and Workforce Development
Farm Animal Artificial Insemination
Animal Insemination. 3 hours credit. The theory and practice of
modern animal artificial insemination. Designed to make the student
proficient in artificial insemination and knowledgeable of basic reproduction
H. A. Herman, J.R. Mitchel, and G.A Doak, 8th Edition. The Interstate
Publishing company , Danville, Illinois.
Working papers for Artificial Insemination, ABS and KABSU
The objectives of the course are to:
1. Introduce the student to fundamental theories of the artificial insemination
as they apply to profitable reproduction in farm animals.
2. Acquaint student with basic artificial insemination and reproductive
term and procedures.
3. Take the student through the reproductive cycle from puberty through
4. Give the student actual experience in performing artificial insemination
on live cows.
TOPICAL OUTLINES OF UNITS
Unit 1. Artificial Insemination Principles and Practice
After completing their study of unit 1, student should be able to:
1. Describe artificial insemination as a profitable management
2. Describe the techniques of artificial insemination.
3. Define the application of artificial insemination in
a successful animal reproduction.
4. Illustrate how all the equipment is used in collecting and breeding.
Unit 2. Reproduction
After completing their study of unit 2, student should be able to:
1. Describe and illustrate the basic procedures
for female development.
2. Discuss flushing and conditioning.
3. Prepare a calfing, lambing, or farrowing schedule.
4. Use a gestation table.
5. Describe a prenatal nutritional program.
6. Post calving, lambing , and farrowing dates.
Unit 3. Collecting,
handling, and storage of the spermatozoa.
After completing their study of unit 3, the student should be able to:
1. Discuss the procedures used in the collecting semen.
2. Describe the methods of handling semen in a controlled environment.
3. Describe the techniques used in extending the semen.
4. Demonstrate the proper storage activities for keeping
5. Illustrate the portioning or dividing of the semen
into multiple units for field use.
Unit 4. SIRE SELECTION,
EVALUATION AND ACQUISITION
After completing their study of unit 4, student should be able to:
1. Use the general rules for selecting sires by progeny
2. Demonstrate the method of evaluating a herd and determining
the most desirable traits.
3. Discuss the merchandising quality semen.
4. Use and explain sire selection using a herd sire
Unit 5. HERITABILITY
AND ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT TRAITS
After completing their study of unit 5, student should be able to:
1. Explain trait heritability as it applies to whole
2. Describe the use of heritable percentage in trait
3. Describe the route of animal improvement in economical
4. Select sires for greatest herd improvement.
Unit 6. FEMALE HEAT
DETECTION METHODS AND DEVICES
After completing their study of unit 6, students should be able to:
1. Explain the signs and indicators of heat.
2. Describe devices used in heat detection.
3. Explain the use of gomer males.
4. Describe the use of chin markers in heat detection.
Unit 7. HORMONAL CONTROL
OF HEAT AND ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
1. Explain the use of hormones in planned matings.
2. Calculate time of ovulation.
3. Describe model for group matings using artificial
4. Preplan birthdates for uniform marketing of offspring.
Unit 8. SUPEROVULATION AND OVA TRANSPLANTATION
After completing their study of unit 8, student should be able to:
1. Explain the procedures in superovulation.
2. Program the breeding herd management for genetic
improvement using artificial insemination and the superovulation and ova
3. Understand the processes necessary to utilize these procedures
for herd improvement.
4. Merchandise superior genetics via this technique.
Unit 9. ARTIFICIAL
INSEMINATION OF FEMALE ANIMALS
After completing their study of unit 9, student should be able to;
1. Prepare semen for deposition in the reproductive
2. Inseminate artificially female animals.
3. Complete the necessary records for mating verification.
4. Properly maintain equipment necessary for total artificial
5. Explain a total program of animal reproduction using
6. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using
1. Status and development of AI in the United States
2. Basic genetics of cattle breeding
3. Reproductive organs of the cow and their function
4. Reproductive organs of the bull and their function
5. Collection of semen from the bull
6. Semen evaluation, appearance and viability
7. Semen evaluation, enumeration and spermatozoa
8. Semen evaluation, morphology and other measurements
9. Extenders and extension semen
10. Semen storage, transportation and handling
11. How to inseminate cattle- techniques
12. Training in actual beef cattle insemination
13. Training in actual beef cattle insemination
14. Training in actual beef cattle insemination
15. Pregnancy diagnosis of bred cows
16. Breeding problems, embryo transfer and related practices
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
1. Lecture - Demonstrations
2. Practical exercises
3.Question - answers
4. Actual Breeding cows AI
METHOD OF EVALUATION