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  1. Meaning of Artificial Mating/Insemination
  2. Procedures or Processes of Artificial Insemination
  3. Merits and Demerits of Artificial Insemination


Meaning of Artificial Insemination

Artificial mating/insemination is the introduction of semen into the female animals’ reproductive tract that is on heat without the use of male animals. This varies considerably in different species. The aim is to achieve fertilization of the female without the male physically.


Procedures or Processes of Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination is a process involving many specialized stages. It involves;

  1. Assessment of male animal
  2. Semen collection
  3. Semen evaluation
  4. Semen processing
  5. Semen storage
  6. Heat detection
  7. Deposition of semen

1. Assessment of Male Animal

It is important that performance record of male (stud) should be well kept to known the past performance

2. Semen Collection

The goal is to collect the maximum quantity of spermatozoa at each ejaculation. The semen collected from the male animal must be well preserved to ensure viability of the spermatozoa.

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