Life after death is a guarantee we'd all like to have.
Emergencies like accident, sudden death or euthanasia of a stud animal can be extremely costly - but if you act quickly, there are ways to preserve those genetics and recover your investment. Epididymal flushing is a process in which the testes of an animal are processed within 24 hours post-mortem or post-elective castration to preserve the sperm. Even if the male animal has died, sperm stored in the epididymis can be collected in our lab, analyzed and cryopreserved. Those straws can then be used to breed anytime, anywhere.
No matter what happens, you now have a rescue plan.
How it works:
The tools you need to get the job done.
If you plan to collect or inseminate at your facility, or if you are concerned about environmental contaminants, MPTI has created easy-to use kits with equipment and instructions to support your process.
Environmental Sampling Kit
Make sure what you clean is actually clean! Just swab a surface and send it to our lab for sampling. We will send the swabs to you, so you can clean, then swab key locations. Mail the swabs back, and we will culture any bacteria on them. We will identify the type(s) of contaminants and help you adjust your cleaning routine, the type of cleaner or the methods of handling to reduce contamination in key areas!
Small Ruminant Semen Collection Kit
Everything you need to collect your buck or ram at home. Now you can just send sperm for cryopreservation. This kit contains: Artificial vagina, AV liner, AV pump, collection cones, collection tubes, gloves, wipes, lubricant, warming bath and thermometer, instructions
Small Ruminant AI Kit
Use your frozen straws at home! This complete kit contains: rod, sheaths, speculum, lubricant, gloves, instructions, thaw bath and thermometer, straw tweezers, and disinfectant.
Let us know what you need - we look forward to serving you! For other inquiries, contact us here.