ICSB Semen Collection and Storage, ICSB Vancouver Island



While researching options for Frozen semen we looked into a number of different companies and made the decision that training and licensing from ICSB would provide our clients the greatest assurance of quality, constistancy and reliablity.  We are only successful as a business if our clients experience success with their breeder programs and so we chose to become an ICSB facility so that we can extend to our customers the wealth of knowledge of research that has gone into their frozen semen program over the last 30 years.

International Canine Semen Bank (ICSB) was founded by Professor Carrol C. Platz, Jr. ICSB's program is based on techniques developed by Professor Platz.

Through Professor Platzs' 35 years of research at the University of Oregon Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University and continuing in the ICSB laboratory,  thousands of puppies have been produced using fresh frozen canine semen. ICSB and associates were first in producing litters registered by the AKC, The American Field Dog Association and the National Greyhound Association, and assisted in developing the guidelines used by these organizations for registering litters produced from frozen semen. We have produced litters from frozen semen that had been stored for 34 years prior to thawing and insemination at ICSB.

Under Professor Platz's direction, this research continues and provides the dog breeder with the most successful program available using fresh, fresh chilled and frozen canine semen and artificial insemination using non-surgical and surgical procedures.

As time goes by dog breeders will no doubt see canine competitors come and go, but rest assured ICSB has the history, experience, long-term commitment and support to provide our services to dog breeders worldwide for many decades to come.

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ICSB Vancouver Island
Located at Van Isle Veterinary Hospital
1111 Braidwood Road
Courtenay BC V9N 3S1
Tel: (250) 334-8400
Fax: (250) 334-8303
email: icsb@vanislevet.com (Monica)

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