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  1. Improving artificial insemination Services for dairy cattle in Ethiopia

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    Studies to determine the current status and efficiency of artificial insemination (AI) were undertaken by the National Artificial Insemination Centre (NAIC) of Ethiopia on 52 dairy farms (4 large and 48 small-to-medium farms) located around Addis Ababa. Milk samples were collected from 417 cows on the day of AI (day 0), and on days 10-12 and 21-23 after AI. A total of 1085 samples were assayed for the concentration of progesterone using radioimmunoassay (RIA). Data pertaining to the farm, inseminated cow, the inseminator and semen batch were recorded. Rectal palpation was done to check for pregnancy two months after AI. The overall mean interval from calving to first service was 161.7 ± 139.8 days. Cows that calved during March to August, coinciding with wet weather when the availability and quality of feed is good, had shorter intervals to first service than those that calved during the rest of the year. Results from RIA showed that 89% of the cows had low progesterone on day 0, indicating that they were in the follicular phase or anoestrous. However, only 49% of the cows had elevated progesterone on day 10, indicating that an ovulatory oestrus had occurred at the time of AI. The results from all three milk samples indicated that 45% of the cows were likely to have conceived, but only 39% were later confirmed pregnant by manual palpation. A survey was done on seven medium to large farms on the costs and benefits of a service for early non-pregnancy diagnosis and infertility management using progesterone RIA. The overall mean calving interval was 435 days, which was 70 days longer than the optimum interval of 365 days. In most farms, 50% or more of the total expenses were for feed purchases, with expenses for health care and AI services accounting for only 5%. The profit, as a percentage of income, ranged from - 4% to 50% in the seven farms. The cost of determining the progesterone concentration in one milk sample was calculated to be $8, of which 43% was

  2. Artificial insemination in poultry

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    Artificial insemination is a relative simple yet powerful tool geneticists can employ for the propagation of economically important traits in livestock and poultry. In this chapter, we address the fundamental methods of the artificial insemination of poultry, including semen collection, semen evalu...

  3. Short communication: Field fertility in Holstein bulls: Can type of breeding strategy (artificial insemination following estrus versus timed artificial insemination) alter service sire fertility?

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    Batista, E O S; Vieira, L M; Sá Filho, M F; Carvalho, P D; Rivera, H; Cabrera, V; Wiltbank, M C; Baruselli, P S; Souza, A H

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) from service sires used on artificial insemination after estrus detection (EAI) or timed artificial insemination (TAI) breedings. Confirmed artificial insemination outcome records from 3 national data centers were merged and used as a data source. Criteria edits were herd's overall P/AI within 20 and 60%, a minimum of 30 breedings reported per herd-year, service sires that were used in at least 10 different herds with no more than 40% of the breedings performed in a single herd, breeding records from lactating Holstein cows receiving their first to fifth postpartum breedings occurring within 45 to 375 d in milk, and cows with 1 to 5 lactations producing a minimum of 6,804 kg. Initially 1,142,859 breeding records were available for analysis. After editing, a subset of the data (n=857,539) was used to classify breeding codes into either EAI or TAI based on weekly insemination profile in each individual herd. The procedure HPMIXED of SAS was used and took into account effects of state, farm, cow identification, breeding month, year, parity, days in milk at breeding, and service sire. This model was used independently for the 2 types osires f breeding codes (EAI vs. TAI), and service sire P/AI rankings within each breeding code were performed for sires with >700 breedings (94 sires) and for with >1,000 breedings (n=56 sires) following both EAI and TAI. Correlation for service sire fertility rankings following EAI and TAI was performed with the PROC CORR of SAS. Service sire P/AI rankings produced with EAI and TAI were 0.81 (for sires with >700 breedings) and 0.84 (for sires with >1,000 breedings). In addition, important changes occurred in service sire P/AI ranking to EAI and TAI for sires with less than 10,000 recorded artificial inseminations. In conclusion, the type of breeding strategy (EAI or TAI) was associated with some changes in service sire P/AI ranking, but ranking changes

  4. Short communication: Field fertility in Holstein bulls: Can type of breeding strategy (artificial insemination following estrus versus timed artificial insemination) alter service sire fertility?

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    Batista, E O S; Vieira, L M; Sá Filho, M F; Carvalho, P D; Rivera, H; Cabrera, V; Wiltbank, M C; Baruselli, P S; Souza, A H

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) from service sires used on artificial insemination after estrus detection (EAI) or timed artificial insemination (TAI) breedings. Confirmed artificial insemination outcome records from 3 national data centers were merged and used as a data source. Criteria edits were herd's overall P/AI within 20 and 60%, a minimum of 30 breedings reported per herd-year, service sires that were used in at least 10 different herds with no more than 40% of the breedings performed in a single herd, breeding records from lactating Holstein cows receiving their first to fifth postpartum breedings occurring within 45 to 375 d in milk, and cows with 1 to 5 lactations producing a minimum of 6,804 kg. Initially 1,142,859 breeding records were available for analysis. After editing, a subset of the data (n=857,539) was used to classify breeding codes into either EAI or TAI based on weekly insemination profile in each individual herd. The procedure HPMIXED of SAS was used and took into account effects of state, farm, cow identification, breeding month, year, parity, days in milk at breeding, and service sire. This model was used independently for the 2 types osires f breeding codes (EAI vs. TAI), and service sire P/AI rankings within each breeding code were performed for sires with >700 breedings (94 sires) and for with >1,000 breedings (n=56 sires) following both EAI and TAI. Correlation for service sire fertility rankings following EAI and TAI was performed with the PROC CORR of SAS. Service sire P/AI rankings produced with EAI and TAI were 0.81 (for sires with >700 breedings) and 0.84 (for sires with >1,000 breedings). In addition, important changes occurred in service sire P/AI ranking to EAI and TAI for sires with less than 10,000 recorded artificial inseminations. In conclusion, the type of breeding strategy (EAI or TAI) was associated with some changes in service sire P/AI ranking, but ranking changes

  5. Improving the performance of artificial insemination services through application of radioimmunoassay and computerized data management programmes

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    The performance of the national artificial insemination (AI) service in Sri Lanka was assessed by obtaining and analyzing available data, followed by the conducting of a field survey on a sample of artificially-bred cattle kept by smallholder farmers in the mid-country wet zone region and on large scale farms in the up-country wet zone region. Samples of milk were collected from inseminated cows and the concentration of progesterone was measured by radioimmunoassay (RIA). The AI service reached only 18.8% of the breedable cattle on a national level and accounted for only 6.3% of the estimated annual calvings. The mean intervals from calving to first service and from calving to conception were 183 ± 87.1 days (n = 211) and 194 ± 93.9 days (n 143), respectively on smallholder farms, and 111.2 ± 74.2 days (n = 133) and 156 ± 92.7 days (n = 170), respectively, in large farms. The average conception rate to first service ranged from 33-50% on smallholder farms and from 31-60% on large farms. Based on the findings, action was instituted to (a) develop a monitoring system for quality control of frozen semen; (b) develop intervention protocols for management of repeat breeder cows; (c) provide early non-pregnancy diagnosis and infertility management services to large farms; (d) transfer the technologies by conducting continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for field veterinarians and AI technicians; and (e) introduce and institutionalize three computerized data management. Semen donor bulls at the national AI centre were evaluated for breeding soundness and a routine procedure was established for pre- and post-freezing semen evaluation, including the Hypo-osmotic Swelling Test (HOST). The incidence of repeat breeder cows was higher in smallholder farms (15.2%) than in large farms (6.6%). Only one-third of the repeat breeder animals exhibited clear signs of an abnormality. The use of milk progesterone as a routine procedure for early non-pregnancy diagnosis

  6. Use of nuclear techniques for evaluation of first service conception rate in dairy herds with artificial insemination in Chile

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    The objective of this study was to identify causes of inefficiency in Artificial Insemination (AI) services in 12 dairy farms located in southern Chile. Milk progesterone concentration was determined on the day of breeding and then 10-12 and 21-22 days after AI. Data for semen and cow inseminated, including physical signs of oestrus, were recorded in a computer database (AIDA). Information from 713 cows with first services was analysed. The mean interval from calving to first service was 88.7 days and the mean interval from calving to conception was 107.9 days. The conception rate at first service was 61.9%. Incidence of incorrect AI, most likely due to erroneous heat detection, was 8.9%. Herd related problems affected efficiency of AI in 15.2%. The results show that important factors affecting reproductive performance include nutritional management, oestrus detection and AI technique. (author)

  7. Artificial insemination in pigs today.

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    Knox, R V

    2016-01-01

    Use of artificial insemination (AI) for breeding pigs has been instrumental for facilitating global improvements in fertility, genetics, labor, and herd health. The establishment of AI centers for management of boars and production of semen has allowed for selection of boars for fertility and sperm production using in vitro and in vivo measures. Today, boars can be managed for production of 20 to 40 traditional AI doses containing 2.5 to 3.0 billion motile sperm in 75 to 100 mL of extender or 40 to 60 doses with 1.5 to 2.0 billion sperm in similar or reduced volumes for use in cervical or intrauterine AI. Regardless of the sperm dose, in liquid form, extenders are designed to sustain sperm fertility for 3 to 7 days. On farm, AI is the predominant form for commercial sow breeding and relies on manual detection of estrus with sows receiving two cervical or two intrauterine inseminations of the traditional or low sperm doses on each day detected in standing estrus. New approaches for increasing rates of genetic improvement through use of AI are aimed at methods to continue to lower the number of sperm in an AI dose and reducing the number of inseminations through use of a single, fixed-time AI after ovulation induction. Both approaches allow greater selection pressure for economically important swine traits in the sires and help extend the genetic advantages through AI on to more production farms. PMID:26253434

  8. Improvement of the efficiency of artificial insemination services through the use of radioimmunoassay and a computer database application

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    A study was conducted at several locations in four provinces of Indonesia to evaluate and increase the efficiency of artificial insemination (AI) services provided to cattle farmers and to improve the feeding and reproductive management practices. Radioimmunoassay (RIA) for progesterone measurement was used together with the computer program Artificial Insemination Database Application (AIDA) to monitor the success of AI and for the early diagnosis of non-pregnancy and reproductive disorders in dairy and beef cattle. Baseline surveys showed that the average calving to first service interval (CFSI) ranged from 121.3 ± 78.2 days in West Java to 203.5 ± 118.3 in West Sumatra, and the conception rate (CR) to first AI ranged from 27% in South Sulawesi to 44% in West Java. Supplementary feeding with urea-molasses multi-nutrient blocks (UMMB) combined with training of farmers on improved husbandry practices reduced the CFSI from 150.6 ± 66.3 days to 102.3 ± 36.5 days and increased the CR from 27% to 49% in South Sulawesi. Similar interventions in West Java reduced the CFSI from 121.3 ± 78.2 days to 112.1 ± 80.9 days and increased the CR from 34% to 37%. Results from measurement of progesterone in milk or blood samples collected on days 0, 10-12 and 22-24 after AI showed that 25% of the animals were non-cyclic or anovulatory, while 8.7% were pregnant at the time of AI. Investigation of cows with breeding problems using measurement of progesterone in combination with clinical examination revealed a range of problems, including true anoestrus, sub-oestrus or missed oestrus, persistent CL and luteal cysts. The ability to make an accurate diagnosis enabled the provision of appropriate advice or treatment for overcoming the problems. Anti-progesterone serum and 125I-Progesterone tracer for use in RIA were produced locally and were found to have acceptable characteristics. The tracer had good specific activity and stability for up to 12 weeks. The production of standards

  9. From 'public service' to artificial insemination: animal breeding science and reproductive research in early twentieth-century Britain.

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    Wilmot, Sarah

    2007-06-01

    Artificial insemination (AI) was the first conceptive technology to be widely used in agriculture. Whereas at the beginning of the twentieth century all cows in England and Wales were mated to bulls, by the end of the 1950s 60% conceived through artificial insemination. By then a national network of 'cattle breeding centres' brought AI within the reach of every farmer. In this paper I explore how artificial insemination, which had few supporters in the 1920s and 1930s, was transformed into an 'indispensable' method for reproducing cattle. I discuss the factors that made organised AI possible (but still negotiable and controversial), including changes in cultures of cattle breeding, novel State involvement in bovine reproduction, the rise of new 'animal breeding research' centres at Cambridge, Edinburgh and Reading universities, war preparations and central planning by the Milk Marketing Board (from 1933). I go on to show that the unprecedented focus on bovine reproduction set in motion by the AI centres effectively generated new networks of reproductive research, through these the 'biopower' of the farm was incorporated into the clinic. The example of AI shows that by combining the history of reproductive technology in agriculture and medicine we can give a richer account of modern reproduction. PMID:17543839

  10. Artificial insemination of cranes with frozen semen

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    Gee, G.F.; Sexton, T.J.

    1979-01-01

    For the first time (1978) artificial insemination (AI) with frozen greater sandhill crane (Grus canadensis tabida) semen resulted in fertile eggs and chicks. During the 2 year (1977-78) study, 6 of 27 eggs produced were fertile. Three chicks hatched. Semen samples used for insemination were frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen for two months or less. Recent improvements in the laboratory indicated that a more effective sample can be prepared and greater fertility rates should be expected.

  11. Avian artificial insemination and semen preservation

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    Gee, G.F.

    1983-01-01

    Summary: Artificial insemination is a practical propagation tool that has been successful with a variety of birds. Cooperative, massage, and electroejaculation and modifications of these three basic methods of semen collection are described for a variety of birds. Semen color and consistency and sperm number, moti!ity, and morphology, as discussed, are useful indicators of semen quality, but the most reliable test of semen quality is the production of fertile eggs. Successful cryogenic preservation of avian semen with DMSO or glycerol as the cryoprotectant has been possible. Although the methods for preservation require special equipment, use of frozen semen requires only simple insemination supplies

  12. [Artificial insemination as a legal problem].

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    Nesterowicz, M

    1977-08-01

    This paper which was submitted to the Fifth World Congress on Medical Law, which oonvened in the Philippines July 16-19, 1976, presents some of the as yet unresolved problems in Polish law that may occur in decisions involving artificial insemination. Legal standards must be established, so that when applied to family and inheritance rights, they will not conflict with international law as it affects the individual. Basically Polish law accepts artificial insemination by husband (AIH). Regardless of whether the husband's sperm was used with or without his consent, he is legally obligated as the child's father and must provide for it. He may not disinherit the child. On the other hand artificial insemination by donor (AID) is highly controversial. There ae those who claim it destroys the real meaning of marriage, family and motherhood, and thus should be declared illegal, forbidding doctors to practice it. This is no solution to the problem. The law presently bars the donor from paternal rights since he did not have physical relations with the mother. Under the law, a married woman who has been artificially inseminated by an unknown donor may not claim that her husband has paternal responsibilities toward the child. The wife's husband may accept the child, but legally may not adopt it. If a couple jointly decide to try AID, they should first agreee to financially provide for the child. In the case of a single woman, or a married women who decided on AID without the husband's consent, financial support should perhaps be offered by the Alimony Fund if the mother has insufficient means. Knowing that in the future sperm may be preserved for many years, legal tangles will develop even with AIH if for example the husband has been dead for several years prior to the wife's insemination. As the law stands today, the child could not inherit the father's estate. PMID:896577

  13. 肉牛人工授精技术网络服务平台的构建%Construction for Networks Service Platform of Beef Cattle Artificial Insemination

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    胡大辉; 杜治国; 伏彭辉

    2013-01-01

    为了在基层畜牧科技人员中推广肉牛人工授精技术,提高基层畜牧科技人员掌握该项技术的能力,利用计算机网络并结合多媒体技术开发出肉牛人工授精网络服务平台.平台利用SQL Server 2008构建后台数据库系统,使用.NET进行前台框架设计,运用Visual Studio.NET进行客户端程序设计.平台建成后投入实际运行,能帮助基层畜牧科技人员随时随地学习肉牛人工授精技术的相关知识,能随时解决基层畜牧科技人员的技术疑问,以便于基层畜牧科技人员更好地为广大农牧民服务.%In order to promote the application of beef cattle artificial insemination technique in scientific and technical personnel in animal husbandry at grassroot level,improve their capability to master the technique,networks service platform of beef cattle artificial insemination was constructed by use of computer networks combined with multi-media technology.The backend database system of this platform was set up by the SQL Server 2008,the front-end framework system was designed based on.NET,client program was designed by Visual Studio.The platform can help the animal husbandry scientific and technical personnel to learn knowledge of beef cattle artificial insemination technique at anytime in anywhere and solve the technical questions.It also can facilitate the animal husbandry scientific and technqcal personnel to service better for the majority of herdsmen.

  14. The association between occurrence and severity of subclinical and clinical mastitis on pregnancies per artificial insemination at first service of Holstein cows.

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    Fuenzalida, M J; Fricke, P M; Ruegg, P L

    2015-06-01

    The objective of this prospective study was to determine associations between occurrence and severity of clinical (CM) and subclinical mastitis (SM) during a defined breeding risk period (BRP, 3d before to 32d after artificial insemination) on pregnancies per artificial insemination at first service (P/AI1). Dairy cows (n=3,144) from 4 Wisconsin herds were categorized based on the occurrence of one or more CM or SM events during and before the BRP: (1) healthy, (2) mastitis before BRP, (3) SM during BRP, (4) chronic SM, (5) CM during BRP, or (6) chronic CM. Clinical mastitis cases were categorized based on etiology (gram-negative, gram-positive, and no growth) and severity (mild, moderate, or severe). Compared with healthy cows, the odds of pregnancy were 0.56, 0.67, and 0.75 for cows experiencing chronic CM, CM, or SM during the BRP, respectively. The occurrence of chronic SM was not associated with reduced probability of P/AI1. Compared with healthy cows, the odds of pregnancy were 0.71 and 0.54 for cows experiencing mild or moderate-severe cases of CM during the BRP, respectively. The odds of pregnancy for cows experiencing CM caused by gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria during the BRP were 0.47 and 0.59, respectively. The occurrence of CM that resulted in no growth of bacteria in cultured milk samples was not associated with reductions in P/AI1. Regardless of etiology, microbiologically positive cases of CM with moderate or severe symptoms were associated with substantial reductions in P/AI1. Etiology, severity, and timing of CM were associated with decreases in the probability of pregnancy at first artificial insemination. Severity of the case was more important than etiology; however, regardless of severity, microbiologically negative cases were not associated with reduced probability of pregnancy.

  15. The association between occurrence and severity of subclinical and clinical mastitis on pregnancies per artificial insemination at first service of Holstein cows.

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    Fuenzalida, M J; Fricke, P M; Ruegg, P L

    2015-06-01

    The objective of this prospective study was to determine associations between occurrence and severity of clinical (CM) and subclinical mastitis (SM) during a defined breeding risk period (BRP, 3d before to 32d after artificial insemination) on pregnancies per artificial insemination at first service (P/AI1). Dairy cows (n=3,144) from 4 Wisconsin herds were categorized based on the occurrence of one or more CM or SM events during and before the BRP: (1) healthy, (2) mastitis before BRP, (3) SM during BRP, (4) chronic SM, (5) CM during BRP, or (6) chronic CM. Clinical mastitis cases were categorized based on etiology (gram-negative, gram-positive, and no growth) and severity (mild, moderate, or severe). Compared with healthy cows, the odds of pregnancy were 0.56, 0.67, and 0.75 for cows experiencing chronic CM, CM, or SM during the BRP, respectively. The occurrence of chronic SM was not associated with reduced probability of P/AI1. Compared with healthy cows, the odds of pregnancy were 0.71 and 0.54 for cows experiencing mild or moderate-severe cases of CM during the BRP, respectively. The odds of pregnancy for cows experiencing CM caused by gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria during the BRP were 0.47 and 0.59, respectively. The occurrence of CM that resulted in no growth of bacteria in cultured milk samples was not associated with reductions in P/AI1. Regardless of etiology, microbiologically positive cases of CM with moderate or severe symptoms were associated with substantial reductions in P/AI1. Etiology, severity, and timing of CM were associated with decreases in the probability of pregnancy at first artificial insemination. Severity of the case was more important than etiology; however, regardless of severity, microbiologically negative cases were not associated with reduced probability of pregnancy. PMID:25795486

  16. Seasonal distribution in conceptions achieved by artificial insemination by donor

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    1989-01-01

    The distribution of conceptions after artificial insemination from a donor was studied in 259 conceptions at an artificial insemination clinic and found to be seasonal. Conception was not influenced by the number of donors or patients attending the clinic, the frequency of inseminations, or medical skill. Conception was more common from early winter until early spring (October to March) with a peak in November. As variables such as frequency of intercourse and ovulation were irrelevant in the...

  17. Improvement of cattle production in Myanmar through the use of progesterone RIA to increase efficiency and quality of artificial insemination services

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    A survey of Artificial Insemination (AI) status in Myanmar was carried out in the Mandalay region. Most farms are smallholdings with 1-12 breedable cattle per farm. During the survey a total 435 first inseminations carried out by 5 AI technicians were recorded. The conception rate (CR) at first service was 60.7% and the overall CR was 63.3%. Interval from calving to first service was 103.6 ± 40.0 days. Progesterone measurement on the samples collected on the day of AI (day 0) showed that 6.3% of the services were done when progesterone was high (>3nmol/L), indicating that the cows could not have been in oestrus. Most of the farmers detected oestrus based on signs such as mucus discharge, bellowing and mounting. After the preliminary survey a study was conducted to test two intervention measures: to reduce the interval from calving to first service by nutritional supplementation with urea molasses multinutrient blocks (UMMB); and to reduce the number of AI done during the luteal phase. In this study 245 first AI were recorded. Interval from calving to first oestrus was 95.8 ± 24.8 days. Incidence of AI at luteal phase declined to 4%. In spite of better heat detection, the conception rate was 55.9%, which is lower than during the survey phase. This could be attributed to lower fertility of semen from certain bulls used in the second phase. Assessment of progesterone values in the samples showed that 3.8% of AI were done during anovulatory oestrous cycles, 7.8% in anoestrous cows and 5.9% in cows with irregular or short oestrous cycles. (author)

  18. Improving the reproductive management of smallholder dairy cattle and the effectiveness of artificial insemination services using an integrated approach: A summary

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    Economic development is steadily progressing in Africa. One of the many consequences of this phenomenon is an increased demand for food arising from animal agriculture. This increased demand for animal products creates the possibility for a greater dispersion of economic resources, which to this point has been largely confined to urban areas. Thus, the opportunity for poverty alleviation in rural areas exists, but obstacles to this process must be removed. A high priority of the Member States (MS) of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement (AFRA) is thus to support research and the adoption of technologies that can help overcome these obstacles. Ironically, population expansion, although increasing demand, can have a net negative effect on livestock farming, by restricting the amount of land available for raising animals. Therefore, one major focus on increasing production of animal products must be the increase in productivity per animal and per unit of land. Improvement of nutrition is an important strategy for improving the output of livestock production and results can be obtained in the short-term. On the other hand, selective breeding is a highly effective and sustainable approach for increasing animal productivity in the long-term. Reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination (AI) allow single animals to have multiple progeny, reducing the number of parent animals required and allowing for significant increases in the intensity of selection, and proportional increases in genetic improvement of production. However, in order to benefit from the advantages of AI, farmers must detect the oestrus periods of their cows accurately, ensure that insemination is done at the correct time in relation to the onset of oestrus and detect any cows that later return to oestrus, so that they can be re-inseminated without delay. Even when these conditions are satisfied, optimum conception rates (CRs) will only be achieved if the quality of semen used is good

  19. AIDA Asia. Artificial Insemination Database Application. User manual. 1

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    Artificial Insemination Database Application (AIDA-Asia) is a computer application to store and analyze information from AI Services (farms, females, inseminated, semen, estrus characteristics, inseminator and pregnancy diagnosis data). The need for such an application arose during a consultancy undertaken by the author for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Vienna) under the framework of its Regional Co-operative Agreement for Asia and the Pacific (RCA) which is implementing a project on 'Improving Animal Productivity and Reproductive Efficiency' (RAS/5/035). The detailed specifications for the application were determined through a Task Force Meeting of National Consultants from five RCA Member States, organized by the IAEA and held in Sri Lanka in April 2001. The application has been developed in MS Access 2000 and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 6.0. However, it can run as a stand-alone application through its own executable files. It is based on screen forms for data entry or editing of information and command buttons. The structure of the data, the design of the application and VBA codes cannot be seen and cannot be modified by users. However, the designated administrator of AIDA-Asia in each country can customize it

  20. AIDA Asia. Artificial Insemination Database Application

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    The objectives of AIDA (Artificial Insemination Database Application) and its companion GAIDA (Guide to AI Data Analysis) are to address two major problems in on-farm research on livestock production. The first is the quality of the data collected and the second is the intellectual rigor of the analyses and their associated results when statistically testing causal hypotheses. The solution is to develop a data management system such as AIDA and an analysis system such as GAIDA to estimate parameters that explain biological mechanisms for on-farm application. The system uses epidemiological study designs in the uncontrolled research environment of the farm, uses a database manager (Microsoft Access) to handle data management issues encountered in preparing data for analysis, and then uses a statistical program (SYSTAT) to do preliminary analyses. These analyses enable the researcher to have better understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in the data contained within the AIDA database. Using GAIDA as a guide, this preliminary analysis helps to determine the strategy for further in-depth analyse

  1. EGG YOLK AND LDL: POSSIBILITIES FOR ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION IN EQUINES

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    Igor F. Canisso

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The world horse industry exerts an important role as a job and income generation source. Reproductive technologies arises as an important tool in the service of world equine growth. Artificial insemination (AI is perhaps the biotechnology with greater impact on equine breeding; a stallion can leave hundreds of offsprings over his reproductive life if AI is efficiently used. In some countries, egg yolk is frequently used as part of equine seminal extenders. The egg yolk provides the spermatozoa “resistance factors’’ when it is added. The protective fraction of the egg yolk probably is the low density lipoproteins (LDL. Several studies have reported successful results with the addition and replacement of egg yolk by LDL. There are many citations about the use of egg yolk in seminal extenders for stallion’s cooled and frozen semen, and in the equine reproduction practice. The egg yolk dilutors are used with good fertility results. New research is needed for the better understanding of the protective effects of egg yolk and the LDL for stallion semen. The LDL would be a great solution for dilutors to artificial insemination in horse. This review discusses the use and the advantages of egg yolk and LDL as constituents of equine semen extenders.

  2. FACTORS AFFECTING THE EFFICIENCY OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION IN CATTLE AND BUFFALO IN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

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    M. Anzar*, U. Farooq**, M.A. Mirza*, M. Shahab** and N. Ahmad*

    2003-01-01

    The main objective of this study was to identify the factors that affect the success of artificial insemination (A.I) services under field conditions. The data from a total of 459 inseminations were analyzed. The effects of farm, animal, semen/bull and A.I. technician on conception rate were studied. Milk progesterone concentration was used as an indicator of conception. Milk samples were collected from animals at day 0, 11 and 22 post-insemination and analysed for progesterone (P4) concentr...

  3. Artificial insemination for breeding non-domestic birds

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    Gee, G.F.; Temple, S.A.

    1978-01-01

    Captive breeding of non-domestic birds has increased dramatically in this century, and production of young often exceeds that of the same number of birds in their native habitat. However, when infertility is a problem, artificial insemination can be a useful method to improve production. Artificial insemination programs with non-domestic birds are relatively recent, but several notable successes have been documented, especially with cranes and raptors. Three methods of artificial insemination are described--cooperative, massage, and electroejaculation. Cooperative artificial insemination requires training of birds imprinted on man and is used extensively in some raptor programs. The massage technique generally is used when there are larger numbers of birds to inseminate since it requires less training of the birds than with the cooperative method, and a larger number of attempted semen collections are successful. Although the best samples are obtained from birds conditioned to capture and handling procedures associated with the massage method, samples can be obtained from wild birds. Semen collection and insemination for the crane serves to illustrate some of the modifications necessary to compensate for anatomical variations. Collection of semen by electrical stimulation is not commonly used in birds. Unlike the other two methods which require behavioral cooperation by the bird, electroejaculation is possible in reproductively active birds without prior conditioning when properly restrained. Fertility from artificial insemination in captive non-domestic-birds has been good. Although some spermatozoal morphology has been reported, most aspects of morphology are not useful in predicting fertility. However, spermatozoal head length in the crane may have a positive correlation with fertility. Nevertheless, insemination with the largest number of live spermatozoa is still the best guarantee of fertile egg production.

  4. Reducción a un servicio en los programas de inseminación artificial de hembras bovinas - Reduction to a service in the programs of artificial insemination of bovine females

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    Botello, A.

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl presente artículo propone reducir a un servicio de Inseminación Artificial (IA en hembras bovinas, para abaratar los costos por concepto de inseminación y disminuir el tiempo de trabajo de los inseminadores. Por un período de tres años (2006-2008 se investigaron 810 hembras bovinas del cruce (Holstein x Cebú con condición corporal mayor e igual a 3,5 y se conformaron dos tratamientos, cada uno compuesto por 405 animales, el primer grupo se le realizó un solo servicio de IA y al segundo dos, a los quese les midió: proporción de gestación y nacimientos. Las comparaciones se realizaron mediante una prueba de hipótesis de Z. Se demostró que no existieron diferencias significativas entre los tratamientos, en cuanto a la proporción de gestaciones y nacimientos. Se concluye que un solo servicio de IA, es una opción viable para los programas de reproducción animal. SummaryThe present work intends to reduce to a service of Artificial Insemination (IA in bovine females, to reduce the costs for insemination concept and to diminish the time of work of the inseminators. For a three year-old period (2006-2008 810 bovine females of the crossing were investigated (Holstein xCebú with more corporal condition and similar to 3,5 and they conformed to two treatments, each one composed by 405 animals, the first group was carried out a single service of IA and a second two, to those that were measured: gestation proportion and births. The comparisons were carried out by means of a test of hypothesis of Z. It was demonstrated that significant differences didn't exist among the treatments, as for the proportion of gestations and births. You conclude that a single service of I A, is a viable option for the programs of animal reproduction.

  5. Effect of extending the interval from Presynch to initiation of Ovsynch in a Presynch-Ovsynch protocol on fertility of timed artificial insemination services in lactating dairy cows.

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    Giordano, J O; Thomas, M J; Catucuamba, G; Curler, M D; Wijma, R; Stangaferro, M L; Masello, M

    2016-01-01

    The specific objective of this study was to determine if increasing the interval between the Presynch and Ovsynch portion of the Presynch-Ovsynch protocol (Presynch: PGF2α-14 d-PGF2α and Ovsynch: GnRH-7 d-PGF2α-56 h-GnRH-16-20 h-timed artificial insemination) from 12 to 14 d would reduce the fertility of lactating dairy cows not detected in estrus after Presynch that receive timed artificial insemination (TAI). Cows from 4 commercial dairy farms (n=3,165) were blocked by parity (primiparous vs. multiparous) and randomly assigned to a 12 (PSOv14-12; n=1,566) or 14 d (PSOv14-14; n=1,599) interval between the second PGF2α (PGF) injection of Presynch (P2) and the beginning of Ovsynch. Cows detected in estrus any time between P2 and the day of the TAI were inseminated (AIED group). From a subgroup of cows (177 and 150 in PSOv14-12 and PSOv14-14, respectively), ovarian parameters and ovulation were evaluated through determination of concentrations of progesterone (P4) in blood and transrectal ultrasonography at the time of the first GnRH (GnRH1) and the PGF injection of Ovsynch. Overall, 52.8% (n=1,671) of the cows were AIED, whereas 47.2% (n=1,494) received TAI. For cows that received TAI, pregnancies per artificial insemination 39 d after artificial insemination were similar for PSOv14-12 (36.3%) and PSOv14-14 (36.0%) but were greater for primiparous (41.5%) than multiparous cows (33.6%). Pregnancy loss from 39 to 105 d after artificial insemination was similar for PSOv14-12 (4.8%) and PSOv14-14 (8.6%), for primiparous (6.4%) and multiparous cows (7.0%), but a tendency for a treatment by parity interaction was observed. Both treatments had a similar proportion of cows with a follicle ≥ 10 mm and similar follicle size at GnRH1; however, the ovulatory response to GnRH was greater for PSOv14-12 (62.2%) than PSOv14-14 (46.4%). A greater proportion of cows with a functional corpus luteum (75.3 vs. 65.6%) and greater concentrations of P4 (3.9 vs. 3.3 ng/mL) at GnRH1 in

  6. Artificial insemination in captive Whooping Cranes: Results from genetic analyses

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    Jones, K.L.; Nicolich, J.M.

    2001-01-01

    Artificial insemination has been used frequently in the captive whooping crane (Grus americana) population. In the 1980s, it was necessary at times to inseminate females with semen from several males during the breeding season or with semen from multiple males simultaneously due to unknown sperm viability of the breeding males. The goals of this study were to apply microsatellite DNA profiles to resolve uncertain paternities and to use these results to evaluate the current paternity assignment assumptions used by captive managers. Microsatellite DNA profiles were successful in resolving 20 of 23 paternity questions. When resolved paternities were coupled with data on insemination timing, substantial information was revealed on fertilization timing in captive whooping cranes. Delayed fertilization from inseminations 6+ days pre-oviposition suggests capability of sperm storage.

  7. Synchronization and Artificial Insemination Strategies in Beef Cattle.

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    Lamb, Graham Clifford; Mercadante, Vitor R G

    2016-07-01

    Utilization of estrus or ovulation synchronization and fixed-timed artificial insemination (TAI) has facilitated the widespread utilization of artificial insemination (AI) and can greatly impact the economic viability of cow-calf systems by enhancing weaning weights. Implementation of TAI programs by beef producers results in limited frequency of handling cattle and elimination of the need to detect estrus. Continued use of intensive reproductive management tools such as estrus synchronization and AI will result positive changes to calving distribution, pregnancy rates, and subsequent calf value. PMID:27140297

  8. The use of progesterone RIA to increase efficiency and quality of artificial insemination services of beef cattle in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

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    The technique of artificial insemination (AI) has been used in Indonesia for several years. The fertility rate resulting from this technique, however, is still lower than that for natural mating. Therefore, two studies were conducted to evaluate the factors that might cause lower efficiency of AI in beef cattle. The first was a survey to evaluate reproductive performance and factors that affect the inefficiency of AI. A total of 652 beef cows inseminated on one large and several small farms were used. Data for farm, cow, inseminator and each insemination were recorded. Serum samples were taken at the day of insemination (day 0), and days 10-12 and 20-22 after AI, and at time of manual pregnancy diagnosis. The second study was conducted to evaluate whether the induction of first postpartum oestrus in suckling cows could be done by hormonal treatments. Two groups of suckling Brahman cows were used, with and without treatment using Controlled Intra-vaginal Drug Release devices (CIDR). CIDR were inserted into the vagina, oestradiol benzoate (OB) was injected, the CIDR were removed after 12 days and two Als were performed at 24 and 72 hr later. The studies were conducted during dry and wet seasons. Mean overall conception rate (CR) for the large and small farms were 23 and 38%, respectively. Season of the year, housing system, type of heat, time of AI, and characteristics of AI technicians (level of education and non-AI work) affected the CR. Oestrus behaviour was detected in 95 and 100% of cows respectively for the first and the second period. However, the proportions of animals showing ovulatory oestrus during the first and second periods were 22 and 48% (P<0.01), and pregnancy rates were 12 and 24%, respectively. These findings show that reproductive rate of cows served by AI in this area is low and that factors related to the cow, farm management and AI technician affect this problem. CIDR treatment can induce oestrus behaviour in suckling cows, but only few of

  9. Uterine leucocyte infiltration after artificial insemination in bitches

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    Coelho Ribeiro, Ana Paula; Russiano Vicente, Wilter Ricardo; Apparicio, Maricy; Figueiredo Gadelha, Carla Renata; Alves, Aracelle Elisane; Covizzi, Gabriela Jayme

    2006-01-01

    In the present study, polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) were enumerated to evaluate acute uterine inflammation after artificial insemination in the bitch. It was concluded that the canine seminal plasma possessed an immunomodulating action. However, the most commonly used extender for freezing can

  10. New approaches in buffalo artificial insemination programs with special reference to India.

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    Singh, Inderjeet; Balhara, A K

    2016-07-01

    Buffalo farming has made remarkable progress in productivity mainly because of controlled breeding with artificial insemination (AI) that has proved its worth in breed improvement and breeding managements across the livestock species. Artificial insemination is practiced very little in Europe and East Asian countries with coverage of only 5% buffaloes in Italy, 3.7% in Azerbaijan, 0.3% in Egypt, and 0.1% in Romania although in Bulgaria, 80% buffaloes in large cooperative state farms are subjected to AI. In Turkey, it began in 2002 near Hatay with Italian semen provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Network project. In India, where buffaloes are the most valuable livestock species, research on buffalo specific artificial breeding technologies and adoption of AI by buffalo owners are widely acknowledged. Resultantly, average milk yield of buffaloes in India increased from 3.4 kg in 1992 to 93 to 4.57 kg/day/buffalo in 2009 to 10. In the new millennium, mega projects such as the National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding and the National Dairy Plan were initiated with focus on genetic upgradation of bovine and buffalo population through streamlining AI services and support system in the country. Artificial insemination started in India in the year 1939, and the frozen semen was introduced during late 1960s. During the year 2010 to 11, India produced 63 million bovine frozen semen straws including over one million buffalo semen straws through 49 semen stations. Artificial insemination services are provided through 71,341 AI stations clocking 52 million inseminations with overall conception rate of 35% in bovine and buffalo population. Research is being conducted for improved AI conception rates with synchronization programs and improved frozen-thawed semen quality, and success rates are at par with AI in cattle. PMID:27155729

  11. New approaches in buffalo artificial insemination programs with special reference to India.

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    Singh, Inderjeet; Balhara, A K

    2016-07-01

    Buffalo farming has made remarkable progress in productivity mainly because of controlled breeding with artificial insemination (AI) that has proved its worth in breed improvement and breeding managements across the livestock species. Artificial insemination is practiced very little in Europe and East Asian countries with coverage of only 5% buffaloes in Italy, 3.7% in Azerbaijan, 0.3% in Egypt, and 0.1% in Romania although in Bulgaria, 80% buffaloes in large cooperative state farms are subjected to AI. In Turkey, it began in 2002 near Hatay with Italian semen provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Network project. In India, where buffaloes are the most valuable livestock species, research on buffalo specific artificial breeding technologies and adoption of AI by buffalo owners are widely acknowledged. Resultantly, average milk yield of buffaloes in India increased from 3.4 kg in 1992 to 93 to 4.57 kg/day/buffalo in 2009 to 10. In the new millennium, mega projects such as the National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding and the National Dairy Plan were initiated with focus on genetic upgradation of bovine and buffalo population through streamlining AI services and support system in the country. Artificial insemination started in India in the year 1939, and the frozen semen was introduced during late 1960s. During the year 2010 to 11, India produced 63 million bovine frozen semen straws including over one million buffalo semen straws through 49 semen stations. Artificial insemination services are provided through 71,341 AI stations clocking 52 million inseminations with overall conception rate of 35% in bovine and buffalo population. Research is being conducted for improved AI conception rates with synchronization programs and improved frozen-thawed semen quality, and success rates are at par with AI in cattle.

  12. Semen preservation and artificial insemination in domesticated South American camelids.

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    Bravo, P Walter; Alarcon, V; Baca, L; Cuba, Y; Ordoñez, C; Salinas, J; Tito, F

    2013-01-10

    Semen preservation and artificial insemination in South American camelids are reviewed giving emphasis to work done in Peru and by the authors. Reports on semen evaluation and the preservation process indicate that semen of alpacas and llamas can be manipulated by making it liquid first. Collagenase appears to be the best enzyme to eliminate viscosity. Tris buffer solution maintains a higher motility than egg-yolk citrate, phosphate buffered saline (PBS), Triladyl, and Merck-I extenders. Cooling of semen took 1h after collected, and equilibrated with 7% glycerol presented a better motility and spermatozoa survival at 1, 7, 15 and 30days after being slowly frozen in 0.25mL plastic straws. Trials of artificial insemination with freshly diluted semen and frozen-thawed semen are encouraging and needs to be tested extensively under field conditions. Recently, fertility rates varied from 3 to 67%. Semen preservation and most important, artificial insemination appear to be a reality, and could be used to improve the genetic quality of alpacas and llamas. PMID:23153624

  13. Conception rate of artificially inseminated Holstein cows affected by cloudy vaginal mucus, under intense heat conditions

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    Miguel Mellado

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to obtain prevalence estimates of cloudy vaginal mucus in artificially inseminated Holstein cows raised under intense heat, in order to assess the effect of meteorological conditions on its occurrence during estrus and to determine its effect on conception rate. In a first study, an association was established between the occurrence of cloudy vaginal mucus during estrus and the conception rate of inseminated cows (18,620 services, raised under intense heat (mean annual temperature of 22°C, at highly technified farms, in the arid region of northern Mexico. In a second study, data from these large dairy operations were used to assess the effect of meteorological conditions throughout the year on the occurrence of cloudy vaginal mucus during artificial insemination (76,899 estruses. The overall rate of estruses with cloudy vaginal mucus was 21.4% (16,470/76,899; 95% confidence interval = 21.1-21.7%. The conception rate of cows with clean vaginal mucus was higher than that of cows with abnormal mucus (30.6 vs. 22%. Prevalence of estruses with cloudy vaginal mucus was strongly dependent on high ambient temperature and markedly higher in May and June. Acceptable conception rates in high milk-yielding Holstein cows can only be obtained with cows showing clear and translucid mucus at artificial insemination.

  14. Identification of constraints and implementation of corrective measures for improving the efficiency of artificial insemination services in dairy cattle through the use of progesterone RIA

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    Reproductive parameters were determined in seven dairy farms with intensive system of management in Lima, Peru. Calving to first service interval (CSI) was determined in 552 dairy cows and calving to conception interval (CCI) in 249 cows, in relation to the effects of parity (uniparous and multiparous), breed (Holstein and Brown Swiss), farm and calving season (G1: summer, December to April; G2: winter, May to August; G3: spring, September to November). Data was analyzed by General Linear Model (GLM), and Survival Analysis. The overall CSI (Mean ± SD) was 81.1 ± 35 days (n=552) and CCI was 113 ± 61 days (n=249). Parity and calving season significantly influenced CSI. CSI was 89.9 ± 3.80 days (LS ± SE) in uniparous cows (n=148) and 81.3 ± 2.65 days in multiparous cows (n=404; P<0.01), while it was 87.3 ± 2.72, 68.8 ± 2.87 and 100.9 ± 5.72 days for G1 (n=271); G2 (n=215) and G3 (n=66), respectively (P<0.01). CCI for the same groups were 117.4 ± 4.6, 95.0 ± 6 and 154.6 ± 12 days, respectively, with significant differences between G2 and the other groups (P<0.01). Parity had no significant influence on CCI. Calving to ovulation interval (COI) was 45 ± 19.9 days (n=65) and there were significant effects of body condition score at calving, season of calving and farm. The COI was 42.8 ± 2.6 days for cows calving during spring, while it was 23.2 ± 6.1 days for those calving during summer. Cows inseminated during spring had 3.0 more risk probability of wrong insemination. Overall conception rate and first service conception rate were influenced by study period, calving season, service number and origin of semen. Cows calving from September to April had the poorest reproductive indices and should be included in a special breeding management program to improve their performance. (author)

  15. Use of milk progesterone RIA for the monitoring of artificial insemination of dairy cows on smallholder farms in Turkey

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    Full text: The technique of artificial insemination (AI) has been widely used in Turkey for several years to improve dairy cattle productivity. The fertility rate resulting from this technique is still low. The objective of this study was to identify causes of artificial insemination inefficiency on smallholder farms in Turkey. The radioimmunoassay (RIA) for progesterone in milk samples collected from dairy cows on smallholder farms have been used for monitoring ovarian activity, diagnosis of pregnancy and non-pregnancy, assessment of the accuracy of oestrus detection and for surveying efficiency of artificial insemination services. All raw data were stored and analysed by the computer program AIDA (Artificial Insemination Database Application). Milk samples were collected on day 0, days 10-12, and days 22-24 after artificial insemination from 220 dairy cows in 10 different regions. Based on the progesterone concentration in three milk samples, the reproductive status of the cows could be identified. Conception rate at first service was 63.0% and overall conception rate was 70.4 %. The mean interval from calving to first service was 85.4 days and the mean interval from calving to conception was 96.1 days. The progesterone concentration on the day of AI was negatively related to conception (P<0.001) and also associated with season. Incidence of incorrect artificial insemination, most likely due to erroneous heat detection, was 11.5%. The results show that important factors affecting reproductive performance of dairy cows on smallholder farms include nutritional management, oestrus detection and season. The quality and efficiency of AI on smallholder dairy cows should be improved by using progesterone RIA. (author)

  16. Highlights on artificial insemination (AI technology in the pig

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    Tarek Khalifa

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Over the past decade, there has been a tremendous increase in the development of field AI services in the majority of countries concerned with pig production. The objective of this paper is to review: (a the current status of swine AI in the world, (b significance and limitation of AI with liquid and frozen semen, (c the biological traits of porcine semen in relation to in-vitro sperm storage, (d the criteria used for selection of a boar stud as a semen supplier, (e how to process boar semen for liquid and frozen storage in the commercial settings and (f how to improve fertility and prolificacy of boar semen. More than 99% of the inseminations conducted worldwide are made with liquid-stored semen. AI with frozen semen is used only for upgrading the genetic base in a particular country or herd. Determining the initial quality of semen ejaculates along with the selection of the optimum storage extender has a profound effect on the quality and fertility of AI doses. Different procedures have been used for improving the fertility of preserved spermatozoa including colloidal centrifugation of the semen, intrauterine insemination and modulation of the uterine defense mechanism after AI. Development of an efficient protocol for synchronizing the time of ovulation in sows and gilts coupled with improving uterine horn insemination technique will make a breakthrough in the commercial use of frozen boar semen.

  17. Use of progesterone measurement to monitor artificial insemination, reproductive functions and pregnancy in Tunisian cattle

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    A study was conducted on 924 dairy cows subjected to artificial insemination (AI) in four Tunisian farms. Three milk samples were collected from each cow, at the time of AI (day 0), 12 days after AI and between 22-24 days after AI. A total of 2830 milk samples were collected and progesterone was measured by radioimmunoassay (RIA). Results from samples collected on day 0 (n=1034) revealed that 10.1% of cows was inseminated at improper times, when progesterone level was greater than 1 nmol/L. Results from samples collected 12 days after AI (n=948) allowed distinguishing between cycling cows (progesterone >3 nmol/L, 69.4%) and non-cycling cows (progesterone 3.5 nmol/L were categorized as probably pregnant. The accuracy of these predictions was 96.6 and 73.3%, respectively. The data relating to farms, inseminated females, AI technicians and semen batch were analysed using the Artificial Insemination database Application (AIDA). The conception rate to the first service was 24.8% (n=306) and the overall conception rate from 597 services was 28.3%. The interval from calving to first service was 74.9 ± 35.2 days (n=306) and from calving to conception was 141.5 ± 108.1 days. The use of the progesterone assay methodology together with the AIDA computer database were found to be appropriate tools to help farmers to improve the reproductive management and fertility of dairy cattle subjected to AI. (author)

  18. Reproduction in nondomestic birds: Physiology, semen collection, artificial insemination and cryopreservation

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    Gee, G.F.; Bertschinger, H.; Donoghue, A.M.; Blanco, J.; Soley, J.

    2004-01-01

    Pioneering work by Quinn and Burrows in the late 1930s led to successful artificial insemination (AI) programs in the domestic poultry industry. A variety of species specific modifications to the Quinn and Burrows massage technique made AI possible in nondomestic birds. Massage semen collection and insemination techniques span the entire range of species from sparrows to ostriches. Also, cooperative semen collection and electroejaculation have found limited use in some nondomestic species. Artificial insemination produces good fertility, often exceeding fertility levels in naturally copulating populations. However, aviculturists should explore other ways to improve fertility before resorting to AI. Artificial insemination is labor intensive and may pose risks to nondomestic birds as well as handlers associated with capture and insemination. Semen collection and AI makes semen cryopreservation and germ plasma preservation possible. Yet, semen cryopreservation techniques need improvement before fertility with frozen-thawed semen will equal fertility from AI with fresh semen.

