Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
A Fullblood studstallion out of the US was sent to pension last year because he wasn't fully fertile. Thanks to the allday science, he back to his routine.
Storm Cat, 25 Years old, can now bring breed again thanks to the University of Texas.
The method excists out of the seperating of the good- and the bad quality sperm, the mare can be inseminated with a relatively low dose of sperm.
Less than 1 ml of the seperated sperm is needed for a successfull result.
Storm Cat is the farther of more than 168 winners in the racing world. The price for insemination will be about $20,000. This is relatively low compared to the price before his wasn't fully fertile, it was a whopping 500,000$ per covering.
Storm Cat will only be covering QH's, since QH's allow this kind of insemination. The fullblood industry hasn't accepted this method yet.
The first foal of Storm Cat is already on the way. The successfull American Quartermare Your First Moon was inseminated via this method.
Last edited by appylover31803; 01-29-2009 at 03:36 PM.