Semen Storage for Stallions in Brisbane, Ipswich and Lockyer Valley
Semen storage is an important investment within your breeding program.
Depending on your requirements, fresh semen can be chilled for up to 48 hours and frozen semen can remain viable indefinitely if managed correctly.
At our practice, we have the facilities to safely and securely store semen. We have achieved a 90% conception rate using chilled semen and higher than 75% using frozen semen. The internationally accepted conception rate is 30% per cycle.
What’s involved in storing chilled semen?
Once semen has been collected, it is tested against a range of extenders to determine the best extender for your stallion. This will ensure your stallion’s semen remains viable for up to 48 hours. The extended semen is then transported in an Equi-tainer (similar to a vacuum flask) or Salter box (styrofoam), which gradually reduces the temperature to 4-5 degrees during transport.
What’s involved in storing frozen semen?
Once semen has been collected, it has to be constantly maintained in nitrogen tanks to ensure it remains viable indefinitely. While semen more than 20 years old has been used successfully at our practice, it is advised you consider insuring the semen in storage. All care but no responsibility is taken by our practice to correctly maintain the semen and our nitrogen tanks.
Your Next Steps
To find out more about semen storage, call us today on (07) 5411 4554 to speak with a qualified veterinarian about your stallion.