Artificial insemination in canids: a useful tool in breeding and conservation.

@article{Thomassen2009ArtificialII,
  title={Artificial insemination in canids: a useful tool in breeding and conservation.},
  author={Ragnar F. Thomassen and Wenche Kristin Farstad},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={190-9}
}
Artificial insemination (AI) and semen freezing have become services available to dog owners worldwide, and the demand for services to freeze semen is increasing. In other canids such as the fox, the fur industry utilizes fresh or frozen semen to artificially inseminate vixens to produce pelts. Clearly, AI facilitates the use of a male to sire several females by diluting the ejaculate, increases breeding hygiene, and allows crossing between species with slightly different breeding seasons. The… CONTINUE READING

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