Artificial Insemination Technology in Alpacas

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  • Published: 1 Nov 2003

  • Author(s): Vaughan, Jane, Galloway, David, Hopkins, David

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The primary aim of this project was to develop the technology for artificial insemination in alpacas in association with acceptable pregnancy rates following AI. The project was broken down into 5 steps to achieve this aim:
1. Consistent and reliable collection of semen
2. Characterisation of semen to allow selection of suitable ejaculates for preservation
3. Chilling of alpaca semen
4. Freezing of alpaca semen
5. Artificial insemination of females.