Upcoming events, new pharmacy regulations and useful information
Monthly News & Updates
June | 2023
Join us at one of these upcoming events next week! We will have a semen tank with us for your semen movement needs. Please contact your Account Manager or Makena Jones today to arrange plans for semen delivery at these events.
New Goat Breeding Splash Kits and Educational Video
RSG offers Splash Kits with 25 pipettes, 2 syringes and an instructional sheet on our Pharmacy shop at rsgold.thewebnetics.com. 10 pipette options are also available.
The kits include a QR code to view a new video with Dr. Tad Thompson, DVM as he explains the process from receiving and handling the semen to performing the actual splash breeding procedure. This method has been shown to be effective in breeding goats when using fresh chilled semen.
We will also have kits available for purchase and Goat Sire Catalogs at the ABGA Nationals next week.
Silver Dollars Farm (SDF) and Partners is offering a one day only Semen Sale featuring select RSG Sires. Sale is LIVE today only at: Willoughby Sales
Semen Shipping, Pickups and Transfers
Be sure to allow for plenty of time to arrange for semen shipping, pickups and transfers. We have new forms online to help make these transactions go smoothly. Please start the process online well in advance of when you need semen for a breeding date to assure we can have your order fulfilled in time.
If you do not already have an Account Manager that you are working directly with, please call 765-978-0301, Press #1 for the Breeding Services team or email the team firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All medically important antibiotics that have been available at most feed or farm supply stores will now require veterinary oversight (written Rx) to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production.
In addition, some retail suppliers who were able to sell these drugs/products in the past may no longer sell them after June of 2023.
The American Sheep Industry Association has some good information online.
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What makes a VCPR valid?
A veterinary client patient relationship, or VCPR, is the connection between a veterinarian, his/her client, and the animal patient(s). A valid VCPR is required for veterinarians to prescribe drugs or direct an extra-label drug use.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration: A valid VCRP relationship is one in which:
1. A veterinarian has assumed the responsibility for making medical judgments regarding the health of (an) animal(s) and the need for medical treatment, and the client (the owner of the animal(s) or other caretaker) has agreed to follow the instructions of the veterinarian.
2. The veterinarian has sufficient knowledge of the animal(s) to initiate at least a general or preliminary diagnosis of the medical condition; and
3. The practicing veterinarian is readily available for follow up in case of adverse reactions or failure of the regimen of therapy.
RSG does not require you to sign any formal paperwork to establish a VCPR.
We are here to serve your reproduction and animal health needs and can now help our clients with access to antibiotics and other flock health related products due to the VCPR we already have established with you. Watch for an email from us and our partner MyAnimalRx inviting you to a new online order portal.
You can continue to order certain repro specific products that will ship direct from RSG on our website.
We are excited to give you an update on our launch of the new Genetics Inventory Management Platform. This month we are going live with the new system and doing a phased roll out to our clients. Watch for an email from us over the next 45 days as we begin the migration process. We look forward to bringing you the most advanced system for managing sheep & goat frozen semen and embryos.