Chilled Semen is one of the most popular ways semen is transported and used today.
Artificial insemination has been done for many years, but the opportunity to chill and ship semen has now dramatically changed our ability to do planned breedings with incredible success.
It is now possible to successfully breed with semen from almost anywhere in the world reducing stress for the bitch and travel costs for the breeder.
"Chilled" means the semen is drawn and chilled down or held at refrigerated temperature (40F) using ice packs during transportation. The semen is tested on collection for condition and motility and is then treated prior to packing with a 10 day extender product to ensure its quality is preserved whilst travelling.
The kit contains a further bottle of conditioning product to enhance the semen on arrival prior to inseminating the bitch.
What are the benefits of chilled semen?
* Convenience, for example the stud dog can be used world wide without the physical travel of the dog or bitch.
* Longevity of storage, for example if the bitch isn't quite ready for mating and the stud dog is due out of town.
* Stress free way to use an out of town stud dog without the need for repeat travel expenses/over night stay costs.
* Much cheaper to transport and easier to inseminate than frozen semen.