Kenney Skim Milk Canine Semen Extender W/O Antibiotic
The Kenny Skim Milk Canine Semen Extender Kit allows you to store cooled semen for use up to 48 hours after collection. Using the semen extender will maintain a higher percent of forward motility over time as compared to raw semen. Increases the insemination dose volume, making it easier to handle and minimizing spermatozoa loss in equipment such as insemination pipettes. Also prevents the clumping of spermatozoa so that forward motility can be determined.
Made in USA.
Store product at room temperature. Do not expose to elevated temperatures, high humidity or sunlight. Do not hold components from one breeding season to the next.
- Add the processed powder to the sterile water.
Note: For best results, the temperature of the sterile water should be raised to 100°F by placing the bottle in an incubator or a water bath prior to adding the powder.
For use within 8 hours of mixing, the mixed extender may be stored in an
incubator or water bath at 100°F. The mixed extender may also be frozen
(in smaller portions, if desired) in a sterile container(s) at a
temperature of -5°F or lower for up to 6 months. Thaw frozen extender by
placing in a water bath or an incubator at 100°F. Higher thawing
temperatures my cause ingredient damage.
- Before mixing semen with extender, the extender must be at 100°F to avoid cold shock to the spermatozoa.
- Decide on a desired ratio of semen to extender.
- A ratio of 1 part semen to 4 parts extender is generally recommended, but ratios between 1:1 and 1:4 are acceptable.
- Another approach is to dilute the semen so that each insemination dose contains 200 million motile spermatozoa.
- Add Kenney Skim Milk Canine Semen Extender (at 100°F) to the semen and maintain at a temperature of 100°F for no more than two hours before use.
If you have any questions on any of the products we have available please email or call us we have experienced breeders who will be happy to help with any questions you have.
When done correctly AI with fresh semen produces results equal to a natural mating, things that will reduce the chance of your female getting pregnant are generally to do with the handling of the sperm – factors that will reduce sperm viability are sudden changes in temperature, certain rubbers and water. These AI rods have certain design features to aid insertion, incorrect or excessively forceful insertion can cause the tubes to kink (far better this than inserting the tube into the bladder)
Before attempting AI you should have a good working knowledge of the reproductive and urinary tracts of canines or seek professional assistance. This is especially the case if there are any abnormalities in the reproductive tract preventing a natural mating.
Abnoba Pet Store cannot be held responsible for the improper use of these products or for any injuries inflicted by the use of these products. Artificial Insemination should only be performed by a suitably competent person.
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