At All Pets, frozen semen can be collected, frozen, stored or shipped. We can perform both a pre-freeze and post-thaw evaluation of the semen samples. In our reproductive center, we have many liquid nitrogen storage tanks for your samples. We are certified by the ICSB for collection, freezing,storage and shipment of canine semen. By storing frozen semen samples, the semen can be shipped anywhere, used when a particular bitch is ready for breeding or when a stud dog is unavailable to be collected.
Once the frozen semen is thawed, the sample can only live for approximately 12 hours. Because of this it is important to inseminate the bitch at the correct time for successful breeding.
When using frozen semen it is suggested that you use progesterone timing. The proper time to inseminate using frozen semen is approximately day 5 or 6 following the LH surge, when progesterone levels are between 20-30 ng/mL using the AIA-360 and approximately 60 hours post ovulation.
It is suggested that you perform multiple breedings using frozen semen and use either TCI or surgical insemination as your method.