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Artificial Insemination and Fertility Performance in Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Pandian Chinnadurai, Selvan Shanmugam, Asha Rajini Robert, Parthiban Monoharan, Karthickeyan Kanniappan.


Abstract

This experiment was conducted to study the effect of artificial insemination using diluted semen in ostrich on the fertilizing parameters like fertility, hatchability and embryonic mortality. Artificial insemination was carried out intravaginally in 10 ostriches by using extended semen with 1: 3 dilutions by using IMV commercial diluent. Voluntary crouch method was used for artificial insemination. A total of 302 eggs (177 eggs from natural mated group and 125 eggs from artificially inseminated group) were utilized for this study. A highly significant (P

Key words: Ostrich, Artificial Insemination, Reproductive Performance






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