  19. Studies on the causes of inefficiency in artificial insemination systems in dairy cattle in Argentina

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    Information was obtained on reproductive efficiency and management from 17 dairy farms which use artificial insemination (AI) in Argentina. The methods included use of questionnaires, body condition scoring at calving and AI, measurement of progesterone in milk samples on day of AI (day 0), day 10-12 and day 22-24 by radioimmunoassay, and measurement of milk urea on day 0. The overall conception rate (OCR) from 504 inseminations was 41.5%. There was non-fertilization or early embryo death in 27.8% of cases and late embryo death in 10.4%. Three percent of inseminations were performed on pregnant animals, 8.2% with intermediate progesterone values (1.25-3.18 nmol/L) and more than 2% during anoestrus or with ovarian cysts. Calving season did not affect OCR, but first service conception rate (FSCR) was higher for cows calved during winter and bred in spring. Cows fed pastures and hay (P+H) had lower body condition at the time of AI than those fed pastures plus concentrates with or without hay. The P+H group showed delayed interval to first AI and conception, but higher FSCR. Both groups fed concentrates had higher milk urea that was related to lower OCR. Mean milk urea on the day of AI for cows that conceived was 43.81 ± 1.42 mg/100mL, statistically different from the 48.87 ± 1.58 mg/100mL for those that did not conceive (P<0.05). Inseminators formally trained for more than a month, employed on government farms and paid fixed salaries had better performances than those trained less than a month, employed on commercial farms and paid on the basis of inseminations or conceptions, respectively. OCR was also higher when cows were inseminated into the uterus, when uterine tone was slight, and mucus was clear, compared with those inseminated in the cervix, with marked uterine tone and without the presence of mucus, respectively. Semen of known good quality resulted in higher OCR than semen which was unexamined or without good information on its quality. However, 12

  20. 9 CFR 147.27 - Procedures recommended to prevent the spread of disease by artificial insemination of turkeys.

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    ... spread of disease by artificial insemination of turkeys. 147.27 Section 147.27 Animals and Animal... recommended to prevent the spread of disease by artificial insemination of turkeys. (a) The vehicle transporting the insemination crew should be left as far as practical from the turkey pens. (b) The...

  1. Comparison between deep intracornual artificial insemination (dIAI and conventional artificial insemination (AI using low concentration of spermatozoa in beef cattle

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    Ciro Meirelles

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to compare the pregnancy rate using the conventional artificial insemination (AI or deep intracornual artificial insemination (DIAI, with low number of spermatozoa (4.0 million sperm in 270 Nelore cows. The animals were divided in two groups (G: G1 (135 cows conventional AI was performed (=semen deposition in the uterine body and in G2 (135 cows to DIAI, in ipsilateral horn where the dominant follicle in the ovary had previously been detected, by ultrasound examinations. For both the methods, a single artificial insemination was carried out after visual estrus observation, checked three times a day (morning, afternoon and evening. The pregnancy diagnosis after 45 days was conducted by ultrasound. Results showed a better pregnancy rate in the DIAI group (67.4% - p<0.01, when compared to conventional AI (48.8% with low spermatozoa concentration.

  2. FACTORS AFFECTING THE EFFICIENCY OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION IN CATTLE AND BUFFALO IN PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

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    M. Anzar*, U. Farooq**, M.A. Mirza*, M. Shahab** and N. Ahmad*

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    Full Text Available The main objective of this study was to identify the factors that affect the success of artificial insemination (A.I services under field conditions. The data from a total of 459 inseminations were analyzed. The effects of farm, animal, semen/bull and A.I. technician on conception rate were studied. Milk progesterone concentration was used as an indicator of conception. Milk samples were collected from animals at day 0, 11 and 22 post-insemination and analysed for progesterone (P4 concentrations using radioimmunoassay (RIA kits. Results indicated that the overall conception rate through A.I. under field condition was 29%. Among the farm-related factors, only region had a significant effect on conception rate (P0.05. Animals inseminated within 24 hours after the onset of estrus had a higher, though statistically insignificant, conception rate than those inseminated after 24 hours. Among the animal-related factors, species, milk production, body condition score (BCS, lactation state, heat signs and uterine tone had a significant effect on conception rate. The conception rate in buffaloes was higher than in cattle (P<0.05. Animals with the higher BCS had a better conception rate than those having lower condition. Conception rate in the milking animals was more than the dry ones (P<0.05. Animals showing the passage of mucus from external genitalia (P<0.05 and marked uterine tone (P<0.01 showed better conception rate. Among the semen/bull related factors, bull breed, semen type, quality and source had a marked effect on conception rate. The conception rate was higher with the semen of cross bred and buffalo bulls (P<0.05. The conception rate with liquid semen was high and low with frozen semen (P<0.01. Good quality semen yielded higher conception rate than poor quality semen (P<0.01. The conception rate varied significantly due to A.I. technician (P<0.01. In conclusion, there is a tremendous scope to improve the existing A.I. technology in field

  3. Semen controlled-release capsules allow a single artificial insemination in sows.

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    Vigo, D; Faustini, M; Villani, S; Orsini, F; Bucco, M; Chlapanidas, T; Conte, U; Ellis, K; Torre, M L

    2009-09-01

    Controlled-release capsules containing boar spermatozoa were developed to extend the preservation time of spermatozoa and maximize the efficiency of a single artificial insemination. A large trial (4245 sows) was performed with these capsules using double/triple conventional artificial insemination as a control. The effect of treatment on pregnancy diagnosis, delivery, and born piglets was investigated, with allowance being made for considering season, spermatozoa amount, and the weaning-to-estrus interval as confounding variables. The same pregnancy rate and prolificacy were obtained by two insemination techniques, and a higher parturition frequency was reached with capsules. The reproductive performance in pigs has therefore been optimized by a single instrumental insemination with controlled-release capsules. PMID:19505716

  4. SOWS FERTILITY AFTER INTRACERVICAL OR POSTCERVICAL ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AI) IN WORM AND COLD SEASON

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    Ivan Stančić; Blagoje Stančić; Saša Dragin; Ivan Radović; Aleksandar Božić

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    Reduced fertility of boars and sows during the warmer period of the year significantly reduces the reproductive efficiency of pigs in intensive production. The aim of this study was to determine whether the application of intrauterine (postcervical) artificial insemination (AI), with twice reduced dose volume (50 mL) and the number of spermatozoa per dose (2x109), compared to the classical intracervical insemination (dose volume 50 mL with 4x109 spermatozoa), can increase the fertility of sow...

  5. Problems and Suggestions of Swine Artificial Insemination%我国猪人工授精存在问题及对策

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    张长兴; 徐秋良

    2011-01-01

    论文立足于生产实践,从技术及服务两方面分析我国猪人工授精存在的问题,就猪人工授精的重要性、人工授精站建设和人工授精技术操作规范以及目前猪人工授精上门服务存在的隐患进行了综述,以期为猪人工授精技术的规范和推广提供借鉴.%In this paper, the problems of swine artificial insemination were analyzed from aspects of technology and service standard on the farm production. The suggestions, importance, standardized operations, and the hidden hazard of door to door service in current situation of artificial insemination were reviewed, expecting to guide the popularizing of swine artificial insemination in Chinese farms.

  6. The postoperative nursing experience of 308 cases of patients for pure artificial insemination

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    Hua Liu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To discuss artificial insemination lie on your back after the surgery time and to obtain ideal pregnancy outcome. Methods: Thisstudy retrospectively analyzed patients undergoing for pure artificial insemination in in Renji Hospital,Shanghai Jiao Tong University School, during 2012-2013. According to different patients after artificial insemination lie low time into three groups,D30min group: 102 cases, D45min groups: 120 cases, D60min groups: 86 cases, comparison of three groups of ages,basal FSH, surgery date intrauterine membrane thickness, statistical analysis of three groups of clinical pregnancy rate, early abortion rate and live-birth rate if there is a difference. Results: Three groups of ages, basal FSH, surgery date intrauterine membrane thickness were of no statistical difference. D30min group, the clinical pregnancy rate was 19.6%, early abortion rate was 5%, the live birth rate was 18.6%. D45min groups, the clinical pregnancy rate was 19.2%, the early abortion rate was 4.3%, the live birth rate was 18.3%. D60min groups,the clinical pregnancy rate was 19.8%, the early abortion rate was 0%,the live birth rate was19.8%. P > 0.05, found no statistical differences. Conclusion: Patients lie long does not increase the clinical pregnancy rate since the implementation of artificial insemination postoperatively. Lying down for 30 minutes enables the patients to achieve ideal artificial insemination pregnancy effect. 

  7. Bitch insemination

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    2012-01-01

    Summary Insemination is a method ever more frequently used in the world of humans and animals. Opinions concerning dog insemination vary among veterinarians, geneticists and not least among breeders themselves. Despite the fact that artificial insemination should not replace natural mating between a dog and a bitch to a greater degree, it would be a pity not to take advantage of a range of options offered by this method. Artificial insemination enables to get a genetic material of high qua...

  8. Temperature and rainfall are related to fertility rate after spring artificial insemination in small ruminants

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    Abecia, J. A.; Arrébola, F.; Macías, A.; Laviña, A.; González-Casquet, O.; Benítez, F.; Palacios, C.

    2016-03-01

    A total number of 1092 artificial inseminations (AIs) performed from March to May were documented over four consecutive years on 10 Payoya goat farms (36° N) and 19,392 AIs on 102 Rasa Aragonesa sheep farms (41° N) over 10 years. Mean, maximum, and minimum ambient temperatures, mean relative humidity, mean solar radiation, and total rainfall on each insemination day were recorded. Overall, fertility rates were 58 % in goats and 45 % in sheep. The fertility rates of the highest and lowest deciles of each of the meteorological variables indicated that temperature and rainfall had a significant effect on fertility in goats. Specifically, inseminations that were performed when mean (68 %), maximum (68 %), and minimum (66 %) temperatures were in the highest decile, and rainfall was in the lowest decile (59 %), had a significantly (P AI in spring. It remains to be determined whether scheduling the dates of insemination based on forecasted temperatures can improve the success of AI in goats and sheep.

  9. Temperature and rainfall are related to fertility rate after spring artificial insemination in small ruminants

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    Abecia, J. A.; Arrébola, F.; Macías, A.; Laviña, A.; González-Casquet, O.; Benítez, F.; Palacios, C.

    2016-03-01

    A total number of 1092 artificial inseminations (AIs) performed from March to May were documented over four consecutive years on 10 Payoya goat farms (36° N) and 19,392 AIs on 102 Rasa Aragonesa sheep farms (41° N) over 10 years. Mean, maximum, and minimum ambient temperatures, mean relative humidity, mean solar radiation, and total rainfall on each insemination day were recorded. Overall, fertility rates were 58 % in goats and 45 % in sheep. The fertility rates of the highest and lowest deciles of each of the meteorological variables indicated that temperature and rainfall had a significant effect on fertility in goats. Specifically, inseminations that were performed when mean (68 %), maximum (68 %), and minimum (66 %) temperatures were in the highest decile, and rainfall was in the lowest decile (59 %), had a significantly (P insemination based on forecasted temperatures can improve the success of AI in goats and sheep.

  10. Ovulation induction and artificial insemination of a captive polar bear (Ursus maritimus) using fresh semen.

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    Curry, Erin; Wyatt, Jeff; Sorel, Lawrence J; MacKinnon, Katherine M; Roth, Terri L

    2014-09-01

    In 2008, polar bears were listed as a species threatened with extinction by the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately, reproductive success has been poor despite breeding recommendations for almost every reproductively viable bear by the Species Survival Plan. Assisted reproductive technologies could complement breeding efforts by overcoming the challenges of behavioral incompatibilities and deficiencies, facilitating genetic management and increasing cub production. The goal of this study was to artificially inseminate a female polar bear after inducing ovarian activity and ovulation with exogenous hormones (equine chorionic gonadotropin and porcine luteinizing hormone). Fresh semen collected from an adult male via electroejaculation/urethral catheterization was used for the insemination. Fecal steroid monitoring indicated that the female ovulated following the exogenous hormone treatment. Progestin concentrations increased in late summer, at the time implantation was expected to occur; however, no cubs were produced. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of ovulation induction and artificial insemination in a polar bear. PMID:25314835

  11. The health experience of single women who have children through artificial donor insemination.

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    Frank, D I; Brackley, M H

    1989-01-01

    Little is known about the health care needs of single women who decide to have children through artificial insemination. An exploratory qualitative research study was conducted to investigate this health experience. A case study design was used, consisting of two single women who had children through artificial donor insemination. Results suggested that the decision to have donor insemination was made after a lengthy process of considering multiple factors. The subjects' relationships and roles were affected, as were future goals and aspirations. Personal perspectives of self-enhancement were evident and feelings of aloneness and vulnerability. Health care needs that can be met by the clinical specialist were identified with emphasis on the decision counseling, direct care, educative, and leadership aspects of this nursing role. Directions for future research were proposed. PMID:2790668

  12. A Collaborative Bovine Artificial Insemination Short Course for Students Attending a Caribbean Veterinary School

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    Dalton, Joseph C.; Robinson, James Q.; DeJarnette, J. M.

    2013-01-01

    Artificial insemination (AI) of cattle is a critical career skill for veterinarians interested in food animal practice. Consequently, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Student Chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Select Sires, and University of Idaho Extension have partnered to offer an intensive 2-day course to…

  13. Improvement of fertility in artificially inseminated ewes following vaginal treatment with misoprostol plus terbutaline sulphate.

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    Horta, A E M; Barbas, J P; Marques, C C; Baptista, M C; Vasques, M I; Pereira, R M; Mascarenhas, R D; Cavaco-Gonçalves, S

    2010-12-01

    The effect of vaginal administration of misoprostol plus terbutaline sulphate 6 h prior to artificial insemination (AI) upon the site of AI (vaginal or cervical) and fertility was studied using a total of 87 estrous synchronized Serra da Estrela ewes (control n = 42 and treated n = 45). Artificial insemination was performed using refrigerated semen at 54-55 h after sponge removal. Lambing rate (fertility) and prolificacy were compared between control and treated ewes. The effect of the site of semen deposition on fertility was also evaluated. Prolificacy rate was not different between control (1.5) and treated (1.59) ewes. The proportion of cervical AI achieved in control (45.2%) and treated (37.8%) ewes was not significantly different. Overall, fertility was significantly lower in control than in treated ewes (42.9% vs 64.4%; p terbutaline sulphate 6 h prior to artificial insemination did not affect the proportion of cervical inseminations but significantly improved the fertility of treated ewes. Although needing confirmation, it was hypothesized that drugs might have induced local secretory modifications leading to an increase of cervical ability to retain more viable spermatozoa for fertilization. PMID:20210884

  14. Improving the reproductive management of dairy cattle subjected to artificial insemination

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    Cattle and buffalo are an integral part of the mixed crop-livestock smallholder farming systems in the developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Apart from being a crucial source of high quality food (meat and milk), dairy farming provides employment, sustainable income and social security to millions of smallholder farmers within the region. Also, attaining food security and self-sufficiency in livestock products is a high priority development goal of most countries in this region. The profitability of milk and meat production from cattle and buffaloes depends to a large extent on the efficiency of reproduction. Maximizing reproductive efficiency requires the matching of genotypes to the production environment, together with appropriate husbandry practices, in order to ensure that the intervals from calving to conception are short and the rates of conception to natural or artificial breeding are high. This will result in short calving intervals, yielding more lactations and calves per lifetime of each breeding cow. The outcome will be greater economic benefits to the farmers. Artificial insemination (AI) is widely accepted as a technology that can bring about rapid genetic improvement in cattle and buffaloes. However, optimum conception rates will only be achieved if the quality of semen used is good, the insemination is done at the most appropriate time in relation to the oestrous period, and the technicians have adequate training and skills in the procedure. Although AI is widely used in many Asian countries, the above factors, together with other socio-economic considerations specific to smallholder production systems and inadequate infrastructure for the efficient delivery of AI services, have often led to poor success rates. If these constraints can be overcome, not only would the farmers and service providers benefit, but the technology would also become more widely adopted. Wider adoption of AI could then contribute to better food security and

  15. The Impact of Crossbreeding in The Artificial Insemination Program on Reproductive Performance of Beef Cattle

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    Full Text Available Artificial Insemination (AI in beef cattle in Indonesia is widely practised. Nowadays, the goal of AI program is not clear; whether to produce: composite breed; terminal cross or as a commercial animal. In fact, farmer assisted by inseminator do the grading up toward Simmental or Limousine. In this paper, crossbreeding impact on reproductive performance of beef cattle in Indonesia is discussed. Farmers prefer the crossbred cattle resulted from AI because its male offspring has higher price than that of local breed. However, 50% of the offspring are female and are used as replacement stock. This AI practice resulted bigger cattle that need more feed. In the scarce feed condition, this bigger cattle become skinny and in bad shape. This leads to bad reproductive performance such as high ‘service per conception’ (S/C, 'long calving interval' and 'low calf crop'. Moreover, it produces less milk and results in high mortality rate of the offspring. In good management condition, crossbred cattle shows good performance, but often ‘day open’ is longer, since weaning time is postponed. That is why long calving interval still exists eventhough the S/C is low. Local cattle are very adaptive, resistant to tropical diseases and have high reproductive rate, high quality of leather and good quality of carcass. In scarce feed condition, local cattle are skinny but still can show estrous and get pregnant. In bad condition, they produce very small offsprings that die because of lack of milk from the cow. The availability of feed supply both in quantity and quality is the key factor in AI practices to maintain good body condition of crossbred and to produce good quality of offspring.

  16. SOWS FERTILITY AFTER INTRACERVICAL OR POSTCERVICAL ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AI IN WORM AND COLD SEASON

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    Ivan Stančić

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    Full Text Available Reduced fertility of boars and sows during the warmer period of the year significantly reduces the reproductive efficiency of pigs in intensive production. The aim of this study was to determine whether the application of intrauterine (postcervical artificial insemination (AI, with twice reduced dose volume (50 mL and the number of spermatozoa per dose (2x109, compared to the classical intracervical insemination (dose volume 50 mL with 4x109 spermatozoa, can increase the fertility of sows inseminated in the warm season of the year. After classical intracervical insemination, farrowing rate was significantly (P0.05, neither depending on the season, or depending on the number of spermatozoa per dose (78% and 75% in warm, or 86% and 83% in cold season of the year. The results show that the use of intrauterine insemination, with doses twice reduced in volume and sperm number, can significantly reduce the negative impact of the warm season on sows fertility.

  17. Successful artificial insemination in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus using chilled and frozen-thawed semen

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    Wongkalasin Warut

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Artificial insemination (AI using frozen-thawed semen is well established and routinely used for breeding in various mammalian species. However, there is no report of the birth of elephant calves following AI with frozen-thawed semen. The objective of the present study was to investigate the fertilizing ability of chilled and frozen-thawed semen in the Asian elephant following artificial insemination (AI. Methods Semen samples were collected by from 8 bulls (age range, 12-to 42-years by manual stimulation. Semen with high quality were either cooled to 4°C or frozen in liquid nitrogen (-196°C before being used for AI. Blood samples collected from ten elephant females (age range, 12-to 52-years were assessed for estrus cycle and elephants with normal cycling were used for AI. Artificial insemination series were conducted during 2003 to 2008; 55 and 2 AI trials were conducted using frozen-thawed and chilled semen, respectively. Pregnancy was detected using transrectal ultrasonography and serum progestagen measurement. Results One female (Khod inseminated with chilled semen became pregnant and gave birth in 2007. The gestation length was 663 days and the sex of the elephant calf was male. One female (Sao inseminated with frozen-thawed semen showed signs of pregnancy by increasing progestagen levels and a fetus was observed for 5 months by transrectal ultrasonography. Conclusion This is the first report showing pregnancy following AI with frozen-thawed semen in the Asian elephant. Successful AI in the Asian elephant using either chilled or frozen-thawed semen is a stepping stone towards applying this technology for genetic improvement of the elephant population.

  18. Application of a computer database and progesterone radioimmunoassay for the assessment of factors affecting conception rate in crossbred cows following artificial insemination under field conditions

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    The study was conducted to identify various factors affecting the success of artificial insemination (AI) and to improve reproductive efficiency through better management, AI services and application of progesterone radioimmunoassay (RIA). Data pertaining to 568 inseminations in cattle were collected according to the protocol of the Artificial Insemination Database Application (AIDA). Of these, 149 cows were subjected to clinico-gynaecological examination and milk samples were collected for progesterone assay to determine possible causes of infertility and the success of various interventions. Highest conception rates were obtained when the cows were inseminated during standing oestrus (51.6%), 18-23 h after the onset of oestrus (48.8%), by inseminators with a professional degree (48.7%) and using the best quality semen (51%). The main causes of repeat breeding identified during clinical and laboratory studies were: (a) inappropriate timing of AI in 48% of cows (milk progesterone concentration >1.0 nmol/L at AI); (b) subnormal luteal phase in 15% (plasma progesterone concentration 36 h) in 15%; and (d) sub-clinical microbial endometritis in 18%. Use of poor quality semen also contributed to repeat breeding. (author)

  19. Severe anaphylactic reaction to bovine serum albumin at the first attempt of artificial insemination.

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    Wüthrich, B; Stern, A; Johansson, S G

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    A 33-year-old woman without history of previous atopic diseases or drug allergies developed a severe anaphylactic reaction with asthma, vomiting, itching, generalized urticaria, and angioedema during artificial insemination with her husband's sperm. The sperm-processing medium contained bovine serum albumin (BSA). Skin prick test and RAST demonstrated an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to BSA as well as a polyvalent atopic sensitization to pollens, animal danders, cow's milk, beef, pork, and mutton. SDS-PAGE studies indicated serum albumin to be the appropriate allergen with a high degree of cross-reactivity between serum albumin from different animal species. Artificial insemination with fluid containing potential allergens can, therefore, represent an unnecessary risk for atopic females, even in the absence of prior clinical symptoms of allergic diseases. Preoperative testing with the medium is recommended. PMID:7604943

  20. A novel method for semen collection and artificial insemination in large parrots (Psittaciformes).

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    Lierz, Michael; Reinschmidt, Matthias; Müller, Heiner; Wink, Michael; Neumann, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    The paper described a novel technique for semen collection in large psittacines (patent pending), a procedure which was not routinely possible before. For the first time, a large set of semen samples is now available for analysis as well as for artificial insemination. Semen samples of more than 100 psittacine taxa were collected and analysed; data demonstrate large differences in the spermatological parameters between families, indicating an ecological relationship with breeding behaviour (polygamous versus monogamous birds). Using semen samples for artificial insemination resulted in the production of offspring in various families, such as Macaws and Cockatoos, for the first time ever. The present technique represents a breakthrough in species conservation programs and will enable future research into the ecology and environmental factors influencing endangered species.

  1. Efforts to Increase the Success Rate of Artificial Insemination on Small Ruminant

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    Ismeth Inounu

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The success rate of artificial insemination (AI technology in Indonesia is still low, especially on small ruminants. At experimental station condition, it was reported that the success rate of intrauterine AI was high (78.9% lambing percentage, while intracervix AI technique was still low (47.6% lambing percentage. Various things that could affect the success rate of AI program are discussed in this paper. Efforts to improve the success of artificial insemination in small ruminants (goats and sheep can be done through the selection of productive female with good reproductive cycle, accurate dose of hormonal synchronization, followed by proper estrous detection and semen placement at the right time. Each stage is still open for more detailed study in order to obtain satisfactory results.

  2. The Fertility of Frozen Boar Sperm When used for Artificial Insemination.

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    Knox, R V

    2015-07-01

    One of the limits to practical use of frozen boar sperm involves the lowered fertility when used for artificial insemination. Years of studies have shown that 5-6 billion sperm (approximately 3 billion viable) used in single or multiple inseminations results in pregnancy rates most often between 60 and 70% and with litter sizes between nine and 10 pigs. Yet today, it is not uncommon for studies to report pregnancy rates from 70 to 85% and litter sizes with 11-12 pigs. While global statements about the incidence and reasons for higher fertility are not conclusive, incremental fertility improvements appear independently associated with use of a minimum number of viable sperm (1-2 billion), insemination timing that increases the probability that sperm will be present close to ovulation for groups of females, selection for boar sperm survival following cryopreservation, and modification of the freeze and thaw conditions using additives to protect sperm from oxidative damage. Studies show that techniques such as intrauterine and deep uterine insemination can provide an opportunity to reduce sperm numbers and that control of time of ovulation in groups of females can reduce the need for multiple inseminations and improve the chance for AI close to ovulation. However, optimal and consistent fertility with cryopreserved boar sperm may require a multifaceted approach that includes boar selection and screening, strategic use of additives during the freezing and thawing process, post-thaw evaluation of sperm and adjustments in sperm numbers for AI, assessment of female fertility and ovulation induction for single insemination. These sequenced procedures should be developed and incorporated into a quality control system for improved fertility when using minimal numbers of cryopreserved boar sperm. PMID:26174925

  3. Enhancing captive Indian rhinoceros genetics via artificial insemination of cryopreserved sperm.

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    Stoops, Monica A; Campbell, Mark K; DeChant, Christopher J; Hauser, Joe; Kottwitz, Jack; Pairan, Randal D; Shaffstall, Wendy; Volle, Kurt; Roth, Terri L

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    The objective of this study was to design an artificial insemination (AI) protocol using cryopreserved spermatozoa to obtain pregnancies in captive Indian rhinoceroses (Rhinoceros unicornis). Four methods developed varied by timing and approach, as follows; Method 1: females (n=2) were inseminated pre- and post-ovulation under general anesthesia, Method 2: females (n=2) were inseminated pre-ovulation without anesthetic via endoscopy, Method 3: females (n=1) were inseminated pre-ovulation without anesthetic via manual insertion of an insemination catheter, Method 4: females (n=2) were inseminated same as Method 3 with the addition of standing sedation. Semen deposition site varied as a result of changes in AI technology and experience. All females conceived following intrauterine AI using three methods. Four pregnancies (n=3 females) produced via Method 3 and 4 resulted in term births (n=2 male calves, n=2 female calves) at 481.8±12.8days post-AI. Unfortunately, two early pregnancy losses were documented in a fourth female conceiving via Method 2. Pregnancy rates were 0%, 22%, 17%, and 50% for Method 1-4, respectively. Method 3 and 4 rates improved to 29% and 67%, respectively when accounting for AI's conducted only on ovulatory estrous cycles. Spermatozoa (n=5 males) were cryopreserved 0.3-9.3 y prior to successful AI procedures. The lowest dose of frozen-thawed sperm resulting in conception was 500×10(6) motile sperm. Mean time from AI to ovulation in conceptive and non-conceptive cycles was 26±11.8h and 66±80.7h, respectively. PMID:27449405

  4. A novel method for semen collection and artificial insemination in large parrots (Psittaciformes)

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    Michael Lierz; Matthias Reinschmidt; Heiner Müller; Michael Wink; Daniel Neumann

    2013-01-01

    The paper described a novel technique for semen collection in large psittacines (patent pending), a procedure which was not routinely possible before. For the first time, a large set of semen samples is now available for analysis as well as for artificial insemination. Semen samples of more than 100 psittacine taxa were collected and analysed; data demonstrate large differences in the spermatological parameters between families, indicating an ecological relationship with breeding behaviour (p...

  5. Need of reevaluation of the parameters of semen straws to be used in artificial insemination programs

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available In buffalo industry artificial insemination is being used in breeding programs of our country . It has limitations such us seasonality, difficult estrus detection and low pregnancy rates when compared with cattle. IATF programs using a single insemination show results from 10 to 50% pregnancy rate, little information is available about minimum requirements of spermatozoa for IA. The aim of this paper is to compare the pregnancy rates after using narual mating or frozen semen in a sincronization of ovulation program. This work were conducted in Pueblo Nuevo Cordoba Colombia in August during the breeding season of 2005-6. 99 multiparous crossbred females were used with 50 to 150 postpartum days. Body score condition of 3,5 to 4. All animals were palpated to exclude anatomical alterations. Ovsynch protocol for IATF reported by Baruselli (2000, they were allocated in two groups: Buffalo group, after the last GnRH analog injection 17 females were allocated with 5 bulls, and IATF Group 82 females were inseminated 16 hours later. The semen of 7 different buffalo bulls were used and evaluated and qualified as normal. Inseminations were performed by 3 different technicians. A blood sample was obtained 20 days after IA to determine pregnancy by determinations of P4 levels using chemiluminiscence, ≥1ng/ml were used as cut off value to determine pregnancy. Data were compared using Chi square test. 70% (12/17 females of the bull group and 29% (24/82 of IATF group were diagnosed us pregnant using P4, this difference were statistically significant (P≤0.001. Buffalo bulls mount all females. No statistical differences were found in pregnancy rates of the bulls used for IATF, from 12% to 37 %, one exceptional bull obtain 71%. As expected bulls have higher pregnancy rates than artificial insemination, the results obtained here allow researchers to evaluated semen quality, specially density to improve results IATF in buffaloes.

  6. Artificial insemination and cryopreservation of semen from nondomestic birds

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    Gee, G.F.

    1995-01-01

    Studies of Al and cryopreservation of semen from nondomestic birds began because of the increased emphasis on conservation of avian species threatened with extinction. Over the years, aviculturists have developed techniques for Al and cryopreservation of semen obtained from a variety of birds ranging from passerines to Andean condors. Generally, for each new species, we develop a practical semen collection technique and then evaluate the semen. A commercial semen extender (Beltsville Poultry Semen Extender) is modified and used to dilute the semen and provide support for the sperm during the freezing process (the pH and osmolality of the extender is adjusted to reflect the pH and osmolality of the semen being frozen). We find that the freezing schedule developed by Sexton (1977), which utilizes dimethylsulfoxide (DMS0) as cryoprotectant, works well for many species. We cool the sample sequentially in an ethanol bath, in liquid nitrogen vapor, and lastly in liquid nitrogen. Although we have experimented with a variety of freezing protocols, we prefer a 15-min equilibration period in DMSO at 5 C. We begin the freezing process by cooling at -1 C/min from 5 to -20 C in the ethanol bath. The samples are transferred into a vapor tank at a location just above liquid nitrogen and frozen at -50 C/min to -80 C. To complete the freezing process, the samples are plunged into the liquid nitrogen in the bottom of the vapor tank. The samples remain in liquid nitrogen until they are thawed just before insemination. If necessary, the freezing equipment can be transported in a van to remote locations.

  7. Successful nonsurgical artificial insemination and hormonal monitoring in an Asiatic golden cat (Catopuma temmincki).

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    Lueders, Imke; Ludwig, Carsten; Schroeder, Myriam; Mueller, Karin; Zahmel, Jennifer; Dehnhard, Martin

    2014-06-01

    Since it is reported to be difficult to establish Asiatic golden cat (Catopuma temmincki) breeding pairs in captivity as a result of overaggressive behavior of the male, artificial insemination (AI) may be a desired option by which to achieve pregnancy. This approach was chosen in the present case involving a nulliparous, 6-yr-old female cat that was inseminated transcervically during a naturally occurring estrus, which therefore required only a single general anesthetic procedure. On day 4 of estrus behavior, the male was anesthetized and semen was collected via urethral catheterization (UC) to recover spermatozoa in high concentration followed by electroejaculation (EE) to obtain additional semen and seminal fluid. The fresh UC semen, totaling 180 microl in volume and containing spermatozoa showing 55-70% sperm motility, was inseminated 2.5 hr later via a commercial cat urinary catheter passed through the cervix into the uterus. Immediately afterwards, the EE fraction (100 microl) was inseminated deeply into the dorsal medial fold of the vagina. The GnRH analogue Receptal (0.75 ml, i.m.) was given during anesthesia in an attempt to induce ovulation. Increasing fecal concentrations of progesterone after AI and a significant rise in fecal prostaglandin F2alpha metabolite (PGFM) concentrations (P < 0.0001) from day 45 post-AI indicated that the cat had conceived, and it produced healthy twin cubs after an 84-day gestation. PMID:25000701

  8. Temperature and rainfall are related to fertility rate after spring artificial insemination in small ruminants

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    Abecia, J. A.; Arrébola, F.; Macías, A.; Laviña, A.; González-Casquet, O.; Benítez, F.; Palacios, C.

    2016-10-01

    A total number of 1092 artificial inseminations (AIs) performed from March to May were documented over four consecutive years on 10 Payoya goat farms (36° N) and 19,392 AIs on 102 Rasa Aragonesa sheep farms (41° N) over 10 years. Mean, maximum, and minimum ambient temperatures, mean relative humidity, mean solar radiation, and total rainfall on each insemination day were recorded. Overall, fertility rates were 58 % in goats and 45 % in sheep. The fertility rates of the highest and lowest deciles of each of the meteorological variables indicated that temperature and rainfall had a significant effect on fertility in goats. Specifically, inseminations that were performed when mean (68 %), maximum (68 %), and minimum (66 %) temperatures were in the highest decile, and rainfall was in the lowest decile (59 %), had a significantly ( P weather was related to fertility in small ruminants after AI in spring. It remains to be determined whether scheduling the dates of insemination based on forecasted temperatures can improve the success of AI in goats and sheep.

  9. Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination in Goats during Low Breeding Season-A Preliminary Study

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    A. Mehmood*, S. M. H Andrabi, M. Anwar and M. Rafiq

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    Full Text Available A pilot project was initiated to introduce artificial insemination (AI in goats at farmer level with chilled semen. Does (n=18 were synchronized with progesterone impregnated vaginal sponges (60 mg Medroxyprogesterone acetate; MAP for 11 days. At 48 hrs prior to removal of the sponges, intramuscular injection of 400 IU equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG and cloprostenol (0.075 mg was given. Fixed time vaginal insemination (43-45 hrs after sponge removal was done twice (at 12 hrs interval in 17 does with chilled Beetal buck semen (4°C extended with Tris-citric acid (TCA or skimmed milk (SM based extender (75 x 106 sperm/ml. Pregnancy test was performed at 45 days post insemination through ultrasonography. An overall 94.5% (17/18 of does showed heat signs and 78% of them were detected in heat between 12 - 24 hrs after sponge removal. An overall 29.4% (5/17 pregnancy rate was recorded. Higher pregnancy rate (44.4% was obtained in does inseminated with SM extended semen as compared to 12.5% for TCA extended semen. Results were encouraging in the sense that to the best of our knowledge it was the first report of kidding through AI in heat induced does in Pakistan. Moreover, it indicated the feasibility of using synchronization and fixed time AI during low breeding season to enhance the reproductive efficiency in local goats.

  10. Fertility in Gyr Cows (Bos indicus) with Fixed Time Artificial Insemination and Visual Estrus Detection Using a Classification Table

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    Ramírez-Iglesia, Lilido Nelson; Roman Bravo, Rafael María; Díaz de Ramirez, Adelina; Torres, Leandro J.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this research was to compare two artificial insemination protocols (AIP): hormonal synchronization with fixed time artificial insemination (SC-FTAI) and the use of a table based on visual observation of estrus signs (VO) in order to identify cows in natural or spontaneous estrus being assigned to AI (NSE-IA). Two groups were formed: in the first group 109 cows were assigned to SC-FTAI, in which a commercial protocol is used; the second one included 108 randomly chosen cows, which were assigned to NSE-AI and in this group a modified table was used. Response variable was first service fertility rate (FSF), which was coded 1 for pregnant and 0 for empty. Predictor variables were AIP, postpartum anestrus, daily milk yield, body condition score at AI and calving number. Statistical analyses included association chi-square tests and logistic regression. Results showed an overall 41.94% FSF and a significant association was detected (P 0.05). The odds ratio for the effect of AIP was only 1.050, suggesting no differences in FSF between groups. The NSE-AI protocol can enhance both the technique of VO and reproductive efficiency. Further validation of the table is required. PMID:26464929

  11. The outcomes of artificial insemination by cryopreserved donor semen and analysis of its affecting factors

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    Jiang Hong; Ni Feng; He Rui-bing; Pei Hong; Zhu Jie

    2008-01-01

    Objective:To analyze the outcomes of artificial insemination by frozen-thawed donor's semen(AID)and its affecting factors.Methods:Retrospective analysis of the results of 412 AID cycles performed in 173 couples be-tween February 2002 and December 2003 was presented,to evaluate the influence of female age,methods of insemination,therapeutic regime,post-thaw semen motility and number of treatment cycles on the fecundity of women undergoing AID.Results.Overall pregnancy rate of 31.6%(130/412)and delivery rate of 27.2%(112/412)per cycle and cumulative pregnancy rate of 72.3%(125/173)were achieved,with abortion rate of 13.9%(18/130)and multiple pregnancy rate of 2.68%.In 125 pregnant women,inseminations were performed 1-5 cycles,and 89.2% pregnant women conceived within three treatment cycles with twice AID in each cycle.Some factors such as ovarian stimulation(OS),female age(under 38 years),methods of insemination and luteal phase support bear no significant relations to preg-nancy rate,but the motility of post-thaw semen was significantly related to pregnancy rate.A-mong 115 neonates with weight 2,750~5,000 g,one was found congenital ventricular septal de-fect.Conclusions:Insemination with frozen-thawed semen is safe and effective.In women less than 38 years with normal reproductive function,satisfactory pregnancy rate could be achieved when AID was performed twice per cycle before and after ovulation within 4 consecutive sponta-neous cycles.

  12. Artificial insemination of cattle in Sri Lanka: Status, performance and problems

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    Artificial insemination (AI) has been accepted as the primary breeding tool in genetic upgrading programmes of cattle in Sri Lanka. Three studies were conducted, to determine the coverage and performance of AI at national, provincial and district levels (Study 1), the success rate and factors affecting success rate of AI in wet zone mid-country smallholder farms (Study 2) and in wet zone up-country large multiplier farms (Study 3). The objective was to design, implement remedial measures and/or determine future studies necessary to improve the efficiency of AI services. Study 1 revealed that at national level the AI service reached less than 15% of the breedable cattle and accounted for less than 6% of estimated annual calvings. The coverage reached above 50% of the breedable cattle only in the wet zone while in the intermediate and dry zone areas it was negligible. Study 2 revealed that the mean calving to first service interval (CFSI) in cattle of the wet zone mid-country small holdings was 183 ± 87.1 days (n=211) and the calving to conception interval (CCI) was 194 ± 93.9 days (n=143). The first service conception rate (FSCR) was 45% and the overall conception rate (OCR) was 50.2%, with an average of 1.99 services per conception (S/C). Study 3 showed that the mean CFSI and CCI in wet zone upcountry multiplier farmers were 111.2 ± 74.2 days (n=133) and 156 ± 92.7 days (n=170) respectively. The average FSCR and OCR were 50.4% and 53.6% respectively and the average S/C was 1.9. Study 1 showed that the AI coverage of the island is very low and the proportion of calvings from AI is too low to have a significant impact on genetic composition of the national cow population. Studies 2 and 3 showed that the success rate of the AI service in the more favourable and extensively covered wet zone areas was also low. These studies revealed that factors associated with the chain of events from farmer, cow, semen to the technician contributed to poor fertility. (author)

  13. Highlights on artificial insemination (AI) technology in the pig

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    Tarek Khalifa; Constantinos Rekkas; Foteini Samartzi; Aristotelis Lymberopoulos; Kostas Kousenidis; Toni Dovenski

    2014-01-01

    Over the past decade, there has been a tremendous increase in the development of field AI services in the majority of countries concerned with pig production. The objective of this paper is to review: (a) the current status of swine AI in the world, (b) significance and limitation of AI with liquid and frozen semen, (c) the biological traits of porcine semen in relation to in-vitro sperm storage, (d) the criteria used for selection of a boar stud as a semen supplier, (e) how to process boar s...

  14. Microencapsulation of bovine spermatozoa for use in artificial insemination: a review.

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    Nebel, R L; Vishwanath, R; McMillan, W H; Saacke, R G

    1993-01-01

    A technique for microencapsulation of bovine spermatozoa has been developed with minimal spermatozoal injury and thus of potential use in artificial insemination. The polymers poly-l-lysine, polyvinylamine and protamine sulfate have proven best for membranes. Encapsulation has been successful with capsules ranging in size from 0.75 to 1.5 mm, and with sperm concentrations from 45 to 180 x 10(6) cells mL-1. Successful extenders include CUE, CAPROGEN, and egg yolk-citrate-glycerol (maximum 10% v/v egg yolk for normal capsular shape). Capsule fragility (ability to rupture under ageing and physical stress) is negatively related to membrane thickness which ranges from 1.92 to 5.32 microns (depending on the concentration of polymer used) and positively related to concentration of sperm encapsulated. Heterospermic studies have shown that encapsulated sperm are capable of fertilization in vivo, but are at a disadvantage to unencapsulated sperm when cows are inseminated at conventional times. Uterine retention of inseminates is favoured by capsules having a 'sticky' membrane. Using current procedures, preliminary homospermic fertility studies indicate that sperm encapsulated with poly-l-lysine or protamine sulfate may achieve normal fertility. PMID:9627730

  15. Interventions for improving the fertility of crossbred cows subjected to artificial insemination under field conditions

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    As a follow-up to a study that assessed the various factors affecting conception rate in cows bred by artificial insemination (AI), several interventions were tested for their effectiveness in overcoming the major problems that were identified. Treatment of repeat-breeder cows that were diagnosed as having sub-clinical endometritis with 100 μg E.coli lipopolysachharide (LPS) or LPS + autologous serum resulted in reduced incidence of abnormalities in the appearance and consistency of cervico-vaginal mucus (CVM) and a significant decrease in pH of CVM from around 7.7 to 7.2. Treatment of repeat-breeder cows that were suspected of having luteal deficiency with two injections of 500 mg progesterone on days 5 and 11 after AI resulted in 30% of the animals conceiving compared with 20% conception in controls. Filtration of frozen and thawed bull semen through Sephadex columns significantly decreased the concentration of dead and abnormal sperms. The CR in cows inseminated with filtered semen was 57%, compared with 22% in cows inseminated with unfiltered semen. A number of refresher training courses were held for reproduction scientists, field veterinarians and farmers on the causes of infertility and to introduce the latest reproductive technologies for improving fertility in dairy animals. (author)

  16. Relationship of sperm morphology assessed by strict criteria and outcome of artificial [intrauterine] insemination

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    Full Text Available Background: The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between sperm morphology assessed by strict criteria and the outcome of artificial insemination. Methods: 495 consecutive intrauterine insemination (IUI cycles done for 417 couples in a 1-year period in Gunasheela IVF Center were studied. In all cases controlled ovarian stimulation and hCG timed IUI were performed. In all cases the inseminating motile sperm count after sperm preparation (at least one sample was 20 million/ml and motility was 90% Grade A. Sperm morphology was assessed by strict criteria. Results: Overall the pregnancy rates were significantly higher in cases with ≥14% normal morphology (23% and in cases with 10-13% normal morphology (14%. This was in contrast to the pregnancy rates in cases with <10% normal morphology group (8%. Further follow up of the outcome of pregnancies between the ≥10% normal morphology and <10% normal morphology groups did not show any increased loss of pregnancies/anomalies in the <10% normal morphology group but this was not statistically significant as the number of pregnancies in the <10% normal morphology group was very less (8 out of 87. Conclusions: These results emphasize the significance of sperm morphology as a predictor of pregnancy outcome (esp. pregnancy rates in the IUI outcome. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2013; 2(1.000: 58-60

  17. Constraints limiting the efficiency of artificial insemination of cattle in Bangladesh

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    The aim of the present study was to identify the factors that influence postpartum intervals to first detected luteal activity, first service and to conception, and the conception rates of cows in the artificial insemination (AI) programme in Bangladesh. A baseline survey (investigations 1, 2 and 3) was made on 444 milking cows of various breeds presented for the first postpartum insemination by 413 farmers living at 182 villages/regions in Mymensingh District to 6 AI centres and sub-centres. Each cow was then examined three times after each AI until she stopped returning to oestrus. Sixty to 120 days after the last AI, the cows were examined per rectum to confirm the pregnancy. Milk progesterone data on Day 0 and Day 21-24 contributed to a clear diagnosis with respect to pregnancy in 82.5% cows indicating a possible use of this progesterone assay schedule for pregnancy diagnosis in AI programmes. The intervals to first service and to conception varied from 31 to 427 days (median = 184; n=444) and 40 to 426 days (median 184; n=232) respectively, and conception rate from 32-58% (average 46.2%; n=444). Prolongation of weaning age of calves resulted in long intervals to first service and to conception (P<0.001); weaning age varied from 6 to 19 months (median = 10). Cows with body condition score (BCS; 1-5 scale) of 3 or more and cows calved during July to September had shorter intervals to first service and conception than those with BCS less than 3 and those calved during March. The conception rate was influenced by cattle rearing systems (intensive vs. extensive), purpose of rearing cows (dairy vs. dairy + draught), BCS and milk production (P<0.05). The degrees of vulvar swelling, nature of genital discharge, tonicity of uterus, and interval between oestrus and AI had significant effects on the conception rate. Bulls classified as good and poor on the basis of semen evaluation data differed with respect to the conception rate in AI (P<0.001); this indicates a way of

  18. Gamete therapeutics: recombinant protein adsorption by sperm for increasing fertility via artificial insemination.

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    Full Text Available A decrease in fertility can have a negative economic impact, both locally and over a broader geographical scope, and this is especially the case with regard to the cattle industry. Therefore, much interest exists in evaluating proteins that might be able to increase the fertility of sperm. Heparin binding proteins (HBPs, specifically the fertility associated antigen (FAA and the Type-2 tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP-2, act to favor the capacitation and acrosome reaction and perhaps even modulate the immune system's response toward the sperm. The objective of this research was to determine the effect on fertility of adding recombinant FAA (rFAA and recombinant TIMP-2 (rTIMP-2 to bovine semen before cryopreservation for use in an artificial insemination (AI program in a tropical environment. For this experiment, 100 crossbred (Bos taurus x Bos indicus heifers were selected based on their estrus cycle, body condition score (BCS, of 4 to 6 on a scale of 1 to 9, and adequate anatomical conformation evaluated by pelvic and genital (normal measurements. Heifers were synchronized using estradiol benzoate (EB, Celosil® (PGF2α (Shering-Plough and a controlled internal drug release (CIDR device was inserted that contained progesterone. Inseminations were performed in two groups at random, 50 animals per group. The control group was inseminated with conventional semen. The treatment group was inseminated with semen containing rFAA (25 µg/mL and rTIMP-2 (25 µg/mL. In the control group a 16% pregnancy rate was obtained versus a 40% pregnancy rate for the HBP treatment group, resulting in a significant difference (P = 0.0037. Given the results herein, one may conclude that the HBPs can increase fertility and could be an option for cattle in tropical conditions; however, one needs to consider the environment, nutrition, and the genetic interaction affecting the final result in whatever reproductive program that is implemented.

  19. Tarsal lameness of dairy bulls housed at two artificial insemination centers: 24 cases (1975-1987).

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    Bargai, U; Cohen, R

    1992-10-01

    Degenerative joint disease of the tarsi was diagnosed in 20 of 24 Holstein bulls with tarsal lameness at 2 artificial insemination centers from 1975 to 1987. Each of the 2 centers housed about 100 bulls/yr. Of the 24 bulls with tarsal lameness, 22 were from the artificial insemination center designated as A, and 2 were from the center designated as B. Examination of the housing and management procedures revealed that center A had concrete floors with cuboidal-shaped yards, whereas center B had deep sand flooring, with long, narrow yards. The only other difference between the 2 centers was that center A used 1- and 2-year-old bulls as teasers for older, heavier bulls to mount, whereas center B used bulls that were at least 6 years old to withstand the stress placed on their hind limbs by the weight of bulls undergoing semen collection. Radiographic lesions of tarsi of bulls from both centers ranged from distention of the tibiotarsal joint pouch to hypertrophic degenerative osteoarthritis of the distal, intertarsal, and tarsometatarsal joints. It was concluded that the concrete flooring and the semen collecting practices were responsible for the high prevalence of tarsal lameness and degenerative joint disease of the tarsi in bulls housed at center A.

  20. Fertility in Gyr Cows (Bos indicus) with Fixed Time Artificial Insemination and Visual Estrus Detection Using a Classification Table

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    Lilido Nelson Ramírez-Iglesia; Rafael María Roman Bravo; Adelina Díaz de Ramirez; Torres, Leandro J.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this research was to compare two artificial insemination protocols (AIP): hormonal synchronization with fixed time artificial insemination (SC-FTAI) and the use of a table based on visual observation of estrus signs (VO) in order to identify cows in natural or spontaneous estrus being assigned to AI (NSE-IA). Two groups were formed: in the first group 109 cows were assigned to SC-FTAI, in which a commercial protocol is used; the second one included 108 randomly chosen cows, which w...

