Avian artificial insemination and semen preservation

Edited by: Arthur C. Risser and Frank S. Todd


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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 type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Avian artificial insemination and semen preservation
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher International Foundation for the Conservation of Birds
Publisher location North Hollywood, California
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description xiii, 622 (loose leaf)
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 1983 Jean Delacour/IFCB Symposium on Breeding Birds in Captivity
First page 375
Last page 398
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