Fresh/Chilled Semen Collections
Using a fresh/chilled semen extenders this opens the opportunities for dog and bitch owners alike, such as time saving, travelling expenses and stud management and introducing new blood lines, prodigy, and characteristics to your breed.

Artificial Insemination using Fresh/Chilled Semen

Artificial Insemination using Fresh/Chilled Semen can be conducted at our facility. We advise for a Progesterone Blood Test to be conducted to ensure that Ovulation has taken place and we can confirm the fertile window for your bitch and the best day(s) for the AI to take place.

Fresh/Chilled Semen can be shipped directly to our premises for safe, accurate storing until the time of the Artificial Insemination.

For Frozen Semen please click here.

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Types of Semen Collections

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Fresh chilled semen – by adding an extender to the freshly collected semen allows to prolong the life of the semen, normally up to 10 days so it can be transported.

Benefits to shipping Fresh/Chilled Semen:

  • Great for sending semen if the stud and bitch are in different locations.
  • Alternative method for nervous bitches at mating time.
  • Saves time and money for breeders with travelling, working, showing etc.
  • The semen is assessed once collected and a Semen Report is provided with each collection and sent with the semen.
  • Alternative method for inexperienced stud dogs.
  • Less risk of infection to both the stud and the bitch.

Frozen semen – Send or receive frozen semen world-wide. Accessing new bloodlines for your breed. The semen is stored in liquid nitrogen until the time of the AI and the semen is thawed, tested to ensure the semen is of good quality, quantity prior to administering this into the bitch. Clients also have semen frozen and stored with ourselves for future breeding programmes.

At the time of the Semen Collection, tease bitch is presented to the stud dog to help him to become stimulated, and the semen is then collected, analysed and the figures from the collection will be discussed with you by a member of our specialist team. The semen evaluation includes the volume, concentration, total sperm output, motile sperm and net sperm value. At this point we will be able to advise how many 0.5ml straws can be made with the semen.

After the freezing procedure, a sample straw is then thawed out to provide the Post Thaw % Motile Sperm figure, based on this, we can advise how many straws are required for a breeding to be either stored or shipped.

We look to ship 200 million sperms per Trans-Cervical Insemination and 100 million sperm per Surgical Insemination.

Import & Export Shipping.

Working alongside our Export Vet to ensure that all the health requirements meet the Country’s requirements for semen (fresh/chilled or frozen) to be shipped world-wide. Using Fedex and DHL we can provide up to date tracking information once the semen has left the UK. Contact our team if you have any enquires for a shipping quote or if you wish to store Imported canine semen in or semen bank.