A comparison of semen thawing for artificial insemination in cattle.

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A comparison of semen thawing for artificial insemination in cattle.

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dc.contributor.author Kaczyk, Brittni L.
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Agriculture.
dc.creator Kaczyk, Brittni Lanay
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-26T18:13:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-26T18:13:05Z
dc.date.created May 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-05-26T18:13:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/20
dc.description.abstract Beef cows (n=23) were used to compared conception rates of two different thawing methods used for artificial insemination (AI). Cows were divided into the treatment or control group based on time of estrus. In the treatment, frozen semen was placed directly into the AI gun and inserted into the female for deposition after a minimum of 30 seconds. The control females experienced the typical thawing process of semen straws placed in a water bath for a minimum of 30 seconds, then loaded into the AI gun and deposited into the uterus of the female. Conception rates were similar between semen thawing methods (P > 0.51). Additionally, the study analyzed semen motility using the two different thaw methods and found no difference (P = 1.0). In conclusion, thawing semen directly in the reproductive tract of the female provides the same conception rates as traditional thaw methods. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject conception rates en
dc.subject thawing methods en
dc.subject artificial insemination en
dc.subject semen motility en
dc.subject beef cows en
dc.subject.lcsh Cattle
dc.subject.lcsh Reproduction
dc.subject.lcsh Research
dc.subject.lcsh Artificial insemination
dc.title A comparison of semen thawing for artificial insemination in cattle. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.type.material text
dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.name M.S.
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Animal Science
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Agriculture
dc.contributor.committeeMember Serrano, Gabriela I.
dc.contributor.committeeMember May, Brain J.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Scott, Cody B.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Salisbury, Michael W.

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