- CSS Overview
- Everything there is to know about CSS.
- An Eye On Quality
- U.S. AI companies add value to their programs through participation
in Certified Semen Services.
- Leadership and Organization
- Administrative staff, Board of Directors and CSS Semen Quality Control (Compliance, Training & Competency) Committee
- CSS Bylaws
- The rules under which CSS operates.
- CSS Participants and NAAB Members
- A listing of NAAB Members and CSS participants.
- CSS Participation Agreement
- This form is for AI businesses in the US wishing to enter into an
agreement under the terms and conditions outlined by CSS.
- CSS AI Center Animal Management Guidelines
- Humane husbandry and housing practices for AI centers.
- CSS AI Center Animal Management Agreement
- Form to be used to participate in the AI Center Management
- CSS Minimum Requirements for
- Document of minimum standards for the health monitoring and disease
surveillance of bulls prior to entry, during an isolation period and
through residency at an AI center.
- CSS/OIE Testing Comparison
Requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® to view.
- Chart compares CSS testing requirements for pre-entry, isolation, sires housed away from the
semen collection facilitites, and the resident herd.
Links of Interest
- BSE, CJD, nvCJD Information Resource
- An information resource produced by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association
on BSE and CJD reviewed by a
scientific panel of experts.
- California Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
- "Highest quality diagnostic laboratory support service for:
Livestock and poultry disease control, enhancement of livestock and
poultry health management, protection from diseases common to animals
and humans, and recognition and dissemination of new knowledge."
- The Center for Animal Health and Productivity
- Dairy Cattle Information at the Center for Animal Health and
- Colorado State University Diagnostic Lab
- The mission of the Colorado Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
System is to provide timely, accurate and pertinent animal disease
diagnostic services and educational outreach to veterinarians, animal
industries and animal interests.
- Cornell University Diagnostic Lab
- The homepage of the Diagnostic Lab at Cornell University.
Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)
- USDA-APHIS information on Foot and Mouth Disease.
- Ohio Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
- The Society for Theriogenology
- The latest information on the physiology and pathology of male
and female reproductive systems and the clinical
practice of veterinary obstetrics, gynecology and semenology.
- Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
- The TVMDL World Wide Web Information Site.
- University of Pennsylvania
Reference Andrology Lab
- The Reference Andrology Laboratory provides complete testing of neat, cooled and
frozen-thawed semen from mammalian and avian species. These services are frequently used by practitioners
and studs as third-party quality control assessments.
The laboratory strives to perform objective, validated techniques for basic spermiogram parameters
of sample volume, motility, morphology, and concentration. Semen extender analysis and microbiological
testing of the extended semen is also offered.
- University of Wisconsin
Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
- The homepage of the Diagnostic Lab at University of Wisconsin.
The United States Animal Health Association
- The USAHA works with the state and federal animal health officials,
veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and poultry
organizations, research scientists, the extension service and seven
foreign countries to control livestock disease in the USA. Visit their
website to obtain the latest information about livestock health issues
and the activities of USAHA.
- USDA - APHIS
- For information on the mission, activities and organization of USDA's Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service.
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