  1. Conception Rates following Oestrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination in the Nubian Goats

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    This experiment was designed to investigate into the efficiency of different hormonal treatments in inducing and synchronizing oestrus in Sudanese Nubian goats and their fertility following a fixed time artificial insemination programme using Saanen buck semen. From a flock of 150 females of mixed breeds and crosses, 34 female Nubian goats were selected and grouped by ages. They were then randomly assigned to different treatments Viz: Four females were allowed to cycle naturally as control (Treatment A): ten were injected intramuscularly with 125 μ g Cloprosterol, two doses gives 13 days apart (Treatment C): the last ten females were treated as C but were injected intramuscularly with 300 I:U pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) two days before removal of sponges (Treatment D): one vasectomized buck and other aspermic were immediately introduced to the treated groups to aid in detection and initiation of oestrus. Conception rates were estimated as non return rates, and early pregnancy (3-10 weeks) after insemination was diagnosed by progesterone Radio -Immuno -Assay (RIA) and late pregnancy (90-110 days) post-insemination was diagnosed by abdominal palpation technique. The obtained results indicated that all employed treatments were capable of inducing and synchronizing oestrus in Sudanese Nubian goats. Treatment B being significantly higher than other treatments (P≤ 0.05). There was significant difference between treatments (P≤0.05) as far as the duration of oestrus period is concerned in this study. Pregnancy rates were significantly different between treatments (P≤0.05). Treatment B has more advantages than C and D in oestrus induction and synchronization and could easily be applied in a large flock of different ages with minimal labour required, while C and D proved to be difficult in its application in non- parous goats and requires assistance and some hygienic measures during application. This study recommended cloprosterol (Treatment B), fixed time

  2. Impact of the quality of life of inseminators on the results of artificial insemination programs in beef cattle Impacto da qualidade de vida dos inseminadores nos resultados de programas de inseminação artificial em bovinos de corte

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    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of factors of personal life and work conditions on the results obtained by inseminators in conventional and fixed-timed artificial insemination programs in beef cattle. Inseminators from three farms (21 in the total were interviewed and evaluated according to the general obtained pregnancy rates. The differences among the pregnancy rates obtained in the farms, motivation and its association with the obtained pregnancy rate and the effect of each variable of the groups of needs on the pregnancy rate at first insemination were evaluated. The open questions were grouped by similarity and then analyzed by frequency of the answers. Pregnancy rates obtained by the inseminators ranged from 12 to 57%, with a mean service index of 3.10 ± 1.62 doses/pregnancy. It was also observed that the satisfaction of biological, financial, and training needs was more intimately related to the pregnancy rate than the satisfaction of the other needs, although none had shown an antagonistic relationship with it. Factors concerned to life quality and to the work can be important in determining the performance of these professionals.Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito de fatores ligados à vida pessoal e ao trabalho sobre os resultados obtidos por inseminadores em programas de inseminação artificial convencional e em tempo fixo em bovinos de corte. Inseminadores de três propriedades rurais (21 no total foram entrevistados e avaliados quanto à taxa de gestação geral obtida. Foram avaliadas as diferenças entre as taxas de gestação obtidas nas fazendas, a motivação e sua associação com a taxa de gestação obtida e o efeito de cada variável dos grupos de necessidades sobre a taxa de gestação à primeira inseminação. As questões abertas, depois de agrupadas por similaridade, foram analisadas por frequência de respostas. A taxa de gestação obtida pelos inseminadores variou entre 12 e 57%, com

  3. Improving productivity through the use of artificial insemination in dual purpose farms in Costa Rica

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    The objective of the present study was to identify the major causes of inefficiency in the AI services provided to dual-purpose farms in the region of Tilaran, Guanacaste. The study included four representative farms from the region, where AI was done on a routine basis in which 80 to 100 first services were done annually. The overall conception rate (CR) was 42.7% (271/635) and was significantly influenced by three variables: lactation, oestrus signs and technician. Cows that were inseminated during their lactation number 5 had 2.17 times greater chance of getting pregnant (P<0.001) than cows inseminated during any other lactation. Cows inseminated after detecting oestrus because they were mounting others had 1.2 less chance to get pregnant than those detected by standing heat, but those cows detected by other signs such as restlessness or bellowing had 1.8 more opportunity to get pregnant than those detected by standing heat. The interval from calving to first service was 114.1 days and three variables had significant (P<0.05) effects on this interval: farm, calving season and lactation. Cows calving during the rainy season had a shorter interval than those calving in the dry season. There was a significant difference between the first lactation and the others. Only lactation had significant effect on first service CR. It was concluded that farm type, lactation, season, and heat signs were the most important factors having an influence on the efficiency of AI. Variables involved are closely related to management and should be targeted in future work aimed at improving reproductive efficiency. (author)

  4. Comparison of the pregnancy rates and costs per calf born after fixed-time artificial insemination or artificial insemination after estrus detection in Bos indicus heifers.

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    Edwards, S A A; Bo, G A; Chandra, K A; Atkinson, P C; McGowan, M R

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    This study compared pregnancy rates (PRs) and costs per calf born after fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) or AI after estrus detection (i.e., estrus detection and AI, EDAI), before and after a single PGF2α treatment in Bos indicus (Brahman-cross) heifers. On Day 0, the body weight, body condition score, and presence of a CL (46% of heifers) were determined. The heifers were then alternately allocated to one of two FTAI groups (FTAI-1, n = 139) and (FTAI-2, n = 141) and an EDAI group (n = 273). Heifers in the FTAI groups received an intravaginal progesterone-releasing device (IPRD; 0.78 g of progesterone) and 1 mg of estradiol benzoate intramuscularly (im) on Day 0. Eight days later, the IPRD was removed and heifers received 500 μg of PGF2α and 300 IU of eCG im; 24 hours later, they received 1 mg estradiol benzoate im and were submitted to FTAI 30 to 34 hours later (54 and 58 hours after IPRD removal). Heifers in the FTAI-2 group started treatment 8 days after those in the FTAI-1 group. Heifers in the EDAI group were inseminated approximately 12 hours after the detection of estrus between Days 4 and 9 at which time the heifers that had not been detected in estrus received 500 μg of PGF2α im and EDAI continued until Day 13. Heifers in the FTAI groups had a higher overall PR (proportion pregnant as per the entire group) than the EDAI group (34.6% vs. 23.2%; P = 0.003), however, conception rate (PR of heifers submitted for AI) tended to favor the estrus detection group (34.6% vs. 44.1%; P = 0.059). The cost per AI calf born was estimated to be $267.67 and $291.37 for the FTAI and EDAI groups, respectively. It was concluded that in Brahman heifers typical of those annually mated in northern Australia FTAI compared with EDAI increases the number of heifers pregnant and reduces the cost per calf born. PMID:25284281

  5. Major advances in globalization and consolidation of the artificial insemination industry.

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    The artificial insemination (AI) industry in the United States has gone through many consolidations, mergers, and acquisitions over the past 25 yr. There are 5 major AI companies in the United States today: 3 large cooperatives, 1 private company, and 1 public company. The latter 2 have majority ownership outside of the United States. The AI industry in the United States progeny-tests more than 1,000 Holstein young sires per year. Because healthy, mature dairy bulls are capable of producing well over 100,000 straws of frozen semen per year, only a relatively small number of bulls are needed to breed the world's population of dairy cows. Most AI companies in the United States do not own many, if any, females and tend to utilize the same maternal families in their breeding programs. Little differences exist among the selection programs of the AI companies in the United States. The similarity of breeding programs and the extreme semen-production capabilities of bulls have contributed to difficulties the AI companies have had in developing genetically different product lines. Exports of North American Holstein genetics increased steadily from the 1970s into the 1990s because of the perceived superiority of North American Holsteins for dairy traits compared with European strains, especially for production. The breeding industry moved towards international genetic evaluations of bulls in the 1990s, with the International Bull Evaluation Service (Interbull) in Sweden coordinating the evaluations. The extensive exchange of elite genetics has led to a global dairy genetics industry with bulls that are closely related, and the average inbreeding level for the major dairy breeds continues to increase. Genetic markers have been used extensively and successfully by the industry for qualitative traits, especially for recessive genetic disorders, but markers have had limited impact for quantitative traits. Selection emphasis continues to migrate away from production traits and

  6. Combined use of Ovsynch and progesterone supplementation after artificial insemination in dairy cattle.

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    Forro, A; Tsousis, G; Beindorff, N; Sharifi, R; Jäkel, L; Bollwein, H

    2012-08-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different Ovsynch protocols combined with progesterone (P4) supplementation after artificial insemination (AI) of Holstein-Friesian cows. Cows were randomly synchronized at 52 to 63 d after parturition with either the classical Ovsynch protocol (GnRH on d 0, PGF(2α) on d 7, GnRH 48 h after PGF(2α)) or with a modified Ovsynch protocol (second GnRH 60 h after PGF(2α)). On d 4 after timed AI (TAI), the cows were blocked by parity and randomly divided into 2 groups. Half of the cows were supplemented with P4 (P4+) by applying a P4-releasing intravaginal device intravaginally for 14 d, whereas the other half remained untreated (P4-). In 50% of randomly chosen cows, plasma P4 was measured on d 4, 5, and 18 after TAI. Sonographic pregnancy diagnosis was performed on d 33 after TAI in a total of 398 cows. Health status and body condition score (BCS) of all cows were examined at several stages of the study. Cows in the modified Ovsynch protocol tended to have higher P4 values on d 4 after TAI than cows in the classical Ovsynch protocol (2.1 ± 0.2 vs. 1.6 ± 0.2 ng/mL), but no difference in pregnancy per AI (P/AI) was observed between the 2 Ovsynch protocols (38.4% vs. 44.1%). Independent of the Ovsynch protocols, P4+ cows tended to have higher P/AI compared with P4- cows (44.4% vs. 38.1%). The retention of fetal membranes and BCS at the time of insemination affected P/AI. Moreover, an interaction between BCS at the time of insemination and P4 supplementation was apparent; that is, the difference in P/AI between P4+ and P4- cows was significant in cows with BCS ≥3.25. Progesterone-supplemented cows showed higher P4 values on d 5 (4.9 ± 0.2 vs. 2.6 ± 0.2) and d 18 (7.8 ± 0.2 vs. 6.3 ± 0.2) after TAI, respectively. In conclusion, the elongation of the time interval between the injections of PGF(2α) and the second GnRH from 48 to 60 h had no effect on P/AI. Progesterone supplementation after insemination

  7. Maintaining semen quality by improving cold chain equipment used in cattle artificial insemination

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    Lieberman, Daniel; McClure, Elizabeth; Harston, Stephen; Madan, Damian

    2016-06-01

    Artificial insemination of dairy cattle is a common practice in the developing world that can improve farmer incomes and food security. Maintaining the fertilizing potential of frozen semen as it is manipulated, transported and stored is crucial to the success of this process. Here we describe simple technological improvements to protect semen from inadvertent thermal fluctuations that occur when users mishandle semen using standard equipment. We show that when frozen semen is mishandled, characteristics of semen biology associated with fertility are negatively affected. We describe several design modifications and results from thermal performance tests of several improved prototypes. Finally, we compare semen that has been mishandled in standard and improved equipment. The data suggest that our canister improvements can better maintain characteristics of semen biology that correlate with fertility when it is mishandled.

  8. THE RESULTS OF BITCH ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION AFTER THE USE OF TESTED FROZEN SEMEN

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    Full Text Available Many problems in dog reproduction concern both dog male, its behaviour andsemen quality as well as the bitch which are connected with physiological factors asa time oestrus cycle, anatomical structure of reproductive organs, sexual behaviourand ovulation moment. The results of bitches’ artificial insemination (AI with theuse of frozen semen are lower in comparison to raw semen. In connection with thisthe research work was performed with an idea of explanation of the problemconnected to low effect of the use of dog frozen semen for AI. It was found that it ispossible to receive more satisfactory results (about 75% of pregnancy rate whendog semen is testified on the base of sperm concentration and motility and alkalinephosphatase activity (AP. On the other side it is necessary to perform bitchesexamination based on cytological and hormonal testes which allows establishing thepernicious time for AI.

  9. THE RESULTS OF BITCH ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION AFTER THE USE OF TESTED FROZEN SEMEN

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    K. KOSINIAK-KAMYSZ

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    Full Text Available Many problems in dog reproduction concern both dog male, its behaviour andsemen quality as well as the bitch which are connected with physiological factors asa time oestrus cycle, anatomical structure of reproductive organs, sexual behaviourand ovulation moment. The results of bitches’ artificial insemination (AI with theuse of frozen semen are lower in comparison to raw semen. In connection with thisthe research work was performed with an idea of explanation of the problemconnected to low effect of the use of dog frozen semen for AI. It was found that it ispossible to receive more satisfactory results (about 75% of pregnancy rate whendog semen is testified on the base of sperm concentration and motility and alkalinephosphatase activity (AP. On the other side it is necessary to perform bitchesexamination based on cytological and hormonal testes which allows establishing thepernicious time for AI.

  10. Acceptability of artificial donor insemination among infertile couples in Enugu, southeastern Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Emmanuel O Ugwu,1 Godwin U Odoh,1 Samuel N Obi,1 Frank O Ezugwu2 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, Nigeria Background: Male factor infertility presents one of the greatest challenges with respect to infertility treatment in Africa. Artificial insemination by donor semen (AID is a cost-effective option for infertile couples, but its practice may be influenced by sociocultural considerations. The purpose of this study was to determine the awareness and acceptability of AID among infertile couples in Enugu, southeastern Nigeria, and identify the sociocultural factors associated with its practices. Methods: Questionnaires were administered to a cross-section of 200 consecutive infertile couples accessing care at the infertility clinics of two tertiary health institutions in Enugu, Nigeria, between April 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013. Results: Among the 384 respondents, the level of awareness and acceptability of AID were 46.6% (179/384 and 43% (77/179, respectively. The acceptability rate was significantly higher among female respondents, women with primary infertility, and those whose infertility had lasted for 5 years and beyond (P<0.05. The major reasons for nonacceptance of AID were religious conviction (34.7%, n=33, cultural concern (17.9%, n=17, fear of contracting an infection (17.9%, n=17, and fear of possibility of failure of the procedure (12.6%, n=12. Conclusion: Health education and public enlightenment are advocated to increase awareness and dispel the current misconceptions about AID in our environment. Keywords: acceptability, artificial insemination, donor semen, infertile couples, Nigeria

  11. Artificial insemination with cryopreserved sperm from feline epididymides stored at 4 °C.

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    Toyonaga, Mari; Sato, Yuuka; Sasaki, Ayako; Kaihara, Aya; Tsutsui, Toshihiko

    2011-08-01

    Recovering and storing sperm from the epididymides of males of rare felidae is useful for preserving the species. The objective of the present study was to determine pregnancy rates following artificial insemination (AI) of frozen-thawed epididymal sperm, which were cryopreserved following low-temperature storage of the epididymides. In this study, these sperm were used for unilateral intrauterine AI (UIUAI) or unilateral intratubal AI (UITAI) using 40 × 10(6) and 10 × 10(6) sperm, respectively. The caudal epididymides of 17 cats were stored at 4 °C for 24 h after castration. Artificial insemination of seven female cats was performed on Days 3 or 4 (start of estrus = Day 1) by UIUAI, 20 h after injection of 100 IU hCG to induce ovulation. Furthermore, UITAI at 24 h (UITAI-24) or 30 h (UITAI-30) after hCG were also done (five cats per group). It was noteworthy that AI by UIUAI and UITAI-24 was performed before ovulation, whereas AI by UITAI-30 was performed after ovulation. Pregnancy rates were 28.6% (2/7) by UIUAI, 80% (4/5) by UITAI-24, and 20% (1/5) by UITAI-30. Litter size was one or two by UIUAI, and one to four by UITAI. Spontaneous abortion occurred on Days 25-30 of pregnancy in one of the two female cats pregnant following UIUAI, and in two of five female cats pregnant following UITAI. Based on the high pregnancy rate obtained with 10 × 10(6) sperm in the UITAI-24 group (AI performed before ovulation), we concluded that this was the most appropriate method for AI with frozen-thawed epididymal sperm after initial low-temperature storage of epididymides. PMID:21601266

  12. Pregnancy rate in Bulgarian White milk goats with natural and synchronized estrus after artificial insemination by frozen semen during breeding season

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    Stanimir A. Yotov

    2016-04-01

    Conclusion: The goats with natural estrus and GnRH treatment tend to enhance pregnancy rate after double artificial insemination 8 h apart. The insemination number has no significant impact on pregnancy rate in synchronized goats as the overall pregnancy rate is better than in animals with natural estrus without GnRH administration.

  13. Identification of changes in bovine oviductal mRNA expression by RNAseq from animals with high and low circulating estradiol concentrations during timed artificial insemination

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    Timed artificial insemination of beef cows with high concentrations of estradiol at time of insemination are known to impact pregnancy success by 27%±5% compared to animals with low estradiol. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms responsible for this biological variation is key to improving repro...

  14. Fertility of ram semen frozen in Bioexcell and used for cervical artificial insemination.

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    Gil, J; Rodriguez-Irazoqui, M; Lundeheim, N; Söderquist, L; Rodríguez-Martínez, H

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    The current use of ingredients of animal origin, such as egg yolk, in semen extenders presents a risk of microbial contamination, and has led to the search for alternatives. Such an extender is commercially available for bull semen (Bioexcell), IMV, L'Aigle, France), and it has previously been tested in vitro for freezing ram semen, with satisfactory results. The aim of the present study was to compare the fertility results of ewes in Uruguay, after cervical insemination with ram semen that was frozen in Bioexcell versus semen frozen in a conventional milk-egg yolk extender (control). Semen from five Corriedale rams was frozen, using a split sample design, in either milk-egg yolk or Bioexcell extender, using a two-step extension method. The sperm parameters assessed after thawing were subjective motility, membrane integrity (SYBR-14/PI), and capacitation status (CTC). Thawed semen was inseminated intracervically once during spontaneous estrus in 970 Corriedale ewes that grazed in natural pastures, under extensive management conditions. Fertility was recorded as nonreturn rates at 21 days (NRR-21) and 36 days (NRR-36) after artificial insemination (AI), as well as pregnancy rate (PR-US, diagnosed ultrasonographically 50 days after AI of the last ewe). Subjective motility was slightly higher in Bioexcell than in the milk extender (47 vs. 46.5%; NS), as was membrane integrity (38 vs. 37.7%; NS) and the percentage of uncapacitated spermatozoa (28.5 vs. 26.3%; NS). There were no statistically significant differences in fertility rates found between Bioexcell and the control extender: NRR-21 (35.9 vs. 33.2%), NRR-36 (34.8 vs. 32.6%), and PR-US (28.4 vs. 27.2%). In conclusion, Bioexcell appears to be an alternative to the conventional milk-egg yolk extender for freezing ram semen, and provides similar fertility results after cervical AI under extensive management conditions. Thus, Bioexcell, containing no additives of animal origin, can offer a safer alternative when

  15. Non-surgical intrauterine artificial insemination in bitches using frozen semen.

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    Wilson, M S

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    A total of 46 bitches were inseminated directly into the uterus using non-surgical insemination procedures; the technique used in six bitches involved specially designed metal catheters and abdominal fixation of the cervix, whereas the remainder were inseminated by passing a flexible plastic catheter through the cervix using direct endoscopic visualization to facilitate the process. Twenty-seven bitches were inseminated with semen frozen at the clinic; the remainder were inseminated with imported semen. Insemination timing was based on endoscopic assessment of the vaginal mucosa, vaginal cytology and blood progesterone concentration determined using a rapid, qualitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit. Each bitch received between 50 x 10(6) and 200 x 10(6) total spermatozoa per insemination; post-thaw motility varied from 10 to 80%. Two inseminations were performed 48 h apart in the majority of bitches. An overall pregnancy rate of 80% (37/46) was obtained with a mean litter size of 5 +/- 3.14. Subsequent pregnancy rates were comparable for both techniques and both were considered to be effective methods of inseminating frozen semen. Considerably fewer spermatozoa were inseminated in many of these bitches than have previously been reported. In a series of seven bitches using the semen from one dog, each bitch received two inseminations of 30-35 x 10(6) live normal spermatozoa per insemination. A pregnancy rate of 85% (6/7) and a mean litter size of 7.8 was achieved. Rapid ELISA progesterone kits were used to identify the optimum time for insemination. PMID:8229942

  16. De novo assembly and identification of unique contigs in the bovine oviduct from animals with high and low circulating estradiol concentrations during timed artificial insemination

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    Reproductive efficiency is a large concern for many cattle producers and understanding the mechanisms responsible for biological variation in reproduction is key to improving reproductive efficiency. Timed artificial insemination of beef cows with high circulating estradiol concentrations at time o...

  17. Extended semen for artificial insemination in swine as a potential transmission mechanism for infectious Chlamydia suis.

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    Hamonic, G; Pasternak, J A; Käser, T; Meurens, F; Wilson, H L

    2016-09-01

    Although typically unnoticed, Chlamydia infections in swine have been shown to be both widespread and may impact production characteristics and reproductive performance in swine. Serum titers suggest Chlamydia infection within boar studs is common, and infected boars are known to shed chlamydia in their ejaculates. Although the transmission of viruses in chilled extended semen (ES) is well established, the inclusion of antibiotics in commercially available extender is generally believed to limit or preclude the transmission of infectious bacteria. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential of ES used in artificial insemination to support transmission of the obligate intracellular bacteria Chlamydia suis (C suis) under standard industry conditions. First, the effect of C suis on sperm quality during storage was assessed by flow cytometry. Only concentrations above 5 × 10(5) viable C suis/mL caused significant spermicidal effects which only became evident after 7 days of storage at 17 °C. No significant effect on acrosome reaction was observed using any chlamydial concentration. Next, an in vitro infection model of swine testicular fibroblast cells was established and used to evaluate the effect of chilled storage on C suis viability under variable conditions. Storage in Androhep ES reduced viability by 34.4% at a multiplicity of infection of 1.25, an effect which increased to 53.3% when the multiplicity of infection decreased to 0.1. Interestingly, storage in semen extender alone (SE) or ES with additional antibiotics had no effect on bacterial viability. To rule out a secondary effect on extender resulting from metabolically active sperm, C suis was stored in fresh and expended SE and again no significant effect on bacterial viability was observed. Fluorescent microscopy of C suis in ES shows an association between bacteria and the remaining gel fraction after storage suggesting that the apparent reduction of bacterial viability in the presence

  18. DETECTION OF MENDELIAN AND GENOTYPE FREQUENCY OF GROWTH HORMONE GENE IN ONGOLE CROSSBRED CATTLE MATED BY THE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION TECHNIQUE

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    U. Paputungan

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    Full Text Available The objectives of this study were to detect the Mendelian mode inheritance of growth hormone (GH and to establish genotype frequency of GH gene in Ongole-crossbred cattle mated by the artificial insemination (AI technique. Total of 76 blood samples were collected from Ongole-crossbred cows and bulls (G0, and their progenies (G1 at the Tumaratas AI service center in North Sulawesi province, Indonesia. All blood samples were screened for the presence of GH locus using a PCR-RFLP method involving restricted enzyme Msp1 on 1.2 % of agarose gel. Data were analyzed using statistical program function in Excel XP. The results showed that GH locus using alleles of Msp1+ and Msp1- enzyme restriction in Ongole-crossbred cows and bulls was inherited to their Ongole-crossbred progenies following the Mendelian mode inheritance. This Mendelian inheritance generated by AI technique was not under genetic equilibrium for the Msp1 genotype frequencies in groups of G0 and G1. The breeding program using genotypes of bulls and cows (G0 for generating the genotype of GH Msp1 enzyme restriction by AI technique should be maintained to increase these various allele dispersion rates for breeding under genetic equilibrium of the Ongole-crossbred cattle population.

  19. Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Farm Animal - From Artificial Insemination to Nanobiotechnology

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    O P Verma

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    Full Text Available It has become evident that advances in farm animal reproduction have become increasingly dependent on advance scientific research in addition to an understanding of the physiological processes involved in reproduction. The use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART has helped owners to produce offspring from valuable farm animals that were considered infertile using standard breeding techniques. This chapter constitutes an update of recent developments in the field of assisted reproduction includes Artificial insemination, Embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, embryo cryopreservation, Sexing of semen and embryos, cloning, transgenesis, stem cell technology, embryo genomics, micro and nanotechnology has been included. Recently in some of these fields remarkable progress has been made. None the less, imperfections are remaining and sustained efforts will be required to optimize existing and invent new technologies. Before referring an animal for an ART, the practitioner should be able to identify the underlying cause of subfertility of that animal. Knowing the complexity as well as the risks of these techniques, enables practitioners to refer a sub-fertile animal to the least complex and most appropriate and successful ART that can overcome specific causes of infertility. [Vet. World 2012; 5(5.000: 301-310

  20. Improving the reproductive management of smallholder dairy cattle and the effectiveness of artificial insemination: A summary

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    Economic development is progressing rapidly in Asia. One of the many consequences of this phenomenon is an increased demand for food arising from animal agriculture. This increased demand for animal products creates the possibility for a greater dispersion of economic resources, which to this point has been largely confined to urban areas. Thus, the opportunity for poverty alleviation in rural areas exists, but obstacles to this process must be removed. A high priority of the member states of the RCA (Regional Cooperative Agreement for Asia and the Pacific) is thus to support research and the adoption of technologies that can help overcome these obstacles. Ironically, population expansion, although increasing demand, can have a net negative effect on livestock farming, by restricting the amount of land available for raising animals. Therefore, one major focus on increasing production of animal products must be the increase in productivity per animal and per unit of land. Improvement of nutrition is an important strategy for improving the output of livestock production and results can be obtained in the short-term. On the other hand, selective breeding is a highly effective and sustainable approach for increasing animal productivity in the long-term. Reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination (AI) allow single animals to have multiple progeny, reducing the number of parent animals required and allowing for significant increases in the intensity of selection, and proportional increases in genetic improvement of production

  1. Constraints on efficiency of artificial insemination and effect of nutrition on reproductive performance of dairy cattle in small holder farms in Viet Nam

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    This report is the result of a survey on 564 cows subjected to artificial insemination (AI) from March 1995 to March 1996 in 4 districts around Ho Chi Minh City. Four inseminators filled in questionnaires relating to farms, semen batches, cows and inseminations done. Milk samples were collected and analysed for progesterone by radioimmunoassay (RIA). All raw data were stored and analysed by the computer program AIDA (Artificial Insemination Database Application). Conception rate at first service (FSCR) was 61.7% and overall conception rate (OCR) was 68.4%. The intervals from calving to first service (CSI) and calving to conception (CCI) were 108 days 119 days respectively. Cows with lower percentage of Holstein-Friesian (HF) blood had shorter CSI and CCI than those with higher percentage of HF blood. Other factors which influenced OCR, CSI and CCI were parity, high milk yield (>20 L/cow/day), inappropriate heat signs, slight degree of uterine tone, feeding without green grass, too early or too late intervals from heat signs to AI, time of AI and difficulty in passage of AI pipette. Progesterone measurement in 796 sets of milk samples indicated that AI in 546 cows (68.6%) resulted in conception and they were subsequently diagnosed pregnant, while 24 animals (3%) conceived but underwent late embryo mortality. In 146 cows (18.3%) AI was done in the follicular phase but conception did not occur. There were 73 cows (9.1%) where progesterone values were intermediate (1-3 nmol/L). Ninety-four Holstein crossbred cows (F1 and F2) were assigned into three groups by different metabolisable energy (ME) ratios between demand and supply in order to determine effect of nutritive value of rations on reproduction. The cows in ME-balanced group were also divided into two sub-groups by different quantity of green grass in the ration to evaluate influence of the latter on fertility. Results showed that only cows fed with balanced rations in ME achieved good fertility (calving to first

  2. Evaluation of reproductive performance of cattle bred by artificial insemination in Myanmar through the use of progesterone radioimmunoassay

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    The productivity and reproductive efficiency of cattle were determined in small-scale farms of upper and lower Myanmar, before and after the introduction of interventions, which included training workshops for farmers, refresher courses for artificial insemination (AI) technicians and quality control of frozen semen. The conception rate (CR) to first service increased from 50% before interventions to 75% after interventions, while the mean calving to first service interval (CFI) and the mean calving to conception interval (CCI) remained unchanged at around 110 days and 125 days, respectively. Supplementary feeding of cows and heifers with urea molasses multi-nutrient blocks (UMMB) during late pregnancy and the post-partum period resulted in a significant reduction in the interval from calving to onset of ovarian activity and a significant increase in the monthly milk yield. It also reduced the CCI and increased growth rate of calves but the differences were not significant. The economic effects of feeding UMMB were studied on six pilot farms by comparing the feed costs with the income from milk in groups of supplemented and control cows. The cost: benefit ratios ranged from 1:1.4 to 1:7.2 in the different farms. A comparison of reproduction in small-scale farms at three locations and medium scale farms at one location showed that CFI ranged from 113.5 ± 31.4 to 133.6 ± 35.2 days in the former and averaged 192.4 ± 95.7 days in the latter. The CR to first service ranged from 58.2% to 81.1% in small-scale farms and was 52.9% in medium scale farms. At all locations, the CFI and CCI were longer and the CR was lower following the first calving than those following the second and later calvings. (author)

  3. Reproductive status following artificial insemination and factors affecting conception rate in dairy cows in smallholder production systems

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    A survey was conducted to evaluate the reproductive status following artificial insemination (AI) and factors affecting conception rate (CR) in dairy cows under the smallholder production system, using the concentration of progesterone (P4) in milk samples taken on the day of AI (Sample 1), day 10-12 after AI (Sample 2) and day 22-24 after AI (Sample 3). The survey involved 115 cows in 33 farms. A follow-up study was carried out on four farms with interventions to improve record keeping, feed supplementation, heat detection and timely pregnancy diagnosis. Based on Sample 1 (n = 115), 93% of the cows had low P4 and were likely to have been in or close to oestrus at AI. Based on Samples 1 and 2 (n = 107), 85% of the cows had ovulatory oestrus. Based on all three samples (n = 59), 54.2% of the cows appeared to have conceived, 18.6% had either non-fertilization or early embryonic mortality and 18.6% had late embryonic mortality, luteal cyst or a persistent corpus luteum. The incidence of AI on pregnant animals was 1.7% and on those in doubtful reproductive status was 6.8%. The overall CR was 35.5% from 121 inseminations done on 115 cows. Mean intervals from calving to first AI (n = 77) and to conception (n = 43) were 90.7 and 113.6 days, respectively. The effects of level of milk production, lactation state and site of semen deposition on CR were significant (p 0.05) but CR tended to be lower in first parity cows and in cows with excessive body condition. The CR was also lower in farms that practice AI only in the afternoon, in farms where relatively less time was spent on dairy activities and in those farms practicing grazing and supplementation with concentrate only, as compared to those providing additional roughage supplementation. CR tended to be higher when AI was carried out by technicians with longer formal training. The survey showed that there was a high occurrence of ovulatory oestrus in cows under the smallholder production system but the CR obtained was

  4. Pregnancy disruption in artificially inseminated domestic horse mares as a counterstrategy against potential infanticide.

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    Bartoš, L; Bartošová, J; Pluháček, J

    2015-11-01

    In a previous study, we suggested that the common practice of transporting a mare for mating and then bringing her back to an environment that also contains males that did not sire the fetus may be a major cause of high percentages of pregnancy disruption in domestic horses. In this study, we tested whether disruption of pregnancies induced by AI occurs as frequently as after mating with a strange stallion away from home and is affected by the same factors in the home social environment. Based on 77 records, the probability of pregnancy disruption after AI depended on the social environment in which the mare was maintained after mating and the number of foals the mare had delivered in the past. Also after AI, as with natural matings away from home, the probability of pregnancy disruption was higher when the mare had no male company in her enclosure but stallions or geldings were present in an adjacent enclosure than when the mare was sharing the enclosure with geldings (generalized linear mixed model = 8.68, = 0.007, odds ratio = 8.17). These data support the prediction that the mare perceives conception after AI equally to natural mating with a strange stallion. The results suggested pregnancy disruption may be stimulated by the social circumstances of the home environment in mares artificially inseminated as in mares mated naturally away from home. The practical implications of this result is that after AI, to reduce risk of pregnancy disruption and improve welfare, horse breeders should place the pregnant mare into an environment with no stallion or stallions/gelding or geldings or to an enclosure together with the male or males.

  5. FEASIBILITY STUDY OF ESTABLISHING AN ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION (AI CENTER FOR CARABAOS IN SAN ILDEFONSO, BULACAN, PHILIPPINES

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    F.Q. Arrienda II

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    Full Text Available The productivity of the carabao subsector is influenced by several constraints such as social,technical, economic and policy factors. The need to enhance the local production of carabaos will helplocal farmers to increase their income. Thus, producing thorough breeds of carabaos and improving itgenetically is the best response to these constraints. This study was conducted to present the feasibilitystudy of establishing an Artificial Insemination (AI Center and its planned area of operation in Brgy.San Juan, Ildefonso, Bulacan. The market, production, organizational and financial viability of operatingthe business would also be evaluated. This particular study will provide insights in establishing an AICenter. Included in this study is the identification of anticipated problems that could affect the businessand recommendation of specific courses of action to counteract these possible problems. Primary datawere obtained through interviews with key informants from the Philippine. Carabao Center (PCC. Togain insights about the present status of an AI Center, interviews with the technicians of PCC and privatefarm were done to get additional information. Secondary data were acquired from various literatures andfrom San Ildefonso Municipal Office. The proposed area would be 1,500 square meters that would beallotted for the laboratory and bullpen. The AI Center will operate six days a week and will be openedfrom 8 AM until 5 PM. However, customers or farmers can call the technicians beyond the office hoursin case of emergency. The total initial investment of Php 3,825,417.39 is needed in establishing the AICenter. The whole amount will be sourced from the owner’s equity. Financial projection showed an IRRof 30% with a computed NPV of Php 2,415,597.00 and a payback period of 3.97 years. Based on all themarket, technical, organizational, financial factors, projections and data analysis, it is said that thisbusiness endeavor is viable and feasible.

  6. Stochastic economic analysis of dairy cattle artificial insemination reproductive management programs.

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    Olynk, N J; Wolf, C A

    2009-03-01

    Dairy herd reproductive performance and efficiency are closely tied to whole-farm profitability on commercial US dairy operations. Decision support assists farm managers seeking to determine economically optimal programs. Stochastic dominance is a risk efficiency criterion that was used to determine the preferred set of reproductive management programs. Stochastic dominance analysis of reproductive management programs, including visual heat detection without aids, Ovsynch, and Cosynch, was undertaken to facilitate management decisions regarding reproductive management programs. First-degree stochastic dominance identified the efficient set of reproductive management programs for those decision makers who simply prefer "more to less" or in this case prefer the higher value program. Second-degree stochastic dominance was used to identify the efficient set for decision makers who prefer "more to less" at a diminishing rate, reflecting risk aversion. For each program, artificial insemination submission rate and conception rate were the outcome variables that involved risk. Ovsynch and Cosynch were found to be first- and second-degree dominant over visual heat detection in the example base case. Comparing Ovsynch and Cosynch revealed first- and second-degree stochastic dominance of Ovsynch over Cosynch. Managers with all risk preferences would prefer Ovsynch until an additional 9 min of labor were required for Ovsynch. Risk-averse managers would prefer Ovsynch to Cosynch until an additional 25 min of labor were required to breed with Ovsynch. This highlights that, in the example base case, risk-averse managers are willing to incur additional labor costs to breed with Ovsynch and avoid potential downside conception rate risks associated with Cosynch. Risk preferences of the manager affect which programs remain in the efficient set. Risk preferences of farm managers must be recognized when making reproductive program recommendations. Because dairy farmers are likely to be

  7. Pregnancy disruption in artificially inseminated domestic horse mares as a counterstrategy against potential infanticide.

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    Bartoš, L; Bartošová, J; Pluháček, J

    2015-11-01

    In a previous study, we suggested that the common practice of transporting a mare for mating and then bringing her back to an environment that also contains males that did not sire the fetus may be a major cause of high percentages of pregnancy disruption in domestic horses. In this study, we tested whether disruption of pregnancies induced by AI occurs as frequently as after mating with a strange stallion away from home and is affected by the same factors in the home social environment. Based on 77 records, the probability of pregnancy disruption after AI depended on the social environment in which the mare was maintained after mating and the number of foals the mare had delivered in the past. Also after AI, as with natural matings away from home, the probability of pregnancy disruption was higher when the mare had no male company in her enclosure but stallions or geldings were present in an adjacent enclosure than when the mare was sharing the enclosure with geldings (generalized linear mixed model = 8.68, = 0.007, odds ratio = 8.17). These data support the prediction that the mare perceives conception after AI equally to natural mating with a strange stallion. The results suggested pregnancy disruption may be stimulated by the social circumstances of the home environment in mares artificially inseminated as in mares mated naturally away from home. The practical implications of this result is that after AI, to reduce risk of pregnancy disruption and improve welfare, horse breeders should place the pregnant mare into an environment with no stallion or stallions/gelding or geldings or to an enclosure together with the male or males. PMID:26641065

  8. Evaluation of ovsynch protocols for timed artificial insemination in water buffaloes in Bangladesh

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    Full text: A total of 65 water buffaloes (groups A, B, and C) at =>60 days postpartum with a body condition score (BCS) of =>2.5 were selected to evaluate ovsynch protocols for timed artificial insemination (TAI). The group A buffaloes (n = 25) were treated with a simple ovsynch protocol (GnRH - Day 7 - PGF alpha - Day 2 - GnRH - 16 h - TAI). The group B buffaloes (n = 22) received PGF2 alpha treatment 12 days before the initiation of simple ovsynch (PGF2 alpha at Day -12 + simple ovsynch; modified ovsynch). The group C buffaloes (n = 18) were treated with a double ovsynch protocol (GnRH - Day 7 - PGF2 alpha - Day 3 - GnRH - Day 7 - GnRH - Day 7 - PGF2 alpha - 48 h - GnRH - 16 h - TAI). Milk P4 ELISA was used for tracking ovulation and conception rates. Ovulation rates were higher in buffaloes that received the double ovsynch treatment (group C; 83.3%) than those with simple ovsynch (group A; 72.0%; P < 0.05). The group C cows (44.4%) achieved a higher concentration rate than the cows of groups A (28.0%) and B (36.4%) (P < 0.05) and multiparous buffaloes having BCS of =>3.5 responded better to the ovsynch treatments than the primiparous ones (P < 0.05). The double ovsynch protocol increases both ovulation and conception rates in comparison to the simple and modified ovsynch protocols and is more effective in multiparous cows than in primiparous ones. (author)

  9. Genetic and non-genetic factors related to the success of artificial insemination in dairy goats.

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    Furstoss, V; David, I; Fatet, A; Boissard, K; Clément, V; Bodin, L

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate genetic and non-genetic factors influencing artificial insemination (AI) success in French dairy goats. Data analysis, on a total of 584 676 and 386 517 AI records for Alpine and Saanen breed, respectively, collected from 1992 to 2009, was conducted separately on each breed. We used a linear simple repeatability animal model which combined male and female random effect and environmental fixed effects. The most important environmental factor identified was the period within year effect due to the European heat wave of 2003. The estimated values of the annual fertility exhibited a negative trend of 1% loss of AI success per 10 years for Alpine breed only. The range of variation for the flock×within years random effect was 70% and 65% for Alpine and Saanen breeds. The negative effect on AI success of antibody production after repetitive hormonal treatment was confirmed. We observed an important positive relationship between fertility and protein yield expressed as quartile within flock×years of protein 250-day yield for female with lactation number over 1, while this trend was negative for primiparous females. We detected a negative effect of the duration of conservation of semen with a difference of about 4% of AI success between extreme values (2 to 8+ or 9+ years). Heritability estimates for male fertility were 0.0037 and 0.0043 for Alpine and Saanen breed respectively, while estimates for female fertility was 0.040 and 0.049. Repeatability estimates for males were 0.008 and 0.010 for Alpine and Saanen, respectively, and 0.097 and 0.102 for females. With such low values of heritability, selection can hardly affect fertility. PMID:26234382

  10. Effect of performing one and two inseminations per cycle on pregnancy rate in artificial insemination by donor%同一周期单双次授精对供精人工授精妊娠率的影响

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    李静; 王兴玲; 杨晓娜; 李真; 于晓娜; 乔洪武; 张文

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    Objective To study the effect of performing one and two inseminations per cycle on pregnancy rate in artificial insemination by donor ( AID) .Methods Pregnancy rate was retrospectively analyzed when performing two inseminations per cycle in AID compared with one insemination per cycle among a total of 568 patients undergoing 864 cycles of AID at Reproductive Medical Centre of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University during the period of August 2012 and July 2013.Results Pregnancy rate of performing two inseminations per cycle (36.29%) was significantly higher than that of one insemination per cycle (29.77%) in 864 cycles of AID (χ2 =3.438, P <0.05).Pregnancy rates of performing one insemination and two inseminations per cycle were 19.80% and 34.93% for patients with inseminated motile sperm≥10 ×106 , and they were 10.00% and 31.95% for those with inseminated motile sperm <10 × 106.The pregnancy rate of two insemination was significantly higher than that of one insemination (inseminated motile sperm≥10 ×106:χ2 =8.863,P <0.05; inseminated motile sperm <10 ×106: χ2 =9.759, P <0.05).Conclusion Two inseminations per cycle can enhance the pregnancy rate either inseminated motile sperm≥10 ×106 or inseminated motile sperm <10 ×106 around ovulation .%目的:研究同一周期单次授精和双次授精对供精人工授精妊娠率的影响。方法收集2012年8月至2013年7月在郑州大学第三附属医院生殖医学中心进行的供精人工授精( AID)共568人次864个周期。回顾性分析同一周期单次授精、双次授精及首次注入不同精子数对供精人工授精妊娠率的影响。结果在568人次864个供精人工授精周期中,单次授精、双次授精妊娠率分别为29.77%和36.29%,双次授精妊娠率高于单次授精,差异具有统计学意义(χ2=3.438,P<0.05)。首次注入精子数≥1000万条和<1000万条的两组患者,前者单双

  11. Ovarian Abscess Following Therapeutic Insemination

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    Bradford A. Kolb

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Artificial insemination is a commonly performed procedure for the treatment of various forms of infertility. Infectious complications have only rarely been noted as a complication of intrauterine insemination (IUI.

  12. Intravaginal artificial insemination in bitches using frozen/thawed semen after dilution in powdered coconut water (ACP-106c).

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    Uchoa, D C; Silva, T F P; Mota Filho, A C; Silva, L D M

    2012-12-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate powdered coconut water extender (ACP-106c; ACP Serviços Tecnológicos Ltda, ACP Biotecnologia, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil) as a diluent for freezing dog semen and the fertility after vaginal insemination of semen frozen therein. Ten ejaculates were collected from five dogs, evaluated fresh, diluted in ACP-106c, 10% egg yolk and 6% glycerol, cooled and frozen. In the first phase of the study, straws with frozen semen were thawed and immediately subjected to the same analysis as the fresh semen and, in addition, to Computer-Assisted Semen Analysis (CASA). In phase 2, 10 bitches that had been subjected to natural breeding during a preceding oestrous cycle were vaginally inseminated with thawed semen that had been re-diluted in ACP-106c. After thawing, a mean of 77% sperm motility was obtained through subjective analysis and 77.3% through CASA. Following artificial insemination, a 60% pregnancy rate was observed, resulting in a 50% parturition rate and a mean litter size of 3.4 (SEM 0.6), with 47.1% males and 52.9% females. ACP-106c can be successfully used for freezing canine semen, and vaginal deposition of such semen yields similar pregnancy rates to those reported in other studies.

  13. Radioimmunoassay and related techniques to improve artificial insemination programmes for cattle reared under tropical and sub-tropical conditions. Proceedings of a final research co-ordination meeting

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    Artificial insemination (AI) is widely used for improvement of cattle production in developed countries. Its use in developing countries is less widespread and the results obtained are far from satisfactory. Under tropical small-farm conditions, a number of socio-economic, organizational, biological and technical factors make the service more difficult to provide and also less efficient. If the major constraints can be identified and overcome, this technology would become more widely adopted and contribute to an increased production of milk and meat, leading to better food security and poverty alleviation. The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture therefore convened a consultants meeting in May 1994 to advise on the applicability of radioimmunoassay (RIA) for measuring progesterone in milk of dairy cattle to identify the major causes of conception failure and reproductive wastage when AI is used under the conditions prevailing in developing countries. The consultants recommended the initiation of a co-ordinated research project (CRP) on this topic, and developed a comprehensive technical document including the sampling protocol and the range of information that needs to be recorded in order to obtain conclusive results. A five year CRP on the ''Use of RIA and Related Techniques to Identify Ways of Improving Artificial Insemination Programmes for Cattle Reared Under Tropical and Sub-Tropical Conditions'' was initiated in early 1995. The CRP resulted in the development and standardization of methodologies and protocols, including the computer software program termed AIDA (Artificial Insemination Database Application), to determine current status and identify constraints. These methodologies and protocols are now being applied on a wider scale in Member States through regional TC projects in Asia and Africa and country TC projects in Latin America. Contributing to the wider application of progesterone RIA for field level problem solving

  14. The dangers of disease transmission by artificial insemination and embryo transfer.

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    Philpott, M

    1993-01-01

    This review summarizes the major infectious diseases of the three major agricultural species (cattle, sheep and pigs) and horses, and presents the evidence for and against the possibility of infectious agents being transmitted between animals via the venereal route or by the use of semen or early embryos in commercial artificial insemination (AI) or embryo transfer (ET). Cattle feature most prominently in the widespread distribution of frozen semen, and national and international organizations have set out guidelines to work towards disease-free bull studs with semen free from potential pathogens. With the control of major epizootic diseases, attention has been focused on such diseases as IBR, BVD and blue tongue, where clinical signs are rarely evident but the detection of virus in semen is of great importance. New information on the relevance of bacterial disease such as Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, campylobacteriosis and leptospirosis is reviewed, along with details of the mycoplasma and ureaplasma species of the bull's genital tract. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has attracted much research and semen is not regarded as a source of infection. New work on the pathogenesis of a number of diseases and the use of new biotechnology in diagnosis is included. The International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) has encouraged a great deal of experimental work--much originating in Canada--on the risk of transmission of disease from donors to recipients via a 7-day-old blastocyst. There has been much success in demonstrating that with an approved protocol of handling the embryos, to date there is very little danger in disease transmission with both viruses and bacteria. The mycoplasma group appear more intractable and the role of BSE is still being evaluated. In sheep, scrapie, Brucella ovis infection and blue tongue feature in current work. In the pig there is a surge in international movement of pig semen, and Aujeszky's disease and the new so-called Blue Ear

  15. Fertility results of artificial inseminations performed with liquid boar semen stored in X-cell vs BTS extender.

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    Haugan, T; Gaustad, A H; Reksen, O; Gröhn, Y T; Hofmo, P O

    2007-02-01

    The objective of the present field study was to compare the fertility results for boar semen diluted in X-cell stored up to 4-5 days before artificial insemination (AI) with semen diluted in Beltsville thawing solution (BTS) used for AI following 2-3 days of storage (where the first day being the collection day). A total number of 2601 double inseminations in Norwegian herds were included in this two-trial study. All the boars used in the study were mature cross-bred Norwegian Landrace x Duroc (LD), which were routinely used for AI in Norway. The inseminated gilts and sows were Norwegian Landrace x Yorkshire (LY). The AI doses contained 2.5 billion spermatozoa, and consisted of a mixture of semen from three, occasionally four, boars (i.e. heterospermic semen). Fertility was measured in terms of the likelihood of farrowing and subsequent litter size. The fertility of the semen in both of the extenders was satisfactory and no significant differences were found either in semen stored 4-5 days in X-cell compared with 2-3 days in BTS or in semen stored 2-3 days in X-cell compared with 2-3 days in BTS. The storage capability findings for the long-term extender X-cell could significantly simplify the practical issues of semen production and the distribution of AI doses containing 2.5 billion spermatozoa. However, in pig production systems where all semen is used within 2-3 days, the short-term extender BTS is as good as the more expensive extender X-cell.

