Artificial Insemination: Troubleshooting to Improve Fertility
Murray R. Bakst / Consultant in poultry fertility and early embryonic mortality.
Artificial insemination (AI), the foundation of modern-day turkey breeding, was first developed in 1937 at the Bureau of Animal Industry (now the Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture) by W. Burrows and J. Quinn. The procedure consists of two steps: first, the semen is collected from the tom and second, the semen is inseminated into the hen. What may transpire between collect...