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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODS TO ENHANCE THE UTILIZATION AND LONG-TERM STORAGE OF POULTRY, SWINE AND FISH GERMPLASM

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Title: Chapter I. Semen Collection and Dilution)

Author
item Christensen, Vern
item Bagley, Lynn
item Long, Julie

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/2/2010
Publication Date: 3/16/2010
Citation: Christensen, V.L., Bagley L., Long, J.A. 2010. Chapter I. Semen collection and dilution. In: Bakst, M.R., Long, J.A., editors. Techniques for Semen Evaluation, Semen Storage, and Fertility Determination. 2nd edition. St. Paul, MN: The Midwest Poultry Federation. p. 7-10.

Interpretive Summary: The artificial insemination (AI) of poultry is a two-step procedure. First, the semen is collected and second, the semen is inseminated. What transpires between these two-steps is a function of management goals and the staff’s technical abilities. This chapter will review important aspects of semen handling for AI including semen collection and its initial evaluation, and semen dilution and short term storage.

Technical Abstract: N/A

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