Bull Breeding Soundness Examination

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South East Vets
314 Commercial St West
Mount Gambier
SA 5290

08 8725 5855
08 8723 0033

Our large animal vets are members of the Australian Cattle Vets and we carry out a comprehensive Veterinary Bull Breeding Soundness Examination (VBBSE) aimed at finding sub-fertile bulls. This includes a full physical examination, serving ability test (as necessary) and semen evaluation. The semen evaluation is performed crush side using a microscope to assess individual sperm motility, concentration and then followed by laboratory assessment of semen morphology. This allows us to give you a more detailed assessment of the likely fertility of your breeding stock.


Our semen collection is conducted with a “Lane Pulsator IV”, an imported ejaculator that allows for consistent, efficient and low stress semen collection.


Testing of your bulls 2-3 months prior to joining is a good way for both Dairy and Beef herds to minimise sub-optimal performance. In doing so, it gives confidence in the management of the bull power necessary for good reproductive performance.