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Offline Beltie

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Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« on: April 09, 2019, 07:26:45 AM »
I will be using some old semen this year that was frozen in ampules.

I am not able to find a source of the old style plastic pipettes that were used back in the day.

Can anyone help me find a couple packages?

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What are you using to AI cows, using semen stored in ampules?

Thank you!

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Re: Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 08:25:08 AM »
If you order some new semen straws, you can use a needle and syringe to pull the semen into them and then breed as usual. I want to say it requires a 12ga to fit the straw right, but would have to check to be sure. Local vet claims you can use the 1/4 straws and a smaller needle to spread the amp out over more cows if needed.

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Re: Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 10:47:16 AM »
Don't forget to have a scribe ready to break off the top of the amp and also thaw in ice water.  We finally used our last Cunia amps a couple years ago. 



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Re: Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 07:01:06 PM »
I think nasco has them.

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Re: Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 08:04:23 PM »
14 ga needle does work drawing it up new straws.

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Re: Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 10:15:14 PM »
I bought some amps 2 years ago and also the tubes and syringes from Universal Semen Sales.  They can get you set up.  Our first time using amps and 4 out of 5 had calves.  Worked as good as the ones bred with straws.

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Re: Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 07:46:18 PM »
Do you have a thaw box? I think that you thaw amps in ice water but may be wrong bout that. ???

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Re: Looking for pipettes to AI from ampules
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 07:52:19 AM »
Thank you all for your advice and leads.  God Bless!

 

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