We offer a stallion semen collection service. This involves collection of the stallion, examination of the semen and extending for chilled transportation, packaging and rental of a transport container. Prior to the first transport of any semen the stallion must be collected and his semen evaluated and tested with several different extenders over a 48 hour period to assess its motility and ability to be chilled and transported. An extra fee for this is charged and includes the trials with several different semen extenders, examination of each sample at 24 and 48 hours post collection and a written report with all recommendations for the transport of the stallion’s semen.
Embryonix can take all the hassle away from collecting and sending semen by standing your stallion at the clinic. While at the clinic we will arrange all transport of either chilled or frozen semen and all the paper work. Embryonix has its own Semen Collection contract and deals direct with mare owner and their vets to ensure semen arrives at the right place at the right time. Please phone to discuss standing your stallion at our clinic.
Stallion’s semen can also be frozen depending on the stallion. This procedure is very involved and depends on the number of straws required, and the amount and quality of the stallion’s semen. We charge a set fee for every collection and freezing of the ejaculate obtained; the number of straws obtained per ejaculate is very varied between stallions. This set fee includes all the extenders, straws and disposables associated with the freezing process. There are two important things to remember with freezing stallions’ semen, firstly 1/3 of stallions semen freezes well in most extenders, 1/3 freezes well using the correct extenders and 1/3 doesn’t freeze well at all.
Secondly post thaw motility is not always a good indicator of fertility (just because the semen looks good under the microscope doesn’t mean it will get your mare in foal). If the stallion needs a “clean out” there is a fee for this.. Embryonix can also store semen for both long and short term.
Charges for Semen Storage
Frozen semen is charged by the number of straws held, per stallion, per month, twice a year.
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