  16. Comparative fertility of freshly collected vs frozen-thawed semen with laparoscopic oviductal artificial insemination in domestic cats.

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    Lambo, C A; Grahn, R A; Lyons, L A; Bateman, H l; Newsom, J; Swanson, W F

    2012-12-01

    Artificial insemination (AI) is potentially invaluable as an adjunct to natural breeding for the conservation management of non-domestic felid populations. The efficacy of AI, however, must be substantially improved for applied use, especially when using frozen semen. Our recent advances in using laparoscopic oviductal AI (LO-AI) with low sperm numbers and freezing of cat semen in a soy lecithin-based cryoprotectant medium suggest that combining these two approaches might improve pregnancy outcomes with frozen-thawed spermatozoa. In this study, our objectives were to (i) assess the effect of two gonadotropin dosages (100 vs 150 IU eCG) on ovarian response in domestic cats and (ii) compare the relative fertility of frozen-thawed and fresh semen in vivo following LO-AI. All 16 females ovulated after gonadotropin treatment and were inseminated with fresh semen from one male and frozen-thawed semen from a second male. There were no differences between gonadotropin dosages in CL number, pregnancy percentage or litter size. Half (8/16) of the females conceived, with seven females giving birth to a total of 36 offspring. Paternity analysis showed that more kittens resulted from LO-AI with fresh (28/36, 78%) than frozen-thawed (8/36, 22%) semen, possibly due to impaired motility and longevity of thawed sperm. These results demonstrated that viable offspring can be produced by AI using semen frozen in a soy lecithin-based medium. Insemination with greater numbers of frozen-thawed spermatozoa, combined with further refinement of cat sperm cryopreservation methods, may be necessary to optimize pregnancy success with LO-AI in domestic and nondomestic cats. PMID:23279520

  17. Meteorological variables affect fertility rate after intrauterine artificial insemination in sheep in a seasonal-dependent manner: a 7-year study

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    Palacios, C.; Abecia, J. A.

    2015-05-01

    A total number of 48,088 artificial inseminations (AIs) have been controlled during seven consecutive years in 79 dairy sheep Spanish farms (41° N). Mean, maximum and minimum ambient temperatures ( Ts), temperature amplitude (TA), mean relative humidity (RH), mean solar radiation (SR) and total rainfall of each insemination day and 15 days later were recorded. Temperature-humidity index (THI) and effective temperature (ET) have been calculated. A binary logistic regression model to estimate the risk of not getting pregnant compared to getting pregnant, through the odds ratio (OR), was performed. Successful winter inseminations were carried out under higher SR ( P inseminations under lower SR values ( P inseminations during the summer were performed under significantly lower maximum T ( P inseminations resulted in pregnancy when they were carried out under higher maximum ( P 1 (maximum T, ET and rainfall on AI day, and ET and rainfall on day 15), and two variables presented OR <1 (SR on AI day and maximum T on day 15). However, the effect of meteorological factors affected fertility in opposite ways, so T becomes a protective or risk factor on fertility depending on season. In conclusion, the percentage of pregnancy after AI in sheep is significantly affected by meteorological variables in a seasonal-dependent manner, so the parameters such as temperature reverse their effects in the hot or cold seasons. A forecast of the meteorological conditions could be a useful tool when AI dates are being scheduled.

  18. Effects of the northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini and Fanzago), on fertility and hatchability of eggs from artificially inseminated White Leghorn hens.

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    DeVaney, J A

    1978-09-01

    Egg production of White Leghorn hens infested with the northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini and Fanzago), was as much as 15% lower than egg production of control hens. However, when these hens were artificially inseminated with semen from mite infested roosters, fertility nor hatchability was affected by the mite infestation. PMID:724591

  19. Relationship between oxidative stress and the success of artificial insemination in dairy cows in a pasture-based system.

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    Celi, Pietro; Merlo, Mariacristina; Barbato, Olimpia; Gabai, Gianfranco

    2012-08-01

    This study was designed to evaluate whether the outcome of artificial insemination (AI) was affected by the metabolic and oxidative status of dairy cows. Seventy-nine inseminations in 40 cows, were classified, on the basis of blood progesterone (P4) and pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) concentrations and clinical confirmation of pregnancy into, three categories: (1) positive (AI+, resulted in pregnancy, n=26; 33%), (2) negative (AI-, did not result in pregnancy, n=49; 62%), and (3) embryonic mortality (EM, n=4; 5%). Reactive oxygen metabolites, biological antioxidant potential, oxidative stress index, body condition score, glucose, total proteins, albumin, urea, non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs), cholesterol, triglycerides, haptoglobin and advanced oxidative protein products (AOPPs) were measured on the day of AI (day 0), and 30 and 42 days later. Cows with EM had lower BCS scores (2.5) than AI+ (2.8) and AI- (2.9) cows (P<0.05). During the post-partum period, body condition score (BCS) increased and NEFAs decreased (P<0.05) suggesting a recovery from the negative energy balance (NEB). The only significant differences found were that the mean concentration of AOPPs was higher and that of albumin lower in EM cows than in AI+ and AI- (P<0.05) animals. Plasma concentration of reactive oxygen metabolites and biological antioxidant potential were not related to AI outcome. Further studies are required to confirm this finding and to clarify the role of oxidative status on cows' fertility.

  20. MALE REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION IN THE MAGELLANIC PENGUIN (SPHENISCUS MAGELLANICUS) USING CHILLED-STORED SEMEN.

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    O'Brien, Justine K; Nollens, Hendrik H; Schmitt, Todd L; Steinman, Karen J; Dubach, Jean M; Robeck, Todd R

    2016-03-01

    Research was performed to increase our understanding of male Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) reproductive biology and to develop artificial insemination (AI) technology to assist with maintaining the species' genetic diversity. Seminal traits were characterized from seven males with noncontaminated ejaculates (n = 123) displaying high in vitro motion parameters, membrane integrity, and morphology. Seven females were maintained in nest sites that permitted visual, auditory, and tactile contact with their paired male but not copulation for 18.3 ± 2.4 days before egg lay. After cloacal AI (2.6 ± 0.4 inseminations/female) with semen chilled for up to 20.5 hr at 5°C, all females produced one to two fertile eggs, with the first oviposition occurring within 7 days of plasma progesterone concentrations exceeding 0.8 ng/ml. Overall fertility was 91.7%, hatchability was 63.6%, and genetic analyses confirmed that all embryos and hatchlings were sired by AI males. The heterospermic AI design demonstrated that eggs were fertilized by spermatozoa chilled for 1.5-19.8 hr before AI and were laid 4.5-11.5 days post AI. These results contribute new data on Magellanic penguin sperm biology and demonstrate that high fertility rates after AI of chilled semen can be achieved with females remaining in proximity to their paired mate. PMID:27010281

  1. Tasks Scheduling Model and Algorithm for Artificial Insemination of Dairy Cows%奶牛人工授精任务调度模型与算法研究

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    蒋帮镇; 王磊; 江志斌

    2014-01-01

    规模化养殖环境下牧场每天都有大量人工授精任务,人工授精任务执行具有最佳时机的特性,研究借鉴“提前/拖期调度”理论建立奶牛人工授精任务调度模型,采用惩罚成本函数兼顾奶牛受孕率和产奶量,采用禁忌搜索算法和二次规划方法求解人工授精任务执行序列和开始执行时间,预测奶牛排卵时间和最佳人工授精时间。仿真实验证明了模型和算法的有效性。%There are many artificial insemination tasks in pasture everyday under large-scale cultivation, and implanting artificial insemination task has the character of optimal timing. The earliness/tardiness scheduling theory was adopted to establish task scheduling model for artificial insemination of dairy cows. Based on the tasks’ conception rate and milk yield, the cost function was proposed. Then the tabu search (TS) and the quadratic programming (QP) was used for processing the sequences of operation and the start time of operation for artificial insemination task, and for predicting the optimal time of artificial insemination. The simulation experiment demonstrated the effectiveness of model and algorithm.

  2. Factors that affect the quality and efficiency of artificial insemination in oestrus synchronization programmes in dairy cattle

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    Experiments were performed during a three-year period in order to identify the factors affecting quality and efficiency of artificial insemination (AI) when it is used in cattle subjected to oestrus induction and synchronization (OIS) programmes. The study took place in the Western part of the country and 3 herds with a total of 6357 animals were used. The first study was a survey to evaluate the factors affecting the efficiency of AI in OIS. The second study examined the effects of body condition score (BCS) and three different regimes of OIS on the results of AI. Progesterone levels were measured in blood and milk using radioimmunoassay to determine the incidence of acyclic animals in the herds. Data were recorded and analysed using the artificial insemination database application (AIDA) and further statistical analyses were done using Systat. The results found in the survey showed a low conception rate (18%) and a great variability in the period from calving to conception (154 ± 98.11 days). The latter parameter was significantly different between herds (P<0.001). A high percentage of animals selected for OIS programmes (37%) showed a poor BCS (<2.5 on a scale of 1-5). Motility of semen used for AI was low (<30%) in 47% of the samples evaluated. The results from progesterone measurements demonstrated that the reasons for poor fertility were low accuracy in oestrus detection, poor response to treatment for OIS, non-fertilization, embryo mortality and functional disturbances present after treatment. Under our field conditions during the dry season, acyclicity (anoestrus) is a frequent problem in primiparous cows and in those with poor BCS. The BCS in heifers and the quality of different treatments had a significant effect on the conception rate. These results confirm that the use of progesterone measurement together with data management using AIDA is a very appropriate way to evaluate and improve the quality and efficiency of AI in OIS programmes. (author)

  3. Artificial Insemination of the Cherry Valley Duck with Muscovy Drakes%番鸭与樱桃谷鸭人工授精的研究

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    陈章言; 杜文兴; 段修军; 赵旭庭; 王建

    2009-01-01

    [目的] 探讨半番鸭生产中的人工授精技术.[方法] 选用公番鸭和樱桃谷母鸭为试验材料,采用按摩采精法和翻肛输精法进行人工授精试验,探讨输精量、输精间隔时间、输精时间以及稀释液对受精率的影响.[结果] 公番鸭和樱桃谷母鸭自然交配受精率很低,平均受精率为39.58%,人工授精受精率可达74.79%.用磷酸缓冲液和Lake's液稀释精液的受精率比较高,分别为75.24%和75.16%,与原精液组受精率(74.10%)差异不显著.精液稀释后在5 ℃保存24 h后输精,其受精率均较低,分别为23.76%和34.33%.[结论] 在半番鸭生产中,采用人工授精技术可降低精液使用量和提高受精率.%[Objective] To explore artificial insemination technique of mule duck. [Method] Male Muscovy duck and female Cherry Valley duck were selected to conduct artificial insemination. Semens of male Muscovy duck were collected with massage method and inseminated the female Cherry Valley duck with vagina-insemination method. Effects of volume of semen, insemination interval, insemination time and diluent on fertilization rate were studied in series of experiments. [ Result] The average fertilization rate was only 39.58% by natural mating between male Muscovy duck and female Cherry Valley duck, while the average fertilization rate increased to 74.79% by artificial insemination. There were no significant difference between fresh semen and diluted semens by phosphate and Lake's buffer. The fertilization rate of diluted semens by phosphate and Lake's buffer were 75.24% and 75.16% respectively, and the fertilization rate of fresh semen was 74.10%. The semen was diluted by phosphate and Lake's buffer, then stored at 5 ℃ for 24 h. The average fertilization rate of these two diluted semen decreased to 23.76% and 34.33% respectively. [Conclusion] Artificial insemination technology can reduce semen volume and increase the fertilization rate in Mule duck production.

  4. Meteorological variables affect fertility rate after intrauterine artificial insemination in sheep in a seasonal-dependent manner: a 7-year study

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    Palacios, C.; Abecia, J. A.

    2015-05-01

    A total number of 48,088 artificial inseminations (AIs) have been controlled during seven consecutive years in 79 dairy sheep Spanish farms (41° N). Mean, maximum and minimum ambient temperatures ( Ts), temperature amplitude (TA), mean relative humidity (RH), mean solar radiation (SR) and total rainfall of each insemination day and 15 days later were recorded. Temperature-humidity index (THI) and effective temperature (ET) have been calculated. A binary logistic regression model to estimate the risk of not getting pregnant compared to getting pregnant, through the odds ratio (OR), was performed. Successful winter inseminations were carried out under higher SR ( P 1 (maximum T, ET and rainfall on AI day, and ET and rainfall on day 15), and two variables presented OR reverse their effects in the hot or cold seasons. A forecast of the meteorological conditions could be a useful tool when AI dates are being scheduled.

  5. Experience in Improving Cattle Conception Rate with Artificial Insemination%提高黄牛冷配受胎率的体会

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    阿尔阿力别克·萨哈巴; 金恩斯汗·那俄斯汗

    2012-01-01

    In recent years ,Baliqun county has promoted cattle frozen-semen artificial insemination, though castration of inferior bulls, decreasing the number of local breed and increasing the number of superior genetically cattle. In the present paper,experiences of frozen-semen artificial insemination, are summarized.%目前大力推广黄牛冷配工作,去势劣种公牛、淘汰土种牛、增加自繁自育母犊等,我们获得优良冻精和本地品种杂交改良后代。本文介绍了从事黄牛冷配工作中掌握的经验和体会。

  6. A prognostic model to predict the success of artificial insemination in dairy cows based on readily available data.

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    Rutten, C J; Steeneveld, W; Vernooij, J C M; Huijps, K; Nielen, M; Hogeveen, H

    2016-08-01

    A prognosis of the likelihood of insemination success is valuable information for the decision to start inseminating a cow. This decision is important for the reproduction management of dairy farms. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic model for the likelihood of successful first insemination. The parameters considered for the model are readily available on farm at the time a farmer makes breeding decisions. In the first step, variables are selected for the prognostic model that have prognostic value for the likelihood of a successful first insemination. In the second step, farm effects on the likelihood of a successful insemination are quantified and the prognostic model is cross-validated. Logistic regression with a random effect for farm was used to develop the prognostic model. Insemination and test-day milk production data from 2,000 commercial Dutch dairy farms were obtained, and 190,541 first inseminations from this data set were used for model selection. The following variables were used in the selection process: parity, days in milk, days to peak production, production level relative to herd mates, milk yield, breed of the cow, insemination season and calving season, log of the ratio of fat to protein content, and body condition score at insemination. Variables were selected in a forward selection and backward elimination, based on the Akaike information criterion. The variables that contributed most to the model were random farm effect, relative production factor, and milk yield at insemination. The parameters were estimated in a bootstrap analysis and a cross-validation was conducted within this bootstrap analysis. The parameter estimates for body condition score at insemination varied most, indicating that this effect varied most among Dutch dairy farms. The cross-validation showed that the prognosis of insemination success closely resembled the mean insemination success observed in the data set. Insemination success depends on

  7. Treatments to Optimize the Use of Artificial Insemination and Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cattle under Tropical Environments

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Bos indicus cattle, the preferred genetic group in tropical climates, are characterized by having a lower reproductive efficiency than Bos taurus. The reasons for the poorer reproductive efficiency of the Bos indicus cows include longer lengths of gestation and postpartum anestrus, a short length of estrous behavior with a high incidence of estrus occurring during the dark hours, and puberty at older age and at a higher percentage of body weight relative to mature body weight. Moreover, geography, environment, economics, and social traditions are factors contributing for a lower use of reproductive biotechnologies in tropical environments. Hormonal protocols have been developed to resolve some of the reproductive challenges of the Bos indicus cattle and allow artificial insemination, which is the main strategy to hasten genetic improvement in commercial beef ranches. Most of these treatments use exogenous sources of progesterone associated with strategies to improve the final maturation of the dominant follicle, such as temporary weaning and exogenous gonadotropins. These treatments have caused large impacts on reproductive performance of beef cattle reared under tropical areas.

  8. Using GAIDA (Guide to AI Data Analysis) to analyze data collected from artificial insemination programmes for cattle in developing countries

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    The objectives of AIDA (Artificial Insemination Database Application) and its companion GAIDA (Guide to AI Data Analysis) are to address two major problems in on-farm research on livestock production. The first is the quality of the data collected and the second is the intellectual rigor of the analyses and their associated results when statistically testing causal hypotheses. The solution is to develop a data management system such as AIDA and an analysis system such as GAIDA to estimate parameters that explain biological mechanisms for on-farm application. The system uses epidemiological study designs in the uncontrolled research environment of the farm, uses a database manager (Microsoft Access) to handle data management issues encountered in preparing data for analysis, and then uses a statistical program (SYSTAT) to do preliminary analyses. These analyses enable the researcher to have better understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in the data contained within the AIDA database. Using GAIDA as a guide, this preliminary analysis helps to determine the strategy for further in-depth analyses. (author)

  9. Additional value of computer assisted semen analysis (CASA) compared to conventional motility assessments in pig artificial insemination.

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    Broekhuijse, M L W J; Soštarić, E; Feitsma, H; Gadella, B M

    2011-11-01

    In order to obtain a more standardised semen motility evaluation, Varkens KI Nederland has introduced a computer assisted semen analysis (CASA) system in all their pig AI laboratories. The repeatability of CASA was enhanced by standardising for: 1) an optimal sample temperature (39 °C); 2) an optimal dilution factor; 3) optimal mixing of semen and dilution buffer by using mechanical mixing; 4) the slide chamber depth, and together with the previous points; 5) the optimal training of technicians working with the CASA system; and 6) the use of a standard operating procedure (SOP). Once laboratory technicians were trained in using this SOP, they achieved a coefficient of variation of CASA. CASA results are preferable as accurate continuous motility dates are generated rather than discrimination motility percentage increments of 10% motility as with motility estimation by laboratory technicians. The higher variability of sperm motility found with CASA and the continuous motility values allow better analysis of the relationship between semen motility characteristics and fertilising capacity. The benefits of standardised CASA for AI is discussed both with respect to estimate the correct dilution factor of the ejaculate for the production of artificial insemination (AI) doses (critical for reducing the number of sperm per AI doses) and thus to get more reliable fertility data from these AI doses in return.

  10. Single fixed-time artificial insemination in gilts and weaned sows using pLH at estrus onset administered through vulvar submucosal route.

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    Ulguim, R R; Fontana, D L; Bernardi, M L; Wentz, I; Bortolozzo, F P

    2016-09-01

    This study evaluated the use of a single fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) in gilts and weaned sows using 2.5 mg of porcine luteinizing hormone (pLH) administered through vulvar submucosal route, at the onset of estrus. In experiment 1 (Exp.1), 318 pubertal gilts were assigned to two groups: control-G-no hormonal application and artificial inseminations (AIs) at 12, 36, and 60 hours after the onset of estrus if they were still in standing estrus; and FTAI-G-use of pLH at the onset of estrus and a single FTAI 12 hours later. In experiment 2 (Exp. 2), 309 weaned sows were assigned to three groups: Control-S-no hormone application and AIs at 0, 24, and 48 hours after the onset of estrus if they were still in standing estrus; FTAI-NH-no hormone application and a single FTAI at 24 hours after the onset of estrus, and FTAI-pLH-use of pLH at the onset of estrus and a single FTAI 24 hours later. Transabdominal real time B-mode ultrasonography was performed to determine whether the insemination had been performed within 24 hours before ovulation, considered as the optimal interval. In Exp. 1, ultrasound evaluation (12-hour intervals) was carried out to determine the interval between the onset of estrus and ovulation. In both experiments, 2 × 10(9) sperm cells in 80 mL were used to perform cervical and postcervical deposition of semen in gilts and sows, respectively. Compared with control-G, FTAI-G gilts had shorter (P insemination outside the optimal interval reduced (P inseminated within the optimal interval. In Exp. 2, there were no differences in the AFR (Control-S: 94.1%; FTAI-NH: 86.1%; FTAI-pLH: 88.0%) and TPB (Control-S: 12.8; FTAI-NH: 12.7, and FTAI-pLH: 12.0 piglets) among treatments. The presence of semen backflow reduced (P insemination performed too late relative to ovulation reduced the AFR (P inseminated within the optimal interval. In conclusion, 2.5-mg pLH applied at the vulvar submucosa at the onset of estrus advances the ovulation in

  11. Predictive capacity of sperm quality parameters and sperm subpopulations on field fertility after artificial insemination in sheep.

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    Santolaria, P; Vicente-Fiel, S; Palacín, I; Fantova, E; Blasco, M E; Silvestre, M A; Yániz, J L

    2015-12-01

    This study was designed to evaluate the relevance of several sperm quality parameters and sperm population structure on the reproductive performance after cervical artificial insemination (AI) in sheep. One hundred and thirty-nine ejaculates from 56 adult rams were collected using an artificial vagina, processed for sperm quality assessment and used to perform 1319 AI. Analyses of sperm motility by computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA), sperm nuclear morphometry by computer-assisted sperm morphometry analysis (CASMA), membrane integrity by acridine orange-propidium iodide combination and sperm DNA fragmentation using the sperm chromatin dispersion test (SCD) were performed. Clustering procedures using the sperm kinematic and morphometric data resulted in the classification of spermatozoa into three kinematic and three morphometric sperm subpopulations. Logistic regression procedures were used, including fertility at AI as the dependent variable (measured by lambing, 0 or 1) and farm, year, month of AI, female parity, female lambing-treatment interval, ram, AI technician and sperm quality parameters (including sperm subpopulations) as independent factors. Sperm quality variables remaining in the logistic regression model were viability and VCL. Fertility increased for each one-unit increase in viability (by a factor of 1.01) and in VCL (by a factor of 1.02). Multiple linear regression analyses were also performed to analyze the factors possibly influencing ejaculate fertility (N=139). The analysis yielded a significant (P<0.05) relationship between sperm viability and ejaculate fertility. The discriminant ability of the different semen variables to predict field fertility was analyzed using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. Sperm viability and VCL showed significant, albeit limited, predictive capacity on field fertility (0.57 and 0.54 Area Under Curve, respectively). The distribution of spermatozoa in the different subpopulations was not

  12. Improving reproductive efficiency in an artificial insemination programme through early non-pregnancy diagnosis, management and training

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    A field survey was conducted on a stratified random sample of the owners of 300 buffaloes and 200 cattle. The main buffalo farming systems were rural subsistence, rural market-oriented, peri-urban and commercial farming, while the main cattle farming systems were rural rain-fed (Barani), rural irrigated, peri-urban and progressive farming. In buffaloes the average age of maturity (first use for breeding) was 34.8 ± 5.7 months and the calving interval (CI) was 17.5 ± 4.7 months. In cattle the average age at maturity was 32.4 ± 6.4 in purebreds, 20.1 ± 7.2 in crossbreds and 35.5 ± 10.4 in indigenous animals, while the CI was 15.9 ± 5.1, 13.1 ± 2.8 and 12.3 ± 6.8 months for the three breed types, respectively. Milk samples were collected for from 137 cattle and buffaloes that were subjected to artificial insemination (AI) on the day of AI (day 0), and on days 10-12 and 21-23 after AI. The average concentration of progesterone was 0.15 ± 0.02 ng/mL in milk collected on day 0 and 3.26 ± 0.29 ng/mL in those collected 10-12 days later. Based on results from the first two samples, 77% of cows had a low-high progesterone combination, indicating that they had been inseminated at an ovulatory oestrus. Based on results from all three samples, 42% of cows had a low-high-high progesterone combination and were subsequently diagnosed as pregnant by rectal palpation. A lowhigh- low progesterone combination was observed in 19% of cows and all were found non-pregnant on rectal palpation. It was concluded that milk progesterone assay is effective of the early diagnosis of non-pregnancy in cattle and buffaloes. (author)

  13. Intrauterine insemination or intracervical insemination with cryopreserved donor sperm in the natural cycle : a cohort study

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    Kop, P. A. L.; van Wely, M.; Mol, B. W.; de Melker, A. A.; Janssens, P. M. W.; Arends, B.; Curfs, M. H. J. M.; Kortman, M.; Nap, A.; Rijnders, E.; Roovers, J. P. W. R.; Ruis, H.; Simons, A. H. M.; Repping, S.; van der Veen, F.; Mochtar, M. H.

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    STUDY QUESTION: Does intrauterine insemination in the natural cycle lead to better pregnancy rates than intracervical insemination (ICI) in the natural cycle in women undergoing artificial insemination with cryopreserved donor sperm. SUMMARY ANSWER: In a large cohort of women undergoing artificial i

  14. Survival of chlamydiae in human semen prepared for artificial insemination by donor

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    Thorsen, Poul; Møller, Birger R.; Halkier-Sørensen, Lars;

    1991-01-01

    Semen specimens from 21 men with urethral infection with Chlamydia trachomatis were tested for the presence of the organism before and after cryopreservation for 3 weeks of storage at -196 degrees C. Five specimens were chlamydia-positive before preservation and four of them were still positive...... after storage when examined by enzyme immunoassay (Chlamydiazyme). When examined by cell culture, four proved chlamydia- positive before storage and two afterwards. The results indicate that testing for C. trachomatis has to be performed from the urethra of all donors of semen used for artificial...

  15. Impacts of incorporation of follicle stimulating hormone into an estrous synchronization protocol for timed artificial insemination of crossbred beef cattle.

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    Gentry, G T; Walker, R S; Gentry, L R

    2016-05-01

    One-hundred-eighty crossbred beef cows and 66 crossbred beef heifers across three locations were stratified by body weight (BW), body condition score (BCS), and age (within location) to evaluate administration of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) on Day 2 using a modified 7-day CO-Synch plus CIDR(®) protocol (Day 0=CIDR insertion) with timed-artificial insemination (TAI) at 72 h (cows) or 54 h (heifers) following CIDR removal. Estrous response following CIDR removal was determined using an Estrotect patch and TAI and final pregnancy rates were determined by transrectal ultrasonography 42-45 days following TAI and ≥ 45 days following removal of clean-up bulls. Estrous response rate, TAI and final pregnancy rates for cows were not affected (P ≥ 0.65) by treatment. Cows that exhibited estrus had greater (P<0.01) TAI pregnancy rate (66%) than cows not exhibiting estrus (38%). There was an estrous response by postpartum length interaction (P=0.02) where cows exhibiting estrus and ≥ 55 days postpartum had greater TAI pregnancy rates (75%) compared to cows not exhibiting estrus and < 55 days postpartum (39%) or ≥ 55 days postpartum (28%). For heifers, timed AI (P=0.46) and final pregnancy rates (P=0.45) were similar across treatments and estrous response had no effect (P=0.30) on TAI pregnancy rates. In conclusion, the addition of FSH to the CO-Synch plus CIDR estrous synchronization protocol did not increase TAI pregnancy rates in beef cows or heifers. However, a positive estrous response to the synchronization protocol was associated with increased TAI pregnancy rates in cows.

  16. ADVANCES IN REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN CATTLE: FROM ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION TO CLONING

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El afán por controlar los procesos reproductivos en animales ha llevado a una gran ganancia en conocimiento, impulsando el desarrollo de cuatro tecnologías reproductivas asistidas (ARTS para animales y humanos. El uso de ARTS ha sido de gran importancia en la producción ganadera. En términos generales, las tres principales generaciones de ART, incluyendo 1 inseminación artificial (AI y congelación de gametos y embriones, 2 superovulación y transferencia de embriones (MOET y 3 procedimientos de fertilización in Vitro, han madurado en aplicaciones comerciales exitosas, facilitando el incremento en la producción a través de la genética, reducción del intervalo generacional, control de enfermedades, y reducción de costos de producción. La cuarta generación de ARTS incluye procesos que aún son muy experimentales, como transferencia de núcleos (NT de células somáticas, transgénesis, y biología de células madre. Estas tecnologías se intercalan las unas con las otras y con las herramientas moleculares actuales, dependen completamente de las generaciones de tecnologías previas. Sin embargo, hay muchos retos reproductivos que no permiten alcanzar el potencial reproductivo máximo, afectando la productividad y la rentabilidad. Es claro que la aplicación de tales tecnologías como actividades lucrativas se mantendrán cuestionadas si no se asocian a otros componentes de la producción pecuaria, como la salud animal, nutrición, y prácticas de manejo adecuadas.

  17. Some Experiences on Improvement of Artificial Insemination Conception Rate of Mares%提高母马人工授精受胎率技术要点探讨

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    团勇; 李海; 邓海峰; 马江飞

    2016-01-01

    Many factors affect the pregnancy rate of breeding mares. Based on the statistics and combined with the practical experience of the author for many years engaged in horse breeding work, this paper summarizes how to determine mature follicles and affects of ,mating mare with blood, Insemination number, time and health for insemination conception rate, and proposes detailed measures to improve the artificial insemination conception rate.%影响母马人工授精受胎率的因素很多。本文结合笔者多年从事马人工授精工作的经验和实践统计数据,综述了如何准确的判断成熟期卵泡、母马血配、输精次数、输精时间及卫生状况对受胎率的影响,提出了提高马人工授精受胎率的具体措施。

  18. Pig Artificial Insemination Techniques and Factors Discussed%猪人工授精技术和影响因素讨论

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    黄汉良

    2014-01-01

    As technology becomes more sophisticated modern pig insemination, to work in this field technicians put forward higher requirements, requiring mastery of the relevant technology to control the factors that affect the success rate of fertilization. In this regard, elaborated pig semen quality detection technology, breeding sows, semen preservation and insemination techniques, so that the number of swine artificial insemination conception rate and production to reach the expected level in order to provide a reference for future work.%随着现代猪人工授精技术越来越精湛,对从事这方面工作的技术人员提出了更高的要求,要求其熟悉掌握相关技术,能够控制影响授精成功率的因素。对此,阐述了猪精液的质量检测技术、母猪的饲养、精液保存和输精技术等,使猪人工授精的受胎率和生产数达到预期水平,以期为今后工作提供借鉴。

  19. Application value of hysteroscopy in the failure of artificial insemination%宫腔镜检查在人工授精失败患者中的应用

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    王宝金; 娄华; 申爱荣

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical application value of hysteroscopy in the failure of artificial insemination.Methods The hysteroscopic data of 92 infertile patients failing in artificial insemination from January to December 2009 were analyzed retrospectively.Results The positive rate of uterine cavity abnormality detected by hysteroscopy in the group was 60.87% (56/92).The incidences of uterine cavity abnormality in primary infertility and secondary infertility were 68.18% (30/44) and 54.17% (26/48) respectively.Endometritis and endometrial polyp were common causes which results in the failure of artificial insemination.The incidences of endometrial polyp in the primary infertility group was higher than that in the secondary infertility group.There was significant difference in incidences of endometrial polyp and uterine adhesion between primary infertility and secondary infertility.Conclusions Hysteroscopy is a microinvasive and rapid recovery examination,with accuracy,and a failure of artificial insemination can be used as an indication of hysteroscopy.%目的 探讨宫腔镜检查在人工授精失败中的临床应用价值.方法 回顾性分析2009年1月至12月92例人工授精失败后行宫腔镜检查患者的病例资料.结果 92例人工授精失败患者中宫腔镜检查异常为56例(60.87%),其中原发性不孕症宫腔镜检查异常为30例(68.18%),继发性不孕症宫腔镜检查异常为26例(54.17%).失败者中子宫内膜炎、子宫内膜息肉是常见原因.原发性不孕症中子宫内膜息肉比例明显高于继发性不孕组,两组在子宫内膜息肉、宫腔粘连方面比较差异有统计学意义,在子宫内膜炎等方面比较差异无统计学意义.结论 宫腔镜检查创伤小、恢复快、准确性高,人工授精失败一次可作为行宫腔镜检查的指征.

  20. Low-dose Artificial Insemination in Horse%马子宫角低剂量人工授精试验研究

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    毋状元; 郑新宝; 张国庭; 霍飞; 陈丹盈; 邓海峰; 陈静波

    2012-01-01

    文章旨在验证马子宫角低剂量浓缩细管精液人工输精方法的可行性.采用直肠触摸检查卵巢的方式确定卵泡的发育状况和输精时间,直肠把握低剂量浓缩细管鲜精子宫角输精,排卵后6h内按同样方法再追精一次.结果表明:此次试验参配母马26匹,平均每匹输精2.1次,每次平均输精2.4 mL,其中18匹马受胎,情期受胎率69.23%.结论:在准确掌握母马卵巢发育水平的前提下,马子宫角低剂量浓缩细管精液人工输精技术上完全可行,在生产上具有较高推广价值.%The aim of this study was to verify the feasibility of low-dose artificial insemination in horse.By rectal touch, ovarian follicle development level and insemination time were determined. A straw of semen was inserted into the pipette and a flexible steel plunger was used to push the straw to the tip of the horn so that the open end of the straw was lodged into a pipette' s tip nipple like protrusion avoiding any back flush of semen into the lumen of the pipettethe.The results showed that the 18 of 26 mares were pregnant, the conception rate was 69.23 % by an average of 2.1 time insemination per horse at an average insemination 2.4 mL.Conclusion: the low-dose artificial insemination is entirely feasible in horse.

  1. Short communication: Test for nonpregnancy in dairy cows based on plasma progesterone concentrations before and after timed artificial insemination.

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    Wilsdorf, L J; Keisler, D H; Poock, S E; Lamberson, W R; Escalante, R C; Lucy, M C

    2016-07-01

    Timed artificial insemination (AI) programs have increased reproductive efficiency in dairy herds. A low timed AI pregnancy per AI is partially explained by cows that fail to respond optimally to the series of treatments that are designed to synchronize ovulation for AI. We hypothesized that testing cows for plasma progesterone concentrations during a timed AI protocol could be used as an early diagnostic test for nonpregnancy. Lactating Holstein cows (n=160) in 2 confinement-style dairies were used. Cows were treated with Presynch Ovsynch 56 for timed AI. Concentrations of progesterone in plasma were measured at -3, 0, 7, and 25 d relative to timed AI. Progesterone data were analyzed and receiver operating characteristic curves were generated by using logistic regression. The area under the receiver operating curves for a progesterone test for nonpregnancy on d -3 (PGF2α), 0 (AI), 7, and 25 d relative to timed AI were 0.68, 0.52, 0.55, and 0.89, respectively. The cutpoints and sensitivity (respectively) for the progesterone test were 0.51ng/mL (lower=nonpregnant) and 28.2% for the day of PGF2α, 0.43ng/mL (greater=nonpregnant) and 17.9% for the day of AI, 1.82ng/mL (lower=nonpregnant) and 23.1% for 7 d after AI, and 2.67ng/mL (lower=nonpregnant) and 76.0% for 25 d after AI. The false positive rate was less than 5% for all tests. Analysis of a second data set from a published study gave approximately the same cutpoints and sensitivity. When both studies were combined, approximately 20% of nonpregnant cows could be identified with a single test that was done before or shortly after AI with a false positive rate of less than 5%. When 2 and 3 tests were applied sequentially, the sensitivity for identifying nonpregnant cows increased from 38.4 to 50.5%. The pregnancy per AI for those cows that met the established progesterone criteria was approximately 3 to 4 times greater than those that failed to meet the criteria. The conclusions were that cows destined to be

  2. Effect of indole-3-acetic acid (plant auxin) on the preservation at 15 degrees C of boar semen for artificial insemination.

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    Toniolli, R; Bussière, J; Courot, M; Magistrini, M; Combarnous, Y

    1996-01-01

    In order to extend the duration of boar sperm survival at 15 degrees C for artificial insemination, we tested the effect of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), which appeared to be the main sperm protective substance present in the Coco nucifera endosperm (coconut water). Two IAA concentrations (10 and 100 ng/mL) in Beltsville extender (BTS) were studied for their in vitro effects. The motility, the percentage of motile spermatozoa and the acrosome morphology of sperm were recorded each day over 13 days of storage at 15 degrees C, after 5 min and 3 h of incubation at 39 degrees C. The IAA effect on sperm preservation was also studied in vivo at a concentration of 10 ng/mL in BTS by inseminating groups of females twice at 24 h intervals either at D0 (day of sperm collection) and D1 (D0/1) or at D5 and D6 (D5/6). At D0/1, the two groups of females (control and IAA) were inseminated with a total of 6.3 x 10(9) spermatozoa (3.15 x 10(9) at D0 and the same dose at D1) whereas at D5/6, on IAA group was inseminated with a total of 6.3 x 10(9) spermatozoa and another one with 12.6 x 10(9) spermatozoa. The animals in the D5/6 control group were inseminated each with a total of 12.6 x 10(9) spermatozoa. For each group of females (n = 106-140), fertility rate (% farrowing) and prolificacy rate (litter size) were recorded. No effect of IAA in vitro on the motility rate and on the percentage of motile spermatozoa was observed over a 13 day storage. However, IAA (10 ng/mL) had a significant positive effect on the percentage of living spermatozoa with intact acrosomes after 13 days (66 vs 54%, P extender alone did not differ significantly between D5/6 and D0/1 but the total number of inseminated spermatozoa was 12.6 x 10(9) at D5/6 instead of 6.3 x 10(9) at D0/1. When the spermatozoa were stored in the presence of 10 ng/mL IAA for 5-6 days at 15 degrees C, the fertility and prolificacy of the females inseminated with only 6.3 x 10(9) spermatozoa were identical to those of the females

  3. Multivariate analysis on effect factors of clinical outcomes of artificial insemination%影响供精人工授精临床结局多因素分析

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    赵华; 王兴玲; 管一春; 李巍巍; 李真; 覃瑶琴

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨多种因素对AID治疗结局的影响.方法:回顾2008年11月~2010年5月在生殖中心实施AID助孕治疗的418名妇女639个治疗周期的病例,综合分析不孕妇女的年龄、输卵管情况、治疗周期、促排卵用药及授精次数等因素对AID治疗妊娠结局的影响.结果:AID周期妊娠率为34.90%(223/639),例数妊娠率为53.34%(223/418).临床妊娠率与女方年龄、是否合并输卵管因素、授精与排卵时间等有一定关系.排卵前后短时内单次授精的平均妊娠率反而高于排卵前后双次授精.639个AID周期中,随治疗周期的增加累计妊娠率随之增高,但周期妊娠率下降,第1~3周期临床妊娠率依次为37.08%、31.98%、21.95%.AID促排卵周期妊娠率与自然周期无差异(34.02%、35.63%).结论:不孕妇女的年龄、输卵管情况及授精时机的掌握是影响供精人工授精成功率的重要因素.对超过3周期仍不孕者,可考虑改行供精体外授精-胚胎移植进行助孕.%Objective: To explore the effect of multiple factors on outcomes of artificial insemination with donor semen (AID) .Methods: 639 cycles of 418 women receiving AID in the hospital from November 2008 to May 2010 were analyzed retrospectively; the effects of age of infertile women, oviduct situation, treatment cycle, drug use of ovulation induction and times of insemination on pregnancy outcomes of cases receiving AID were analyzed comprehensively. Results: The pregnancy rate per cycle was 34. 90% (223/639), the case pregnancy rate was 53.34% (223/418); clinical pregnancy rate in a way was related to female age, combining with oviduct factors or not,insemination and ovulation time; the average pregnancy rate of single insemination within short time before and after ovulation was significantly higher than that of double insemination; in 639 cycles, the cumulative pregnancy rate increased with treatment cycle, but the cycle pregnancy rate decreased, the clinical

  4. Fundamental studies of the reproductive biology of the endangered persian onager (Equus hemionus onager) result in first wild equid offspring from artificial insemination.

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    Schook, Mandi W; Wildt, David E; Weiss, Rachael B; Wolfe, Barbara A; Archibald, Kate E; Pukazhenthi, Budhan S

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    We studied the Persian onager (Equus hemionus onager), an endangered equid subspecies. The objective was to characterize endocrine patterns and ovarian follicular dynamics of females as well as seminal traits and sperm sensitivity to cryopreservation in males as a prerequisite to testing the feasibility of artificial insemination (AI). Urinary progesterone and estrogen metabolite profiles were determined by enzyme immunoassay in 11 females. Serial ultrasonography of ovarian activity was performed for 2 mo in a subset of four females. Females were seasonally polyestrous (June-November). Ovarian morphometry via ultrasonography and urinary progesterone profiles were more reflective of reproductive events than urinary estrogen patterns, and preovulatory follicle size was smaller than reported for other equid species. There was evidence for lactational suppression of estrus for up to 1.5 yr in nursing dams. Electroejaculation allowed recovery of highly motile sperm from 7, anesthetized males on 57% of occasions. Spermatozoa, including motility and acrosomal integrity, were resilient to freeze-thawing. Artificial insemination was successful in 2 of 3 females following detection of a dominant follicle and deslorelin administration, resulting in births of a healthy female and male foal by using fresh/chilled and frozen/thawed sperm, respectively. PMID:23863403

  5. First Birth after Sperm Selection through Discontinuous Gradient Centrifugation and Artificial Insemination from a Chromosomal Translocation Carrier

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    2014-01-01

    Introduction. Balanced chromosomal carriers, though usually healthy, are confronted with recurrent spontaneous abortions and malformations in the offspring. Those are related to the transmission of an abnormal, chromosomally unbalanced genotype. We evidenced that the proportion of unbalanced spermatozoa can be significantly decreased through a sperm preparation process called discontinuous gradient centrifugation (DGC). We therefore started offering intrauterine inseminations with this proced...

  6. First Birth after Sperm Selection through Discontinuous Gradient Centrifugation and Artificial Insemination from a Chromosomal Translocation Carrier

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Balanced chromosomal carriers, though usually healthy, are confronted with recurrent spontaneous abortions and malformations in the offspring. Those are related to the transmission of an abnormal, chromosomally unbalanced genotype. We evidenced that the proportion of unbalanced spermatozoa can be significantly decreased through a sperm preparation process called discontinuous gradient centrifugation (DGC. We therefore started offering intrauterine inseminations with this procedure to couples with a male translocation carriers. Case Presentation. We report the case of a 37-year-old man carrying a t(3;10(q25;p13 reciprocal translocation. He and his partner had had trouble conceiving for ten years and had four spontaneous abortions. DGC in this patient decreased the proportion of unbalanced spermatozoa from 63.6% to 52.3%. They were therefore offered intrauterine insemination with DGC, which eventually led to the birth of a healthy female child carrying the paternal translocation. Conclusion. We showed that translocation carriers could be offered intrauterine inseminations with DGC. Before this, the only two options were natural conception with prenatal diagnosis and termination of chromosomally unbalanced fetuses or preimplantation genetic diagnosis, which is a much heavier and costly procedure. We are currently offering this option through a multicentric program in France, and this is the first birth originating from it.

  7. First Birth after Sperm Selection through Discontinuous Gradient Centrifugation and Artificial Insemination from a Chromosomal Translocation Carrier.

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    Rouen, Alexandre; Hyon, Capucine; Balet, Richard; Joyé, Nicole; Cassuto, Nino Guy; Siffroi, Jean-Pierre

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    Introduction. Balanced chromosomal carriers, though usually healthy, are confronted with recurrent spontaneous abortions and malformations in the offspring. Those are related to the transmission of an abnormal, chromosomally unbalanced genotype. We evidenced that the proportion of unbalanced spermatozoa can be significantly decreased through a sperm preparation process called discontinuous gradient centrifugation (DGC). We therefore started offering intrauterine inseminations with this procedure to couples with a male translocation carriers. Case Presentation. We report the case of a 37-year-old man carrying a t(3;10)(q25;p13) reciprocal translocation. He and his partner had had trouble conceiving for ten years and had four spontaneous abortions. DGC in this patient decreased the proportion of unbalanced spermatozoa from 63.6% to 52.3%. They were therefore offered intrauterine insemination with DGC, which eventually led to the birth of a healthy female child carrying the paternal translocation. Conclusion. We showed that translocation carriers could be offered intrauterine inseminations with DGC. Before this, the only two options were natural conception with prenatal diagnosis and termination of chromosomally unbalanced fetuses or preimplantation genetic diagnosis, which is a much heavier and costly procedure. We are currently offering this option through a multicentric program in France, and this is the first birth originating from it. PMID:24587925

  8. Ovarian Abscess Following Therapeutic Insemination

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    Kolb, Bradford A.; Lane Mercer; Albert J. Peters; Ralph Kazer

    1994-01-01

    Background: Artificial insemination is a commonly performed procedure for the treatment of various forms of infertility. Infectious complications have only rarely been noted as a complication of intrauterine insemination (IUI). Case: In this presentation, we report the first case of an ovarian abscess following IUI with the husband's semen. Despite treatment with triple antibiotics, an oophorectomy was required. Surgical as well as pathological evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of an ovarian...

  9. 家蚕人工授精关键技术的研究%Study on Key Technique of Artificial Insemination for Silkworm, Bombyx mori

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    张业顺; 张国政; 韦亚东; 夏定国

    2009-01-01

    [Objective] The aim of this study was to investigate the efficient technique of artificial insemination for silkworm. [Method] Sperms were extracted from bursa copulatrix of female moths mated for 30 min through extruding and centrifugal method, and then the semen was injected into other virgin moths with trypsinase. [Result] A high-effective collection technology of spermatids from silkworm was established successfully, 50 μl semen could be collected by only one person in each hour. The survival rate of spermatids was over 80% in vito after collected from bursa copulatrix, while the obtained semen was quite pure and the average fertilization rate of silkworm was 76.5%. [Conclusion] The establishment of high-effective semen extraction technique of silkworm provides the technical basis for studies on other related techniques for silkworm sperm.

  10. USE OF COOLED BULL SEMEN AS A STRATEGY TO IN-CREASE THE PREGNANCY RATE IN FIXED-TIME AR-TIFICIAL INSEMINATION PROGRAMS-CASE REPORT

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    Andre Maciel Crespilho

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Semen cryopreservation is still considered suboptimal due to lower fertility when compared to fresh semen. The reasons for the loss of fertility are various and related to irreversible damage caused to the cells during the freeze-thaw process. An alternative to conventional cryopreservation represents the use of chilled bull semen, preventing the damage associated with freezing, thereby guaranteeing greater sperm viability. The aim of this study was to describe the use of cooled bull semen as a strategy to increase the pregnancy for Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination (FTAI of Nellore (Bos indicus cows. One ejaculate of a select Nellore bull obtained by electroejaculation was used; the semen sample was fractioned into two aliquots: one diluted in Botu-Bov® extender containing 6.4% glycerol for cryopreservation (BB-F, frozen group and one diluted in the same extender, free from cryoprotectants and used for cooling (BB-C, cooled semen group. The samples in the BB-C group were chilled to 5°C using an isothermic box and maintained for 24 h prior to use. A total of 349 lactating Nellore cows (70-90 days after birth were synchronized by the insertion of a progesterone releasing device (1.0 g and estradiol benzoate (2.0 mg i.m. on a random day of the estrous cycle (Day 0; FTAI was performed 44-48 h after the removal of the device. The pregnancy rates were 45.71 and 61.49% (P<0.05, respectively, for the cryopreserved or chilled bovine semen groups. In conclusion, the use of bull semen cooled for 24 h represents an alternative to conventionally cryopreserved semen, as determined by the increase the pregnancy per artificial insemination in bovine herds.

  11. Use of sexed sorted semen for fixed-time artificial insemination or fixed-time embryo transfer of in vitro-produced embryos in cattle.

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    Pellegrino, C A G; Morotti, F; Untura, R M; Pontes, J H F; Pellegrino, M F O; Campolina, J P; Seneda, M M; Barbosa, F A; Henry, M

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    Artificial insemination and in vitro embryo production are powerful tools for disseminating superior genetic qualities and improving the reproductive performance of dairy and beef cattle. In conjunction with these biotechnologies, sexed-sorted semen has been used to obtain offspring of a predetermined sex. This study compared the pregnancy rates obtained using in vitro fertilization/timed embryo transfer (IVF/TET) and timed artificial insemination (TAI), both performed using sexed-sorted (Y-chromosome-bearing) semen obtained from the same bull. For the in vitro embryo production, the ovaries of 250 Nelore cows with known histories were collected in the slaughterhouse and used for IVF. After evaluation of the recipients (IVF/TET group; n = 974), the resultant embryos were transferred to the females with corpus luteum (n = 822). The pregnancy-related data for this group were compared with those for the TAI group (n = 974). Ultrasonography was performed at 60 days to determine the pregnancy status and confirm the sex of the fetus. A total of 2008 oocytes produced 1050 embryos, with 52% of them reaching the blastocyst stage. The pregnancy rate and the accuracy in determining the fetal sex were 35.4% (345/974) and 95.07% (328/345), respectively, for the IVF/TET group and 30% (293/974; P < 0.05) and 94.88% (278/293), respectively, for the TAI group. In the present study, we concluded that male calves could be better obtained using IVF/TET rather than TAI; therefore, this strategy can be considered to increase the pregnancy rate of beef cattle. PMID:27068357

  12. Influence of low-stress handling on reactivity score and pregnancy rate during fixed-time artificial insemination in Nellore cows

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    Rayf Roberto Tirloni

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of low-stress handling (LSH on reactivity score and pregnancy rate during fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI for extensively raised Nellore cows. Multiparous cows (n = 126 were randomly allocated into two groups: G1 (n = 66 and G2, the control group (n = 60. Group G1 was subjected to LSH, in which the animals were handled in a calm and quiet manner, without loud noises or physical aggression, using the point of balance, respecting the flight zone and using flags to supplement handling. Group G2 was handled following the typical procedure, with yelling, kicking and the use of electric prods and sticks. On D0, D8 and D10, FTAI was performed in both groups. Reactivity was scored on D0, D8 and D10 at the squeeze chute, based on the tension score, breathing score, and bellowing score. Using the three criteria above, the reactivity scores were defined as follows: R1 (calm; R2 (slightly reactive; R3 (moderately reactive; R4 (reactive; and R5 (highly reactive. Thirty-five days after artificial insemination, pregnancy was determined using ultrasonography. There was no significant correlation between reactivity score and pregnancy rate in each group or between the pregnancy rates in both groups. However, there was a statistically significant difference between the G1 and G2 groups with regard to reactivity score (1.62±0.05 vs. 2.12±0.07. Low-stress handling influenced reactivity but did not affect pregnancy rate in extensively raised Nellore cows subjected to FTAI.

