Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 2012
Publication Date: January 9, 2013
Citation: Bakst, M.R., Dymond, J.E. 2013. Artificial insemination in poultry. Book Chapter. INTECH, Quality if Semen and Diagnostics Employed. Rijeka, Croatia: INTECH p.175-195. Technical Abstract: Artificial insemination is a relative simple yet powerful tool geneticists can employ for the propagation of economically important traits in livestock and poultry. In this chapter, we address the fundamental methods of the artificial insemination of poultry, including semen collection, semen evaluation, and fertility evaluation. As this book is geared toward the artificial insemination of mammals, a brief overview of the biology of reproduction in birds is also provided so the reader may better understand the biological basis of some of the techniques described. This chapter will be useful to personnel on breeder farms in the poultry industry, and livestock and poultry scientists interested in poultry breeding.