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Breeding challenges

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 28 januari 2014 12:34

We are still between protocols for export of Donoso's FAI to USA and Australia. The USDA changed their protocol and we have been working non stop with an additional export certificate model which has been sent by spanish ministry of agriculture to USA for approval.

Here correspondence between Dra Concha Cuetara and import agent USA, you can clealy see how absurd the issue is:
'I sent our authorities the comments of your official vet with the minor changes he saw.

Still I have a big problem. About CEM samples, in the conditions listed in the USDA webpage that you sent me, it indicated that it was necessary to take 3 batches of 3 swabs, taken at least 72 hours apart. We used this protocol with Donoso. But the new protocol established with the EU indicates that we have to take 3 batches of 4 swabs. Is it imperative that we take 4 swabs each time? If 3 swabs are enough I can ask for an export certificate indicating this. If we need four swabs then the only solution I find is to take the horse again into quarantine and repeat all the procedures and the freezing.' 

So,.. as we have have been and are still waiting for the USA Ministry of Agriculture to answer, we now decided to repeat the procedure. Donoso goes to Aranjuez again so that the protocol can be happy and we freeze some new dosis to be able to send to our clients. See the solutions and there are are solutions for everything, right?!!!! At least noone can tell me we didn't do our very best to get D- progeny into the world!! But then it is all worth it if you look at the delightful results, some of them here below.

We live and learn; Don't put up to tomorrow what you can do today, make a choice and go for it. So all of you having decided to import semen don't wait, who knows what protocols will be changed next!?

Donoso VII about to breed 2011.

Pinturero BAT, PRE stallion born 2012, bred in Spain, exported to USA.


Antartica, PRE filly born 2013, bred in Norway 


Raza, PRE filly born 2010, bred in Sweden



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