CRYOBANK WEEKLY UPDATE
Contents: Progesterone Story of the Week/Cooled Semen Update/Clone
Progesterone Story of the Week
Another SIX YEAR OLD BITCH is
successfully pregnant. The Bichon is owned by Marty Astor and was bred
on day 21! Marty was ecstatic and admits she was doubtful but since
the bitch missed last seasons without our progesterone testing, is now
'A Believer'. Congratulations. (Now wasn't it worth all those trips up
to see us, Dan?) REMEMBER, Never vaccinate an estrus bitch. Never
worm an estrus bitch, Never flea dip an estrus bitch!!!!! Vaccinations
and other systemic insults may interfer with ovulation. We discovered
this phenomena years ago when we first started progesterone testing!!!!
COOLED SEMEN UPDATE
I forgot to report a cooled semen litter of OES for
Dee Caswell with semen sent from Wisconsin. I think it was three girls
and three boys. NON SURGICAL INSEMINATIONS were done here. Another
litter to dispell the "ONLY SURGICAL INSEMINATIONS WORK WITH COOL
rumors I hear every week. Who starts those rumors?
I had a great time conducting a tour of the Cryobank
laboratory for the Samoyed breeders who were holding a Specialty just
the road at Lawrence Welk Resort. We had breeders from Australia,
Hawaii, and Alaska chauffered in the SPERM MOBILE for discussion and fun. I could be persuaded to do more tour/lectures...years ago we did
one training seminar a month and we had great fun and hopefully raised
the breeding skills and consumer awareness of the participants when
using frozen/cooled/artificial inseminations.
The cells we harvested ourselves with just lidocaine or ice block grew
into their fibroblast stage and were frozen successfully. I hope
everyone realized the great significance of this sentence. There is no
turning back now.
Remember to take advantage of the free or small charge DNA testing AKC
is providing at shows! The test costs $40.00 if you send it in to