This Abstract is reprinted from Theriogenology, February 1989, Vol 31, Iss 2, pp 341-346, with permission from Elsevier Science.
|Received for publication:|| February 25, 1988
|| November 21, 1988>
This paper reports the use of a procedure for collection of semen from stallions by manual stimulation of the penis while the stallion is standing. Our use of this method with 18 stallions of various ages and types of semen collection experience indicates that this method may be an efficient alternative to traditional semen collection techniques using an artificial vagina and stimulus mare or dummy mount mare. Our observations, together with those of others who have tried the manual technique, suggest that both animals and handlers can be readily trained to use this method. Limited data suggests that semen samples obtained by manual stimulation are similar to those obtained using an artificial vagina.
Key Words: equine, stallion, semen collection, artificial insemination
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