ship well? Problems getting a good in-foal percentage? Who ya gonna call? Equine-Reproduction.com staff will visit your operation and work with you to try and determine the causes of and solutions to problems.
Mare Management (at the Oklahoma Location only)Our mare reproductive management is offered as a package that includes daily teasing and management of your mare to identify correct timing of insemination. We contact the stallion owner for you if ordering cooled semen, and keep them apprised of your mare's status. We evaluate all shipments of semen that we receive for your mare and provide you with timely information on your mare's breeding status.
If breeding with frozen semen, we offer mare owners our expertise in breeding your mare. As our fees are a flat rate, there are no hidden or additional charges (unless additional veterinary involvement is necessary).
Embryo Transfer (at the Oklahoma Location only)We also offer mare owners the opportunity to maximize their mare's genetic contribution by performing embryo transfers. Mare owners have the option of having us do all of the work or actively participating in the process by managing their mare(s) at home and bringing them to us for the flush and transfer. We are proud of our exceptional embryo flush rate that realize a better than 75% success rate. We again offer a flat rate for flushing and transferring, or will manage your mare from start to finish. If you don't have a recipient mare, we can arrange synchronization with a facility that has multiple recipient mares available and shipping the embryo to that facility.
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