  13. Dose inseminante para fertilização artificial de ovócitos de dourado Insemination dose for artificial fertilization of dourado oocytes

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    Eduardo Antônio Sanches

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se determinar a dose inseminante adequada para uso na fertilização artificial de ovócitos de dourado (Salminus brasiliensis. Os ovócitos foram distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, e fertilizados com uma das relações espermatozoides/ovócito 6,0×10³; 6,0×10(4; 6,0×10(5; 6,0×10(6 ou 3,0×10(7, cada uma com quatro repetições. Considerou-se unidade experimental uma incubadora de volume útil de 2,5 L, contendo 2,0 mL de ovócitos não-hidratados. As taxas de fertilização foram mensuradas 8 horas após o início da fertilização. Com intuito de verificar possíveis efeitos da diluição seminal na movimentação dos espermatozoides, realizou-se a mensuração do tempo de duração da motilidade espermática dos espermatozoides de dourado, ativados por meio de diferentes relações de diluição: 6,8×10-5; 6,8×10-4; 6,8×10-3; 6,8×10-2; 3,4×10-1 e 1,0 mL de sêmen por mL de água. O tempo de duração da motilidade foi avaliado em delineamento inteiramente casualizado composto de seis tratamentos e três repetições. As taxas de fertilização apresentaram relação quadrática com o número de espermatozoides por ovócito. As relações de diluição do sêmen tiveram efeito inversamente proporcional sobre a duração da motilidade espermática. A relação que proporcionou melhores taxas de fertilização artificial de ovócitos de dourado (Salminus brasiliensis foi de 30.722 espermatozoides por ovócio.The objective of the present study was to determine the proper insemination dose of dourado (Salminus brasiliensis oocytes. The oocytes were placed in a randomized complete design and fertilized with one of the spermatozoa.oocytes-1 ratio, 6.0×10³, 6.0×10(4, 6.0×10(5, 6.0×10(6, 3.0×10(7 SPZ:OOC, each one with four replications. An experimental unit was considered to be an incubator with a 2.5L useful volume containing 2.0 mL non-hydrated oocytes. The fertilization rates were measured eight hours

  14. Enriching the captive elephant population genetic pool through artificial insemination with frozen-thawed semen collected in the wild.

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    Hildebrandt, T B; Hermes, R; Saragusty, J; Potier, R; Schwammer, H M; Balfanz, F; Vielgrader, H; Baker, B; Bartels, P; Göritz, F

    2012-10-01

    The first successful AI in an elephant was reported in 1998, using fresh semen. Since then almost 40 calves have been produced through AI in both Asian and African elephants worldwide. Following these successes, with the objective of enriching the captive population with genetic material from the wild, we evaluated the possibility of using frozen-thawed semen collected from wild bulls for AI in captivity. Semen, collected from a 36-yr-old wild African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) in South Africa was frozen using the directional freezing technique. This frozen-thawed semen was used for four inseminations over two consecutive days, two before and two after ovulation, in a 26-yr-old female African savanna elephant in Austria. Insemination dose of 1200 × 10(6) cells per AI with 61% motility resulted in pregnancy, which was confirmed through ultrasound examination 75, 110 and 141 days after the AI procedure. This represents the first successful AI using wild bull frozen-thawed semen in elephants. The incorporation of AI with frozen-thawed semen into the assisted reproduction toolbox opens the way to preserve and transport semen between distant individuals in captivity or, as was done in this study, between wild and captive populations, without the need to transport stressed or potentially disease-carrying animals or to remove animals from the wild. In addition, cryopreserved spermatozoa, in combination with AI, are useful methods to extend the reproductive lifespan of individuals beyond their biological lifespan and an important tool for genetic diversity management and phenotype selection in these endangered mammals. PMID:22898009

  15. New estrus synchronization and artificial insemination protocol for goats based on male exposure, progesterone and cloprostenol during the non-breeding season.

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    López-Sebastian, A; González-Bulnes, A; Carrizosa, J A; Urrutia, B; Díaz-Delfa, C; Santiago-Moreno, J; Gómez-Brunet, A

    2007-11-01

    This study assesses the effectiveness of a method designed to induce and synchronize ovulation in goats during the non-breeding season, allowing for systematic timed artificial insemination (AI), without the need for prior estrus detection. This method (IMA.PRO2) induces ovulation through the "male effect" and a single 25 mg dose of progesterone given at the time of buck exposure, and early lysis of the induced corpus luteum by the administration of 75 microg of cloprostenol 9 days later. The method was tested in three separate experiments. In experiment 1, estrus was detected in 87.5% of the treated goats 37.0 +/- 1.4 h after cloprostenol administration, with the preovulatory LH surge occurring 40.5 +/- 1.6 h after the cloprostenol injection. In experiment 2, data from 503 does revealed no significant differences in fertility rates between two groups inseminated 48 h (65.5+/-4.0%) or 52 h (63+/-3.0%) after receiving cloprostenol. In experiment 3, 2184 does, comprising 37 replicate groups on 12 farms, were randomly assigned to two trial subgroups. Does in the first subgroup were treated with the IMA.PRO2 method and goats from the second group were given intravaginal progestagens for 11 days, plus 350 IU of eCG and 75 microg of cloprostenol on Day 9 of this treatment. Goats from both subgroups were cervically inseminated at the same time, 50 h after cloprostenol administration in the first group and 46 h after sponge removal in the second. The pregnancy rate achieved with the new method was 64.6%, significantly higher than the yield observed for the use of progestagens plus eCG (46.8%, P<0.01). The simple method proposed as an alternative to the use of progestagen-eCG treatment provides good pregnancy rates to AI undertaken at a fixed time point, and reduces the amount of hormone needed to synchronize estrus in the animals. PMID:17889303

  16. Intrauterine insemination

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    Aboulghar, M.; Baird, D. T.; Collins, J.; Evers, J. L. H.; Fauser, B. C. J. M.; Lambalk, C. B.; Somigliana, E.; Sunde, A.; Tarlatzis, B.; Crosignani, P. G.; Devroey, P.; Diczfalusy, E.; Diedrich, K.; Fraser, L.; Geraedts, J. P. M.; Gianaroli, L.; Glasier, A.; Van Steirteghem, A.

    2009-01-01

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with or without ovarian stimulation is a common treatment for infertility. Despite its popularity, the effectiveness of IUI treatment is not consistent, and the role of IUI and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in practice protocols has not been clarified. Medlin

  17. Research progress on factors affecting the uterine immune response to artificial insemination%影响家畜人工授精诱导子宫免疫反应的因素的研究进展

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    李井春; 李雁冰; 张乃博; 刘胜军; 曲永利; 贺显晶; 孙蕊; 舟桥弘晃

    2012-01-01

    In this paper,the factors affecting livestock artificial insemination induced uterine immune response from the perspective of reproductive immunology were reviewed, such as the distribution of immune cells of the female reproductive tract before and after the artificial insemination, sperm loss in the uterine lumen, effect of semen diluent composition on uterine immune response and how to control the uterine immune response by artificial insemination.%从动物繁殖免疫学的角度分析影响家畜人工授精诱导子宫免疫反应的因素,如母畜生殖道人工授精前后的免疫细胞的分布情况、精子在子宫内损失的原因、精液稀释液成分对子宫免疫反应的影响以及如何控制由人工授精诱导的子宫免疫反应的措施等方面做一综述。

  18. Application of Artificial Insemination Technology with Diluted Semen in Lohmann Pink Breeder%稀释精液人工授精技术在罗曼粉蛋种鸡中的应用

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    曹金元; 杨久仙; 李志莲; 方绍桐

    2013-01-01

    [目的]解决种鸡人工授精生产中常出现的精液不足问题.[方法]应用稀释精液人工授精技术,从精液稀释液的选择、精液稀释比例、稀释液的配制及保存、人工授精技术等方面对其在罗曼粉蛋种鸡中的应用进行了综述.[结果]复方稀释液的效果优于单方稀释液.自制稀释液按照1∶1比例稀释的效果最好.[结论]该研究可为种鸡生产提供参考.%[Objective] The research aimed to solve the problem of deficient semen in the artificial insemination of breeder.[Method] Using artificial insemination technology,its application in Lohmann pink breeder was discussed from the aspects of the selection of semen diluent,the dilution ratio of semen,the preparation and storage of semen,and artificial insemination technology.[Result] The application effects of compound diluent was better than that of single diluent.The best dilution ratio of self-made diluent was 1:1.[Conclusion] The research could provide references for the breeder production.

  19. Determinação da dose inseminante e embriogênese na fertilização artificial de tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum Determination of insemination dose and embryonic development in the artificial fertilization of tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum

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    L.V. Leite

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    Full Text Available Determinou-se a dose inseminante para fertilização artificial e descreveu-se o desenvolvimento embrionário de tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum. Os gametas foram coletados de reprodutores induzidos hormonalmente. Foi realizada fertilização artificial nas proporções de espermatozoides/ovócito de D1-50.666; D2-75.999; D3-101.332; D4-126.665; D5-151.998. O desenvolvimento embrionário foi acompanhado por meio de observações periódicas em estereoscópio até a eclosão dos ovos. Na fase de fechamento do blastóporo foi calculada a taxa de fertilização nas diferentes doses inseminantes. A porcentagem de fertilização aumentou de forma linear segundo a equação Ŷ =0,050 + 0,00000773X (R²=97,5, atingindo um platô em 84% na proporção de 102.486 espermatozoides/ovócito. Os embriões apresentaram segmentação meroblástica discoidal, típica de ovos telolécitos, com eclosão ocorrendo aos 357 horas-grau após a fertilização. Conclui-se que o desenvolvimento embrionário de tambaqui obedece ao esperado para peixes com ovos telolécitos e recomenda-se o uso da dose inseminante de aproximadamente 100.000 espermatozoides/ovócito na rotina de fertilização artificial dessa espécie.The objective of this research was to determine the insemination dose for artificial fertilization and describe the embryonic development of tambaqui (Colossoma macropomun. The gametes were collected from induced breeding hormonally. An artificial fertilization was performed with different sperm/oocyte ratios of D1-50666, D2-75999, D3-101 332, 126 665-D4, D5-151 998 sperm/oocyte. Embryonic development was monitored through periodic stereoscopic observations until hatching. When embryos reached the blastopore closure stage, the rate of fertilization in different insemination doses was calculated. A regression equation was estimated to determine the ideal proportion of the gametes. The fertilization rate increased linearly according to the equation Ŷ = 0

  20. Cattle farmers: profile and speech content analysis while undergoing training to adopt artificial insemination in Goiás State, Brazil

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    João Maurício Lucas Gordo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to verify major issues present in the discourse of cattle farmers when discussing the use of artificial insemination (AI. Seventy-one beef and dairy cattle farmers in the state of Goiás, Brazil, were interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires during AI training courses in 2010 and 2011. Data analyses were done using the classic method of textual speech content analysis, performing the pre-analytical, analytical and inferential stages. The written questions were separated in elementary context units (ECU and sorted into similar thematic groups. These groups originated categories and subcategories, which were nominated based on an a posteriori criteria. Overall, personal motivation was the main issue characterizing discourse by farmers about adoption of AI. This motivation stems from the strong points (highlights and positive expectations AI offers. The positive expectations were mainly related to perceptions of farmers of animal phenotype improvement rather than to the financial features of cattle production. Basic necessity was the second major issue, with emphasis on work force, infrastructure and animal handling, followed by social influence, with eminence of the institutions and people involved with AI and with the everyday life of cattle farmers. The little emphasis on human resource management and on the use of scientific knowledge may have affected the impact of AI over the years, explaining discreet indices of adoption of AI in Brazil.

  1. 供精人工授精的伦理与法律浅析%Analysis on Ethics and Law of Artificial Insemination by Donor

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    马玲; 林秋华; 杜玉开

    2006-01-01

    供精人工授精(artificial insemination by donor, AID)是人类辅助生殖技术之一,对于少、弱、畸形精子症,严重遗传病等男性患者,通过非性交方式将供精者的精液放入女性生殖道内,达到生育目的,AID是目前世界各国广为采用的治疗男性不育的技术.这种生育方式使以血缘为基础和纽带的传统亲子关系受到根本性的冲击, 从而引起一系列伦理和法律问题等方面的社会问题.本文就亲子关系的复杂化和AID子女的法律地位、单身妇女可否接受AID、孩子的知情权、精子库管理及近亲繁殖的问题进行探讨.

  2. Analysis on the related effect factors of success rate of artificial insemination with donor semen%影响供精人工授精成功率的相关因素分析

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    吴穗妹; 钟小英; 宋革; 陈瑞玲; 姜荣华; 郑炜炜

    2012-01-01

    目的:分析影响供精人工授精成功率的相关因素.方法:回顾性分析2007年4月~2008年4月期间在该院行供精人工授精(artificial insemination with donor semen AID)的840例妇女,共1 478个周期.分析年龄、输卵管通畅情况、子宫内膜类型、AID手术方式与AID成功率的关系.结果:①年龄越大,AID成功率越低,大于35岁的不孕妇女AID成功率明显下降.②输卵管欠畅,AID)成功率明显下降.③子宫内膜A型的病例AID成功率高于其他类型的病例.④宫颈内和宫腔内人工授精的成功率差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:不孕妇女的年龄、输卵管治疗史及子宫内摸类型是影响AID治疗成功率的重要因素,在无宫颈因素的妇女中,宫颈内人工授精较宫腔内人工授精操作更简便,成本低,且成功率相似,应该考虑首选宫颈内人工授精.%Objective: To analyze the related effect factors of success rate of artificial insemination with donor semen. Methods: A total of 840 women (1478 cycles) who received artificial insemination with donor semen (AID) in the hospital from April 2007 to April 2008 were analyzed retrospectively. The relationship between their age, unobstruction of fallopian tube, types of endometrium, surgical modes of AID and the success rate of AID was analyzed. Results: The older the age was, the lower the success rate was, the success rate of infertile women more than 35 years decreased significantly. The success rate of AID decreased obviously among the women with obstructed fallopian tube. The success rate of AID among the women with type A endometrium was higher than those with the other types of endometrium. There was no significant difference in the success rate between cervical insemination and uterine cavity insemination (P > 0. 05) . Conclusion; Age, prior treatment of fallopian tube, and the types of endometrium are the important effect factors of success rate of AID; a-mong the women without cervical

  3. THE INFLUENCE OF THE PUERPERAL AFFECTIONS ON INSEMINATION INDEX AND UTERINE REPOSE IN COWS

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    PĂCALĂ N.

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The observations were made, through a year, at SD Timisoara on cows fromHolstein-Friesian and Fleckvieh breed. The puerperal period was observed, theincidence of the endometrites was recorded and there were calculated tworeproduction parameters: the Insemination Index (Ig and the Uterine Reposeduration (UR (Open days. The Insemination Index (service/conception (Igrepresents the mean number of artificial inseminations performed in order to obtaina pregnancy. Uterine Repose represents the time interval, in days, from calving untilthe fecund insemination. The Uterine Repose has two components: VoluntaryWaiting Period (VWP (time interval from calving until the introduction of thefemale to reproduction and Service Period (SP (time interval from the end of theVWP until the fecund insemination. There were noticed that the incidence of theuterine infections were significant higher (p<0.05 at cows from Holstein-Friesianbreed (63.3%, compared to the cows from Fleckvieh breed (41.3%. TheInsemination Index was significant lower (p<0.05 at cows without uterine infections(1.9, compared to the cows with uterine infections (2.5. The mean duration of theUterine Repose was significant lower (p<0.05 at healthy cows (114.7 days,compared with cows with uterine infections after calving (182.2 days. It seams thatthe cows from Fleckvieh breed are more resistant to the exploitation conditions formilk production than compared with cows from Holstein-Friesian breed.

  4. THE INFLUENCE OF THE PUERPERAL AFFECTIONS ON INSEMINATION INDEX AND UTERINE REPOSE IN COWS

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    N. PĂCALĂ

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    Full Text Available The observations were made, through a year, at SD Timisoara on cows fromHolstein-Friesian and Fleckvieh breed. The puerperal period was observed, theincidence of the endometrites was recorded and there were calculated tworeproduction parameters: the Insemination Index (Ig and the Uterine Reposeduration (UR (Open days. The Insemination Index (service/conception (Igrepresents the mean number of artificial inseminations performed in order to obtaina pregnancy. Uterine Repose represents the time interval, in days, from calving untilthe fecund insemination. The Uterine Repose has two components: VoluntaryWaiting Period (VWP (time interval from calving until the introduction of thefemale to reproduction and Service Period (SP (time interval from the end of theVWP until the fecund insemination. There were noticed that the incidence of theuterine infections were significant higher (p<0.05 at cows from Holstein-Friesianbreed (63.3%, compared to the cows from Fleckvieh breed (41.3%. TheInsemination Index was significant lower (p<0.05 at cows without uterine infections(1.9, compared to the cows with uterine infections (2.5. The mean duration of theUterine Repose was significant lower (p<0.05 at healthy cows (114.7 days,compared with cows with uterine infections after calving (182.2 days. It seams thatthe cows from Fleckvieh breed are more resistant to the exploitation conditions formilk production than compared with cows from Holstein-Friesian breed.

  5. Effect of 22-hours liquid preservation on migration of /sup 131/I-labelled sperma in the genital tract of ewes, following artificial insemination

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    Brueckner, G. (Karl-Marx-Universitaet, Leipzig (German Democratic Republic). Sektion Tierproduktion und Veterinaermedizin); Kaempfer, I. (Karl-Marx-Universitaet, Leipzig (German Democratic Republic). Radiologische Klinik)

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    Comparative studies on migration and distribution of /sup 131/I-labelled ram sperma in the genital tract of estrus-synchronized ewes at different points of time after insemination (40, 120, 180, and 240 minutes). The sperma had been preserved in liquid condition for 4 or 22 hours. The results suggested that up to 2 hours after insemination the migration of sperma preserved 22 hours was clearly slower (lower transcervical passage and smaller amount in oviducts) than that of sperma preserved 4 hours. These differences were significant 2 hours after insemination and were reduced, with mutual adjustment of distribution patterns, between 2 and 4 hours after insemination. The pattern of migration was affected by certain physiological factors. Obviously the optimum timing of insemination is of great importance in applying 22 hours preserved ram sperma.

  6. Health profile and efficiency of fixed-time artificial insemination of cattle herds owned by small-scale producers in the region of Piracicaba

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    Alfredo José Ferreira Melo

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the reproductive indices of different cattle herds submitted to a fixed-time artificial insemination program (FTAI in the region of Piracicaba, SP. Twenty herds composed of 10 to 80 crossbred dairy cows were selected to participate in a breeding program through FTAI. First, a survey was conducted to determine the incidence of reproductive system diseases in the herds. For this purpose, blood samples were collected randomly from each herd for the serological diagnosis of brucellosis, leptospirosis, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR, bovine viral diarrhea (BVD, enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL, and neosporosis. The laboratory tests were conducted according to the methods of the World Organisation for Animal Health. All herds had at least one animal that tested positive for one or more reproductive system diseases. Brucellosis was detected in 3/20 (15% herds, IBR and BVD in 19/20 (95%, EBL in 20/20 (100%, neosporosis in 13/20 (65%, and tuberculosis in 8/8 (100%. Six months later, cows (n=203 of the different herds were submitted to hormone treatment consisting of estradiol-progesterone and PGF2α for heat synchronization and ovulation and subsequent FTAI. The data were analyzed by logistic regression and Fisher’s exact test. The pregnancy rates at 30 and 60 days after FTAI were 55.7% and 48.3%, respectively. These rates were not influenced by herd, inseminator, body score, post-calving days, or number of lactations. The calving rate (42.4% differed from the pregnancy rate at 30 (P=0.01, but not at 60 (P=0.27 days after FTAI. The gestation loss until calving was 23.2% (26/112, but no exact cause of this event was identified. Despite the presence (seroreactivity of reproductive diseases, cattle herds owned by small-scale producers exhibit acceptable pregnancy rates after FTAI. However, additional prophylactic measures such as vaccination and improvement of livestock management should be adopted.

  7. Tipos e volumes de diluentes para inseminação artificial intrauterina em suínos Types and volumes of diluents for intrauterine artificial insemination in swine

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    Ana Luísa Neves Alvarenga

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa foi conduzida com o objetivo de avaliar diferentes tipos e volumes de diluentes por meio do desempenho reprodutivo de 72 fêmeas suínas inseminadas artificialmente. Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 × 2, com três diluentes e dois volumes inseminantes. O sêmen utilizado foi obtido de três machos de fertilidade comprovada. Os ejaculados foram diluídos em partes iguais com os diluentes comerciais A, B e C, constituindo doses com 1,5 bilhão de espermatozoides em volumes de 15 ou 30 mL. As variáveis analisadas foram taxa de parto, índice de retorno ao estro, número total de leitões nascidos, número de leitões nascidos vivos, mumificados e natimortos e peso da leitegada ao nascimento. Não foram observadas diferenças entre as taxas de parto e as taxas de retorno ao estro. As maiores médias de número total de nascidos, nascidos vivos e peso de leitegada foram de fêmeas inseminadas com doses contendo os diluentes B e C. Não houve diferenças entre os volumes inseminantes dentro dos diluentes B e C para nenhuma das variáveis. Para o diluente A, o volume que proporcionou maior tamanho de leitegada e número de leitões nascidos vivos foi o de 15 mL. O número de leitões natimortos e mumificados não diferiu entre os tipos e volumes de diluentes. A inseminação intrauterina de fêmeas suínas de ordem de parto 2 a 5 com doses inseminantes de 15 mL diluídas em diluentes de curta duração (diluentes B ou C permite índices de desempenho reprodutivo satisfatórios.The study was conducted with the objective of evaluate different types and volumes of diluents through the reproductive performance of 72 artificially inseminated sows. A randomized complete design was used in a 3 × 2 factorial arrangement, with three diluents and two semen volumes. The semen used was obtained from three boars of known fertility. The ejaculates were diluted in equal parts, with the commercial diluents A, B and C

  8. Clinical analysis on the efficacy of in vitro fertilization - embryo transfer after multiple failures of artificial insemination%多次人工授精失败后体外受精-胚胎移植疗效临床分析

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    雷亚兰; 刘杰; 郑洁; 海燕; 程毓芝

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To explore the clinical efficay of in vitro fertilization - embryo transfer (IVF - ET) in treatment of patients after multiple failures of intrauterine artificial insemination. Methods: The related data of patients who received IVF - ET in the hospital from April 2005 to December 2009 because of failures of intrauterine artificial insemination for more than two times were analyzed retrospectively. Results; 136 cases received IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) after multiple failures of intrauterine artificial insemination, 156 COH cycles and 146 fresh embryo transfer cycles were included, 72 cases were pregnant and the clinical pregnancy rate was 49. 32%. Among 136 cases, 134 cases received IVF-ET, and 18 cases failed, accounting for 13.43% ; 2 cases received ICSI, no case failed. A-mong 18 cases failing in IVF - ET, 12 cases were found with primary infertility, accounting for 66. 67% ; the infertile times of 9 cases were more than 5 years (including 5 years), accounting for 50. 00% , after rescue ICSI, no cases got pregnancy. Conclusion; IVF - ET is an effective treatment for the patients after multiple failures of intrauterine artificial insemination; partial patients have disorder of insemination in the course of conventional IVF, ICSI is effective for the patients with disorder of conventional IVF; short - term insemination combined with early rescue ICSI based on comprehensive analysis of infertile causes and time may reduce the risk of complete insemination failure for the patients with multiple failures of intrauterine artificial insemination.%目的:探讨体外受精-胚胎移植技术(IVF-ET)治疗多次宫腔内人工授精(IUI)失败患者的临床效果.方法;对2005年4月~2009年12月在湖北省妇幼保健院因接受2次以上IUI助孕失败后行IVF/ICSI助孕患者的相关资料进行回顾性分析.结果:①136例多次IUI失败后行IVF/ICSI助孕治疗,取卵周期共156周期,新鲜胚胎移植周期共146

  9. Affecting Factors of Pregnancy Rate Using Intrauterine Artificial Insemination%夫精宫腔内人工授精妊娠率影响因素分析

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    杨芳; 赵亚琼; 赵静; 刘超

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the various affecting factors of pregnancy rate using the intrauterine artificial insemination (IUI) with husband sperm. Methods 539 cycles of 315 sterile patients with IUI were retrospectively analyzed. The study focused on the relationships of the age of female patient , sterile reason , sterile age limit , inducing ovulation proposal; the endometrium thickness and type, average diameter of dominant follicles in the day of injecting human chorionic gonadotropin, the numbers of the moving sperm , times of IUI, ovulation number of the same menses cycle, IUI cycle number with the pregnancy rate. Results There were 59 pregnancy cycles in 539 cycles of IUI clinical pregnancy rate per cycle was 10. 95% (59/539) and clinical accumulate pregnancy rate was 18.73% (59/315). There was significant difference in the pregnancy result in different inducing ovulation proposal and IUI cycle number (P <0. 05). Conclusion Inducing ovulation proposal and high repeat intrauterine insemination cycles can improve the pregnant outcomes in IUI cycle.%目的 探讨影响夫精宫腔内人工授精(intrauterine insemination,IUI)妊娠成功率的因素.方法 回顾性分析接受夫精IUI治疗的315例不孕患者539个周期的临床资料,依次分析年龄、不孕类型、不孕原因、不孕年限、诱发排卵方案,注射绒促性素当日内膜厚度及类型、卵泡平均径线,处理后a+b级精子数、同一月经周期行IUI的次数、排卵数、IUI周期数与妊娠率的关系.结果 315例不孕患者共接受539个IUI周期治疗,有59例成功妊娠,周期妊娠率为10.95% (59/539).IUI治疗结局与诱发排卵方案、IUI治疗周期数有关(P<0.05);与年龄、不孕原因、不孕年限、注射绒促性素当日内膜厚度及类型、卵泡平均径线,处理后a+b级精子数、同一月经周期行IUI的次数、排卵数无关(P>0.05).结论 诱发排卵方案、IUI治疗周期数是影响夫精IUI妊娠率的因素.

  10. Comparação entre diferentes métodos de inseminação artificial em suínos Comparison between different methods of artificial insemination in swine

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    Luciano Auri dos Santos Flores

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar três métodos de inseminação artificial(IA no suíno em relação ao tempo de infusão e perdas por refluxo da DI durante a IA e aos 120 minutos após a IA, bem como dados de operacionalidade medido pelo grau de dificuldade verificado para execução da IA e dados de desempenho reprodutivo. Foram utilizadas 604 matrizes até a parição 7 e IDE 0,05. As taxas de retorno ao estro foram 10,3, 7,4 e 8,5 %, a taxa de parto ajustada foi de 90,8, 94,0 e 91,7% com 10,9, 11,1 e 11,1 leitões nascidos totais em T1, T2 e T3, respectivamente. O método auto IA e o método intermediário proporcionam IAs mais rápidas e podem substituir o método tradicional sem prejuízos ao desempenho reprodutivo.This study was performed to compare the Hands-free insemination method, i.e., the high degree automation procedure, with an intermediate method, which allows less participation of the inseminator during the application of the inseminating dose (ID, and the conventional method, which is widely used in Brazil. The comparison was based on infusion time and losses due to semen backflow during AI and 120 minutes after AI, degree of difficulty experienced during AI procedure, and reproductive performance data. A number of 604 sows on the parity up to 7 and a weaning to estrus interval 0.05 in return to estrus rate, adjusted farrowing rate and number of born piglets. The return to estrus rates were 10.3, 7.4 and 8.5%, adjusted farrowing rates were 90.8, 94.0 and 91.7%, with 10.9, 11.1 e 11.1 total born piglets in T1, T2 and T3, respectively. The Hands free method and the intermediate method allowed faster AI and can replace the traditional method without influence on the reproductive performance.

  11. [Assisted reproduction and artificial insemination and genetic manipulation in the Criminal Code of the Federal District, Mexico].

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    Brena Sesma, Ingrid

    2004-01-01

    The article that one presents has for purpose outline and comment on the recent modifications to the Penal Code for the Federal District of México which establish, for the first time, crimes related to the artificial procreation and to the genetic manipulation. Also one refers to the interaction of the new legal texts with the sanitary legislation of the country. Since it will be stated in some cases they present confrontations between the penal and the sanitary reglamentation and some points related to the legality or unlawfulness of a conduct that stayed without the enough development. These lacks will complicate the application of the new rules of the Penal Code of the Federal District.

  12. Impact of Buserelin Acetate or hCG Administration on the Day of First Artificial Insemination on Subsequent Luteal Profile and Conception Rate in Murrah Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis).

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    Pandey, A K; Ghuman, Sps; Dhaliwal, G S; Agarwal, S K; Phogat, J B

    2016-08-01

    This study was designed to investigate the impact of buserelin acetate (BA) or human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration on the day of first artificial insemination (AI) on subsequent luteal profile (diameter of corpus luteum (CL) and plasma progesterone) and conception rate in Murrah buffalo. The present experiment was carried out at two locations in 117 buffalo that were oestrus-synchronized using cloprostenol (500 μg) administered (i.m.) 11 days apart followed by AI during standing oestrus. Based on treatment (i.m.) at the time of AI, buffalo were randomly categorized (n = 39 in each group) into control (isotonic saline solution, 5 ml), dAI-BA (buserelin acetate, 20 μg) and dAI-hCG (hCG, 3000 IU) group. Out of these, 14 buffalo of each group were subjected to ovarian ultrasonography on the day of oestrus to monitor the preovulatory follicle and on days 5, 12, 16 and 21 post-ovulation to monitor CL diameter. On the day of each sonography, jugular vein blood samples were collected for the estimation of progesterone concentrations. All the buffalo (n = 117) were confirmed for pregnancy on day 40 post-ovulation. The conception rate was better (p  0.05) to exhibit stimulatory impact of treatment on luteal profile when compared to control group. In brief, buserelin acetate or hCG treatment on the day of first AI leads to an increase in conception rate; however, an appreciable impact on post-ovulation luteal profile was observed only in hCG-treated Murrah buffalo. PMID:27170495

  13. The Application of Artificial Insemination Technology in Distant Hybridization Between Antheraea pernyi and Dictyoploca japonica%人工授精技术在柞蚕与栗蚕远缘杂交中的应用

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    宿桂梅; 刘凤云; 戚俐; 徐亮; 孟宪民; 焦阳

    2011-01-01

    研究柞蚕(Antheraea pernyi)与栗蚕(Dictyoploca japonica)的人工授精技术,并应用于柞蚕与栗蚕的种间杂交试验,为利用远缘杂交改良柞蚕的经济性状提供试验技术.从种内交配40~60min的柞蚕雌蛾交配囊中采集精子细胞用于对柞蚕处女蛾的人工授精,其受精蛾率为61.5%,受精卵率为70.5%,孵化卵率为60.8%.栗蚕精子可在种内交配40~75 min的雌蛾交配囊中采集.利用单蛾精液授精和单蛾与多蛾精液互补授精的方法,分别获得了栗蚕♀×柞蚕♂的越冬卵和蚁蚕及柞蚕♀×栗蚕♂的活胚胎.试验结果表明,采用初步建立的人工授精技术,可以进行柞蚕与栗蚕的远缘杂交.%In present study, the artificial insemination technique for tussah silkworm (Antheraea pernyi) and camphor silkworm (Dictyoploca japonica) was studied and applied in interspecific hybridization between tussah silkworm and camphor silkworm to improve economic traits of tussah silkworm through distant hybridization. Sperm cells of tussah silkworm were collected from copulatory pouches of female tussah silkworm moths after 40 to 60 min of intraspecific mating and were used to artificially inseminate the unmated tussah silkworm moths, which could lead to 61.5% of moths fertilized, 70.5% of eggs fertilized, and 60.8% of eggs hatched. Sperm cells of camphor silkworm could be collected from copulatory pouches of female camphor silkworm moths after 40 to 75 min of intraspecific mating. By means of insemination with single moth's sperm and complementary insemination with single and multiple moths' sperm, hibernating eggs of camphor silkworm ♀ xtussah silkworm ♂ and live embryos of tussah silkworm ♀ xcamphor silkworm ♂ were obtained respectively. This result indicated that a distant hybridization between Antheraea pernyi and Dictyoploca japonica can be conducted based on the newly established artificial insemination technology.

  14. Influence of insemination conditions on early pregnancy in pigs, with emphasis on embryonic diversity.

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    Soede, N.M.

    1992-01-01

    In pig husbandry, reproductive performance (litter size, pregnancy rate) after either artificial insemination or natural mating is considered to be similar. However, under experimental conditions, boar stimulation around insemination has been found to influence reproductive performance. For the pres

  15. Effect of manipulating progesterone before timed artificial insemination on reproductive and endocrine parameters in seasonal-calving, pasture-based Holstein-Friesian cows.

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    Fricke, P M; Carvalho, P D; Lucy, M C; Curran, F; Herlihy, M M; Waters, S M; Larkin, J A; Crowe, M A; Butler, S T

    2016-08-01

    affected by pregnancy status and parity. Treatment did not affect pregnancy per artificial insemination at 29, 39, or 60 d after TAI, and no pregnancy losses were observed from 39 to 60 d after TAI. We concluded that (1) Low P4 cows were more likely to express estrus than High P4 cows; (2) the subpopulation of Low P4 cows that expressed estrus had larger preovulatory follicles and greater P4 concentrations after TAI; and (3) regardless of estrus before TAI, all Low P4 cows had greater mRNA expression for 5 of 6 interferon-stimulated genes than High P4 cows 18 d after TAI. PMID:27320671

  16. /sup 131/I-labelling of frozen ram sperma and distribution pattern of sperma in the genital tract of sheep, following artificial insemination

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    Brueckner, G. (Karl-Marx-Universitaet, Leipzig (German Democratic Republic). Sektion Tierproduktion und Veterinaermedizin); Kaempfer, I. (Karl-Marx-Universitaet, Leipzig (German Democratic Republic). Radiologische Klinik)

    1983-04-01

    The method of /sup 131/I-labelling of ram sperma was applied to frozen sperma and used in experimental insemination to test the spermatozoa for both migratory capacity and distribution in the genital tract of sheep. The penetration rate of frozen sperma into the upper genital tract was found to be slower than that of native sperma. The two sperma variants were compared also for migratory performance, and the distance travelled into the upper genital tract by frozen sperma one hour after insemination amounted to only 40 per cent of the distance covered by native sperma in the same period of time. The ratio of native to frozen sperma in the tubal region was 100 : 75.3. Sperma population in the tubal region was higher than that in the uterus, two hours after insemination, which seems to indicate a certain reservoir function. Pronounced asymmetrical distribution patterns in the oviducts were equally recordable from native and frozen sperma.

  17. Contribution of semen trait selection, artificial insemination technique, and semen dose to the profitability of pig production systems: A simulation study.

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    Gonzalez-Pena, Dianelys; Knox, Robert V; Rodriguez-Zas, Sandra L

    2016-01-15

    The economic impact of selection for semen traits on pig production systems and potential interaction with artificial insemination (AI) technique and semen dose remains partially understood. The objectives of this study were to compare the financial indicators (gross return, net profit, cost) in a three-tier pig production system under one of two selection strategies: a traditional strategy including nine paternal and maternal traits (S9) and an advanced strategy that adds four semen traits (S13). Maternal traits included the number of pigs born alive, litter birth weight, adjusted 21-day litter weight, and the number of pigs at 21 days, and paternal traits included days to 113.5 kg, back fat, average daily gain, feed efficiency, and carcass lean percentage. The four semen traits included volume, concentration, progressive motility of spermatozoa, and abnormal spermatozoa. Simultaneously, the impact of two AI techniques and a range of fresh refrigerated semen doses including cervical AI with 3 × 10(9) (CAI3) and 2 × 10(9) (CAI2) sperm cells/dose, and intrauterine AI with 1.5 × 10(9) (IUI1.5), 0.75 × 10(9) (IUI0.75), and 0.5 × 10(9) (IUI0.5) sperm cells/dose were evaluated. These factors were also evaluated using a range of farrowing rates (60%-90%), litter sizes (8-14 live-born pigs), and a selected semen collection frequency. The financial impact of the factors was assessed through simulation of a three-way crossbreeding system (maternal nucleus lines A and B and paternal nucleus line C) using ZPLAN. The highest return on investment (profit/cost) of boars was observed at 2.33 collections/wk (three periods of 24 hours between collections). Under this schedule, a significant (P profit. The highest gross return was obtained under S13 with IUI0.75 and IUI0.5. The net profit of S13 was 34.37% higher than the traditional S9 (P profit favored IUI0.5 with relative differences of 4.13%, 2.41%, 1.72%, and 0.43% compared to CAI3, CAI2, IUI1.5, and IUI0

  18. Contribution of semen trait selection, artificial insemination technique, and semen dose to the profitability of pig production systems: A simulation study.

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    Gonzalez-Pena, Dianelys; Knox, Robert V; Rodriguez-Zas, Sandra L

    2016-01-15

    The economic impact of selection for semen traits on pig production systems and potential interaction with artificial insemination (AI) technique and semen dose remains partially understood. The objectives of this study were to compare the financial indicators (gross return, net profit, cost) in a three-tier pig production system under one of two selection strategies: a traditional strategy including nine paternal and maternal traits (S9) and an advanced strategy that adds four semen traits (S13). Maternal traits included the number of pigs born alive, litter birth weight, adjusted 21-day litter weight, and the number of pigs at 21 days, and paternal traits included days to 113.5 kg, back fat, average daily gain, feed efficiency, and carcass lean percentage. The four semen traits included volume, concentration, progressive motility of spermatozoa, and abnormal spermatozoa. Simultaneously, the impact of two AI techniques and a range of fresh refrigerated semen doses including cervical AI with 3 × 10(9) (CAI3) and 2 × 10(9) (CAI2) sperm cells/dose, and intrauterine AI with 1.5 × 10(9) (IUI1.5), 0.75 × 10(9) (IUI0.75), and 0.5 × 10(9) (IUI0.5) sperm cells/dose were evaluated. These factors were also evaluated using a range of farrowing rates (60%-90%), litter sizes (8-14 live-born pigs), and a selected semen collection frequency. The financial impact of the factors was assessed through simulation of a three-way crossbreeding system (maternal nucleus lines A and B and paternal nucleus line C) using ZPLAN. The highest return on investment (profit/cost) of boars was observed at 2.33 collections/wk (three periods of 24 hours between collections). Under this schedule, a significant (P profit. The highest gross return was obtained under S13 with IUI0.75 and IUI0.5. The net profit of S13 was 34.37% higher than the traditional S9 (P profit favored IUI0.5 with relative differences of 4.13%, 2.41%, 1.72%, and 0.43% compared to CAI3, CAI2, IUI1.5, and IUI0

  19. Effects of equine chorionic gonadotropin, human chorionic gonadotropin, and laparoscopic artificial insemination on embryo, endocrine, and luteal characteristics in the domestic cat.

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    Roth, T L; Wolfe, B A; Long, J A; Howard, J G; Wildt, D E

    1997-07-01

    The effects of gonadotropin treatment and laparoscopic artificial insemination (AI) on embryo quality, serum progesterone and estradiol concentrations, and luteal progesterone content were examined in the domestic cat. These data were compared to similar historical data reported for naturally estrual, mated queens. All queens in this study (n = 32) were treated with eCG followed by 1) natural breeding (eCG-NB), 2) NB and hCG (eCG-NB-hCG), 3) NB and a sham AI procedure (eCG-NB-sham AI), or 4) hCG and actual AI (eCG-hCG-AI). Queens ovulating in response to treatment were ovariohysterectomized, and oviducts and uteri were flushed to collect embryos. Ovarian structures were recorded, corpora lutea (CL) were excised and evaluated for progesterone content, and serum was analyzed for estradiol-17beta and progesterone. Follicle and CL numbers ranged from 0 to 28 and 2 to 42 per cat, respectively, and treatment means did not differ (p > or = 0.05) among groups. Embryos were recovered from oviducts and uterine horns in all treatment groups, and recovery ranged from 60-96%. Mean embryo number per queen ranged from 8.2 +/- 2.6 to 23.2 +/- 3.8 and did not differ (p > or = 0.05) among groups. However, the proportions of unfertilized oocytes were greater (p or = 0.05) among treatments. Compared to historical controls (naturally estrual, mated queens), eCG-NB queens produced > 4 times as many good-quality embryos and blastocysts. Similarly, eCG-hCG-AI-treated queens produced > 4 times the number of oocytes and embryos, although a high proportion of these were poor quality and did not develop to blastocysts. Together, these results indicate that queens treated with eCG are capable of consistently producing many good-quality embryos, at least half of which develop to blastocysts in culture. These data support the use of eCG in felids and suggest that other factors are responsible for reduced pregnancy success and small litter sizes following assisted reproduction. PMID:9209095

  20. Analysis on the outcome of intrauterine artificial insemination with donor's sperm%宫腔内供精人工授精结局影响因素分析

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    秘祖霞; 徐雯; 卢伟英; 张宇; 马燕琳

    2012-01-01

    Objective To analyze the parameters affecting the pregnancy rate in intrauterine artificial insemination with donor's sperm (AID-IUI). Methods A total of 345 AID-IUI cycles in our center were selected. Chi-square test and multiple unconditional logistic regression were performed. Results The pregnancy rate of 345 AID-IUI cycles were 24.1%. The pregnancy outcome showed no statistically significant difference between the groups of different age and duration of infertility (P>0.05). Multivariable stepwise logistic regression model revealed that the number of AID-IUI cycles was a risk factor that affected the pregnancy rate of per cycle. The OR value for 2 cycles group and 3 cycles group were 6.78 [95%CI(2.75~16.71)] and 2.87[95% CI(1.12~7.36)], respectively. Conclusion The number of AID-IUI cycles was one of the most important factors affecting the pregnancy rate of per cycle.%目的 探讨多种因素对宫腔内供精人工授精(AID-IUI)治疗结局的影响.方法 回顾性分析在本中心实施的345个AID-IUI治疗周期,对AID-IUI成功率与女方年龄、治疗周期数等因素的关系进行x2检验及非条件逐步Logistic回归分析.结果 345个AID-IUI周期,周期临床妊娠率为24.1%.x2检验显示年龄、不孕年限等因素对AID-IUI结局的影响无统计学意义(P>0.05); Logistic回归分析显示助孕周期次数是影响AID-IUI周期临床妊娠率的危险因素(P<0.01),2次组和≥3次组的OR值分别为6.78 [95%CI (2.75~16.71)]及2.87[95%CI(1.12~7.36)].结论 助孕周期次数是影响AID-IUI周期临床妊娠率的重要因素.

  1. 人工授精技术在辽宁绒山羊改良工作中的重要作用%Importance of artificial insemination in improvement of Liaoning cashmere goats

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    薛冰; 刘兴伟; 周孝峰

    2013-01-01

    人工授精技术在辽宁绒山羊产业中的应用,不仅使优秀种用公羊的利用效率明显提高,同时也极大地促进了我国个体的低产绒山羊的改良工作,可提高绒山羊养殖的经济效益,实现科研推广部门和养殖户利益双赢,具有非常大的发展前景。%The application of artificial insemination technology, not only signifi-cantly improves the utilization efficiency of excellent breeding rams of Liaoning Cashmere goat, but also greatly promotes the improvement work of China's low-yield-ing goats individual. The artificial insemination technology has a great develop-ment prospect in improving the economic benefits of goat farming and achieving the win-win benefits between scientific researches and farmers.

  2. The association of ruminal pH and some metabolic parameters with conception rate at first artificial insemination in Thai dairy cows

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    Inchaisri, C.; Somchai Chantsavang,; Noordhuizen, J.P.T.M.; Hogeveen, H.

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the association of metabolic parameters and cow associated factors with the conception rate at first insemination (FCR) in Thai dairy cows. The investigation was performed with 529 lactations from 32 smallholder dairy farms. At 3–6 weeks after parturition

  3. Factors Influencing the Superovulation and Artificial Insemination of Sheep%影响绵羊超数排卵和人工授精效果因素的研究

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    汪立芹; 李乃新; 韩冰; 李洪林; 黄俊成

    2013-01-01

    [目的]获得低成本高效率的绵羊超数排卵处理方案和较好人工授精效果的方法.[方法]使用常规超数排卵和人工授精的方法,从可能影响其效果的FSH激素与海绵栓的组合、发情时间间隔、输精次数、公羊个体等4个方面进行研究分析.[结果]海绵栓结合北京产FSH组合的超排效果最差,显著低于其他试验组(P<0.01),使用宁波生产的FSH,结合海绵栓或者CIDR栓,都能获得较好的超排效果;最后一次注射FSH后12 h发情的细毛羊供体超排效果最好,显著高于36 h组(P<0.01),与0和24 h间没有差异;人工输精2次的怀孕率显著高于输精1次(P<0.01);不同公羊个体的受精效果不同.[结论]使用国产FSH和国产海绵栓的组合,能在不影响超排效果的前提下显著降低成本;选择受精效率高的公羊个体,连续输精2次能获得较好的受胎效果.%[Objective] This study aimed to find out a method for low-cost and highly efficient sheep superovulation treatment and artificial insemination.[Method] The factors those probably influencing the results of conventional superovulation and insemination,such as combination of FSH hormone and sponge suppository,estrus interval,number of insemination,and ram individuals were analyzed.[Result] The combination of sponge suppository and FSH produced in Beijing exhibited the poorest effect to superovulation,significantly worse than that of other combinations (P<0.01).The FSH produced in Ningbo,combined with sponge suppository or CIDR produced better effect to superovulation.The superovulation effect was better when the interval from the last FSH injection to estrus was 12 h,significantly better than that when the interval was 36 h (P<0.01); and there was no difference in the superovulation results when the interval was 0,12 and 24 h.The pregnancy rate of two artificial inseminations was significantly higher than that of only one insemination (P<0.01).Rams themselves

  4. Evaluation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone hydrogen chloride at 3 doses with prostaglandin F2α for fixed-time artificial insemination in dairy cows.

