NEW HSB-Blendivet Service! A review (CACIB Nürnberg January 7 and 8 2017)

For the first time in Germany: Preparation of frozen sperm at an international pedigree dog exhibition (CACIB)

The very first preparation of frozen semen at exhibitions is the promising start of a new service from HSB-Blendivet GmbH. It all started with a rather timid call from HSB-Blendivet to the exhibition management in Nuremberg. Mr. and Mrs. Schön were immediately hooked and made it possible to offer the new HSB-Blendivet GmbH service within the framework of the International Pedigree Dog Exhibition (CACIB) from 7 and8 January2017 in Nuremberg: the preparation of frozen semen from of valuable breeding males.

The examination rooms for DOK-eye exam and the examination on patellal luxation have been established for years within the framework of the International Breeders' Exhibition. An additional room for the collection of the dog's semen and processing in the laboratory (Figures 1 and 2) was then separated. Interested breeders had already registered their males in advance, so that all individual preparations were made. Surprisingly for the owners of the males and HSB-Blendivet employees was that the environment hardly had an intimidating effect on the males. Overall, frozen semen from 11 males was collected. Only in the case of one male was the attempt to collect semen unsuccessful under the circumstances. Also the semen quality, which was determined 1-2 days later using a thawing probe, exceeded all expectations.

The production of frozen semen at dog shows and the storage of the semen in Germany offers an enormous convenience for breeders, who sometimes have to travel very long distances to participate in the pedigree dog exhibition. They spare the interested owners of the bitches the long road to the male and allow for conception on site.