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A-Tech Americal Presents at the 2009 AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The 2009 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Meeting in Omaha, Neb. in September, offered A-Tech America the opportunity to unveil our newest automated semen analyzer, the "QwikCheck™ GOLD BSE system for Bulls".  The Bovine version of the QwikCheck™ GOLD is a high performance veterinary device that performs a complete quantitative evaluation of Bull sperm quality for BSE testing in less than 1 minute.  The Bovine Veterinarians in attendance were drawn to this high performance, user-friendly system for its accurate and precise analysis of sperm concentration, motility, morphology and more. 

Overall attendance of the show this year topped 1,800 people. AABP Executive Vice President Gatz Riddell, DVM, notes that there were 1,210 veterinarians and students (267 total veterinary students), 430 persons exhibiting, 170 accompanying persons and 64 people from 18 countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.

The new AABP Executive Board includes: President Roger Saltman, President-Elect Christine Navarre, Vice President Brian Gerloff and Immediate Past President Dick Wallace.  A-Tech America was proud to support the board and the association as an exhibitor and showcase sponsor.

Outgoing AABP President Dick Wallace, left AABP attendees with this challenge in his outgoing address: “No matter what you do, come at it with a passion.”  A-Tech America Director of Sales and Marketing, Eric Carver, reminded all in attendance to “Remember, it ALL started with a Sperm!”  CLICK HERE FOR ALL BOVINE PRODUCTS

Sion AI Stud Fertility Trial | Dosing by Progressive Sperm

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A-Tech (Advanced Agricultural Technologies), in cooperation with SION Bull Stud (Israel) began a fertility trial in mid 2008.  Our SQA-Vb Automated Semen Analyzer was used to prepare AI doses based on total sperm concentration and different levels of progressively motile sperm concentration in order to better understand the benefits of dosing based on progressively motile sperm vs. total sperm in a production setting.  10,000 frozen straws were prepared using the SQA-Vb system's dosing instructions.  The straws were divided into the following categories: 2,500 straws prepared with 15 million total sperm, 2,500 straws prepared with 1.5 million progressively motile sperm, 2,500 straws prepared with 3.5 million progressively motile sperm and 2,500 straws prepared with 7 million progressively motile sperm.  After freezing, the straws were then run on the quality control (frozen) mode of the SQA-Vb analyzer to insure dose quality and survivability.  Thousands of cows from multiple dairies throughout Israel participated in the study and now the data from this trial is being evaluated for impact on fertility. The data assessment phase is scheduled for completion in Q3, 2009.  Please stay tuned for the results - it should be quite an eye opener.

For an overview of the first two phases of the trial (validating the SQA-Vb and preparing the straws) please review this presentation made by A-Tech Global's chief Veterinarian Dr. Uri Shalit at last years Theriogenology conference in St Louis:


For more information on the SQA-Vb and our other Bovine automated semen analyzers, please visit our Bull products section HERE

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