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    Chenault, J R; Meeuwse, D M; LaGrow, C; Tena, J-K S; Wood-Follis, S L; Hallberg, J W

    2014-05-01

    The objectives of the current study were to evaluate the efficacy and field safety of GnRH HCl administered at 3 doses in fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) programs (Ovsynch) in dairy cows. A common protocol was conducted at 6 commercial dairies. Between 188 and 195 cows were enrolled at each site (total enrolled = 1,142). Cows had body condition scores ≥ 2 and ≤ 4, were between 32 to 140 d in milk, and were clinically healthy. Within pen and enrollment day (enrollment cohort), cows were assigned randomly in blocks of 4 to each of 4 treatments: (1) 25mg of PGF2α on d 7 with FTAI 72 ± 2 h later (control); (2) 100 μg of GnRH on d 0, d 7 a dose of 25mg of PGF2α, and the second administration of 100 μg of GnRH (T100) administered either at 48 ± 2 h (d 9) after PGF2α with FTAI 24 ± 2 h later or 56 ± 2 h (d 9) after PGF2α and FTAI 17 ± 2 h later; (3) same as T100 with both injections of 150 μg of GnRH (T150); and (4) same as T100 with both injections of 200 μg of GnRH (T200). Three sites selected the first option and 3 sites selected the second option for the timing of the second injection of all doses of GnRH. Cows were observed daily for signs of estrus and adverse clinical signs. Cows not returning to estrus had pregnancy diagnosis between 42 and 65 d following FTAI. Pregnancies per FTAI (P/FTAI) were analyzed as a binary variable (1 = pregnant, 0 = not pregnant) using a generalized linear mixed model with a binomial error distribution and a logit link function. The statistical model included fixed effects for treatment, random effects of site, site by treatment, enrollment cohort within site, and residual. Parity (first vs. second or greater) was included as a covariate. For demonstration of effectiveness, α=0.05 and a 2-tailed test were used. Fifty-two cows were removed from the study because of either deviation from the protocol, injury, illness, culling, or death. Among the remaining 1,090 cows, 33.9% were primiparous and 66.1% were

  5. Clinical effect of semen-storing cervical cap on artificial insemination outcome in patients with abnormal anatomical position of cervix%储精式宫颈帽用于宫颈解剖位置异常人工授精的临床效果观察

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    陶国振; 胥玉梅; 李娟; 孙林; 刘锦云; 于建春

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察储精式宫颈帽用于宫颈解剖位置异常人工授精的临床效果.方法:将宫颈解剖位置异常导致不孕的妇女66例随机分成3组,实验组采用储精式宫颈帽夫精人工授精,对照A组采用宫颈管夫精人工授精,对照B组采用宫腔夫精人工授精,比较各组周期妊娠率.结果:周期妊娠率实验组(21.86%,14/65)高于对照A组(8.06%,5/62)(P <0.05),与对照B组(23.21%,13/56)比较无统计学差异(P>0.05).结论:储精式宫颈帽夫精人工授精治疗宫颈解剖位置异常所致不孕与宫腔夫精人工授精临床效果一致,明显高于宫颈管夫精人工授精,是一种简单、方便和有效的人工授精方法.%Objective: To explore the clinical use of self - made semen - storing cervical cap on the outcome of artificial insemination with husband sperm in infertile women with abnormal anatomical position of the cervix. Methods; Sixty - six infertile women with abnormal anatomical position of the cervix were prospectively randomized to 3 groups; the experimental group, control group A and B. Women in the experimental group received underwent artificial insemination with semen - storing cervical cap. And those in control group A and B received cervical artificial insemination and intrauterine insemination, respectively. The pregnancy rate was evaluated. Results o The pregnancy rate of the experimental group and was 21.86% (14/65), significantly higher than that of control group A (8.06% , 5/62, P0.05). Conclusion; The clinical effect of artificial insemination with semen - storing cervical cap is similar with that of intrauterine insemination and higher than that of cervical artificial insemination for patients with abnormal anatomical position of the cervix. It may be a simple, convenient and effective method for artificial insemination.

  6. Evaluation of the reproductive performance of crossbred zebu cattle under artificial insemination through the use of progesterone RIA in Venezuela and its improvement with temporary calf removal and progesterone implants

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    A survey was carried out to evaluate the reproductive performance of crossbred zebu cattle under artificial insemination (AI). Defatted milk samples were taken for progesterone radioimmunoassay at the moment of AI (day 0), 10 days and 22 days after AI and at manual pregnancy diagnosis. Six farms located in the western region of Venezuela were used in this study and a total of 600 AI were included. The calving to first service interval (CFSI) and the calving to conception interval (CCI) showed no significant differences between the hand milking (suckling) and machine milking (non suckling) systems. However, significant differences (P<0.05) were found among farms within the traditional and hand milking system. The mean (± SEM) CFSI for first calving heifers and for cows with second or higher parity was 141.9 ± 6.9 and 71.8 ± 4.2 days (P<0.05), and the CCI for these two groups was 154 ± 8.9 and 80.8 ± 5.5 days (P<0.05), respectively. Cows calving in the dry season had CFSI and CCI of 115.4 ± 5.2 and 123.8 ± 6.8 days, while for those calving in the rainy season the intervals were 98.3 ± 5.5 and 111.1 ± 7.2 days respectively (P<0.05). Predominantly Bos indicus cows had shorter CFSI and CCI (P<0.05) than predominantly Bos taurus cows. Overall conception rate, analyzed by Chi-square, showed significant differences due to predominant breed and parity. Correct heat detection, as determined by low progesterone levels at AI, was 95.5% in the best farm and 83.3% in the worst farm. The results of this study identify a postpartum anoestrus problem, especially in the first calf heifers with an important effect of season, breed, farm, and heat detection on the reproductive efficiency of farms under AI. After this survey a study was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of calf removal for 96 hours compared with treatment using norgestomet implants and PMSG for oestrus induction and fertility in crossbred primiparous acyclic zebu. cows which were suckled twice a day

  7. SOWS FERTILITY AFTER TRANSCERVICAL INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (the sumarize of ours results)

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    B. STANČIĆ; M. GAGRČIN; I. RADOVIĆ; I. STANČIĆ

    2013-01-01

    We have investigated the potential advantages of transcervical artificial insemination into the caudal portion of the uterus (corpus uteri), compared with conventional sperm-dose deposition into the posterior region of the cervix. Three experiments was carried out to investigate: (1) the influence of insemination-dose volume, (2) sperm number per dose and (3) type of insemination catheter on sows fertility (farrowing rate and litter size). Classic intracervical insemination was performed in t...

  8. Efeito do intervalo das duas últimas inseminações sobre a fertilidade de éguas inseminadas com sêmen fresco diluído Effect of interval between the two last artificial inseminations on mares fertility inseminated with diluted fresh semen

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    Helton Mattana Saturnino

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Sessenta e duas fêmeas eqüinas foram distribuídas ao acaso em dois grupos experimentais de acordo com o intervalo da penúltima à última inseminação artificial de cada ciclo (48h ou 72h. As éguas foram rufiadas e inseminadas às segundas, quartas e sextas-feiras, a partir do momento em que apresentavam um folículo de 3,0 a 3,5 cm de diâmetro, com sêmen de apenas um garanhão de fertilidade comprovada, diluído para um volume inseminante de 10 mL com diluidor de mínima contaminação. As taxas de concepção referentes ao primeiro ciclo, para os intervalos de 48h e 72h foram de 66,67% (24/36 e 65,22% (15/23, respectivamente, sendo as taxas de concepção/ciclo de 53,45% (31/58 e 56,76% (21/37, na mesma ordem anterior. Com base nos resultados obtidos, recomendam-se inseminações às segundas, quartas e sextas-feiras, sem perda da fertilidade.Sixty two mares were randomly assigned to two experimental group, according to two intervals between the penultimate and the ultimate artificial insemination (48 or 72h. The mares were teased and inseminated on monday, wednesday and friday, when a follicle size was equal or greater than 3.0 cm in diameter, with semen from a stallion of proven fertility diluted with minimum contamination extender. The conception rates for the first cycle for the 48h and 72h intervals were 66.67% (24/36 and 65.22% (15/23 respectively, and the conception/cicle were 53.45% (31/58 and 56.76% (21/37, in the same order. Based on these results, one should consider recommending inseminations on monday, wednesday and friday, without fertility loss.

  9. Survey Report of Free Artificial Insemination to Cows in Ganzhou District of Zhangye City%张掖市甘州区能繁母牛零费用配种情况实地调查报告

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    田春花; 郝鹏

    2011-01-01

    [目的]为调查落实张掖市基础母牛养殖户补贴政策过程中存在的问题。[方法]张掖市畜牧管理人员随机入乡镇配种站,母牛养殖户,对甘州区基础母牛养殖户补贴政策落实情况进行走访调查,并对调查结果进行了统计、分析。[结果]表明:"零费用配种"政策对养殖户起到了积极作用,但同时存在政策资金不及时到位,会影响养牛生产的矛盾。[结论]"零费用配种"是项补助措施,对稳定母牛养殖有意义,但需进一步完善。%【Objective】 To investigate the existed problems during the implement of subsidy policies for the farmers raising basic cows in Zhangye city.【Method】 Animal Husbandry administrative staff randomly got to the breeding station of townships and farmers raising cows to survey the implement of subsidy policies in Ganzhou district,then statistically analyzed the research result.【Results】The results showed that the free artificial insemination breeding policy to cows had a positive effect to the farmers.At the same time,there still existed the policy fund did not reach in time,which would influence the cattle raising production.【Conclusion】Free artificial insemination to cow was a subsidy measure,which was meaningful for the cow steadily raising,but it needed to be further improved.

  10. 染色体多态性对供精人工授精治疗结局的影响%Influence of chromosomal polymorphism on treatment outcome of artificial insemination by donors

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    伍园园; 郑立新; 祝小丽; 舒小妹; 郑炜炜

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the relationship between the female chromosome polymorphism and the pregnancy outcome of artificial insemination by donors. Methods; The peripheral blood of patients was cultured rountinely for karotype analysis. Clinical pregnancy rate, cumulative pregnancy rate and early obortion rate were observed by treated patients with chromosomal polymorphism as the research group, and patients with normal chromosome as control group. Results: There was no significant difference in the clinical cycle pregnancy rate ( 19. 80% vs 19. 66% ) , cumulative pregnancy rate (44. 82% vs 41. 77% ) , early abortion rate ( 14. 58% vsl2. 07% ) between the two groups ( P > 0. 05 ) . Conclusion: Chromosomal polymorphism carrier status has no impact on treatment outcome of the patients receiving artificial insemination by donors.%目的 探讨女性染色体多态性与供精人工授精妊娠结局的关系.方法 对接受供精人工授精患者常规抽血行染色体检查,将发现有染色体多态的患者作为研究对象,与染色体正常群体对照,观察临床妊娠率、累积妊娠率和早期流产率.结果 染色体多态性组与正常组比较,临床周期妊娠率(19.80% vs 19.66%),累积妊娠率(44.82%vs 41.77%),早期流产率(14.58% vs12.07%),均无统计学差异(P>0.05).结论 染色体多态性携带状态不影响供精人工授精患者的治疗结局.

  11. 供精人工授精后代近亲婚配的伦理学新思考%A New Ethical Reflection on Intermarriage between Offsprings of Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID)

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    罗莉; 王海燕; 乔杰; 刘平; 马彩虹; 白泉

    2011-01-01

    With the wide application of artificial insemination by donor ( AID ) technology, offsprings produced by the technology will successively arrive their marriage age, which draws an ever increasing concern of preventing the intermarriage between those offsprings of AID.China's Ministry of Health has released regulations in 2001 and 2003 respectively for the strict management in the aspects of collecting sperm, sperm distribution and artificial insemination of sperm for future use, and premarital investigation, aiming to avoid offspring inbreeding.However, a couple of problems still exist in clinical practice, urgently calling for solution.This paper aims to put forward the problems existing in the medical practice and provide reference for formulating more complete regulations.%随着供精人工授精技术的广泛应用,应用该技术生育的后代将陆续到达结婚年龄,防止后代近亲婚配日益受到关注.我国卫生部已经在2001年及2003年出台相关法规,从精子募集、精子流通和精子使用以及供精人工授精后代婚前排查等环节进行严格管理,避免后代近亲婚配,但是在-临床实践中我们发现一些问题亟待解决.旨在提出实际工作中存在的问题,为制定更加完善的法规提供参考.

  12. ADVANCES IN REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN CATTLE: FROM ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION TO CLONING AVANCES EN BIOTECNOLOÍA REPRODUCTIVA EN BOVINOS: DE LA INSEMINACIÓN ARTIFICIAL A LA CLONACIÓN

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    Bertolini, L.R

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The urge for the control of reproductive processes in animals has propelled a great gain in knowledge, also setting off the development of four generations of assisted reproductive technologies (AR T for humans and animals. The use of assisted reproductive techniques has been of great importance in livestock production. In general terms, the main first three generations of ARTs, including 1 artificial insemination (AI and gamete and embryo freezing, 2 multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET and 3 in vitro fertilization (IV F procedures, have matured into successful commercial applications, facilitating the increase in production through genetics, the reduction in generation intervals, the control of diseases, and the cutback in production costs. The fourth generation of AR T encompasses processes that are still more experimental, comprising cloning by nuclear transfer (NT of embryonic or somatic cells, transgenesis, and stem cell biology. Such technologies are intertwined with one another and with currently available molecular tools, being completely dependent upon the previous generations of technologies. However, many reproductive challenges still hinder maximal livestock reproductive performance, affecting productivity and profitability. It is clear that the application of such technologies as lucrative activities will remain questionable if not associated with other components of animal production, such as animal health, nutrition and adequate animal husbandry practices.El afán por controlar los procesos reproductivos en animales ha llevado a una gran ganancia en conocimiento, impulsando el desarrollo de cuatro tecnologías reproductivas asistidas (AR Ts para animales y humanos. El uso de AR Ts ha sido de gran importancia en la producción ganadera. En términos generales, las tres principales generaciones de AR T, incluyendo 1 inseminación artificial (AI y congelación de gametos y embriones, 2 superovulación y transferencia de

  13. Pregnancy outcome in dairy and beef cattle after artificial insemination and treatment with seminal plasma or transforming growth factor beta-1.

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    Odhiambo, J F; Poole, D H; Hughes, L; Dejarnette, J M; Inskeep, E K; Dailey, R A

    2009-09-01

    Reduced capability of the uterus to support pregnancy in the absence of its interaction with secretions from male accessory glands has been demonstrated in rodents and to some extent in pigs. However, in cattle, the role of postmating inflammatory response on pregnancy success has not been studied. The current study examined the influence of uterine presensitization with seminal antigens at breeding on pregnancy outcome in cows. Lactating beef (n=1090) and dairy (n=800) cows received 0.5 mL seminal plasma (SP), 40 ng recombinant human transforming growth factor-beta1 (rhTGF-beta1), or 0.5 mL bovine serum albumin (BSA), or were left untreated before or at insemination. Semen was deposited into the anterior cervix using a second insemination gun. Pregnancy was diagnosed at 35 to 40 d postinsemination by transrectal ultrasonography or from records of calves born the subsequent calving season. Pregnancy rates in beef cows did not differ among treatments but differed among trials (69.8%, 52.5% vs. 40.3%; Pplasma on pregnancy outcome in lactating dairy or beef cows but realized marginal improvements when pregnancy rates were below 50% (compromised fertility). PMID:19501392

  14. Artificial insemination system without estrous observation in suckled beef cows Sistema de inseminação artificial sem observação de estros em vacas de corte durante período de amamentação

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    Luiz Felipe Kruel Borges; Rogério Ferreira; Lucas Carvalho Siqueira; Rodrigo Camponogara Bohrer; Jacson William Borstmann; João Francisco Coelho de Oliveira; Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves

    2009-01-01

    The aim was to develop a timed artificial insemination (TAI) system in suckled beef cows. Cows (n=227), 60-80 days postpartum, received estradiol benzoate (5mg) and a vaginal device containing 250µg of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA; day 0). On day six, cloprostenol (125µg) and eCG (400IU) were administrated and calves were weaned for 88h. The devices were removed on day seven (BioRep group) or on day eight (TAI group). All cows of TAI group and cows of BioRep group that did not exhibit sta...

  15. Sistemas de inseminação artificial em dois dias com observação de estro ou em tempo fixo para vacas de corte amamentando Artificial insemination systems within two days of estrus detection or at fixed time for suckled beef cows

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    Lucas Carvalho Siqueira

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente experimento foi investigar se a realização exclusiva da inseminação artificial em tempo fixo (IATF, empregando como indutor da ovulação o benzoato de estradiol (BE, proporciona taxas de prenhez semelhantes a uma associação de IA convencional e IATF com GnRH, em vacas de corte no pós-parto. Duzentos e cinqüenta vacas amamentado receberam um pessário vaginal contendo 250mg de acetato de medroxi-progesterona (MAP e uma injeção intramuscular (IM de 5mg de BE no dia 0. O pessário vaginal permaneceu por sete dias. No dia 6, foram aplicadas 400UI de gonadotrofina coriônica eqüina por via IM e 5mg de análogo de prostaglandina na submucosa vulvar, realizando nesse momento o desmame por 96h. Após a retirada dos pessários (dia 7, as vacas foram distribuídas em dois grupos. No grupo BioRep (n=150, as fêmeas foram observadas duas vezes por dia para detecção de estro por 48h e inseminadas 12h após sua manifestação. Os animais que não manifestaram estro nesse período receberam uma injeção IM de 100mg de GnRH, sendo submetidas à IATF, 16 a 18h após. No grupo BE (n=100, as vacas receberam uma injeção de 1mg de BE IM no dia 8 e foram inseminadas em tempo fixo no dia 9. A porcentagem de prenhez no grupo BioRep (54,7% foi maior (PThis experiment was aimed at comparing two estrus induction protocols for cows in post partum period, using either GnRH and two-day artificial insemination (AI or estradiol benzoate (EB and fixed-time artificial insemination (TAI. A total of 250 suckled beef cows received a vaginal device containing 250mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA and an injection of 5mg of EB intramuscularly (IM on day 0. The vaginal device was removed on day 7. On day 6, cows were injected with 400IU eCG (IM and 5mg prostaglandin analog (into vulvar submucosa and calves were removed for 96 hours (h. After removing the vaginal devices (day 7, cows were divided in two groups. In the BioRep group (n=150

  16. Split-time artificial insemination in beef cattle: I-Using estrous response to determine the optimal time(s) at which to administer GnRH in beef heifers and postpartum cows.

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    Bishop, B E; Thomas, J M; Abel, J M; Poock, S E; Ellersieck, M R; Smith, M F; Patterson, D J

    2016-09-01

    Two experiments evaluated timing of GnRH administration in beef heifers and cows on the basis of estrous status during split-time artificial insemination (AI) after controlled internal drug release (CIDR) based protocols. In experiment 1, estrus was synchronized for 816 pubertal and prepubertal or peripubertal heifers using the 14-day CIDR-PGF2α (PG) protocol, and in experiment 2, estrus was synchronized for 622 lactating cows using the 7-day CO-Synch + CIDR protocol. For both experiments, estrus detection aids (Estrotect) were applied at PG, with estrus recorded at 66 and 90 hours after PG. Treatments were balanced across locations for heifers using reproductive tract score and weight; whereas for cows, treatments were assigned and balanced to treatment according to age, body condition score, and days postpartum. Timing of AI for heifers and cows was on the basis of estrus expression 66 hours after PG. Females in each treatment that exhibited estrus before 66 hours were inseminated at 66 hours, whereas AI was delayed 24 hours until 90 hours after PG for females failing to exhibit estrus before 66 hours. Females in treatment one received GnRH 66 hours after PG irrespective of estrus expression; however, in treatment 2, GnRH was administered coincident with delayed AI only to females not detected in estrus at 66 hours after PG. Among heifers, there was no effect of treatment on overall estrous response (P = 0.49) or AI pregnancy rate (P = 0.54). Pregnancy rate for heifers inseminated at 66 hours was not influenced by GnRH (P = 0.65), and there were no differences between treatments in estrous response during the 24 hours delay period (P = 0.22). Cows in treatment 2 had a greater (P = 0.04) estrous response during the 24-hour delay period resulting in a greater overall estrous response (P = 0.04), but this did not affect AI pregnancy rate at 90 hours (P = 0.51) or total AI pregnancy rate (P = 0.89). Pregnancy rate resulting from AI for

  17. The effects of intramuscular or intravenous injections of gonadotropin releasing hormone at fixed-time artificial insemination on pregnancy rates of Bos indicus beef cows

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The effect of an intramuscular versus intravenous administration of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH at fixed-time AI (FTAI on the pregnancy rates of crossbred Bos indicus beef cows was evaluated. Pluriparous nursing calv cows (n=120 were synchronized as follows: d 0 cows received a 2.0 mg injection of estradiol benzoate (EB and insertion of a controlled intravaginal progesterone releasing device containing 0.558 g of progesterone, d 8 removal of the progesterone device , a 0.15 mg injection of prostaglandin F2α (PGF, a 1.0 mg injection of EB, and 400 IU injection of equine chorionic gonadotropin. Fifty-four hr after PGF, all cows were exposed to FTAI and a 0.084 mg injection of GnRH was administered either via Vena caudalis (n=60, or via Longissimus dorsi (n=60. Cows were inseminated with the same sire and by a single AI technician. Pregnancy was determined by the transrectal ultrasonography on d 40 after AI. Cows receiving the intravenous administration of GnRH had higher (P = 0.04 pregnancy rates than the cows receiving the intramuscular injection of GnRH (65 vs 46.6%, respectively. It was concluded that the intravenous administration of GnRH at the time of AI improved the pregnancy rates of crossbred Bos indicus beef cows submitted to FTAI.

  18. 猪0.5mL细管冷冻精液的人工授精试验%Studies on artificial insemination with 0.5 mL straws frozen semen in boar

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    张渭斌; 孙世铎; 刘丑生; 朱芳贤; 谷合勇

    2011-01-01

    【Objective】 0.5 mL straws frozen boar semen were produced to observe the result of artificial insemination.【Method】 Thirty-six sows were randomly divided into eight groups.Group A-1(n=5) and A-2(n=5) sows were inseminated with fresh semen with a dose of 4×109 spermatozoa,using 80 mL extender.group A-1 using conventional AI and A-2 using IUI catheter.Group B-1(n=4) and B-2(n=4) sows were used for intrauterine insemination with frozen semen with 20 mL extender.B-1 with a dose of 1×109 spermatozoa and B-2 with a dose of 2×109 spermatozoa.Group C-1(n=5) and C-2(n=5) sows were used for intrauterine insemination with frozen semen with a dose of 2×109 spermatozoa,C-1 using 60 mL extender and C-2 using 80 mL extender.Group D-1(n=4) and D-2(n=4) sows were used to intrauterine insemination with frozen semen with a dose of 4×109 spermatozoa,C-1 using 60 mL extender and C-2 using 80 mL extender.The pregnancy rate(PR),farrowing rate(FR) and total number of piglet born(TNB) were recorded.【Result】 The above procedures yielded the highest post-thaw motility of(42.4±0.9)% and the plasma integrity of(47.2±0.3)%,together with the normal acrosome was(46.8±0.4)%.Inseminations with fresh semen yielded a pregnanty rate of 100% and a mean litter size of 9.00±0.63 NBA(Number boar alive) piglets.Insemination with frozen semen yieled a pregnancy rate of 72% and a mean litter size of 6.64±0.82 NBA piglets.Compared fresh with frozen semen,the pregnancy and farrowing rates were higher than those in frozen semen groups.【Conclusion】 Artificial insemination with fresh sperm was better than frozen semen.Frozen semen diluted with 60 and 80 mL volume had no significant effect on the birth rate,and the number born alive.In conclusion,frozen boar semen can be used successfully by using IUI catheter at a dose of 2×109 spermatozoa,diluted with 60 mL of semen extender.%【目的】制备猪0.5mL细管冷冻精液,并

  19. Sperm concentration on the intrauterine artificial insemination in swine Concentrações espermáticas na inseminação artificial intra-uterina suína

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    Joana Miller

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of the intrauterine insemination (IUI in swine, considering the conception rate, farrowing rate, litter size (alive born pigs. For the IUI, the females had been insemination at 24 and 48 hours after the estrus detection, and the inseminating doses of 500 million, 1 billion, 1.5 billion and 2 billion spermatozoa in 20 mL extender had been used. The procedure of catheter insertion through the cervical canal was successfully performed in 97.9% of the females. The conception rate was 6.3% in the IUI. The farrowing rate in IUI was 87.2% but the farrowing rate was 100% for the sperm concentration of 500 million. Regarding the number of born pigs and alive born pigs observed in females inseminated with IUI, no significant difference was observed (p > 0.05. The concentration of 500 x 10(6 spermatozoa in 20 mL extender in the intrauterine insemination resulted in an optimal reproductive performance.Conduziu-se este estudo, com o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência da inseminação intra-uterina (IIU em suínos, considerando as taxas de retorno ao estro, aborto, parto, além do tamanho da leitegada (número de leitões nascidos e nascidos vivos. Na IIU, as fêmeas foram inseminadas nos tempos de 24 e 48 horas após a detecção do estro, utilizando-se as concentrações de 500 milhões, 1 bilhão, 1,5 bilhão e 2 bilhões de espermatozóides, em 20mL de diluente. A passagem do cateter de IIU através da cérvix foi possível em 97,9% das fêmeas. Foi realizado diagnóstico de retorno ao estro a partir do 18º dia e diagnóstico de gestação por ultrassonografia transcutânea entre o 28º e 30º dias após a inseminação. A taxa de retorno ao estro foi de 6,3% na IIU. A taxa de parto na IIU foi de 87,2%, sendo a taxa de parto para a concentração de 500 milhões de 100%. Com relação ao número de leitões nascidos totais e nascidos vivos, não houve diferenças, entre as diferentes concentra

  20. SOWS FERTILITY AFTER TRANSCERVICAL INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (the sumarize of ours results

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    B. STANČIĆ

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available We have investigated the potential advantages of transcervical artificial insemination into the caudal portion of the uterus (corpus uteri, compared with conventional sperm-dose deposition into the posterior region of the cervix. Three experiments was carried out to investigate: (1 the influence of insemination-dose volume, (2 sperm number per dose and (3 type of insemination catheter on sows fertility (farrowing rate and litter size. Classic intracervical insemination was performed in the total of 50 sows (25 inseminated with 100ml doses and 25 with 50ml doses. Intrauterine insemination was performed in the total of 50 sows (25 inseminated with 100ml doses and 25 with 50ml doses. Significant greater farrowing rate (88% and live born piglet per litter (10,77 or 11,86 was found after intrauterine insemination, then after intracervical insemination (76 or 72% farrowing rate, and 10,42 or 9,89 live born piglets per litter. Classic intracervical insemination was performed in the total of 90 sows, with different catheter type. Intrauterine insemination was performed in the total of 90 sows, with 5x109,3,7x109 or 2,5x109 spermatozoa per dose. No significant differences in farrowing rate was found between intracervical and intrauterine insemination (83,3 to 86,7%. Significant greater live born piglet per litter was found after intrauterine insemination with 2,5x109 spermatozoa per dose. Obtained results suggest that intrauterine insemination can be performed by significant reduction of insemination dose volume and sperm number in dose, without decreasing sows fertility. It can result in significant increasing of boar reproductive efficiency.

  1. Insemination of Honey Bee Queens

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    SOJKOVÁ, Lada

    2013-01-01

    Instrumental insemination honey bee queen is in Czech Republic only possibility, how make controlled mating bees. Main significance lies in expanding desirable feature in the bee colony. Instrumental inseminations are thus obtained the required feature, that are the mildness of bees, sitting on the comb, or resistance to disease. Insemination must precede controlled breeding drones and controlled breeding queens. That drones were sexually mature at the time of insemination must be breeding dr...

  2. EFFECT OF TIMING OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION ON THE FERTILITY AND SEX RATIO IN NELORE HEIFERS INFLUÊNCIA DO MOMENTO DA INSEMINAÇÃO ARTIFICIAL SOBRE A FERTILIDADE E O SEXO DA CRIA DE NOVILHAS DA RAÇA NELORE

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    José Ricardo Almeida de Andrade

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of timing of artificial insemination on the fertility and calf sex ratio in Nelore heifers (n = 200 submitted a protocol of timed artificial insemination (TAI.  The heifers, distributed into five groups (GC, GT6, GT12, GT18 and GT24, presented a mean of 2.5 years old and 342 Kg of body weight. The inseminations were performed in the moments 0 (GC, 6 (GT6, 12 (GT12, 18 (GT18 and 24 (GT24 hours after the injection of GnRH. The conception rates were 87.5% (GC, 82.5% (GT6, 77.5% (GT12, 85.0% (GT18 and 77.5% (GT24. There was no statistical difference (p>0.05 in the conception rates between the five treatments. The percentage of calved males was 38.2% (GC, 48.5% (GT6, 45.2% (GT12, 55.9% (GT18 and 58.6% (GT24. The male/female ratio was 0.62 (GC, 0.94 (GT6, 0.82 (GT12, 1.27 (GT18 and 1.42 (GT24. Statistical difference was found (p<0.05 in the male/female ratio between the five treatments. The timing of artificial insemination has influence on the sex ratio, showing an increase in the proportion of calved males when the insemination is progressively delayed. Within of the measured interval of time (0-24h after GnRH, the fertility of Nelore heifers is not influenced by the moment of the artificial insemination.

    KEY WORDS: Beef cattle, management, pregnancy test, ultrasound, sexing. Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito do momento da inseminação artificial (IA sobre a fertilidade e a proporção do sexo da cria de novilhas da raça Nelore (n = 200 submetidas a protocolo de IATF. As novilhas, distribuídas em cinco tratamentos (GC, GT6, GT12, GT18 e GT24, apresentavam idade média de 2,5 anos e peso médio de 342 kg. Realizaram-se as inseminações nos momentos 0 (GC, 6 (GT6, 12 (GT12, 18 (GT18 e 24 (GT24 horas após a aplicação do GnRH. As taxas de concepção foram de 87,5% (GC, 82,5% (GT6, 77,5% (GT12, 85,0% (GT18 e de 77,5% (GT24. Não houve diferença estatística (p>0,05 entre as taxas de

  3. An analysis of clinic outcomes of 620 intrauterine artificial insemination cycles%620个宫腔内人工授精周期临床妊娠结局探讨

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    曹善仁; 张军强; 凌秀凤; 李秀玲; 黄美玲; 赵静; 童国庆

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨患者年龄,周期数和注入宫腔内前向运动精子总数(NMSI)对宫腔内人工受精(IUI)临床妊娠率的影响.方法 339对夫妇的620个IUI周期,按年龄分为:≤35、35~40、≥40岁组;按周期数分为:第1个、第2个、第3及>第3个周期;按处理后NMSI分为:20×106组,分别比较各组间的临床妊娠率差别,分析各因素对IUI临床妊娠结局的影响.结果 年龄≤35、35~40及≥40岁组临床妊娠率分别为14.52、17.85及0.00%;第1、第2、第3及>3个周期临床妊娠率分别为13.86%、18.82%、12.64%及0.00%;NMSI20×106 组临床妊娠率分别为3.13%、18.18%、13.21%、14.83%及16.00%.结论 年龄>40岁,处理后前向运动精子总数低于2×106,以及3~4次IUI尝试仍未成功的患者,不适合继续尝试IUI治疗.%Objective: To explore the effects of female patients'age, number of intrauterine artificial insemination (IUI) cycle and number of motile spermatozoa inseminated (NMSI) on the clinical pregnancy outcomes of IUI treatment.Methods: A total of 620 IUI cycles of 339 couples accomplished in this Center were retrospectively studied. The cycles were grouped according to patients' age (≤35, 35-40 and ≥40 years), number of IUI cycle (the first, the second, the third cycle and more than 3 cycles) and NMSI (<2, 2-5, 5-10, 10-20 and >20× 106), respectively. The pregnancy rates between groups were compared.Results: The pregnancy rates of the patients aged ≤35, 35-40 and ≥40 years were 14. 52%,17.85% and 0.00%, respectively. The pregnancy rates in the groups of the first cycle, the second cycle, the third cycle and more than 3 cycles were 13.86%, 18.82%, 12.64% and 0. 00%, respectively. The pregnancy rates in the groups with NMSI <2, 2-5, 5-10, 10-20 and >20× 106 were 3. 13%, 18. 18%, 13. 21%,14.83% and 16.00%, respectively.Conclusions: The patients over 40 years of age, or with <2 × 106 total motile spermatozoa counts for insemination

  4. Desempenho reprodutivo de fêmeas suínas submetidas à inseminação artificial intra-uterina ou à tradicional Reproductive performance of sows submitted to intrauterine or tradicional artificial insemination

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    Paulo Eduardo Bennemann

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizadas 298 fêmeas pluríparas Camborough 22® distribuídas em dois tratamentos: T1 (n=154, inseminação intra-uterina (IAU com dose inseminante (DI contendo 0,5 bilhão de espermatozóides em volume total de 20ml; e T2 (n=144, inseminação tradicional (IAT, com DI contendo 3,0 bilhões de espermatozóides em volume total de 90ml. Foi possível a realização da IAU em 98,1% das fêmeas. A presença de sangue na extremidade do cateter ou espiral da pipeta de IAU foi observada em 8,4% das fêmeas. As taxas de prenhez (TPr e de parto ajustada não diferiram (P>0,05 entre a IAU e IAT. O tamanho da leitegada (TL diferiu entre os tratamentos (PA total of 298 Camborough 22® sows was distributed in two treatments: T1 (n=154: intrauterine insemination (IUI with 0.5 billion sperms in 20ml total volume; T2 (n=144: traditional insemination (TAI with 3.0 billion sperms in 90ml total volume. It was possible to perform the IUI in 98.1% of sows. It was observed presence of blood on the catheter tip or pipete in 8.4% of IUI sows. The pregnancy (PR and adjusted farrowing rates did not differ (P>0.05 among treatments. Litter size (LS differ among treatments (P<0.05, being observed a reduction of 0.8 piglet in IUI. The blood presence in the IUI did not affect the PR significantly, but resulted in a reduction of 2.6 piglets per litter.

  5. Mês de parição, condição corporal e resposta ao protocolo de inseminação artificial em tempo fixo em vacas de corte primíparas Calving date, body condition score, and response to a timed artificial insemination protocol in first-calving beef cows

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    M. Meneghetti

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available No experimento I, foi avaliada a alteração da condição corporal (CC pré e pós-parto em 155 novilhas inseminadas para parir de setembro a dezembro. A CC foi avaliada mensalmente no pré e pós-parto, de junho a fevereiro. No experimento II, 538 vacas primíparas foram sincronizadas com o protocolo de inseminação artificial em tempo fixo (IATF que usou estradiol junto ao dispositivo intravaginal de progesterona (CIDR®. As taxas de ciclicidade, sincronização e concepção foram avaliadas por ultra-som. No experimento I, os animais que pariram primeiro tiveram maior (PIn experiment I, it was evaluated the body condition score (BCS change during pre and post-partum in 155 heifers, inseminated to calve from September to December. The BCS was monthly evaluated from June to February, during the pre and post-partum periods. In experiment II, 538 primiparous cows were synchronized with a timed artificial insemination (TAI protocol which used estradiol associated with an intravaginal progesterone device (CIDR®. The cyclicity, synchronization, and conception rates were evaluated by ultrasound. In experiment I, the animals that calved earlier had higher (P<0.001 reduction on BCS. In experiment II, it was observed higher BCS (P<0.0001 in cows with lower days in post-partum, higher (P<0.05 synchronization rate in cows with a better BCS, and also an increase (P<0.0001 in conception rate as BCS got better (increase in six percentual points in conception for each increase of 0.25 in BCS. Beef heifers should not calve earlier when is planned to submitt these animals to TAI at the beginning of the next breeding season.

  6. Study on the psychological health status and interventional measures among the patients treated with artificial insemination of husband%AIH治疗患者心理健康状态及心理干预措施研究

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    王秀平; 郑虔

    2012-01-01

    Objective; To explore the effect of psychological intervention nn psychological status and pregnancy outcome of the patients after artificial insemination of husband (AIH) . Methods: SCI, -90 was used to survey the infertile women after AIH treatment. The scores of self - evaluation questionnaire of the respondents and norm were compared, the psychological health status of the patients after AIH was analyzed. AH the patients were divided into four groups according to the opportunity and frequency of psychological intervention, the psychological status and clinical pregnancy rates in the four groups were compared after five weeks. Results: There was significant difference in psychological health status between the respondents and norm. After psychological intervention, the psychological health status of the respondents was improved, especially depressive factor, there was significant difference (P 0. 05 ) . Conclusion; The patients after AIH treatment have psychological subhealth problems at different degrees; systematic psychological intervention can improve psychological status of the patients and achieve high clinical pregnancy rate.%目的:探讨心理干预对接受夫精人工授精(Artificial Insemination of Husband AIH)治疗的患者心理状态及妊娠结局的影响.方法:采用90项症状自评量表(SCL - 90)对符合并接受AIH治疗的不孕妇女进行问卷凋查.比较受调查者和国内常模间的自评量表得分,分析AIH患者的心理健康状态.按照心理干预时机及干预频率的不同,将患者随机分为4组,实施AIH后5周比较4组患者心理状态及临床妊娠率.结果:受调查者的心理健康状态与国内常模相比差异有统计学意义.心理干预后受调查者的心理健康状态较干预前得到改善,其中以抑郁因子改善最为明显,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).4组患者中,C组妊娠率最高,A组、B组次之,但组间比较无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:接受AIH治疗的患

  7. Analysis on Effects of Postpartum Care for Cows Against Timed Artificial Insemination to Improve Conception Rate and Shorten Production Spacing%母牛产后保健对定时输精受胎效果分析

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    欧四海; 周培校; 冯建丽; 陈斌; 陈玉新; 郝卫伟; 李新; 王忠军; 冯成

    2016-01-01

    To shorten the production spacing of postpartum cows from (450~500) days to be within 420 days in large-scale diary farm of 8th Division, homochronous postpartum cows were mated on a large scale by means of drugs comprehensive care and method of homochronous estrus mating of Ovsynch process ( technology of timed artificial insemination). It is found that postpartum cows can reduce or prevent from postpartum diseases, such as retained fetal membranes, puerperal high fever, death of adult cows, etc., meanwhile, their uterine, ovary and conditions of whole body can recover quickly and effectively. By the said methods, the success of their parity mating can be 100% , total annual conception rate can be more than 85%~90% and annual average production spacing can be shortened to less than 420 days.%为了把新疆兵团第八师规模化奶牛场生产母牛产间距从(450~500)d缩短到420d以内,试验采用产后母牛药物综合保健和Ovsynch程序(定时输精技术)同期发情配种处理的方法,大规模同期产后牛进行配种.结果表明产后母牛都能有效的减少和预防胎衣不下、产后高热、成母牛死亡等产后疾病,同时能有效的促进产后母牛子宫的快速恢复、激活卵巢功能和恢复母牛体况.能保证产后母牛胎次配种达到100%受配率、年总受胎率85%~90%以上和年平均产间距缩短到420d以内.

  8. Effects of equine chorionic gonadotrophin on follicular, luteal and conceptus development of non-lactating Bos indicus beef cows subjected to a progesterone plus estradiol-based timed artificial insemination protocol

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    Paulo Pitaluga Costa e Silva Filho

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG on ovarian follicular responses, corpus luteum (CL development and conceptus length on day 16 after timed artificial insemination (TAI. A total of 124 cows at day 0 (D0 received 2 mg of estradiol benzoate (EB and the insertion of a progesterone (P4 intravaginal device. Eight days later, the device was removed, and cows received 0.15 mg of prostaglandin and 0.5 mg of estradiol cypionate (EC, and were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatments: eCG (n=60, in which cows received 300 U of eCG; and control (n=64. Cows were TAI 48 h after P4 device removal. The diameter of the largest follicle (LF present on D8 and D10 and of CL on D15 and D26 were measured. Conceptus recovered rate, conceptus length, CL diameter and weight were determined at slaughter on D26. Plasma P4 concentration was determined on D15 and D26. Follicular growth from D8 to D10 (P=0.03, the diameter of CL at D15 (P=0.03 and D26 (P=0.003 and the CL weight at day 26 (P=0.04 were greater in the eCG group than the control. However, there was no effect of eCG treatment on oestrus occurrence, conceptus recovery rate and length, or P4 concentrations on either D15 or D26. In conclusion, although eCG increases follicular responses and the diameter of the CL, this gonadotropin treatment does not influence the length of the conceptus or the P4 concentration on the subsequent oestrus cycle.

  9. Inseminação artificial de éguas Percheron e Bretão com sêmen fresco diluído em água de côco e leite em pó desnatado Artificial insemination of Percheron and Breton breed mares with fresh semen diluted in extenders with skimmed powder milk and coconut water

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    Luiz Paulo Rigolon

    1999-11-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido no Laboratório de Reprodução Animal e no Setor de Eqüideocultura da Fazenda Experimental da Universidade Estadual de Maringá, no período de setembro/97 a março/98, com o objetivo de testar os efeitos de dois diluidores na inseminação artificial de éguas das raças Percheron e Bretão. Foi utilizado um garanhão da raça Percheron e dezesseis éguas, as quais foram inseminadas com sêmen fresco, diluído em meios formulados à base de leite de vaca em pó desnatado (LD e à base de água de côco (AC. As inseminações foram realizadas quando se observaram folículos ovarianos com 3,5 cm de diâmetro. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com oito éguas em cada tratamento. Para as análises utilizou-se o teste do qui-quadrado e análise de variância. A análise dos dados mostrou que não houve diferença (P > 0,05 dos tratamentos sobre o índice de prenhez das éguas no primeiro, segundo e terceiro ciclos estrais, no número de inseminações artificiais fecundas e não-fecundas, na prenhez/inseminação artificial (IA, no índice de prenhez total, na IA/prenhez e entre a motilidade progressiva e o vigor dos espermatozóides após diluição. Com base nos resultados, pode-se concluir que os dois meios foram eficientes na inseminação artificial dessas raças de éguas, utilizando-se o sêmen fresco.This experiment was carried out at Animal Reproduction Laboratory and Equine Section of the Experimental Farm of Universidade Estadual de Maringá, in the period of September 97 trough March 98. The objective was to study the effects of two extenders on artificial insemination (AI of Percheron and Breton breeding mares. One Percheron stallion and sixteen mares were used. The mares were inseminated with fresh semen diluted in two extenders formulated with skimmed powder cow milk (LS and coconut water (AW on the day ovarian follicles with 3.5 cm of diameter were observed. They. were alloted in a

  10. Andrology: Effect of Inseminated Volume on Intrauterine Insemination

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    Amaral, Vivian Ferreira do; Ferriani, Rui Alberto; Reis, Rosana Maria dos; de Sala, Maria Matheus; De Moura, Marcos Dias

    2001-01-01

    Purpose: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a method for the treatment of marital infertility involving the intrauterine or fallopian deposition of washed spermatozoa, depending on the amount of inseminated semen. In view of the divergent opinions about the inseminated volume, the objective of this study was to compare the two techniques (3.0 mL or 0.5 mL) in two groups of patients.

  11. The Effect of Transcervical Intrauterine and Intravaginal Insemination Methods on Fertility in Dogs

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    DAŞKIN, Ali; TEKİN, Necmettin; AKÇAY, Ergun

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    This study was carried out to determine the effect of transcervical and intravaginal artificial insemination on the pregnancy rate in dogs. Semen was collected by the massage method from dogs brought to our department. Collected semen was examined in the laboratory and stored in liquid nitrogen after dilution with Tris extender. During the study 31 bitches brought to our department for artificial insemination were used. One of the bitches was not evaluated. Oestrus was detected by vaginal c...

  12. Determinação da dose inseminante e embriogênese na fertilização artificial de tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) Determination of insemination dose and embryonic development in the artificial fertilization of tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum)

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    L.V. Leite; M.A.P. Melo; F.C.E. Oliveira; J.P.S. Pinheiro; C.C. Campello; J.F. Nunes; C.S.B. Salmito-Vanderley

    2013-01-01

    Determinou-se a dose inseminante para fertilização artificial e descreveu-se o desenvolvimento embrionário de tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum). Os gametas foram coletados de reprodutores induzidos hormonalmente. Foi realizada fertilização artificial nas proporções de espermatozoides/ovócito de D1-50.666; D2-75.999; D3-101.332; D4-126.665; D5-151.998. O desenvolvimento embrionário foi acompanhado por meio de observações periódicas em estereoscópio até a eclosão dos ovos. Na fase de fechamento d...

  13. A Hybrid Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for the Service Selection Problem

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    Changsheng Zhang; Bin Zhang

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    To tackle the QoS-based service selection problem, a hybrid artificial bee colony algorithm called h-ABC is proposed, which incorporates the ant colony optimization mechanism into the artificial bee colony optimization process. In this algorithm, a skyline query process is used to filter the candidates related to each service class, which can greatly shrink the search space in case of not losing good candidates, and a flexible self-adaptive varying construct graph is designed to model the sea...

  14. 高寒牧区柯尔克孜羊同期发情和人工授精试验%Experiment on Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination of Kirgiz Sheep in Alpine Pastoral Region

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    依斯拉穆·麦麦提吐尔逊; 高庆华; 买尔旦·依米提

    2016-01-01

    To increase the reproduction rate of Kirghiz sheep, 600 Kirghiz sheep in reproduction season were selected and divided into two groups of experiment and comparison, the sheep in the experiment group are treated through pregnancy (PG) with one time, while another group are natural estrus with no any treatments. By observing the oestrus in the first season and the status of ovary after oestrus, and counting the rates of synchronous estrus, pregnancy and reproduction, it is showed that the synchronous estrus rate in the experimental group is 60%(120/200) that is obviously higher than the one in comparison group that is 20%(80/400), and the difference is significantly (P0.05), so is the one of reproduction rate that is 94.4%and 85.2% respectively. It is concluded that PG with one time for Kirgiz sheep in reproduction season in Alpine Pastoral region improves the level of sheep estrous synchronization and achieves the purpose of intensive artificial insemination, but reaches the expected rates of synchronous estrus, pregnancy and reproduction, so such method is worthy of widespread.%为了提高柯尔克孜羊的繁殖率,本试验选择处于繁殖季节的600只柯尔克孜羊,随机分为试验组和对照组,试验组母羊采用一次PG方法处理;对照组为母羊自然发情,不做任何处理.观察第一情期的发情情况和发情后卵巢状态,统计同期发情率、受胎率和产羔率.结果显示:试验组同期发情率60%(120/200)显著高于对照组20%(80/400),差异显著(P0.05),产羔率分别为94.4%和95.2%,差异均不显著(P>0.05)结论:通过在高寒牧区使用一次PG法对处于繁殖季节的柯尔克孜羊进行处理不仅达到促进母羊发情同期化程度、集中进行人工授精的目的,而且取得了预期的同期发情率、受胎率及产羔率,值得广泛推广.

  15. Reproductive cycle of dogs and artificial insemination

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    2012-01-01

    The first sexual cycle of a bitch begins in the period of pubescence, approximately between 6th and 24th month of life. Considering breed and individuality, estrus is repeated mostly twice a year. The whole cycle is divided into 4 stadiums: proestrus (5 – 20 days), estrus (3 – 21 days), metestrus (diestrus, 50-80 days) and anestrus (80 – 240 days). The cycle is initiated due to the evaluation of inner and extinor impulses by the central nervous system. In the first stadium of the cycle, ...

  16. Efeito da concentração espermática e do número de inseminações artificiais sobre a fertilidade de éguas inseminadas com sêmen fresco diluído Effects of sperm concentration and number of artificial inseminations on fertility of inseminated mares with diluted fresh semen

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    Full Text Available Sessenta e duas fêmeas eqüinas (tipo militar foram distribuídas, ao acaso, em dois grupos experimentais para estudar o efeito da concentração espermática (200× 10(6 e 400× 10(6 de espermatozóides progressivamente móveis/dose inseminante e do número de inseminações/ciclo (duas, três e quatro ou mais inseminações sobre a fertilidade. As éguas foram rufiadas e inseminadas às segundas, quartas e sextas-feiras, a partir de um folículo de 3,0 a 3,5cm de diâmetro, com sêmen de apenas um garanhão com fertilidade comprovada, diluído para um volume inseminante de 10ml com diluidor de mínima contaminação. As taxas de concepção ao primeiro ciclo para as concentrações de 200 e 400 milhões foram de 66,7% (20/30 e 65,5% (19/29, e as taxas de concepção/ciclo, após quatro ciclos, de 52,0% (26/50 e 57,8% (26/45, respectivamente (P>0,05. As taxas de concepção ao primeiro ciclo para os grupos com duas, três e quatro ou mais inseminações/ciclo foram, respectivamente, 72,0% (18/25, 65,2% (15/23 e 54,6% (6/11, sem que se observassem diferenças entre elas (P>0,05. Após quatro ciclos, as taxas de concepção foram de 59,0% (23/39, 52,5% (21/40 e 50,0% (8/16, respectivamente, na mesma ordem de citação (P>0,05. Com base nos resultados, recomendam-se inseminações às segundas, quartas e sextas-feiras, utilizando-se a concentração de 200×10(6 SPTZ/dose inseminante, sem que haja perda da fertilidade, independente do número de inseminações/ciclo.This work aimed to study the effects of spermatic concentrations (200× 10(6 and 400×10(6 spermatozoa/inseminated dose and number of inseminations (two, three and four or more on the fertility of 62 mares (military type. Mares were teased and inseminated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with diluted semen from only one stallion of proven fertility. The conception rates during the first cycle for the two spermatic concentrations were, respectively, 66.7%(20/30 and 65.5%(19/29 and

  17. Artificial Intelligence in the service of system administrators

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    Research has been performed to try to automatize (some) system administration tasks, starting in 2001 when IBM defined the so-called “self objectives” supposed to lead to “autonomic computing”. In this context, we present a framework that makes use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to monitor and diagnose at a low level and in a non intrusive way  Linux-based systems and their interaction with software. Moreover, the multi agent approach we use, coupled with a "object oriented paradigm" architecture should increase a lot our learning speed, and highlight relations between probl...

