E-Z Freezin®-"MFR5" extender is recommended for equine frozen semen breeding programs.The original "MFR5" version is a Modified French formula that contains the cryoprotectant glycerol and Ticarcillin as a preservative.
E-Z Freezin®-"MFR5" can be processed at room temperature or cooled to 5? C prior to freezing. Recent studies have shown that both methods can be used with these extenders. In general, pre-cooling to 5? C prior to freezing is beneficial for most stallions but is not required.
E-Z Freezin® extenders are packaged in 15 ml hermetically sealed packets and sold in 5-packs containing a total volume of 75 ml. All ARS extenders are evaluated by the Colorado State University Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory to ensure a superior quality product.
E-Z Freezin® Semen Extenders may be stored frozen for two to three years in a non-frost free freezer before use.
Now shipped on a combination of dry-ice and ice packs allowing two day shipping year round. During the cooler months, three day or ground shipping is possible at the customers discretion. Contact ARS for details.
|ARS Part Number||EZF--MFR5/5|
|Volume per packet||15 ml|
|Packets per container||5|
|Total extender volume ||75 ml|
All shipments of E-Z Freezin® Extenders include certification of production using eggs that are produced by a flock that is certified Specific Pathogen Free. The flock is certified free of the following pathogens: Avian Adenovirus Group I, Avian Adenovirus Group II (HEV), Avian Adenovirus Group III (EDS), Avian Encephalomyelitis, Avian Influenza (Type A), Avian Reovirus, Fowl Pox, Infectious Bronchitis-Ark., Infectious Bronchitis-Conn., Infectious Bronchitis-JMK, Infectious Bronchitis-Mass., Infectious Bursal Disease, Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Lymphoid Leukosis (A, B), Lymphoid Leukosis Viruses, Marek's Disease (Serotypes 1,2,3), Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma synoviae, Newcastle Disease, Reticuloendotheliosis Virus, Salmonella enterica seruvari, Pullorum and Gallinarum, and Salmonella.
Research at the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory has determined that thawing during shipment and subsequent refreezing does not adversely affect this product and have decided to have their E-Z Freezin® Extenders shipped using more economical services during the cooler months of the year.
E-Z Freezin® Stallion Semen Freezing Extenders are sold by Animal Reproduction Systems under exclusive license with the Colorado State University Foundation. The formulas for these Extenders were developed in coordination with the Colorado State University, Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory. Each E-Z Freezin® lot is evaluated by the CSU to ensure a superior product.