Advantages of using the Centre First, we provide a safe and controlled environment for semen collection with a team of trained staff. Second, collecting and assessment of semen quality and freezing on site offers the chance of freezing only the highest quality of semen. Thirdly, because your stallion is away from his normal surroundings he is unlikely to associate semen collection with life at home and should return to his normal routine quickly when you collect him. Stallion semen collection is carried out at a ministry approved collection centre in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
The centre boasts the latest technology which is admired by equine breeders worldwide as well as an enviable wealth of experience and resources. About the Centre The collection centre is divided into 3 separate colour coded quarantine units which can take up to 20 stallions at any one time. All stallions arriving at the centre have to complete a pre-entry health check before arriving.
This is essential to ensure that the semen is disease free for the protection of all horses visiting the unit. Adjacent to the quarantine unit are a number of spacious grass paddocks in which the stallions can be turned out individually for part of the day.
Two 8 foot high fenced paddocks are also available for even the most ambitious of stallions. Horse Welfare Physical fitness can be of paramount importance to the competition stallion.
In addition to turnout, horse walker and lungeing facilities are available. Welfare of the stallions is our number one priority, and you can rest assured that your horse will be well looked after and closely supervised for the duration of his stay. We have the facility to weigh stallions and monitor weight gains and losses. . Semen collection is carried out in the safe environment of the collection area.
The floor is rubberised, making it safe for both the stallions and handlers. In addition to a dummy, there are also a number of teaser mares available which have been specially selected for their placid temperament and quiet nature. Owners have the option to bring stallions in for collection or leave at the centre for the season.
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