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    The LHCb online system relies on a large and heterogeneous IT infrastructure made from thousands of servers on which many different applications are running. They run a great variety of tasks: critical ones such as data taking and secondary ones like web servers. The administration of such a system and making sure it is working properly represents a very important workload for the small expert-operator team. Research has been performed to try to automatize (some) system administration tasks, starting in 2001 when IBM defined the so-called self objectives supposed to lead to autonomic computing. In this context, we present a framework that makes use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to monitor and diagnose at a low level and in a non intrusive way Linux-based systems and their interaction with software. Moreover, the multi agent approach we use, coupled with an object oriented paradigm architecture should increase our learning speed a lot and highlight relations between problems.

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    The LHCb online system relies on a large and heterogeneous IT infrastructure made from thousands of servers on which many different applications are running. They run a great variety of tasks: critical ones such as data taking and secondary ones like web servers. The administration of such a system and making sure it is working properly represents a very important workload for the small expert-operator team. Research has been performed to try to automatize (some) system administration tasks, starting in 2001 when IBM defined the so-called “self objectives” supposed to lead to “autonomic computing”. In this context, we present a framework that makes use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to monitor and diagnose at a low level and in a non intrusive way Linux-based systems and their interaction with software. Moreover, the multi agent approach we use, coupled with an “object oriented paradigm” architecture should increase our learning speed a lot and highlight relations between problems.

  20. Artificial intelligence in the service of system administrators

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    Haen, C.; Barra, V.; Bonaccorsi, E.; Neufeld, N.

    2012-12-01

    The LHCb online system relies on a large and heterogeneous IT infrastructure made from thousands of servers on which many different applications are running. They run a great variety of tasks: critical ones such as data taking and secondary ones like web servers. The administration of such a system and making sure it is working properly represents a very important workload for the small expert-operator team. Research has been performed to try to automatize (some) system administration tasks, starting in 2001 when IBM defined the so-called “self objectives” supposed to lead to “autonomic computing”. In this context, we present a framework that makes use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to monitor and diagnose at a low level and in a non intrusive way Linux-based systems and their interaction with software. Moreover, the multi agent approach we use, coupled with an “object oriented paradigm” architecture should increase our learning speed a lot and highlight relations between problems.

  1. Relación entre el lapso detección del celo-inseminación y el porcentaje de preñez en vacas lecheras Celo-inseminación y porcentaje de preñez Relationship between the time elapsed from estrus detection to artificial insemination and pregnancy in dairy cows

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue estudiar la relación entre la duración del período transcurrido desde la detección del celo hasta la inseminación y la tasa de preñez en vacas lecheras y si, de existir, dicha relación se ve afectada por la identidad del toro donante del semen y/o por la época del año en que se lleva a cabo la inseminación. En un estudio de carácter retrospectivo se evaluó información disponible sobre 755 períodos celos-servicios correspondientes a 755 vacas lecheras Holando Argentino. En función de esta información las vacas se categorizaron de acuerdo al lapso en horas transcurrido, entre la detección del celo y su inseminación en tres grupos: The aim of this work was to study the relationship between the duration of the period of time between heat detection and insemination and pregnancy rate in dairy cows and whether, if any, this relationship is affected by the season of the year or the bull. A retrospective observational study on 755 periods of time elapsed from estrus detection to artificial insemination of Holstein dairy cows was performed. Based on the duration of the aforementioned period cows were categorized into the three following groups: <6 hours, 6 to 12 hours and 12 to 18 hours. Independently of the low pregnancy rates observed during the four seasons all comparisons were statistically not significant either among periods within season or between seasons within period or between bulls within period. It is concluded that the effectiveness of artificial insemination would not be affected by the time elapsed since heat detection and that this homogeneous behavior described for pregnancy rates is not affected by the season of the year or the source of the semen (bull used.

  2. Fertility assesment of sows after cervical insemination and intrauterine insemination

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    2015-01-01

    The objective of the thesis was to analyse the reproductive traits of sows on a particular farm with regard to the method used, as observed during the period of one year. The highest rate of live-born piglets per the first litter (12.4) was reached in nucleus breeding. Regarding the mating method, the highest number of piglets born in the first litter (12.7) was reached through natural mating, followed by intrauterine insemination (12.3) and cervical insemination (11.6). During the one-year p...

  3. Analysis on clinical factors related to artificial insemination with husband sperm in 1 382 cycles%1382周期宫腔内夫精人工授精临床因素分析

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    孙婧; 权孝珍; 谢明霞; 徐蓓; 曾丹; 刘玉芹; 艾继辉

    2011-01-01

    目的:对官腔内夫精人工授精患者的临床资料进行分析,评估相关因素对夫精人工授精妊娠率的影响.方法:选择2007年1月~2009年3月因不孕于同济医院生殖医学中心进行官腔内人工授精(IUI)治疗的夫妇943对,共1 382个周期.分析女性年龄、不孕年限、不孕原因、IUI治疗周期数及促排卵方案等临床因素和妊娠率之间的关系.结果:①年龄超过40岁妊娠率明显下降(P<0.05);不孕年限超过10年的妊娠率明显下降(P<0.05).②继发性不孕的妊娠率高于原发性不孕的妊娠率(P<0.05).③女方因素中,妊娠率最高的是多囊卵巢综合征,最低的是子宫内膜异位症;男方因素中,以性功能障碍和精液液化不良的妊娠率最高,畸精症的妊娠数为0.④促排卵周期的妊娠率高于自然周期,但差异无统计学意义.结论:在夫精人工授精中,患者年龄、不孕年限、不孕类型、不孕原因和促排方案均可影响妊娠率,治疗时应综合考虑多种因素的影响.%Objective: To analyze the clinical data of patients receiving intrauterine insemination with husband sperm, evaluate the effect of relative factors on pregnancy rate after intrauterine insemination. Methods: 943 infertile couples who received intrauterine insemination in the hospital from January 2007 to March 2009 were selected, 1 382 cycles were included. The relationship between clinical factors including maternal age, infertile time, infertile causes, cycles of intrauterine insemination, ovulation induction protocol and pregnancy rate was analyzed. Results: The pregnancy rate of the patients more than 40 years decreased significantly ( P < 0. 05 ) . The pregnancy rate of the patients with infertile time > 10 years decreased significantly ( P < 0. 05 ) . The pregnancy rate of the patients with secondary infertility was significantly higher than that of the patients with primary infertility (P < 0. 05) . Among female factors, the

  4. Birth of puppies after intrauterine and intratubal insemination with frozen-thawed canine semen

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    Kim, Hye Jin; Oh, Hyun Ju; Jang, Goo; Kim, Min Kyu

    2007-01-01

    The present study was performed to assess the fertility of frozen-thawed dog semen prepared by freezing with 6% glycerol and thawing at 70℃ for 8 sec, and to evaluate the least number of post-thaw spermatozoa necessary to achieve pregnancy by intrauterine or intratubal artificial insemination. It was found that the pregnancy rate of intrauterine artificial insemination was 100% using 6% glycerol buffer and thawing at 70℃ for 8 sec with 5 × 107 spermatozoa. Even though the pregnancy rate (80%)...

  5. Artificial insemination system without estrous observation in suckled beef cows Sistema de inseminação artificial sem observação de estros em vacas de corte durante período de amamentação

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    Luiz Felipe Kruel Borges

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim was to develop a timed artificial insemination (TAI system in suckled beef cows. Cows (n=227, 60-80 days postpartum, received estradiol benzoate (5mg and a vaginal device containing 250µg of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA; day 0. On day six, cloprostenol (125µg and eCG (400IU were administrated and calves were weaned for 88h. The devices were removed on day seven (BioRep group or on day eight (TAI group. All cows of TAI group and cows of BioRep group that did not exhibit standing estrus received GnRH (100µg on day 9. In experiment I, the follicular growth was monitored daily by transrectal ultrasound exams, from day 6 to day 9. The average size of the dominant follicle on day nine was 11.1±0.99mm (BioRep, n=7 and 11.5±0.65mm (TAI, n=7 and all animals ovulated. In experiment II, the BioRep group cows (n=106 were observed for estrous behavior after withdrawal of the device, twice a day for 48h, and inseminated 12h after detection. In the TAI group (n=107, the devices were withdrawn on day eight and after 24h these cows and those from the BioRep group, which were not stand in estrus, received 100µg of GnRH and TAI 16h later. The pregnancy rates were 57.6% (BioRep and 52.3% (TAI. In conclusion, an increase on MPA exposure time did not affect the follicular dynamics and pregnancy rates and allow TAI without estrous observation. Furthermore, the treatment for eight days provides an efficient TAI system in suckled beef cows.O objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver um protocolo de inseminação artificial com tempo fixo (IATF em vacas de corte durante período de amamentação, avaliando o intervalo entre a retirada do progestágeno e a aplicação de GnRH sobre a dinâmica folicular e a prenhez. Para tanto, vacas (n=227 em pós-parto de 60 a 80 dias receberam benzoato de estradiol (5mg e um pessário vaginal de acetato de medroxiprogesterona (250mg MAP; dia 0. No dia seis, os animais receberam cloprostenol sódico (125µg, gonadotrofina

  6. Impact of body condition on pregnancy rate of cows nellore under pasture in fixed time artificial insemination (tai programImpacto da condição corporal sobre a taxa de prenhez de vacas da raça nelore sob regime de pasto em programa de inseminação artificial em tempo fixo (iatf

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    Marcelle Christine Nascimento Ferreira

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of body condition on pregnancy rate of Nellore cows, commercial herd undergoing artificial insemination programs in fixed time (TAI. 181 cows were used multiparous Nellore, the coastal plains region of the state of Rio de Janeiro, with more than one hundred days after birth, kept on pasture and divided into two groups subjected to the same synchronization protocol for TAI (D0-2 , 0 mg of estradiol benzoate + device with 1.0 g bovine intravaginal progesterone implant removal D8-250?g of cloprostenol + + 300 IU of eCG, D9-Bz 1.0 mg. Estradiol, D10-TAI. The groups were divided according to body condition score (BCS with scale of 1-5 in Group I, n=96: BCS ? 3,0, Group II, n=85: BCS ? 2.5 ? 2.0. All females were exposed to bulls, from 24 hours to pass after TAI, remaining with them until the end of the breeding season. The overall pregnancy rate was 86.5% (83:96 and 65.9% (56:85 for group I and group II, respectively. Data were evaluated by chi-square analysis and the results show a statistically significant difference (P O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o impacto da condição corporal sobre a taxa de prenhez de vacas Nelore, rebanho comercial, submetidas a programas de inseminação artificial em tempo fixo (IATF. Foram utilizadas 181 vacas multíparas da raça Nelore, na região das baixadas litorâneas do estado do RJ, com mais de cem dias decorridos do parto, mantidas em regime de pasto e divididas em dois grupos submetidos ao mesmo protocolo de sincronização para IATF (D0- 2,0mg de benzoato de estradiol + dispositivo intravaginal bovino com 1,0g de progesterona, D8- retirada do implante + 250?g de cloprostenol sódico+ 300 UI de eCG, D9- 1,0mg Bz. Estradiol, D10- IATF. Os grupos foram divididos segundo escore de condição corporal (ECC com escala de 1-5 em: grupo I, n=96: vacas com ECC ? 3,0 e grupo II, n=85: vacas com ECC ? 2,5 ? 2,0. Todas as fêmeas foram expostas aos touros, a partir

  7. Nascimento de bezerros normais após inseminação artificial utilizando espermatozóides criopreservados obtidos de epidídimos refrigerados de bovinos após a morte Birth of normal calves after artificial insemination using cryopreserved spermatozoa obtained from refrigerated epididymides of death bovine

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    Priscila de Melo Costa

    2011-05-01

    epidydimides for long periods and cryopreserved. Bovine testicles were collected in abattoir, transported to the laboratory and stored at 5°C for 0, 24, 48h e 72 hours (n=10 for each storage time treatment group. The spermatozoa were retrieved from each epidydimides, evaluated and diluted in tris-egg yolk-glycerol 7% medium and cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen. The morphological and functional characteristics of the spermatozoa were analyzed in vitro, by microscopic evaluation and in vivo, using artificial insemination. Morphological alterations as sperm immaturity and motility reduction decreased after 72h of epididymides refrigeration and after thaw sperm were observed. The membrane and acrosome integrity were only affected in G48 and G72 groups after cryopreservation. However, the sperm capacity of fertilization post-cryopreservation was sufficient to promote two pregnancies and birth of healthy calves from G24 h and G72h groups. These results indicated that recovery and cryopreservation of chilled epididymal sperm until 72h from dead animals is a viable option to preserve male gametes to compose a germplasm bank.

  8. Three Dimensional Database: Artificial Intelligence to eCommerce Web service Agents

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    Full Text Available A main objective of this paper is using artificial intelligence technique to web service agents andincrease the efficiency of the agent communications. In recent years, web services have played amajor role in computer applications. Web services are essential, as the design model ofapplications are dedicated to electronic businesses. This model aims to become one of the majorformalisms for the design of distributed and cooperative applications in an open environment (theInternet. Current commercial and research-based efforts are reviewed and positioned withinthese two fields. A web service as a software system designed to support interoperable machineto-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine-process ableformat (specifically Web Services Description Language WSDL. Other systems interact with theweb service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP messages, typically conveyedusing HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards. Particularattention is given to the application of AI techniques to the important issue of WS composition.Within the range of AI technologies considered, we focus on the work of the Semantic Web andAgent-based communities to provide web services with semantic descriptions and intelligentbehavior and reasoning capabilities. Re-composition of web services is also considered and anumber of adaptive agent approaches are introduced and implemented in publication domain withthree dimensional databases and one of the areas of work is eCommerce.

  9. The applications of timed artificial insemination and timed embryo transfer in reproductive management of dairy cattle Aplicação da inseminação artificial e transferência de embrião em tempo fixo no manejo reprodutivo de vacas leiteiras

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    Divakar Justus Ambrose

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    Full Text Available Fertility of dairy cattle is generally decreasing. Overall estrus detection efficiency in lactating dairy cattle is low, as expression of estrus is often compromised. Consequently, undetected estrus, low AI-submission rates, and long inter-breeding intervals are the main contributors to poor reproductive efficiency. Although failure to become pregnant is the most common reason for culling dairy cattle, pregnancy rates could be improved by increasing the AI-submission rate through increased estrus detection efficiency, timed insemination (Timed-AI, or timed embryo transfer (Timed-ET. In these protocols, ovarian follicular development and luteolysis are controlled, culminating in synchronous ovulation in most cows. There are several modifications to improve pregnancy rates in Timed-AI protocols, e.g. presynchronization with 2 doses of PGF2a 14 d apart, and starting the Ovsynch protocol 12 d after the 2nd PGF2a. Timed-AI programs ensure a timely first breeding; this should be followed with early pregnancy diagnosis to identify nonpregnant cows, and prompt re-insemination. However, in a recent field study involving 23 dairy herds, the mean interval between 1st and 2nd breeding was 42 d; only 28% of the cows were rebred within 24 d after 1st breeding. Fortunately, there are several resynchronization protocols to reduce inter-breeding intervals. Anestrus cows, or those with cystic ovarian follicles, have a good chance of conceiving when subjected to synchronization of ovulation and Timed-AI. Furthermore, Timed-ET is a practical and viable option for synchronizing and selecting recipient cattle for embryo transfers. In summary, systematic and judicious use of Timed-AI and Timed-ET protocols can greatly enhance reproductive performance, and improve herd productivity.A fertilidade em vacas de leite está em decréscimo e, de modo geral, a detecção eficiente do estro em vacas lactantes é baixa, já que a expressão do estro é frequentemente

  10. Increased conception rates in beef cattle inseminated with nanopurified bull semen

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    Reproductive performance is of paramount importance to the cattle industry. Since recent progress has been achieved by optimizing estrus and ovulation synchronization protocols in cows, improvements are desired to increase the fertility of bulls enrolled in artificial insemination (AI) programs. Thi...

  11. Clinical effect of adjuvant therapy of Shoutai decoction in artificial insemination and its impact on hormane%寿胎丸加味方辅助治疗对人工授精的临床疗效及激素水平研究

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    周薇; 雷磊

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the impact of adjuvant therapy of Shoutai decoction in the artificial insemination ( AI ) rate of follicle , oocyte , embryo and embryo quality.Methods Ninety patients who re-ceiving the adjuvant therapy were randomly divided into control group and treatment group , 45 cases each group.Control group treated by artificial insemination method , treatment group was treated by routine intrauterine insemination ( IUI) method before taking the Shoutai decoction.The va-ginal bleeding duration , gestational sac area , progesterone ( P ) , estradiol ( E2 ) , human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG ) levels were compared between the two groups.Results The implantation rate , ex-cellent embryo rate , cleavage rate , fertilization rate and pregnancy rate of treatment group was significantly higher than that of control group ( P<0.05); the index like scores of embryo and number of oocyte of treatment group was significantly better than that of control group ( P<0.05).Conclusion The adjuvant therapy of Shoutai decoction has an obvious clinical effect , can greatly improve the embryo quality in the ovulatory cycle as well as the pregnancy rate.%目的:观察寿胎丸加味方辅助治疗在人工授精中的临床疗效及不同阶段的激素水平。方法90例进行辅助生育技术的患者用随机数字表法分为对照组和试验组,每组45例。对照组进行宫腔内人工授精法,试验组在常规宫腔内人工授精法前服用寿胎丸加味方2~3个疗程,比较2组的阴道流血持续时间,孕囊面积,孕酮,雌二醇,人绒毛膜促性腺激素(β-HCG )水平。结果试验组的阴道流血持续时间、孕囊面积显著优于对照组( P<0.05);试验组在妊娠5周时激素水平均显著高于对照组(P<0.05),妊娠8周时,孕酮、雌二醇均显著高于对照组(P<0.05),妊娠12周时,孕酮水平高于对照组(P<0.05)。结论人工授精中应用寿胎丸加味方

  12. Fertility of beef cattle females with mating stimuli around insemination.

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    Rodriguez, R O; Rivera, M J

    1999-01-29

    An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that sterile mounts around insemination improves pregnancy rate to artificial insemination (AI) and to define the effects of age, season, time to complete AI and time of day of insemination. A total of 178 Simbrah females were randomly assigned by calving date and body condition to one of three treatments during two consecutive years: (1) mating stimuli with a sterile bull at the time the cows were detected in estrus; (2) mating stimuli immediately after completing AI; (3) without mating stimuli. All cows and heifers were maintained under the same conditions of handling and feeding within the two breeding seasons (winter 1995 and summer 1996). Vasectomized bulls were used for the sterile mounts. Cows and heifers that were given a sterile mount at the time of detection of estrus, had an increased pregnancy rate (60.0%) compared with females given a sterile mount after completing AI (25.4%) or females without the sterile mount (35.6%) (P 0.05). Therefore, there is a biostimulatory effect of mating at the time beef cattle females are detected in estrus, on pregnancy rates to AI.

  13. Fertility of beef cattle females with mating stimuli around insemination.

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    Rodriguez, R O; Rivera, M J

    1999-01-29

    An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that sterile mounts around insemination improves pregnancy rate to artificial insemination (AI) and to define the effects of age, season, time to complete AI and time of day of insemination. A total of 178 Simbrah females were randomly assigned by calving date and body condition to one of three treatments during two consecutive years: (1) mating stimuli with a sterile bull at the time the cows were detected in estrus; (2) mating stimuli immediately after completing AI; (3) without mating stimuli. All cows and heifers were maintained under the same conditions of handling and feeding within the two breeding seasons (winter 1995 and summer 1996). Vasectomized bulls were used for the sterile mounts. Cows and heifers that were given a sterile mount at the time of detection of estrus, had an increased pregnancy rate (60.0%) compared with females given a sterile mount after completing AI (25.4%) or females without the sterile mount (35.6%) (P 0.05). Therefore, there is a biostimulatory effect of mating at the time beef cattle females are detected in estrus, on pregnancy rates to AI. PMID:10090564

  14. An Artificial Intelligence System to Predict Quality of Service in Banking Organizations.

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    Castelli, Mauro; Manzoni, Luca; Popovič, Aleš

    2016-01-01

    Quality of service, that is, the waiting time that customers must endure in order to receive a service, is a critical performance aspect in private and public service organizations. Providing good service quality is particularly important in highly competitive sectors where similar services exist. In this paper, focusing on banking sector, we propose an artificial intelligence system for building a model for the prediction of service quality. While the traditional approach used for building analytical models relies on theories and assumptions about the problem at hand, we propose a novel approach for learning models from actual data. Thus, the proposed approach is not biased by the knowledge that experts may have about the problem, but it is completely based on the available data. The system is based on a recently defined variant of genetic programming that allows practitioners to include the concept of semantics in the search process. This will have beneficial effects on the search process and will produce analytical models that are based only on the data and not on domain-dependent knowledge. PMID:27313604

  15. An Artificial Intelligence System to Predict Quality of Service in Banking Organizations

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    Full Text Available Quality of service, that is, the waiting time that customers must endure in order to receive a service, is a critical performance aspect in private and public service organizations. Providing good service quality is particularly important in highly competitive sectors where similar services exist. In this paper, focusing on banking sector, we propose an artificial intelligence system for building a model for the prediction of service quality. While the traditional approach used for building analytical models relies on theories and assumptions about the problem at hand, we propose a novel approach for learning models from actual data. Thus, the proposed approach is not biased by the knowledge that experts may have about the problem, but it is completely based on the available data. The system is based on a recently defined variant of genetic programming that allows practitioners to include the concept of semantics in the search process. This will have beneficial effects on the search process and will produce analytical models that are based only on the data and not on domain-dependent knowledge.

  16. An Artificial Intelligence System to Predict Quality of Service in Banking Organizations

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    Popovič, Aleš

    2016-01-01

    Quality of service, that is, the waiting time that customers must endure in order to receive a service, is a critical performance aspect in private and public service organizations. Providing good service quality is particularly important in highly competitive sectors where similar services exist. In this paper, focusing on banking sector, we propose an artificial intelligence system for building a model for the prediction of service quality. While the traditional approach used for building analytical models relies on theories and assumptions about the problem at hand, we propose a novel approach for learning models from actual data. Thus, the proposed approach is not biased by the knowledge that experts may have about the problem, but it is completely based on the available data. The system is based on a recently defined variant of genetic programming that allows practitioners to include the concept of semantics in the search process. This will have beneficial effects on the search process and will produce analytical models that are based only on the data and not on domain-dependent knowledge. PMID:27313604

  17. An Artificial Intelligence System to Predict Quality of Service in Banking Organizations.

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    Castelli, Mauro; Manzoni, Luca; Popovič, Aleš

    2016-01-01

    Quality of service, that is, the waiting time that customers must endure in order to receive a service, is a critical performance aspect in private and public service organizations. Providing good service quality is particularly important in highly competitive sectors where similar services exist. In this paper, focusing on banking sector, we propose an artificial intelligence system for building a model for the prediction of service quality. While the traditional approach used for building analytical models relies on theories and assumptions about the problem at hand, we propose a novel approach for learning models from actual data. Thus, the proposed approach is not biased by the knowledge that experts may have about the problem, but it is completely based on the available data. The system is based on a recently defined variant of genetic programming that allows practitioners to include the concept of semantics in the search process. This will have beneficial effects on the search process and will produce analytical models that are based only on the data and not on domain-dependent knowledge.

  18. Investigation and nursing of mental state in intrauterine artificial insemination patients%宫腔内人工授精患者心理状态的调查及护理

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    冯健怀; 李冰; 杨翠莲; 吴华利

    2010-01-01

    Objective To investigate the psychologic status of irritability, depression and anxiety in patients who underwent intrauterine insemination (IUI) and to provide mental nursing care. Methods This study included 120 infertile patients who underwent IUI treatment from August 2008 to September 2009 in infertility clinics. All patients were divided into two groups randomly and assessed with the Irritability,Depression and Anxiety Scale (IDA). The 60 patients in control group were treated according to the standard IUI procedure, while the patients in study group were given mental nursing additionally. IDA scores before and after psychological intervention and clinical pregnancy rate were compared between the two groups. Results The IDA scores decreased obviously after mental nursing in study group (P <0.05 ). The clinical pregnancy rate per cycle was much higher in study group than that in control group ( P < 0.05). Conclusions IDA can be applied to the psychological investigation of IUI patients. Efficient mental nursing care is beneficial to the success of IUI.%目的 调查官腔内人工授精患者激惹、抑郁和焦虑的心理状况并给予心理护理.方法 选择2008年8月至2009年9月在我院不孕专科门诊就诊进行官腔内人工授精(IUI)的120例不孕症患者,随机分为两组.两组患者均填写激惹、抑郁和焦虑量表(IDA)进行评分.对照组60例按常规IUI方案进行治疗;研究组60例另外给予心理护理,比较心理干预前后IDA量表评分及两组患者的临床妊娠情况.结果 研究组患者经心理治疗后,IDA量表评分明显降低(P<0.05).研究组患者周期妊娠率明显高于对照组(P<0.05).结论 IDA量表可应用于人工授精患者的心理调查,有效的心理护理有助子宫腔内人工授精的成功.

  19. Mixed integer non-linear programming and Artificial Neural Network based approach to ancillary services dispatch in competitive electricity markets

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    Highlights: • Ancillary services market management. • Ancillary services requirements forecast based on Artificial Neural Network. • Ancillary services clearing mechanisms without complex bids and with complex bids. - Abstract: Ancillary services represent a good business opportunity that must be considered by market players. This paper presents a new methodology for ancillary services market dispatch. The method considers the bids submitted to the market and includes a market clearing mechanism based on deterministic optimization. An Artificial Neural Network is used for day-ahead prediction of Regulation Down, regulation-up, Spin Reserve and Non-Spin Reserve requirements. Two test cases based on California Independent System Operator data concerning dispatch of Regulation Down, Regulation Up, Spin Reserve and Non-Spin Reserve services are included in this paper to illustrate the application of the proposed method: (1) dispatch considering simple bids; (2) dispatch considering complex bids

  20. Progesterone profiles around the time of insemination do not show clear differences between of pregnant and not pregnant dairy cows

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    Gorzecka, Justyna; Codrea, Marius Cosmin; Friggens, Nicolas C;

    2011-01-01

    profile features associated with successful insemination. The features used were (1) from the estrous cycle preceding the artificial insemination: estrus progesterone concentration, post-estrus maximum rate of increase in progesterone, luteal phase peak, pre-estrus maximum rate of decline in progesterone......In this study, features of progesterone profiles were examined in relation to the outcome of insemination. Three groups of estrous cycles were analyzed: resulting in pregnancy, not resulting in pregnancy and resulting in lost pregnancy. The aim of the study was to identify a complex of progesterone...... and the length of follicular and luteal phase and (2) from the estrous cycle following insemination: estrus progesterone concentration, post-estrus maximum rate of increase in progesterone and days from estrus to post-estrus maximum rate of increase in progesterone. A discriminant analysis did not reveal clear...

  1. Evaluación de los cambios ocasionados en espermatozoides bovinos por variaciones en el manejo de las dosis durante su manipulación en inseminación artificial Evaluation of changes ocassioned by changes in bovine sperm in the management of dose during handling artificial insemination

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    Full Text Available Considerando el disímil manejo al que las dosis son sometidas durante el descongelado y antes de la inseminación, el objetivo del presente trabajo fue determinar el efecto que estos cambios producen sobre distintas características morfológicas y funcionales de los espermatozoides afectando la calidad del semen a inseminar. Se utilizaron muestras de un toro Holando Argentino, procesadas y congeladas en pajuelas de 0,5 cc utilizando un diluyente semidefinido. El análisis de la motilidad se realizó mediante el uso de Sperm Vision, la funcionalidad de la membrana plasmática mediante una prueba HOST y la integridad del acrosoma bajo microscopio de contraste de fases. Los cambios de protocolo que llevaron a una calidad no aceptable para inseminar (según normas ISO 9002 se refirieron a cambios bruscos de temperatura de descongelado y del tiempo de inmersión, así como demoras en efectivizar la inseminación una vez descongelada la dosis y en retirar la pajuela del termo de nitrógeno. Esta misma situación se evidenció al analizar la funcionalidad de la membrana plasmática. La integridad del acrosoma fue mayor al descongelar utilizando temperaturas altas (55, 75 y 95°C.The aim of this work was to determine the effect of the changes that doses undergo during thawing and before insemination due to a dissimilar handling of them. Focus was placed on the effects on various morphological and functional characteristics of spermatozoa which affect the quality of the semen to be inseminated. Samples from an Holando Argentine bull were employed, processed and frozen in 0.5cc straws using a semidefined diluent. Sperm motility was performed with Sperm Vision, plasmatic membrane functionality was tested with a HOST test and acrosome integrity under phase contrast microscope. Protocol changes that led to an unacceptable quality for insemination -according to ISO 9002- were related to abrupt thawing temperature changes and immersion time as well as to

  2. Uterine activity, sperm transport, and the role of boar stimuli around insemination in sows.

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    Langendijk, P; Soede, N M; Kemp, B

    2005-01-15

    This paper describes changes in spontaneous myometrial activity around estrus, factors that affect myometrial activity, and the possible role of uterine contractions in the process of (artificial) insemination, sperm transport and fertilization. Myometrial activity in the sow increases during estrus. The activity is myogenic in origin, but several factors have been shown to affect myometrial activity. Natural mating stimulates uterine contractions through several mechanisms. The presence of a boar, rather than the act of mating, induces central oxytocin release in the sow and thus increases uterine activity. Estrogens in the ejaculate of a boar can trigger prostaglandin release by the endometrium and thus increase uterine activity. Tactile stimulation of the genital tract (cervix) or tactile stimulation of the back and flanks of the sow during artificial insemination does not cause a release of oxytocin. There is hardly any evidence for the effects of these latter stimuli on uterine activity, and if they are present at all, the effects are very small. Evidence for the effects of synthetic boar odor on oxytocin release and/or uterine activity is inconsistent. The mere presence of a boar during insemination, in contrast, clearly stimulates uterine activity through the release of oxytocin. Hormonal stimulation (intrauterine) of uterine activity with estrogens, prostaglandins, or oxytocins before, during or after insemination generally improves fertilization rate, especially in situations with reduced fertility. Therefore, uterine contractions are believed to play an important role in the transport of sperm cells to the oviducts after insemination. Whether uterine contractions are absolutely necessary for sperm transport through the uterine horns, however, is not clear. Intensive stimulation of uterine contractions using hormones can also reduce the fertilization rate, probably by increasing the reflux of sperm cells during insemination. In this respect, the presence

  3. Success Rate of Inseminations Dependent on Maternal Age? An Analysis of 4246 Insemination Cycles

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    Schorsch, M.; Gomez, R.; Hahn, T.; Hoelscher-Obermaier, J.; Seufert, R.; Skala, C.

    2013-01-01

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI) has latterly become less important in reproductive medicine. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to identify and evaluate the success rates of repeated insemination cycles in women of different ages. All women who underwent intrauterine insemination in the Wiesbaden Fertility Clinic between 1998 and 2010 were included in the analysis. Additional inclusion criteria were: not more than 45 years old, previous FSH stimulation and slight to ...

  4. Research and development of service robot platform based on artificial psychology

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    Zhang, Xueyuan; Wang, Zhiliang; Wang, Fenhua; Nagai, Masatake

    2007-12-01

    Some related works about the control architecture of robot system are briefly summarized. According to the discussions above, this paper proposes control architecture of service robot based on artificial psychology. In this control architecture, the robot can obtain the cognition of environment through sensors, and then be handled with intelligent model, affective model and learning model, and finally express the reaction to the outside stimulation through its behavior. For better understanding the architecture, hierarchical structure is also discussed. The control system of robot can be divided into five layers, namely physical layer, drives layer, information-processing and behavior-programming layer, application layer and system inspection and control layer. This paper shows how to achieve system integration from hardware modules, software interface and fault diagnosis. Embedded system GENE-8310 is selected as the PC platform of robot APROS-I, and its primary memory media is CF card. The arms and body of the robot are constituted by 13 motors and some connecting fittings. Besides, the robot has a robot head with emotional facial expression, and the head has 13 DOFs. The emotional and intelligent model is one of the most important parts in human-machine interaction. In order to better simulate human emotion, an emotional interaction model for robot is proposed according to the theory of need levels of Maslom and mood information of Siminov. This architecture has already been used in our intelligent service robot.

  5. Semen preparation techniques for intrauterine insemination

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    Boomsma, C. M.; Heineman, M. J.; Cohlen, B. J.; Farquhar, C.

    2007-01-01

    Background Semen preparation techniques for assisted reproduction, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), were developed to separate the motile morphological normal spermatozoa. Leucocytes, bacteria and dead spermatozoa produce oxygen radicals that negatively influence the ability to fertilize t

  6. Semen preparation techniques in intrauterine insemination: A comparison of non-temperature and temperature controlled centrifugation in cases of unexplained infertility

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    Priya Selvaraj; Kamala Selvaraj; Kalaichelvi, S.; R.Mahalakshmi

    2013-01-01

    AIM: The aim of the following study is to compare pregnancy rates between the use of non-temperature and temperature controlled centrifugation on semen preparation technique in intrauterine insemination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective study was conducted on 671 patients of idiopathic infertility who underwent homologous artificial insemination at Fertility Research Center from the period of January 2007 to September 2012. The couples were randomized into two groups namely, Group A-p...

  7. Effects on the equine endometrium of cervical occlusion after insemination.

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    Reilas, Tiina; Rivera Del Alamo, Maria Montserrat; Liepina, Evija; Yeste, Marc; Katila, Terttu

    2016-03-01

    Cervical patency is considered to be important for uterine drainage after mating or artificial insemination (AI), and failure to relax or premature tightening of the cervix can lead to persistent endometritis. This study investigated the hypothesis that cervical occlusion after AI increases accumulation of fluid, polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs), and cytokines in the uterine lumen. Endometrial swabs were obtained from 29 normal cyclic mares during the first, third, and fifth estrus and biopsies during the first and fifth estrus. All mares were inseminated during the second and fourth estrus. In either the second or fourth estrus, a clamped catheter was inserted into the uterus immediately after AI. Accumulation of intrauterine fluid was evaluated by transrectal ultrasonography at 0, 6, 25, and 48 hours. Fluid was drained from the catheter at either 25 hours (TxA) or 6 and 25 hours after AI (TxB). In the control estrus (TxC, no catheters), fluid was obtained by a tampon at 25 hours after AI. The uteri were then lavaged with Ringer's solution, after which the catheters were withdrawn. Sequences of treatments in the second and fourth estrus were A followed by C, C followed by A, B followed by C, and C followed by B in groups AC, CA, BC, and CB, respectively. Five mares lost their catheters and were excluded from the study. Scores for total inflammation, gland dilation, and lymphatic lacunae in the uterine biopsies did not differ significantly between groups or estrous periods. In contrast, periglandular fibrosis scores increased in all groups during the experiment. At 25 hours after AI in the second estrus, the mares with the catheters had larger accumulations of fluid (P insemination results in pronounced inflammation of the mare's endometrium. Furthermore, this kind of severe insult may lead to permanent pathologic changes in the endometrium, including fibrosis. PMID:26586278

  8. Use of milk progesterone radioimmunoassay and computer applications for community based reproductive health services in smallholder dairy farms of Bangladesh

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    We trained veterinarians, inseminators and farmers to increase their skills and compliance with project activities, used AIDA Asia (a computer application) to record and evaluate fertility of bulls and performance of inseminators, introduced measurement of progesterone (P4) in milk by radioimmunoassay (RIA) to detect artificial insemination (AI) done at incorrect time and non-pregnant cows, and adopted community-based veterinary services for the management of dairy cattle health and reproduction. Training inseminators increased their skills in doing AI correctly and training veterinarians improved their confidence in the management of reproductive problems in cows. Training farmers increased their compliance to adopt the interventions that were introduced. Milk preserved with sodium azide maintained stable P4 concentrations for at least two weeks. Milk P4 concentration was intermediate (≥1 - 1 nmol/L) P4 concentration in milk on day 22.24 after AI, indicating non-pregnancy. More than 12% of cows that did not return to heat by 35.60 days after AI were non-pregnant upon rectal palpation. One-hundred and thirty-eight such cows were examined and 52% were anoestrous, 11% were repeat breeders, 14% had uterine infections and 17.4% had escaped oestrus detection. Various treatment regimes were tested for reproductive problems including anoestrus, repeat breeding and uterine infections, and those proven to be successful were adopted of wider application. Zebu bulls achieved 3.5% higher conception rate (50.8%; n 1275) than did crossbred bulls (47.3%; n = 1256). Conception rates achieved by individual inseminators ranged between 45.5% and 54.1%. In conclusion, milk progesterone RIA identified AIs done at the incorrect time and nonpregnant cows; on-farm veterinary services identified non-detected oestrous cows, which could be treated and inseminated; and AIDA Asia proved useful in evaluating fertility of bulls and skills of inseminators. (author)

  9. Control of estrus and ovulation: Fertility to timed insemination of gilts and sows.

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    De Rensis, F; Kirkwood, R N

    2016-10-01

    It is possible to control follicular development in gilts and sows with the use of hormones including the progestogen altrenogest, GnRH, eCG, hCG, and porcine luteinizing hormone (pLH). These hormones can be used to develop protocols for control of estrus with artificial insemination (AI) timed to estrus detection (timed artificial insemination; TAI) or to control estrus and ovulation with insemination at a fixed time without the requirement of estrus detection (fixed-timed artificial insemination; FTAI). In cyclic gilts, double TAI after protocols based on altrenogest and eCG plus hCG administration can achieve a 70% of farrowing rate. Valuable results can be obtained in weaned sows by the utilization of protocols based on eCG administration at weaning and then GnRH or pLH at estrus onset followed by single or double TAI. In cyclic gilts, single or double FTAI regardless of estrus expression can be applied after protocols based on altrenogest administration followed by eCG and then GnRH, hCG, or pLH some hours later; farrowing rates are similar to control animals inseminated at estrus detection. With sows, a protocol based on eCG administration at weaning and hCG, GnRH, or pLH some hours later followed by single or double FTAI can give fertility rates comparable to control animal inseminated at estrus. Most recently, injection or vaginal deposition of GnRH 96 hours after weaning followed by a single FTAI 24 to 30 hours later is resulting in reproductive performance not different to animals subject to multiple inseminations after natural estrus. It is possible to apply FTAI in lactating sows. The protocols are based on eCG during lactation followed by hCG and FTAI. These protocols will induce ovulation during lactation, but pregnancy rates are reduced. However, in the future, a better knowledge on the effect of hormone administration on follicular dynamics during lactation may allow the development of more effective protocols. PMID:27287469

  10. Cervical insemination versus intra-uterine insemination of donor sperm for subfertility (Review)

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    Besselink, D.E.; Farquhar, C.; Kremer, J.A.M.; Marjoribanks, J.; O'Brien, P.

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Insemination with donor sperm is an option for couples for whom in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has been unsuccessful, couples with azoospermia and for single women or same sex couples.Insemination of sperm can be done via cervical (CI) or intra-u

  11. Effect of addition of autologous prostatic fluid on the fertility of frozen-thawed dog semen after intravaginal insemination.

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    Nöthling, J O; Volkmann, D H

    1993-01-01

    Vaginal insemination of frozen-thawed dog semen usually gives a highly unpredictable fertility rate with poor pregnancy rates in most bitches. This study was designed to establish whether litter size, pregnancy rate and conception rate could be improved by the addition of autologous prostatic fluid to the frozen-thawed semen before insemination. Twenty German shepherd bitches that were free of any clinical reproductive abnormality or suspect breeding history were used. The bitches were stratified according to their ages and randomly assigned within strata to treatment (group T, n = 10) or control groups (group C, n = 10). All bitches were inseminated daily with frozen-thawed semen for the duration of that stage of vaginoscopic oestrus during which the vaginal folds were shrunken and angular. Bitches in group T were inseminated with semen to which 7-10 ml of frozen-thawed sperm-free autologous prostatic fluid has been added immediately before insemination. No prostatic fluid was added to the semen used to inseminate the bitches in group C. Each inseminate contained 100 x 10(6) progressively motile spermatozoa after thawing. Semen was deposited in the vaginal fornix using a disposable plastic bovine artificial insemination pipette. For groups T and C the mean number of conceptuses per cycle (litter size), the mean ratio of conceptuses to corpora lutea (conception rate), and the pregnancy rate were 5.2 +/- 3.01 and 2.4 +/- 2.84, 0.577 +/- 0.35 and 0.23 +/- 0.27, and 100% and 60%, respectively. The addition of autologous prostatic fluid to frozen-thawed canine spermatozoa significantly improved the litter size (P = 0.023), the conception rate (P = 0.0127) and pregnancy rate in bitches (P = 0.043).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8229945

  12. The ethical debate on donor insemination in China.

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    Liao, Juhong; Dessein, Bart; Pennings, Guido

    2010-06-01

    This article gives an overview of the ethical thinking about donor insemination among Chinese ethicists. We analysed the ethical arguments dedicated to the use of donor spermatozoa published in the important bioethics journals of China of the last 15 years. On the one hand, the general Confucian values strongly favour the genetic link as it fits with the traditional importance attached to the continuation of the family line. Therefore, artificial insemination by donor (AID) is highly controversial in China because the involvement of a third party (the donor) severs the genetic link between the husband and his family. On the other hand, procreation is regarded as an important aspect of Confucian filial piety and it is a basic right of every human being to enjoy a family life. AID should be thought of as a means to help infertile couples to overcome infertility. Nowadays, Chinese bioethicists are trying to reinterpret Confucianism in order to adapt it to modernity. One such reinterpretation focuses on the affectionate rather than the genetic tie between parents and child. As the application is still new in China, more discussion and open debate on ethical aspects is needed. PMID:20400375

  13. Reproductive performance of primiparous and multiparous Saanen goats after laparoscopic intrauterine insemination: a field study

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    KULAKSIZ, Recai; DAŞKIN, Ali

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the reproductive performance of primiparous and multiparous Saanen goats after intrauterine laparoscopic artificial insemination with frozen semen. Twenty-four Saanen goats, divided in 2 groups: group 1 consisted of 11 primiparous goats and group 2 consisted of 13 multiparous goats. Estrus was synchronized by 20 mg fluorogestone acetate (FGA)-impregnated intravaginal sponges and the IM administration of 125 mg of cloprostenol (PGF2a) and eCG (400 IU...

  14. CardioSmart365: Artificial Intelligence in the Service of Cardiologic Patients

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Artificial intelligence has significantly contributed in the evolution of medical informatics and biomedicine, providing a variety of tools available to be exploited, from rule-based expert systems and fuzzy logic to neural networks and genetic algorithms. Moreover, familiarizing people with smartphones and the constantly growing use of medical-related mobile applications enables complete and systematic monitoring of a series of chronic diseases both by health professionals and patients. In this work, we propose an integrated system for monitoring and early notification for patients suffering from heart diseases. CardioSmart365 consists of web applications, smartphone native applications, decision support systems, and web services that allow interaction and communication among end users: cardiologists, patients, and general doctors. The key features of the proposed solution are (a recording and management of patients' measurements of vital signs performed at home on regular basis (blood pressure, blood glucose, oxygen saturation, weight, and height, (b management of patients' EMRs, (c cardiologic patient modules for the most common heart diseases, (d decision support systems based on fuzzy logic, (e integrated message management module for optimal communication between end users and instant notifications, and (f interconnection to Microsoft HealthVault platform. CardioSmart365 contributes to the effort for optimal patient monitoring at home and early response in cases of emergency.

  15. Self Organizing Map of Artificial Neural Network for Defining Level of Service Criteria of Urban Streets

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In India, Level of Service (LOS is not well defined for urban streets. The analysis procedure followed in India is that developed by HCM 2000. Speed ranges of LOS categories for various urban Street Classes defined by HCM are appropriate for developed countries having homogenous type of traffic flow. India being a developing country its traffic is very much heterogeneous having vehicles of different operational characteristics. Therefore, LOS criteria in Indian context should be defined correctly considering the traffic and geometric characteristics of urban streets. Defining LOS is basically a classification problem and application of cluster analysis is found to be a suitable technique to solve the problem. Self Organizing Map (SOM a type of Artificial Neural Network (ANN used to solve this classification problem. For this study, lot of speed data is required for which GPS is found to be the most suitable method of data collection and hence extensively used. Free flow speed (FFS and average travel speed during peak and off peak hours inventory of road segments are used in this study. FFS ranges for different urban Street Classes and speed ranges of LOS categories found to be lower than that mentioned in HCM-2000.

  16. Post-insemination sexual selection in birds.

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    Pizzari, Tommaso

    2007-01-01

    In many avian species females obtain sperm from multiple males during a single reproductive event, setting the scene for post-insemination sexual selection through the competition of the ejaculates of different males over fertilisation (sperm competition) and female biased utilisation of sperm (cryptic female choice). The use of poultry techniques in combination with molecular tools is catalysing an interest in birds as vertebrate model systems to study the mechanisms of post-insemination sexual selection. This chapter: (i) outlines the main mechanisms of avian sperm competition, (ii) introduces methodological approaches to study post-insemination sexual selection in birds, (iii) reviews recent evidence of multiple mechanisms of strategic sperm allocation by males, and (iv) discusses mechanisms of cryptic female choice. Post-insemination variance in paternity in birds, appears to be determined by the interactions between complex male and female strategies of differential sperm utilisation. It is argued that a better understanding of the operation of post-insemination sexual selection in birds may be achieved through a two-pronged approach which, on the one hand, investigates behavioural and physiological mechanisms applying poultry techniques and molecular tools to domestic model species, and on the other, verifies these mechanisms and tests their adaptive significance in more natural populations.

  17. Immobilisation versus immediate mobilisation after intrauterine insemination: randomised controlled trial

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    Custers, Inge M; Flierman, Paul A; Maas, Pettie; Cox, Tessa; Van Dessel, Thierry J H M; Gerards, Mariette H; Mochtar, Monique H; Janssen, Catharina A H; van der Veen, Fulco; Ben Willem J. Mol

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    Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of 15 minutes of immobilisation versus immediate mobilisation after intrauterine insemination. Design Randomised controlled trial. Setting One academic teaching hospital and six non-academic teaching hospitals. Participants Women having intrauterine insemination for unexplained, cervical factor, or male subfertility. Interventions 15 minutes of immobilisation or immediate mobilisation after insemination. Main outcome measure Ongoing pregnancy per couple...

  18. Methods in artificial insemination technology and fertility evaluation in poultry

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    The symposium will include an in-depth review and hands-on demonstrations of selected methodologies in AI technology and fertility evaluation. The symposium is geared for commercial farm and hatchery technical staffs and research lab personnel....

  19. THE IMPACT OF SEASON OF BIRTH AND BREEDING OF BOARS OF POLISH LANDRACE BREED ON THEIR INSEMINATION EFFICIENCY

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    Kazimierz Pokrywka

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The effectiveness of breeding boars in insemination depends mainly on the skill of optimal use of their reproductive potential. Nevertheless, their semen is highly variable in its quality and physical characteristics, which makes it difficult to organise semen production for artificial insemination purposes. The present study contains an analysis of semen collected from Polish Landrace breed boars - the most popular pigs bred in Poland. It demonstrates that there is a statistically significant interaction between season of birth and reproductive season of Polish Landrace boars. What is more, it proves that these significant differences between reproductive performances of boars are closely connected to their breeding season and seasons of their birth and life. The results also illustrate how to improve organisation of insemination centres and make them better financially efficient.

  20. Intra-uterine insemination for unexplained subfertility

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    Verhulst, S. M.; Cohlen, B. J.; Hughes, E.; Te Velde, E.; Heineman, M. J.

