Continued Development of Artificial Insemination Technology in Alpacas

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  • Published: 18 Jul 2008

  • Author(s): Morton, K, Vaughan, J, Maxwell, W

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The aim of this project was to develop the technology for artificial insemination (AI) in alpacas by establishing efficient and reliable methods for the collection, processing, preservation and artificial
insemination of alpaca semen, continuing the work of RIRDC project AAA-1A (publication 03/104).This report provides information about the artificial breeding of alpacas.

The information contained in this report is aimed at breeders and veterinarians in the Australian alpaca
industry, and camelid scientists. Background information about sperm assessment, physiology and
preservation is provided to increase the knowledge of breeders and practitioners who may not have
experience with this topic.