KIT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Warm the vial to 96-101.5oF (35.6-38.6oC)
using a water bath, tube warmer or incubator for
a few minutes (to prevent cold shock). Thaw
semen as usual.


2. Remove from water bath. Dry. Cut straw to a

60o bevel with sharp scissors.


3. Puncture seal with 16G needle and insert the

cut-end of the straw into the vial.


4. To add semen to the vial, grasp both the vial

and straw in the palm of the hand and “shake”
downward 3 or 4 times (similar to shaking a
glass thermometer). Be certain all semen is in
the vial.


5. Gently mix semen with contents of vial.


6. Transfer the enriched semen from the vial
back into the straw. Do this by inverting the vial
and straw, and “shaking” downward 3-4 times.
Be certain all semen is in the straw.


7. Incubate the semen in water bath for 15-20

minutes at 96-101.5oF (35.6-38.5oC). Adjust
incubation times according to the following table.


TABLE 1

oF

oC

TIME

(minutes)

101.5

38.6

15

98.6

37

18

96*

35.6

       21

90**

32

28


8. Remove straw from water bath. If necessary,

cut bevel from straw. Load straw into
insemination gun. Inseminate as usual.

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INDICATIONS

For increasing the percentage of heifer calves in dairy and beef cattle.

DOSAGE
One unit (0.25mL or 0.50mL) of semen per vial.

NOTICE
This is not a restricted drug. HEIFERPLUS is a non-prescription biopharmaceutical agent. Federal law does not require that this product be used by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

DESCRIPTION
HEIFERPLUS is spermagenic agent for sexing bull semen. Packaged in kit form, each dose is sealed in a vial to maintain potency during storage. The agent is activated by adding semen directly to the HEIFERPLUS vial. The sexed semen is returned to the original straw and inseminated as usual .

MODE OF ACTION
HEIFERPLUS works by enhancing the fertility of the X-chromosome bearing (female) sperm and slowing the motility of the Y-chromosome bearing (male) sperm. When
inseminated, the sperm sort in the reproductive tract of the dam. The result is more ova fertilized by the X-chromosome bearing (female) sperm. The heifer sex ratio is increased by 20-25% and fertility is boosted 5-20%.


TIMING OF INSEMINATION
When breeding from observed heat (natural or synchronized): Breed heifers 16-18 hr and cows 18-24 hr following first standing heat.

When timed-breeding using OVSYNCHR: Breed heifers 22-24 hr after the last GnRH injection. Breed cows 24-26 hr after GnRH.

When breeding super-ovulated heifers and cows: Breed at 16-18 hr and 22-24 hr following first standing heat. With single insemination - Breed 24 hr after first standing heat.

When timed-breeding using progestins (CIDR/Crestor): Breed heifers 66-72 hr and cows 68-74 hrs after removal of CIDR/Crestor implant.

NOTICE: USE OF THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES A DELAY IN THE TIMING OF INSEMINATION. WAIT AT LEAST 16 HRS FROM ONSET OF STANDING ESTRUS BEFORE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.

STORAGE CONDITIONS
For long-term storage keep in freezer (-20oC).

HOW SUPPLIED
HEIFERPLUS is lyophilized in the following package sizes: 0.25mL and 0.50mL vials.

WARNINGS
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Manufactured by:
Emlab Genetics
Arcola, IL 61910 USA

HEIFERPLUS® is a registered trademark of EMLAB GENETICS

Rafter D Genetics is a distributor for HeiferPlus & BullPlus products.

Rafter D Genetics 7750 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy College Station, TX 77845 (979)260-7852
cgdorn@gte.net