Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
potential increase in pregnancies with frozen semen from low fertility stallions
Successful breeding with frozen stallion semen is currently quite variable. Conception rates range from 30% - 70% and vary greatly with the fertility of the stallion, the freezing ability of the semen, cryopreservative used and the technician performing the collection & freezing.
A previous study by Ottier & Palasz using an equine cryopreservative semen extender containing MAP-5, demonstrated a 7% increase in the binding of thawed sperm to equine hemizona from a highly fertile stallion (100% conception with frozen sperm, in clinically normal mares, during the 1999 breeding season).
In an atttempt to reproduce these results & examine the effects of MAP-5 on cryopreservation of low fertility stallions, an in vitro study, with semen from three stallions was conducted.
sterile sodium hyaluronate
PERMITS THE SUBSTITUTION OF BIOLOGICAL SERA IN EMBRYO FREEZING MEDIA.
Sterile MAP-5 acts as a replacement for serum and serum products in cell handling and freezing solutions, and thereby reduces the risk of transmitting micro-organisms that may contaminate serum products.
MAP-5 is panted salt of hyaluronic acid in normal saline for use in the collection, handling, culture & cryopreservation of embryo, ova, sperm and other cells.
The veterinary poultice and wound dressing
USE ANIMALINTEX TO CARE FOR YOUR HORSE OR PONY
ANIMALINTEX is THE poultice and wound dressing suitable for a wide range of conditions. Reowned world-wide for its effectiveness, and now improved with a stronger cotton core for better strength when wet. ANIMALINTEX is a unique and proven combination of...
. BORIC ACID BP ANTISEPTIC
minimises infection and re-infection, promotes healing
a natural poulticing agent, activated by water, draws out infected wounds, pus, dirt from wounds, abscesses and reduces inflammation. Contained in a specially made dressing with...
. LOW ADHERENT SKIN CONTACT LAYER
prevents damaging the wound on removal and protects sensitive skin.
. IMPROVED COTTON WOOL
absorbs and holds away pus and infected secretions from the body. Also protects and warms.
. CUSHIONED PROTECTIVE LAYER
protects against external contamination, keeps in moisture and warmth for faster healing.
. ECONOMICAL TO USE
ANIMALINTEX is the only poultice and dressing you can cut to the size needed, keeping the remainder for later use. No need to waste.
. CHANGE ANIMALINTEX AT LEAST ONCE EVERY 12 HOURS.
wash hands before and after use.
. Do not overlap the ANIMALINTEX as this will create pressure points.
. Do not bandage too tightly.
. Do not apply too hot, i.e. tested on the back of the hand, it should feel comfortable.
. All wounds require tetanus cover. Check vaccinations are current. If not contact your veterinary surgeon.
. For external use on horses and dogs only.
. The over-use of hot wet dressings on a wound or abscess may encourage the development of excessive granulation tissue (proud flesh).
. All medicines should be kept out of reach of children. Store in dry place.
. If adhesive dressings are used on animals they should be discontinued if a skin reaction occurs. This is characterised by soreness, redness, and serum exudate at the site.
. Do not use with medical preparations except on the advice of your veterinary surgeon, who should be consulted before applying ANIMALINTEX to infected wounds.