Semen collection from your stud is important for several reasons. The first reason is to evaluate the quality of the semen. After your stud is collected, we will first evaluate the semen for its concentration using the sperm-rich fraction of the ejaculate. We have an in-house program called SpermVision SAR that can evaluate the concentration (sperm count), percentage of sperm that are moving(motility), progessive motility(percentage of sperm that are moving in one direction) and morphology(shape) of a sperm sample. This will tell us about the quality of your stud’s sperm sample. Another reason for collection is to have the sample for a planned artificial insemination. At All Pets, we can also collect and store your stud’s semen for future use by freezing the sample in liquid nitrogen.