Mountain sheep – the optimum donor animals
The hardy race of mountain sheep is pre-eminently suitable as organ donors. For this reason, we keep our own herd of around 700 mountain sheep exclusively for the gaining of full cells.
Our herd represents a very special type of sheep as regards health and hardiness and is selected by an experienced breeder according to constitutional and genetic aspects. They are bred and kept in the high mountains far away from any damaging environmental effects. Fully biological fodder is ensured the whole year round.
Safety is our first concern !
Veterinary tests and lab controls are performed with particular care in accordance with the official guidelines of the German Health Ministry “for the extraction of germ-free, therapeutic cellular preparations and for the health of the donor animals”.
In additon, the donor animals are subjected to clinical and lab examinations on the day before they are used: The tests include temperature measurement, blood sedimentation and a leucocyte count (=Counting the white blood cells).
In addition, control measurements are made on tissue samples for cadmium, lead, mercury and other damaging heavy metals as well as for virus antibodies.
An official confirmation of the Bavarian Animal Health Service, that the D. Siegfried Block GmbH holds exclusively a flock of 700 mountain sheep. All animal health examinations are made by the Bavarian Animal Health Service and the University of Giessen, Germany.