Veterinary Procedures

 

Artificial Insemination (AI)

AI allows to breed a female without having a male on site. The procedure can be performed by using fresh, chilled or frozen-thawed semen. Usually fresh or chilled semen AI´s have the greatest success rates, especially in non-domestic species. Equipment for and method of AI depend on the animal. Method, time and effort are species dependent, ranging from a few seconds and a simple AI catheter in domestic cows to up to one hour and sophisticated endoscope and ultrasound machine in elephants.