Artificial insemination of cranes with frozen semen

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Edited by: J.C. Lewis


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For the first time (1978) artificial insemination (AI) with frozen greater sandhill crane (Grus canadensis tabida) semen resulted in fertile eggs and chicks. During the 2 year (1977-78) study, 6 of 27 eggs produced were fertile. Three chicks hatched. Semen samples used for insemination were frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen for two months or less. Recent improvements in the laboratory indicated that a more effective sample can be prepared and greater fertility rates should be expected.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Artificial insemination of cranes with frozen semen
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher National Audubon Society
Publisher location Fort Collins, CO
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description iii, 259
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 1978 Crane Workshop
First page 89
Last page 94
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