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iSperm FAQ

Q: What is iSperm Equine?

A: An iPad-based semen analysis tool for equine breeders that calculates semen motility and concentration and digitizes records for retention in the cloud.  

Q: How Does  the iSperm Equine Work?

A: The manufacturer has provided a great introductory video here explaining how to use the iSperm Equine.

Q: Do I need to provide my own iPad?

A: Yes, the iSperm Equine is compatible with an iPad Mini 4, which you provide.  Once you buy the iSperm hardware, simply download the iSperm Equine app from the Apple App Store and register with the serial number found on the iSperm box.

Q: How Does the iSperm Equine Determine Motility and Concentration?

A: Algoriths built into the app use the iPad Mini 4 camera to identify sperm cells and their movement.  

Q: How Much Do the iSperm Equine Consumables Cost?

A: Each pair of analysis chips cost $1.  Replacement analysis chips can be procured in boxes of 50 chips.  

Q:  Can iSperm analyze semen from other species?

A: Yes, additional iSperm apps are available for download to analyze caprine, bovine, canine, swine, and poltury species.  All apps are avaiable in the app store for download and compatible with the iSperm hardware.

Q: Can I send the data from the iSperm Equine to my client?

A: Yes, a screenshot can be sent at any time.  Data stored in the iSperm Cloud can also be exported to a spreadsheet for distribution.

Q:  Does the iSperm Equine analyze extended semen?

A: Yes, the iSperm Equine can analyze both raw and extended semen.  iSperm Equine is a great tool to evaluate and document semen quality for fresh and cooled semen. The included heater can be used like a stage warmer to warm up the cooled semen sample. It will not accuaretly analyze frozen thawed semen if egg yolk was used in the extender however.

 

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