Questions to Ask Before Breeding With Frozen Semen

Frozen semen offers many advantages, but it is important to understand that not all frozen semen is the same.
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Questions to Ask Before Breeding With Frozen Semen
Breeders can achieve excellent results with frozen semen if the semen is of good quality; is provided in adequate numbers; and has been processed, stored, and shipped properly. | Photo: Courtesy Sandrp Barbacini, DVM

By Sandro Barbacini, DVM, WEVA Board Member


Frozen semen offers many advantages to mare owners, but it is important to understand that not all frozen semen is the same.

Breeders can achieve excellent results with frozen semen if the semen is of good quality; is provided in adequate numbers; and has been processed, stored, and shipped properly. All too often, however, mare owners and veterinarians are disappointed with the results they obtain with frozen semen that might not have been processed properly or was distributed without adhering to strict quality control standards

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