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Avian artificial insemination and semen preservation

January 1, 1983

Summary: Artificial insemination is a practical propagation tool that has been successful with a variety of birds. Cooperative, massage, and electroejaculation and modifications of these three basic methods of semen collection are described for a variety of birds. Semen color and consistency and sperm number, moti!ity, and morphology, as discussed, are useful indicators of semen quality, but the most reliable test of semen quality is the production of fertile eggs. Successful cryogenic preservation of avian semen with DMSO or glycerol as the cryoprotectant has been possible. Although the methods for preservation require special equipment, use of frozen semen requires only simple insemination supplies

Publication Year 1983
Title Avian artificial insemination and semen preservation
Authors G.F. Gee
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 5210323
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center