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Mare and Stallion Handbooks

A Well-Educated Staff Increases Your Success Rate with Transported Semen

Breeding with Transported Semen requires some homework on the part of the stallion owner, mare owner and veterinarian. There are many facets involved and just one error can mean the difference between a mare in foal and an open mare.

To help you understand what is required on both the stallion and mare side of the equation, HRI offers two handbooks:

Transported Semen Handbook for the Stallion Owner and Veterinarian

Retail Price: $10.00

The Transported Semen Handbook for the Stallion Owner and Veterinarian is an easy to understand guide that explains the Equitainer system and provides a step-by-step processing the semen for shipment in the Equitainer. In addition, helpful information about common problems encountered, recommended equipment and a suppliers list are given. For a full listing of the table of contents, please click here.

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Transported Semen Handbook for the Mare Owner

Retail Price: $10.00

When breeding at home, the mare owner will take over most of the functions previously provided by the stud farm. If you are unfamiliar with breeding in general or breeding with transported semen, The Transported Semen Handbook for the Mare Owner is a must. This handbook offers a concise, easy-to-read and sometime humourous look at what is required for breeding your mare at home. For a full listing of the table of contents, please click here.

Shipped Semen 101: A Lab Manual for Horse Breeders and Stallion Stations

Author: Judith A Pilgrim
Retail Price: $27.95

This new manual will take the confusion out of collecting, preparing and shipping cooled semen or collecting for artificial insemination on the premises. Pilgrim starts with helping you estimate the cost of setting up a  lab and selecting equipment, and then walks you step by step through the entire process.

Table of Contents

  The basics of  "doing it yourself"
   Reproductive physiology of the stallion
   Nondisposable collection equipment
   Disposable collection equipment
   Preparing for collection
   Collecting the stallion
   Semen preparation and dosage calculation
   Using sperm counters
   Using a microscope
   Constructing a breeding mount
   Reproductive physiology of the mare
   Artificial insemination of the mare
Appendix 1 - Sources of supplies and equipment
Appendix 1 - Worksheets, checklists, records
          (also included on a CD in the back of the book.)

 

Mare and Stallion Handbooks

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