Semen production

Semen colection with artificial vagina This is the first step to master in the AI center. Both the semen collector and the rams must be well trained. The operator must know his rams, spend time with them - feed and serve wather to them, in order to gain confidence from rams. It takes a routine ...
Semen collection by electro-ejaculat(or)ion    Sperm sampling in untrained rams (e.g. semen quality control of the ram before breeding), can be performed by an electro-ejaculator. Electro-ejaculator is an electrical stimulator with bipolar rectal electrodes that produces an output current of 10 ...
Handling and semen quality testing   Rams semen is very sensitive to the impact of the external environment, especially to the cold. All tubes for the collection and handling must be clean, sterile, dry, and heated (wather bath is also heated at least to 30° C). The jumping space must be clean ...
Semen freezing    The "RAM GEN" center freezes only good quality semen. Semen dilutions are made at a temperature of 30°C immediately after collection with standard commercial extenders containing cryoprotectant (Optidil, OptiXcell or Andromed). Best semen quality are diluted 1 + 10 times or m ...