Artificial Insemination of Cattle Step by Step

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Jordan Thomas
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences
Carson Andersen
Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Sciences

Using the correct techniques when performing artificial insemination (AI) can help ensure success while minimizing risk of injury to the technician and the animal. Becoming proficient at performing AI takes adequate training, knowledge, and repetition. Successful AI requires skillfully depositing the semen in the proper location in the female reproductive tract while using sanitary techniques.