Shagya-Arabian Semen Importation Guidelines
PROTOCOL FOR THE IMPORTATION OF EQUINE SEMEN FROM COUNTRIES AFFECTED WITH CONTAGIOUS EQUINE METRITIS (CEM)
The Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry has proudly been a member of the International Shagya-Arabian Society for five years. In that short amount of time the PShR has:
- Established high performance standards for Shagya-Arabian stallions to the US and Canada
- Initiated performance testing for Shagya-Arabian mares in the US and Canada
- Established and encouraged the correct use of the ISG studbook system.
Always looking to the future and quality of the Shagya-Arabian in the US and Canada, the PShR has a real concern for the limited diversity within the bloodlines available on the North American continent. The PShR wants to encourage and help facilitate the communication between stallion and mare owners in North America and the European community. Other than the purchase and importing of breeding stock, the most economical alternative is the use of frozen semen to incorporate new bloodlines in the US and Canadian genepool. Any and all input from individuals, ISG member reg-istries and state studs is welcomed.