    2006-01-01

    Background Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) is a widely used fertility treatment for couples with unexplained subfertility. Although IUI is less invasive and less expensive than in vitro fertilisation (IVF), the safety of IUI in combination with ovarian hyperstimulation (OH) is debated. The main con

  1. Chicks produced in the Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) after cloacal insemination of frozen-thawed semen.

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    O'Brien, Justine Kellie; Steinman, Karen J; Montano, Gisele A; Dubach, Jean M; Robeck, Todd R

    2016-07-01

    The in vitro and in vivo functionality of cryopreserved spermatozoa was examined over two breeding seasons in a zoological colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus). Frozen-thawed semen was inseminated into five anesthetized females, over a total of eight egg production cycles, with a different male used for each artificial insemination (AI) within each season. Females were maintained within the colony in cordoned nest sites to prevent copulation with their paired male, and were inseminated every 3-10 days until the first oviposition. Semen frozen from seven males using a straw method retained 39.8%, 25.7%, 74.0%, and 52.1% of its initial total motility, progressive motility, average path velocity, and plasma membrane integrity, respectively. Normal morphology of motile cells was reduced (P inseminations before the first oviposition, with 19.2 ± 1.6 × 10(6) motile, morphologically normal spermatozoa per insemination. Overall fertility was 53.3% (8/15 eggs), hatchability was 50.0% (4/8), and genetic analyses confirmed that all embryos and hatchlings were sired by the AI male. Fertile eggs were laid at 4.0-12.1 days after AI, indicating that frozen-thawed spermatozoa resided in the female reproductive tract for up to ∼7.2 days prior to fertilization. Results demonstrate that frozen-thawed Magellanic penguin spermatozoa are fully functional in vivo and support the use of genome banking and AI as tools for managing the sustainability of zoological penguin populations. Zoo Biol. 35:326-338, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:27272488

  2. 育泡饮对夫精人工授精患者卵泡周围血流及妊娠率的作用%Effect of Yupao decoction on follicle blood flow and pregnancy rate in patients undergoing artificial insemination by husband

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    李楠; 金哲; 刘艳霞

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨育泡饮对促排卵周期夫精人工授精( AIH)患者卵泡周围血流的影响。方法将60例接受AIH助孕并符合小卵泡排卵诊断的不孕症患者,随机分为对照组34例与治疗组26例。对照组行氯米芬促排卵,治疗组在氯米芬促排卵同时加服育泡饮。比较2组患者人绒毛膜促性腺激素( HCG)注射日卵泡周围血流参数之搏动指数( PI)、抗性指数( RI)及妊娠率。结果治疗组与对照组比较,HCG注射日卵泡周围血流明显增加( P<0.05);治疗组临床妊娠率为34.61%(9/26),周期妊娠率19.56%(9/46)、对照组分别为11.76%(4/34)和6.06%(4/66),差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。结论补肾法配合氯米芬明显提高AIH患者临床妊娠率,可能与其增加卵泡周围血流灌注、改善卵子质量有关。%Objective To explore the effects of Yupao decoction ( YPD) , a Chinese herbal compound formulated by the method of reinforcing kidney, on the follicle blood flow and pregnancy rate in patients undergoing artificial insemination by husband ( AIH ) .Methods Altogether 60 infertile women with small follicular ovulation undergoing AIH were divided into control group( n=34) and YPD group( n=26 ) according to random number table.Patients in control group were induced ovulation by clomiphene, and those of YPD group were taken ovulation induction with orally administration YPD.The pulsatility in-dex ( PI) and resistant index ( RI) of follicle blood flow at the day of HCG injection and pregnancy rate ( PR) were observed.Results PI , RI , PR were dramatically higher in YPD group than those of con-trol group(P<0.05).In YPD group, the clinical PR was 34.61%(9/26)and cycle PR was 19.56%(9/46), by the contrast, the clinical PR was 11.76%(4/34) and the cycle PR 6.06%(4/66)in con-trol group.Conclusion TCM kidney-reinforcing method combined with clomiphene could significantly improve the

  3. Comparison of Pregnancy Rate in Simultaneous Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Administration with Intrauterine Insemination Vs. Standard intrauterine Insemination

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    Sahar Molaee

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Artificial insemination (AI has been used to treat infertile couples for approximately 200 years. Time interval between administration of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG and intrauterine insemination (IUI is one of controversial subjects in AI. Fertility rate is in the highest level on the day before ovulation. The aim of study is to compare pregnancy rate in standard IUI versus simultaneous HCG administration with IUI. Materials and Methods: In a randomized, controlled clinical trial, 141 women 20-35 years selected for IUI among patients referring to infertility clinic of Al-Zahra hospital in Tabriz, Iran in 2013.they were entered into study in two groups of simultaneous (n= 71 and standard (n = 70. After ovulation stimulation by clomiphene and human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG and creating up to 3 dominant follicles in each patient, a single dose of HCG was administered; thereafter, IUI was done in the simultaneous group instantly and 34-40 hours following HCG injection in the standard group. Results: In the standard and simultaneous groups, mean pregnancy rate per patient was 25.7% and 21.1% respectively (p= 0.52 and pregnancy rate per IUI cycle was 16.4% and 15.3% respectively (p= 0.82 that was not significantly different. Furthermore, between two groups in terms of age, the number of mature follicles, and endometrial thickness, there was no significant difference. Conclusion: Although difference in pregnancy rate between two groups was not statistically significant, simultaneous HCG with IUI is a comfort method for patients due to less cost and fewer patient's referrals to clinic.

  4. Treatment of lactating dairy cows with gonadotropin-releasing hormone before first insemination during summer heat stress.

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    Voelz, B E; Rocha, L; Scortegagna, F; Stevenson, J S; Mendonça, L G D

    2016-09-01

    The objectives of the experiments were to compare ovarian responses, pregnancy per artificial insemination, and pattern of insemination of 2 estrus detection-based presynchronization protocols before first artificial insemination (AI) during heat stress. In experiment 1, primiparous lactating dairy cows (n=1,358) from 3 dairies were assigned randomly to 2 treatments at 60±3 (±SD) DIM (study d 0): (1) treatment with 100 µg of GnRH on study d 0 (Gpresynch), or (2) no treatment on study d 0 (control). In experiment 2, multiparous lactating dairy cows (n=1,971) from 3 dairies were assigned randomly to 2 treatments at 49±3 (±SD) DIM (study d 0), similar to experiment 1. In both experiments, PGF2α injections were administered 14 d apart starting on study d 7 for all cows. Cows not inseminated after detection of estrus were submitted to a timed artificial insemination protocol at study d 35. In a subgroup of cows from 2 dairies, concentrations of progesterone were determined from blood samples collected on study d 0 and 7. Furthermore, ovaries were examined by ultrasonography on study d -14, 0, and 7 to determine cyclic status and ovulation in response to GnRH treatment. In experiment 1, progesterone concentration was not different on d 0, but progesterone was increased for Gpresynch compared with control cows on study d 7 (3.6±0.3 vs. 2.7±0.4 ng/mL), respectively. Ovulation risk from study d 0 to 7 was increased for Gpresynch compared with control (50.6 vs. 15.2%). Control cows were inseminated at a faster rate than Gpresynch cows [adjusted hazard ratio (AHR)=0.89, 95% confidence interval=0.80 to 1.00], and the interaction between treatment and dairy affected pregnancy per artificial insemination at 36 and 94 d post-artificial insemination. In experiment 2, concentrations of progesterone did not differ on study d 0 or 7, despite ovulation risk from study d 0 to 7 being greater in Gpresynch than control cows (46.9 vs. 23.8%). The interaction between treatment and

  5. A strategy for establishing diagnostic and related services to dairy farmers in developing countries based on radioimmunoassay of progesterone in milk

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    The radioimmunoassay (RIA) for progesterone in milk samples collected from cattle has been used for monitoring ovarian activity, diagnosis of pregnancy and non-pregnancy, assessment of the accuracy of oestrus detection and for surveying efficiency of artificial insemination services. The establishment of a service to dairy farmers in developing countries based on this technique has not been previously reported but there are clear potential benefits in such a service. A strategy was therefore developed for the establishment of diagnostic and related services to dairy farmers in Morocco on a pilot basis, using RIA of progesterone in milk for possible adoption as a model for other developing countries. (author)

  6. Sistemas de inseminação artificial em dois dias com observação de estro ou em tempo fixo para vacas de corte amamentando Artificial insemination systems within two days of estrus detection or at fixed time for suckled beef cows

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    Lucas Carvalho Siqueira; João Francisco Coelho de Oliveira; Rosane da Silveira Loguércio; Henrique Kurtz Löf; Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves

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    O objetivo do presente experimento foi investigar se a realização exclusiva da inseminação artificial em tempo fixo (IATF), empregando como indutor da ovulação o benzoato de estradiol (BE), proporciona taxas de prenhez semelhantes a uma associação de IA convencional e IATF com GnRH, em vacas de corte no pós-parto. Duzentos e cinqüenta vacas amamentado receberam um pessário vaginal contendo 250mg de acetato de medroxi-progesterona (MAP) e uma injeção intramuscular (IM) de 5mg de BE no dia 0. O...

  7. Plasma concentrations of cortisol and PGF2α metabolite in Danish sows during mating, and intrauterine and conventional insemination

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aims of the present work was to study whether there are any relationships between cortisol and PG-metabolite in mated sows or inseminated with the intrauterine technique and compare these to changes occurring in conventionally inseminated sow. Methods Thirty three crossbred sows (Danish Landrace × Danish Large White were fitted with jugular vein catheters through vena auricularis from one of the ears. The sows were randomly divided into three groups (Boar-, IUI- and AI-group and blood samples were collected before, during and after service. In a final evaluation only 25 sows that became pregnant and farrowed piglets at full term were used. Results Cortisol concentrations increased in all groups but Boar-group (n = 8 had a significantly higher cortisol during 10 to 20 min after service than sows in AI-group (n = 8. In mated sows cortisol concentrations peaked at 15 minutes after service. The Boar-group (n = 8 showed no ascending PG-metabolite levels during the whole experiment, while both IUI- and AI-groups (n = 9 and n = 8, respectively had a 2.5-fold increase in PG-metabolite 15 minutes after service. Conclusion In conclusion, mating of sows by a boar results in a greater increase of cortisol than AI and without an elevation of PG-metabolite levels, which was seen in both the inseminated groups. It was also demonstrated that IUI-group had an earlier significant increase of PG-metabolite levels than sows inseminated conventionally. Further investigation using different semen extenders or even different type of insemination catheters might be helpful in understanding the reason for an immediate increase of PG-metabolite after insemination but not after mating.

  8. Multiple Pregnancy after Gonadotropin-Intrauterine Insemination: An Unavoidable Event?

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    Fong, Shirley A.; Vidya Palta; Cheongeun Oh; Cho, Michael M.; Loughlin, Jacquelyn S.; McGovern, Peter G.

    2011-01-01

    Objective. Determine which factors predict multiple pregnancy in gonadotropin-intrauterine insemination cycles so that cancellation criteria might be developed. Study Design. Retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing gonadotropin-intrauterine insemination over a continuous 36 month period. Results. No factors examined were able to predict the occurrence of multiple pregnancy. Conclusion. Multiple pregnancy is an unavoidable complication of gonadotropin-intrauterine insemination tr...

  9. Homolog intrauterin insemination som basisbehandling af infertile par

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    Helmsøe-Zinck, Lise; Vilsbøll, Tina; Andersen, A N

    1995-01-01

    Intrauterine insemination with husband's Percoll preparated sperm was performed in 179 couples in a total of 440 treatment cycles. A total of 60 pregnancies was obtained. The pregnancy and delivery rate was 13.6% and 9.3% per insemination cycle, respectively. The cumulative probabilities of......-invasive treatment gives acceptable results. We recommend an ideal maximum of three treatment cycles, and at least 1-2 million spermatozoa for each insemination....

  10. Cervical insemination versus intra-uterine insemination of donor sperm for subfertility (Review)

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    Besselink, D.E.; Farquhar, C; Kremer, J A M; Marjoribanks, J.; O'Brien, P

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Insemination with donor sperm is an option for couples for whom in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has been unsuccessful, couples with azoospermia and for single women or same sex couples.Insemination of sperm can be done via cervical (CI) or intra-uterine (IUI) routes. IUI has been considered potentially more effective than CI as the sperm bypasses the cervical mucus and is deposited closer to the fallopian tubes. The cost and risks of IUI ma...

  11. Oviductal Transcriptome Is Modified after Insemination during Spontaneous Ovulation in the Sow.

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    López-Úbeda, Rebeca; García-Vázquez, Francisco A; Romar, Raquel; Gadea, Joaquín; Muñoz, Marta; Hunter, Ronald H F; Coy, Pilar

    2015-01-01

    Gene Expression Microarray technology was used to compare oviduct transcriptome between inseminated and non-inseminated pigs during spontaneous oestrus. We used an in vivo model approaching the study from a physiological point of view in which no hormonal treatment (animals were in natural oestrus) and no artificial sperm selection (selection was performed within the female genital) were imposed. It is therefore emphasised that no surgical introduction of spermatozoa and no insemination at a site other than the physiological one were used. This approach revealed 17 genes that were two-fold or more up-regulated in oviducts exposed to spermatozoa and/or developing embryos and 9 genes that were two-fold or more down-regulated. Functional analysis of the genes revealed that the top canonical pathways affected by insemination were related to the inflammatory response and immune system (Network 1) to molecular transport, protein trafficking and developmental disorder (Network 2) and to cell-to-cell signalling and interaction (Network 3). Some of the genes in network 1 had been previously detected in the oviduct of human and animals, where they were over-expressed in the presence of spermatozoa or pre-implantation embryos (C3, IGHG1, ITIH4, TNF and SERPINE1) whereas others were not previously reported (SAA2, ALOX12, CD1D and SPP1). Genes in Network 2 included RAB1B and TOR3A, the latter being described for the first time in the oviduct and clearly expressed in the epithelial cells of the mucosa layer. Network 3 integrated the genes with the highest down-regulation level (CYP51, PTH1R and TMOD3). Data in the present study indicate a change in gene expression during gamete encounter at the site of fertilization after a natural sperm selection within the female genital tract. These changes would indicate a modification of the environment preparing the oviduct for a successful fertilization and for an adequate embryo early development. PMID:26098421

  12. Real-time virtual reference service based on applicable artificial intelligence technologies:The début of the robot Xiaotu at Tsinghua University Library

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    Fei; YAO; Lei; JI; Chengyu; ZHANG; Wu; CHEN

    2011-01-01

    The adoption of applicable artificial intelligence technologies to library real-time virtual reference services is an innovative experimentation in one of the key areas of library services.Based on the open source software Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity(A.L.I.C.E.)and a combined application of several other relevant supporting technologies for facilitating the use of the current existing library resources,Tsinghua University Library has recently developed a real-time smart talking robot,named Xiaotu,for the enhancement of its various service functions,such as reference services,book searching,Baidu Baike searching,self-directed learning,etc.The operation of Xiaotu is programmed into Renren website(a social networking website),which adds significantly an innovative feature to the modus operandi of the real-time virtual reference service at Tsinghua University Library.

  13. Effect of Different Insemination Parameters on Fertilization Rate of Mule Duck%不同输精参数对半番鸭受精率的影响

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    朱志明; 辛清武; 缪中纬; 林顺东; 郑嫩珠

    2013-01-01

    以公番鸭为父本,白改鸭为母本,研究不同输精参数(输精深度、输精量、输精时间和输精间隔)对半番鸭受精率的影响。结果表明,输精深度为6 cm时的受精率显著高于输精深度为3 cm的受精率。其中输精深度为3 cm时,采用不同输精量得出的平均受精率为71.01%;输精深度为6 cm时,采用不同输精量得出的平均受精率为76.43%;不同输精量对受精率无显著影响。输精时间对受精率无显著影响,上午输精与下午输精的平均受精率分别为71.63%和70.46%;输精间隔为2 d和4 d时的受精率极显著高于输精间隔为6 d的受精率,而输精间隔为2d和4d的受精率之间没有显著差异。本研究结果为半番鸭人工授精提供了理论依据和参考价值。%Using Muscovy as male parent ,white Kaiya duck as female parent ,the fertilization rate of mule duck was analyzed by different insemination parameters (insemination depth ,insemination amount ,insemination time and insemination interval) .The results showed that the fertilization rate of 6 cm depth insemination was significantly higher than that of 3 cm depth insemination .The average fertilization rate of 3 cm depth insemination was 71.01%and the average fertilization rate of 6 cm depth insemination was 76.43% by using different insemination amount , and there was no significant difference among different insemination amount .The fertilization rates were 71.63%and 70.46% respectively in morning and afternoon ,showing no significant difference on different insemination time . The fertilization rates of 2 days and 4 days insemination interval were significantly higher than the fertilization rate of 6 days insemination interval , and there was no significant difference between 2 days and 4 days insemination interval .The result of this study provides the theoretical basis and reference value for mule duck artificial insemination .

  14. Reproductive performance of sows submitted to intrauterine insemination Desempenho reprodutivo de matrizes suínas inseminadas pela técnica intrauterina

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    Éder Batalha Araújo; Eduardo Paulino da Costa; Aurea Helena Assis da Costa; Flávio Guiselli Lopes; Gustavo Guerino Macedo; Tarcízio Antônio Rêgo de Paula

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the reproductive performance of sows artificially inseminated by the intrauterine (IAIU) technique. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design, with 300 sows being distributed in five insemination techniques: control, intra-cervical (IAIC) with 3x10(9) spermatozoa/100 mL; intrauterine (IAIU) with 1x10(9) spermatozoa/100 mL; intrauterine with com 1x10(9) spermatozoa/50 mL; intrauterine with 5x10(8) spermatozoa/100 mL; and intra...

  15. Climate factors affecting fertility after cervical insemination during the first months of the breeding season in Rasa Aragonesa ewes

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    Santolaria, P.; Yániz, J.; Fantova, E.; Vicente-Fiel, S.; Palacín, I.

    2014-09-01

    This study was carried out to examine the impact of several climate variables on the pregnancy rate after cervical artificial insemination (AI) of Rasa Aragonesa ewes. Data were derived from 8,977 inseminations in 76 well-managed flocks performed during the first month of the breeding season (July to October). The following data were recorded for each animal: farm, year, month of AI, parity, lambing-treatment interval, inseminating ram, AI technician, and climatic variables such as mean, maximum and minimum temperature, mean and maximum relative humidity, rainfall, and mean and maximum temperature-humidity index (THI) for each day from day 12 before AI to day 14 post-AI. Means were furthermore calculated for the following periods around AI (day 0): -12 to 0, -2 to 0, AI day, 0 to 2, and 0 to 14. Logistic regression analysis indicated that the likelihood of pregnancy decreased when maximum temperature in the 2 days prior to AI was higher than 30 °C (by a factor of 0.81). Fertility was also lower for primiparous ewes and in multiparous ewes with more than five previous parturitions. Other factors with significant impact on fertility were flock, technician, inseminating ram, and a lambing-AI interval longer than 240 days. It was concluded that the 2 days prior to AI seems to be the period when heat stress had the greatest impact on pregnancy rate in Rasa Aragonesa ewes.

  16. Serum progesterone concentration and conception rate of beef cows supplemented with ground corn after a fixed-time artificial insemination protocol Concentração sérica de progesterona e taxa de concepção em vacas de corte suplementadas com milho moído após inseminação artificial em tempo fixo

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    Full Text Available The effects of different levels of finely ground corn (FC supplementation to grazing beef cows after fixed-time AI (TAI on serum progesterone (P4 concentrations on day 7 and conception rates on day 28 after TAI were investigated. Three hundred and sixty-four lactating multiparous Brangus cows had follicular and luteal activity synchronized by treatment with estradiol benzoate (Estrogin; 2.0mg IM and insertion of intra-vaginal P4 releasing device (CIDR on day -11, followed by treatment with PGF2α (Lutalyse; 25mg IM on day -4, CIDR and calf removal on day -2, and treatment with GnRH (Fertagyl; 100µg IM TAI and calf return on day 0. On day 0, cows were randomly allotted in one of the following FC supplement treatments: G1 - 2kg/day from day 0 to 21; G2 - 2kg/day from day 0 to 7, and 6kg/day from day 8 to 21; G3 -6kg/day from day 0 to 7, and 2kg/day from day 8 to 21; and G4 -6kg/day from day 0 to 21. Blood samples were collected on day 7, and pregnancy was determined by ultrasonography indicating the presence of a fetus on day 28. Cows supplemented with 2kg/d of FC had higher serum concentration of P4 on day 7 than cows supplemented with 6kg/d (1.58 vs. 1.28ng/mL; PAvaliaram-se os efeitos de diferentes níveis de ingestão de suplemento com milho moído finamente (MF em vacas de corte, mantidas em pasto, após inseminação artificial em tempo fixo (IATF, sobre a concentração sérica de progesterona (P4 no dia 7, e sobre a concepção no dia 28 pós IATF. Trezentas e sessenta e quatro vacas Brangus, multíparas lactantes, tiveram as atividades folicular e luteal sincronizadas por tratamento com benzoato de estradiol (Estrogin; 2,0mg IM e inserção de dispositivo intravaginal de P4 (CIDR no dia -11, seguido por tratamento com PGF2 α (Lutalyse; 25mg IM no dia - 4, retirada do CIDR e remoção temporária de bezerros no dia -2, e tratamento com GnRH (Fertagyl; 100 µ g IM, IATF e retorno dos bezerros no dia 0. No dia 0, as vacas foram

  17. Is it Beneficial to Inseminate Cow Early after Calving in smallholder Dairy Herds?

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    Insemination of cows after calving is often more prolonged than recommended by the extension service in the smallholder dairy herds. The rationale behind the practice is unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate through simulation, the potential benefits of implementing early insemination of cows after calving as recommended by the extension. The simulation was based on a reference herd reflecting an average performing smallholder dairy herd in the Kiambu peri-urban area. Data inputs displaying collapsed lactation curve were obtained from the National Dairy Development Project reports. The study used a dynamic stochastic model designed for on-farm decision support in dairying which can be modified to farm specific situation. Simulations was performed till steady state was derived reflecting the reproductive and productivity which corresponds with the estimated input and output variable of the reference herd. This form the basic situation in which insemination is on 165 days after calving. This resulted in 465 days calving interval (CI), and on annual basis 2355 kg milk per cow, 2.7 calvings, 25.8% culling rates giving gross margins of Ksh. 14,933 per cow. Compare to the basic situation, inseminating cows on day 105 after calving (60 days earlier) improved the annual gross margins per cow by Ksh 1060. The improved gross margins resulted from Shortened CI by 41 days, increased annual calvings in the herd by 0.1, increased milk production by 74 kg per cow annually and reduce culling rate by 4.8% annually. The resultant effect of these did offset the increased costs of feeding which was Ksh 473 and 11 per cow annually for the concentrates and Napier, respectively. The results showed that early insemination has potential economic benefits to smallholders. Implementing early insemination decisions need consider the investment feeding. The study showed that it is difficult to get a replacement heifer at the present level of reproductive performance in

  18. Inseminação artificial e anonimato do doador Artificial insemination and donor anonymity

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    Maria do Carmo Demasi Wanssa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Através desse trabalho, objetiva-se abordar o tema de doação de gametas e do anonimato envolvendo este ato na reprodução medicamente assistida. Analisando rapidamente o caráter técnico da doação e seleção dos gametas e a necessidade de uma legislação específica sobre o assunto nos diferentes países do mundo que adotaram esse método, diante da pluralidade social existente. Consideram-se os aspectos éticos e legais vigentes no Brasil ditados pela Resolução do Conselho Federal de Medicina n° 1.358/93 que determina as condutas dos médicos brasileiros e define, dentre outros aspectos, o da doação e do anonimato, envolvendo o aspecto autonomia. A necessidade de proteção dos sujeitos através do termo de consentimento informado ou de recusa informada, permitindo garantir a informação e esclarecimento necessário ao casal que decide submeter-se aos planos de reprodução medicamente assistida assim como ao doador que, por sua vez, também deve dar garantias escritas quanto à espontaneidade e à alienação dos direitos sobre os gametas à instituição que se torna a responsável por estes. Tudo isso, aliado à veracidade e confidencialidade, compõe os elementos fundamentais para a manutenção do anonimato entre o doador e o receptor. Anonimato este, ainda muito discutido pelos estudiosos de diversas áreas e países.This article aims to address the issue of the donation of gametes and the anonymity involved in this act of medically-assisted reproduction. It briefly discusses the technical aspects of the donation and selection of gametes and the need for specific legislation on the issue in various countries that have adopted this method, in view of the plurality of different social systems in the world today. The article addresses the legal and ethical issues that are currently being aired in Brazil, and the rulings contained in the Federal Medical Council Resolution 1,358/93, which rules on the conduct of physicians in Brazil and defines, among other things, an act of donation and anonymity, in a way that addresses the question of autonomy. The need for the protection of subjects by way of terms of informed consent or informed refusal, ensuring that necessary information and clarification is made available both to the couple that decide to submit themselves to medically-assisted reproduction and to the donor, who should, in turn, give written assurance of his or her free consent and willingness to cede any rights regarding the gametes to the institution that has taken responsibility for them. All of this, in combination with veracity and confidentiality, are essential if anonymity between donor and recipient is to be upheld. This question of anonymity has been much discussed by scholars from various fields and various parts of the world.

  19. An open multicenter study to compare the efficacy of intraperitoneal insemination and intrauterine insemination following multiple follicular development as treatment for unexplained infertility

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    Ajossa, Silvia; Melis, Gian Benedetto; Cianci, Antonio; Coccia, Maria Elisabetta; Fulghesu, Anna Maria; Giuffrida, Giuseppe; Guerriero, Stefano; Lanzone, Antonio; Francoscarselli, Gian

    1997-01-01

    Purpose: This multicenter study was carried out to compare the efficacy of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and intraperitoneal insemination (IPI) associated with multiple follicular development as treatment for unexplained infertility.

  20. Subfertile couples' negative experiences with intrauterine insemination care.

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    Haagen, E.C.; Hermens, R.P.M.G.; Nelen, W.L.D.M.; Braat, D.D.; Kremer, J.A.M.; Grol, R.P.T.M.

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To identify subfertile couples' experiences with specific aspects of intrauterine insemination (IUI) care and to determine which patient and hospital characteristics affect their experiences. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey with written questionnaires. SETTING: One large tertiary hospital

  1. Immobilisation versus immediate mobilisation after intrauterine insemination: randomised controlled trial

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    I.M. Custers; P.A. Flierman; P. Maas; T. Cox; T.J.H.M. van Dessel; M.H. Gerards; M.H. Mochtar; C.A.H. Janssen; F. van der Veen; B.W.J. Mol

    2009-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of 15 minutes of immobilisation versus immediate mobilisation after intrauterine insemination. Design Randomised controlled trial. Setting One academic teaching hospital and six non-academic teaching hospitals. Participants Women having intrauterine inseminati

  2. Control of polyspermic fertilization in short-term insemination

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    Jin Hai-xia; Sun Ying-pu

    2011-01-01

    In conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF),since sperm metabolites,granular cells and death spermatozoa may consume lots of energy in the culture medium due to longer co-incubation of oocytes and high concentration spermatozoa.The oocytes are in innutritive environment,which leads to the hardening of oocyte plasma membrane.At the same time,the high levels of estradiol (E2) and progestone (P) produced by granular cells have direct toxic effects to affect embryo cleavage,development and implantation.Therefore,short-term insemination is adopted in more and more reproductive centers.1.Short-term insemination may increase oocyte-utilization rate,high-quality embryo rate and embryo-utilization rate.2.Retention of cumulus cells may reduce polyspermic fertilization rate.Studies have indicated that the polyspermic fertilization rate is significantly higher in cumulus cell-free group than in cumulus cell group.In shortterm insemination,the remaining oocytes should retain cumulus cells to reduce polyspermic fertilization under the circumstance of successful fertilization.3.There is no significant difference in 2PN embryo chromosome abnormality between conventional IVF group and short-term insemination group.4.Short-term insemination may significantly decrease ICSI rate and partial ICSI rate.5.Complete fertilization failure rate significantly decreases in short-term insemination.Short-term insemination reduces unfavourable factors for embryo development,therefore increases high quality embryo rate.If short-term insemination is adopted in IVF,under the circumstance of successful fertilization,the remaining oocytes should retain cumulus cells as much as possible to reduce polyspermic fertilization,improve oocyteutilization rate and optimize IVF outcomes.

  3. Time, costs and farmers’ perceptions: The case of livestock service delivery in tamilnadu

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    G kathiravan

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    Full Text Available A study was undertaken in southern peninsular State of India, the Tamil Nadu State, (i to ascertain the time costs of animal health care and bovine breeding services, and (ii to comprehend the perceptions of farmers on the livestock services rendered by different service providers. The districts of the state were categorized as 'Livestock Developed' (LD and 'Livestock Under Developed' (LUD based on initial base line developed. Travel, waiting and service time were among the primary non-price factors that affected service quality. Average travel time was highest for visiting the public veterinary centre in both LUD (23.05 min. and LD (21.32 min. districts. Waiting time with regard to veterinarians providing home services in LUD districts was highest (23.01 min., followed by public veterinary centre services at LUD districts (22.35 min., home services by para-veterinarians (22.01 min. and public veterinary centre services at LD districts (20.10 min.. Both travel and waiting time were much higher in case of breeding services compared to curative services, which could be due to the fact that the farmers preferred Artificial Insemination (AI over its close substitute, the natural service. However, the service time was relatively less in case of insemination services vis-à-vis curative services both in LUD and LD districts. The quality perceptions of farmers on livestock services revealed that the home services rendered by veterinarians as the best one (0.83, followed by private veterinary clinics (0.75, home services by para-veterinarians (0.74, public veterinary centres (0.64 and co-operative veterinary centres (0.48. [Vet. World 2011; 4(5.000: 209-212

  4. Oviductal Transcriptome Is Modified after Insemination during Spontaneous Ovulation in the Sow.

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    Full Text Available Gene Expression Microarray technology was used to compare oviduct transcriptome between inseminated and non-inseminated pigs during spontaneous oestrus. We used an in vivo model approaching the study from a physiological point of view in which no hormonal treatment (animals were in natural oestrus and no artificial sperm selection (selection was performed within the female genital were imposed. It is therefore emphasised that no surgical introduction of spermatozoa and no insemination at a site other than the physiological one were used. This approach revealed 17 genes that were two-fold or more up-regulated in oviducts exposed to spermatozoa and/or developing embryos and 9 genes that were two-fold or more down-regulated. Functional analysis of the genes revealed that the top canonical pathways affected by insemination were related to the inflammatory response and immune system (Network 1 to molecular transport, protein trafficking and developmental disorder (Network 2 and to cell-to-cell signalling and interaction (Network 3. Some of the genes in network 1 had been previously detected in the oviduct of human and animals, where they were over-expressed in the presence of spermatozoa or pre-implantation embryos (C3, IGHG1, ITIH4, TNF and SERPINE1 whereas others were not previously reported (SAA2, ALOX12, CD1D and SPP1. Genes in Network 2 included RAB1B and TOR3A, the latter being described for the first time in the oviduct and clearly expressed in the epithelial cells of the mucosa layer. Network 3 integrated the genes with the highest down-regulation level (CYP51, PTH1R and TMOD3. Data in the present study indicate a change in gene expression during gamete encounter at the site of fertilization after a natural sperm selection within the female genital tract. These changes would indicate a modification of the environment preparing the oviduct for a successful fertilization and for an adequate embryo early development.

  5. The Potential Use of Intrauterine Insemination as a Basic Option for Infertility: A Review for Technology-Limited Medical Settings

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    John Yeh; Abdelkader, Abdelrahman M.

    2009-01-01

    Objective. There is an asymmetric allocation of technology and other resources for infertility services. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a process of placing washed spermatozoa transcervically into the uterine cavity for treatment of infertility. This is a review of literature for the potential use of IUI as a basic infertility treatment in technology-limited settings. Study design. Review of articles on treatment of infertility using IUI. Results. Aspects regarding the use of IUI are revi...

  6. Reproductive performance of sows submitted to intrauterine insemination Desempenho reprodutivo de matrizes suínas inseminadas pela técnica intrauterina

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    Éder Batalha Araújo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the reproductive performance of sows artificially inseminated by the intrauterine (IAIU technique. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design, with 300 sows being distributed in five insemination techniques: control, intra-cervical (IAIC with 3x10(9 spermatozoa/100 mL; intrauterine (IAIU with 1x10(9 spermatozoa/100 mL; intrauterine with com 1x10(9 spermatozoa/50 mL; intrauterine with 5x10(8 spermatozoa/100 mL; and intrauterine com 5x10(8 spermatozoa/50 mL. The sows submitted to intrauterine insemination presented a farrowing rate of 90.8% and return to estrus rate of 9.2%, which did not differ from the rates obtained by the intra-cervical technique (90.0% and 10.0%, respectively. Total litter size did not differ between the techniques, with the means being from 11.4 to 11.9 piglets at farrowing. Although 4.6% of the sows submitted to intrauterine artificial insemination had difficulty with pipette insertion into the cervix, 100% of them were inseminated. When evaluating semen backflow, no difference was found between the intra-cervical and intrauterine insemination techniques. However, total semen backflow was higher in sows submitted to inter-cervical insemination. No difference was found in the presence of blood between the two methods evaluated. Hence, any of the intrauterine insemination techniques can substitute inter-cervical artificial insemination without damaging the reproductive performance of the animals.Um experimento foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o desempenho reprodutivo de matrizes suínas inseminadas pela técnica intrauterina (IAIU. Em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, 300 fêmeas foram distribuídas em cinco técnicas de inseminação: controle - intracervical (IAIC com 3x10(9 espermatozoides/100 mL; intrauterina (IAIU com 1x10(9 espermatozoides/100 mL; intrauterina com 1x10(9 espermatozoides/50 mL; intrauterina com 5x10(8 espermatozoides/100 m

  7. Ultrastructural examination of the insemination reaction in Drosophila.

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    Alonso-Pimentel, H; Tolbert, L P; Heed, W B

    1994-03-01

    The insemination reaction is a swelling of the female vagina caused by the male ejaculate. This postmating phenomenon is common among species in the genus Drosophila. It could act as a plug securing male paternity. It is not clear, however, what benefits it provides to the female. The structure formed in the female vagina is expelled in some species and disappears gradually in others suggesting different phenomena. Based on ultrastructural examination of the vaginal contents of five Drosophila species (D. mettleri, D. nigrospiracula, D. melanogaster, D. mojavensis, and D. hexastigma), we propose three terms to describe these vaginal structures: the sperm sac, the mating plug, and the true insemination reaction. Each term describes a distinct structure associated with a specific female postmating behavior. This study questions the concept of the insemination reaction as a single phenomenon and discusses its possible functions from an evolutionary perspective. PMID:8137397

  8. Fertility of sows after intracervical or intrauterine insemination with different spermatozoa number in reduced volume doses

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    Stančić B.; Radović I.; Stančić I.; Dragin S.; Božić A.; Gvozdić D.

    2010-01-01

    Modern intensive pig production demands an increasing number of insemination doses per ejaculate of genetically superior boars. In order to achieve such a result the possibility of producing insemination doses in both reduced volume and spermatozoa count without decreasing the fertility of sows is studied. In this trial we studied the effect of insemination with reduced volumes of semen (50 mL) and varied spermatozoa count (4, 2 or 1x109). Insemination was performed by the classical (intracer...

  9. Effects of insemination quantity on honey bee queen physiology.

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    Full Text Available Mating has profound effects on the physiology and behavior of female insects, and in honey bee (Apis mellifera queens, these changes are permanent. Queens mate with multiple males during a brief period in their early adult lives, and shortly thereafter they initiate egg-laying. Furthermore, the pheromone profiles of mated queens differ from those of virgins, and these pheromones regulate many different aspects of worker behavior and colony organization. While it is clear that mating causes dramatic changes in queens, it is unclear if mating number has more subtle effects on queen physiology or queen-worker interactions; indeed, the effect of multiple matings on female insect physiology has not been broadly addressed. Because it is not possible to control the natural mating behavior of queens, we used instrumental insemination and compared queens inseminated with semen from either a single drone (single-drone inseminated, or SDI or 10 drones (multi-drone inseminated, or MDI. We used observation hives to monitor attraction of workers to SDI or MDI queens in colonies, and cage studies to monitor the attraction of workers to virgin, SDI, and MDI queen mandibular gland extracts (the main source of queen pheromone. The chemical profiles of the mandibular glands of virgin, SDI, and MDI queens were characterized using GC-MS. Finally, we measured brain expression levels in SDI and MDI queens of a gene associated with phototaxis in worker honey bees (Amfor. Here, we demonstrate for the first time that insemination quantity significantly affects mandibular gland chemical profiles, queen-worker interactions, and brain gene expression. Further research will be necessary to elucidate the mechanistic bases for these effects: insemination volume, sperm and seminal protein quantity, and genetic diversity of the sperm may all be important factors contributing to this profound change in honey bee queen physiology, queen behavior, and social interactions in the

  10. Cow Effects and Estimation of Success of First and Following Inseminations in Dutch Dairy Cows

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    Inchaisri, C.; Jorritsma, R.; Vernooij, J.C.M.; Vos, P.L.A.M.; Weijden, van der G.C.; Hogeveen, H.

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this research was to determine the contribution of cow factors to the probability of successful insemination accounting for the serial number of inseminations in analysis. The investigation was performed with 101 297 insemination records in 51 525 lactations of different cows from 1

  11. The potential use of intrauterine insemination as a basic option for infertility: a review for technology-limited medical settings.

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    Abdelkader, Abdelrahman M; Yeh, John

    2009-01-01

    Objective. There is an asymmetric allocation of technology and other resources for infertility services. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a process of placing washed spermatozoa transcervically into the uterine cavity for treatment of infertility. This is a review of literature for the potential use of IUI as a basic infertility treatment in technology-limited settings. Study design. Review of articles on treatment of infertility using IUI. Results. Aspects regarding the use of IUI are reviewed, including ovarian stimulation, semen parameters associated with good outcomes, methods of sperm preparation, timing of IUI, and number of inseminations. Implications of the finding in light of the needs of low-technology medical settings are summarized. Conclusion. The reviewed evidence suggests that IUI is less expensive, less invasive, and comparably effective for selected patients as a first-line treatment for couples with unexplained or male factor infertility. Those couples may be offered three to six IUI cycles in technology-limited settings. PMID:20011061

  12. The Potential Use of Intrauterine Insemination as a Basic Option for Infertility: A Review for Technology-Limited Medical Settings

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    Abdelrahman M. Abdelkader

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. There is an asymmetric allocation of technology and other resources for infertility services. Intrauterine insemination (IUI is a process of placing washed spermatozoa transcervically into the uterine cavity for treatment of infertility. This is a review of literature for the potential use of IUI as a basic infertility treatment in technology-limited settings. Study design. Review of articles on treatment of infertility using IUI. Results. Aspects regarding the use of IUI are reviewed, including ovarian stimulation, semen parameters associated with good outcomes, methods of sperm preparation, timing of IUI, and number of inseminations. Implications of the finding in light of the needs of low-technology medical settings are summarized. Conclusion. The reviewed evidence suggests that IUI is less expensive, less invasive, and comparably effective for selected patients as a first-line treatment for couples with unexplained or male factor infertility. Those couples may be offered three to six IUI cycles in technology-limited settings.

  13. Duplicated female receptacle organs for traumatic insemination in the tropical bed bug Cimex hemipterus: adaptive variation or malformation?

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    Yoshitaka Kamimura

    Full Text Available During mating, male bed bugs (Cimicidae pierce the female abdomen to inject sperm using their needle-like genitalia. Females evolved specialized paragenital organs (the spermalege and associated structures to receive traumatically injected ejaculates. In Leptocimex duplicatus, the spermalege is duplicated, but the evolutionary significance of this is unclear. In Cimex hemipterus and C. lectularius, in which females normally develop a single spermalege on the right side of the abdomen, similar duplication sometimes occurs. Using these aberrant morphs (D-females of C. hemipterus, we tested the hypothesis that both of the duplicated spermaleges are functionally competent. Scars on female abdominal exoskeletons indicated frequent misdirected piercing by male genitalia. However, the piercing sites showed a highly biased distribution towards the right side of the female body. A mating experiment showed that when the normal insemination site (the right-side spermalege was artificially covered, females remained unfertilized. This was true even when females also had a spermalege on the left side (D-females. This result was attributed to handedness in male mating behavior. Irrespective of the observed disuse of the left-side spermalege by males for insemination, histological examination failed to detect any differences between the right-side and left-side spermaleges. Moreover, an artificial insemination experiment confirmed that spermatozoa injected into the left-side spermalege show apparently normal migration behavior to the female reproductive organs, indicating an evolutionary potential for functionally-competent duplicated spermaleges. We discuss possible mechanisms for the evolutionary maintenance of D-females and propose a plausible route to the functionally-competent duplicated spermaleges observed in L. duplicatus.

  14. Duplicated female receptacle organs for traumatic insemination in the tropical bed bug Cimex hemipterus: adaptive variation or malformation?

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    Kamimura, Yoshitaka; Mitsumoto, Hiroyuki; Lee, Chow-Yang

    2014-01-01

    During mating, male bed bugs (Cimicidae) pierce the female abdomen to inject sperm using their needle-like genitalia. Females evolved specialized paragenital organs (the spermalege and associated structures) to receive traumatically injected ejaculates. In Leptocimex duplicatus, the spermalege is duplicated, but the evolutionary significance of this is unclear. In Cimex hemipterus and C. lectularius, in which females normally develop a single spermalege on the right side of the abdomen, similar duplication sometimes occurs. Using these aberrant morphs (D-females) of C. hemipterus, we tested the hypothesis that both of the duplicated spermaleges are functionally competent. Scars on female abdominal exoskeletons indicated frequent misdirected piercing by male genitalia. However, the piercing sites showed a highly biased distribution towards the right side of the female body. A mating experiment showed that when the normal insemination site (the right-side spermalege) was artificially covered, females remained unfertilized. This was true even when females also had a spermalege on the left side (D-females). This result was attributed to handedness in male mating behavior. Irrespective of the observed disuse of the left-side spermalege by males for insemination, histological examination failed to detect any differences between the right-side and left-side spermaleges. Moreover, an artificial insemination experiment confirmed that spermatozoa injected into the left-side spermalege show apparently normal migration behavior to the female reproductive organs, indicating an evolutionary potential for functionally-competent duplicated spermaleges. We discuss possible mechanisms for the evolutionary maintenance of D-females and propose a plausible route to the functionally-competent duplicated spermaleges observed in L. duplicatus. PMID:24586643

  15. Synchronised approach for intrauterine insemination in subfertile couples

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    Cantineau, Astrid E. P.; Janssen, Mirjam J.; Cohlen, Ben J.; Allersma, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Background In many countries intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the treatment of first choice for a subfertile couple when the infertility work up reveals an ovulatory cycle, at least one open Fallopian tube and sufficient spermatozoa. The final goal of this treatment is to achieve a pregnancy and d

  16. Optimizing model. 1. Insemination, replacement, seasonal production and cash flow.

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    Delorenzo, M.A.; Spreen, T.H.; Bryan, G.R.; Beede, D.K.; Arendonk, van J.A.M.

    1992-01-01

    Dynamic programming to solve the Markov decision process problem of optimal insemination and replacement decisions was adapted to address large dairy herd management decision problems in the US. Expected net present values of cow states (151,200) were used to determine the optimal policy. States wer

  17. Primary abdominal pregnancy following intra-uterine insemination

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    Sujata Kar

    2011-01-01

    Primary abdominal pregnancy is an extremely rare type of extrauterine pregnancy. It has been reported from many unusual intra-abdominal sites. We report a case of primary abdominal pregnancy following intra-uterine insemination (not reported earlier to our knowledge). Implanted on the anterior surface of the uterus possibly related to an endometriotic foci. Early diagnosis enabled laparoscopic management of this case.

  18. Variation in guideline adherence in intrauterine insemination care.

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    Haagen, E.C.; Nelen, W.L.D.M.; Grol, R.P.T.M.; Braat, D.D.M.; Hermens, R.P.M.G.; Kremer, J.A.M.

    2010-01-01

    Health-care delivery according to clinical practice guidelines is thought to be critical in achieving optimal outcomes. This study aimed to assess the extent to which practice performance in intrauterine insemination (IUI) care is consistent with guideline recommendations and to evaluate the associa

  19. Synchronised approach for intrauterine insemination in subfertile couples

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    Cantineau, Astrid E. P.; Janssen, Mirjam J.; Cohlen, Ben J.

    2010-01-01

    Background Intrauterine insemination (IUI) should logically be performed around the moment of ovulation. Since spermatozoa and oocytes have only limited survival times correct timing is essential. As it is not known which technique of timing for IUI results in the best treatment outcome, we compared

  20. Artificial intelligence

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    Artificial Intelligence provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of artificial intelligence. This book presents the basic mathematical and computational approaches to problems in the artificial intelligence field.Organized into four parts encompassing 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the various fields of artificial intelligence. This text then attempts to connect artificial intelligence problems to some of the notions of computability and abstract computing devices. Other chapters consider the general notion of computability, with focus on the interaction bet

  1. Deep freezing of concentrated boar semen for intra-uterine insemination: effects on sperm viability.

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    Saravia, Fernando; Wallgren, Margareta; Nagy, Szabolcs; Johannisson, Anders; Rodríguez-Martínez, Heriberto

    2005-03-15

    The use of deep-frozen boar semen for artificial insemination (AI) is constrained by the need for high sperm numbers per dose, yielding few doses per ejaculate. With the advancement of new, intra-uterine insemination strategies, there is an opportunity for freezing small volumes containing high sperm numbers, provided the spermatozoa properly sustain cryopreservation. The present study aimed to concentrate (2 x 10(9) spz/mL) and freeze boar spermatozoa packed in a 0.5 mL volume plastic medium straw (MS) or a multiple FlatPack (MFP) (four 0.7 mL volume segments of a single FlatPack [SFP]) intended as AI doses for intra-uterine AI. A single freezing protocol was used, with a conventional FlatPack (SFP, 5 x 10(9) spz/5 mL volume) as control. Sperm viability post-thaw was monitored as sperm motility (measured by computer-assisted sperm analysis, CASA), as plasma membrane integrity (PMI, assessed either by SYBR-14/PI, combined with flow cytometry, or a rapid hypo-osmotic swelling test [sHOST]). Sperm motility did not differ statistically (NS) between test-packages and control, neither in terms of overall sperm motility (range of means: 37-46%) nor sperm velocity. The percentages of linearly motile spermatozoa were, however, significantly higher in controls (SFP) than in the test packages. Spermatozoa frozen in the SFP (control) and MFP depicted the highest PMI (54 and 49%, respectively) compared to MS (38%, P flow cytometry. In absolute numbers, more viable spermatozoa post-thaw were present in the MFP dose than in the MS (P boar variation was present, albeit only significant for MS (sperm motility) and SFP (PMI). In conclusion, the results indicate that boar spermatozoa can be successfully frozen when concentrated in a small volume. PMID:15725440

  2. Effect of artificial selection on runs of Homozygosity in U.S. Holstein cattle

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    Genome signatures of artifical selection in U.S. Holstein cattle were identified by comparing changes in estimated haplotype homozygosity in a resource population born between 1953 and 2008. The intensive selection programs for milk made possible by mass artificial insemination have increased simil...

  3. Evidence of multiple inseminations in the field in Aedes albopictus.

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    Sebastien Boyer

    Full Text Available Studies on the biology and mating behaviour of male mosquitoes are of major importance in a frame of a Sterile Insect Technique which could be used against mosquito vector species. Most particularly, the assumption of possible multiple inseminations in mosquito species must be investigated in order to optimize alternative mosquito control methods (Sterile Insect Techniques with genetically modified mosquitoes, cytoplasmic incompatibility, radiation…. The occurrence of multiple insemination events was investigated after 2 field samplings of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae in La Reunion Island using microsatellite markers. Respectively, 14 and 13 females after the first and the second sampling laid eggs. Seven wild females out of the 27 laying females were found with a progeny involving more than one father. This result is important for the new alternative mosquito control methods and raises the importance of pre- and post-copulatory competition.

  4. Predictors of male insemination success in the mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki).

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    Head, Megan L; Vega-Trejo, Regina; Jacomb, Frances; Jennions, