Breeding Soundness ExaminationsAS-526-W
Breeding Soundness Examination (BSE)
A breeding soundness exam includes an evaluation of :
Following is a brief description of how a BSE is conducted and examples of some common problems.
General Structural & Health Observations
Diagram of Bull Reproductive Anatomy
Scrotal CircumferenceA scrotal circumference measurement is a meaningful selection trait for yearling bulls.
Preparation for Semen Collection
Inserting Rectal Probe
The following are some common penis abnormalities and injuries.
Persistent Penile Frenulum(Often referred to as a “tagged penis”)
Persistent Penile Frenulum
Routine Assessment of Semen Quality
Examples of Abnormal Sperm
Examples Of Abnormal Sperm(All present in same ejaculate,)
Observe bulls closely during the breeding season to confirm that they are finding and mating cows that are in heat.
Injuries that may occur during the breeding season.
Common Injuries During the Breeding Season
Managing the Newly Purchased IBEP Bull( See the current sale catalog for more details.)