Register a Flush by emailing the Certificate of Embryo Recovery to email@example.com.
The most important factor to remember to avoid extra fees and make it easy to register your ET calves is to get paperwork from your vet and register your flush immediately! DO NOT wait to sort out paperwork after a calf is born.
1. First the cow is flushed. Remember ALL donor dams must be parentage verified before any work can be processed by BSCBA.
2. Owner must get Certificate of Embryo Recovery from the vet.
a. A copy must be sent to the Brown Swiss Association for processing. It may be emailed, faxed or mailed. Email flush info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. An official Certificate of Embryo Identification will be issued by the Brown Swiss Association for each flush of a donor dam with each embryo being assigned a unique embryo ID number ONLY upon receipt of and/or adherence to the following:
a. Certificate of Embryo Recovery (one per flush per donor dam) submitted by the owner of the donor dam containing:
b. Insemination information: Donor dam name and registration number, sire name and registration number.
c. Collection information: number of embryos collected, direct transfers, frozen (stored), cleaved (degenerated), shipped
and unfertilized eggs, date of breeding and date of recovery.
d. Transplant information: signature of the transplant technician, information of method of storage and labeling of container, recipient ID numbers for fresh transplants.
e. Signature of collection technician (vet) and recorded owner of donor dam.
f. Donor dam has been parentage verified.
4. If a donor dam is being flushed for the first time you will want to do the following:
a. Request parentage verification by genomics or DNA on the donor dam from BSCBA or the lab of choice if want Genomic results.
i. See Parentage Verification or Genomics for further information.
ii. Send sample directly to the test center, i.e., GeneSeek, Zoetis, ST Genetic Visions.
b. The fee for parentage kits sent by BSCBA are $45 per donor dam which must be paid for before we send out the kit (Parentage ONLY, Genomics NOT included).
5. Once results are received, the Embryo Recovery form will be processed and owner will be sent a Certificate of Embryo Identification with each embryo being assigned a unique embryo ID number to be used for registering resulting calves
6. When frozen embryos are being transplanted into recipients, an Implant sheet must be submitted letting the Brown Swiss Association know which recipients received which embryos. If Certificate of Embryo Identification is lost, the office can look up the embryo ID numbers to find which embryos have resulting calves. There is no fee associated with the Implant sheets.
7. Effective January 1, 2021, the fee of $25 will be invoiced/charged for each flush when the original Certificate of Embryo Recovery sheet is received and processed.
8. It is the responsibility of embryo owner to get information from flush vets. BSCBA will not contact vets for paperwork. Any paperwork missing information will be returned for completion and no fees will be waived for vets holding up paperwork.
9. IVF embryos follow the same procedures, but it should be noted they are IVF. Resulting animals are labeled ETV in the name.
10. If more than one sire is used in the flush or, in the case of IVF's, if more than one sire and/or dam is used in the petrie dish, all resulting offspring must be parentage verified in order that correct parentage information can be recorded in the herdbook at time of registry.