Development of breeding techniques in the crocodile industry

  • 82 pages

  • Published: 18 Feb 2014

  • Author(s): Johnston, Dr Stephen , Lever, Mr John , McLeod, Mr Robby , Oishi, Dr Motoharu , Collins, Dr Simon

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This report describes successful preliminary investigations into the development of assisted breeding technology in the Australian saltwater crocodile industry, with a particular focus on semen collection and preservation. Semen collection and preservation is the first step towards the establishment of artificial insemination, the successful implementation of which has the potential to revolutionise crocodile farming with respect to reproductive and genetic management.

This report is targeted at crocodile farmers, veterinarians and zookeepers, to illustrate the application of semen collection and preservation to their industries.