We do offer artificial insemination using frozen semen. Frozen semen does not last long once it is thawed. We surgically implant thawed semen into the uterus via catheter. The female must be anesthetized for this procedure. It does require a small abdominal incision so the uterus can be visualized. The semen is then thawed, evaluated, and injected into the uterus. Most patients can go home the same day. We do not offer TCI. (trans-cervical insemination).
We do have the capability of storing semen. If you are preparing for a frozen surgical breeding go ahead and plan accordingly to have your sample shipped to us. It is your responsibility to contact the stud owner, and have the semen shipped to our hospital. We can received shipments M-F. We are closed on the weekends.
Please include this email on the tracking information: [email protected]
Please have the shipping dewar shipped to: Plantation Animal Hospital, 18 Plantation Drive, Clayton NC 27527
We do have to monitor the female's progesterone levels closely. We typically like to see the in heat female around Day 5 of her cycle. We are watching for her initial rise in the progesterone. Progesterone levels are what determine when to proceed with the surgical artificial insemination. This part of the timing is very important. If you need more information on costs, please call our hospital.