Retention of liquid within insemination equipment using various equine frozen semen insemination methods and two semen freezing extenders

John J. Dascanio, Ramanathan Kasimanickam, Stephanie Milburn, Andrea Canerossi, Rebecca Splan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the effect of different insemination techniques and extenders on the volume of liquid dispensed from insemination equipment. The method of insemination has a significant effect on the volume of semen deposited into the mare's uterus when low volumes are used. Insemination pipettes that allow for direct deposit of straw contents into the uterus are preferred. Aspiration of semen into a pipette is preferred over aspiration into a syringe with deposition through a pipette when direct deposit is not possible. Use of a pipette with a smaller lumen and less length of contact with liquid provides better results. Contact of semen with equipment may allow for residual liquid accumulation on the luminal surfaces and a decrease in overall semen dose. Extenders with differing amounts of egg yolk did not influence volume of liquid dispensed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Equine Veterinary Science
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • extender
  • frozen
  • insemination
  • pipette
  • semen

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Retention of liquid within insemination equipment using various equine frozen semen insemination methods and two semen freezing extenders'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this