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Has anyone exported dog semen?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by luvmydogs, May 7, 2010.


  1. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs PetForums VIP

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    If so, how many units were sent?
     
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    would a vet not be able to help you? Im not sure as i haven't ever done this.
     
  3. luvmydogs

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    Only certain vets, I'd have to ring round.... I'm sure there'll be breeders on here who have done it.
     
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    i hope their is for you good luck, sorry im no help.
     
  5. Tanya1989

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    It depends on the quality of the sperm. 50mil sperm are found in each 0.5ml straw. The recommended minimum number of motile sperm required per “mating” is 100 million normal, motile sperm per insemination. Therefore the number of straws required per mating with frozen semen depends on how well the semen freezes.

    One entire ejaculant can fill up to about 15-20 straws depending on the size of the breed.

    Get in touch with Keith Shea at fitandfertile.co.uk
     
  6. luvmydogs

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    Thanks Tanya. Does the person receiving the sperm pay the owner of the stud for the sperm, or for each time the sperm is used?
     
  7. Tanya1989

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    Normally for the sperm. Some will allow unused sperm to be returned but very rare IME
     
  8. luvmydogs

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    My friend is importing sperm. The stud owner is charging an arm and a leg and she is now saying that if there is sperm left over, if it is used on any other bitch and she becomes pregnant, she wants the stud fee paying by them too. Is this the usual?
     
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    Yeah this is the normal. The fee is for the semen to be used on one dog only. There is normally a contract (like a stud contract) that needs signing. Technically she is in her rights to charge if the semen is used on 2 bitches.
     
  10. luvmydogs

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    OK thanks, I just wanted to make sure. She's charging more than twice what the normal stud fee is - and then theres all the other costs to pay.....:rolleyes:
     
  11. Tanya1989

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    TBH It normally works out cheaper to take the dog abroad to mate. Even to the US and Australia and there is a higher success rate.
     
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    I think I'll tell him that, thanks.
     
  13. luvmydogs

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    Tanya, I told my friend what you said and he asked how easy it would be to get flights for him and his dog at short notice, once she was in season. Do you think this would be a problem?
     
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    Quite easy if she is PET passported. Ring around a few airlines now to find out what carries dogs
     
  15. luvmydogs

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    Cheers Tanya :)
     
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