Ardex has an automated feature to streamline the submission of breeding information to the Stud Book.
The Stud Book Return feature is accessed in Ardex by clicking Reporting - Stud Book Return.
There is significant importance in maintaining proper horse breeding records with the Stud Book. The benefits of this feature is significant time savings, and a reduction in errors in form completion.
To begin with;
Set the correct breeding season
Ardex will indicate which stallions Stallions have not been assigned to a Country (a Stud Book requirement), and which have successful covers registered against them.
To assign a Country to a Stallion;
Search for the Stallion and double-click its name
Select a Country
Save / Update your changes
Next step is to address any validation issues, ensure breeding procedures are up-to-date, and verify number of Covers are accurate.
Click Create the File
Click View the File
Briefly review the Stud Book Return data before sending
Once you are satisfied with the covering results, click E-mail the File to send the breeding information to the Stud Book
Tip: Tick the box Send a Copy To and enter your e-mail address. This will provide you with a record of the Stud Book Return for your archives.
The Stud Book file is in plain text format - the left column is the Stallion, the middle column is the Mare and the right column is the Date of Service (in numeric format).
It is not recommended to edit this text file directly. Errors should be fixed in Ardex, and the file re-created via the Stud Book Return.
For more information about Stud Book Returns, refer to the Ardex Premier User Guide - Horse Breeding with Ardex (pg. 31)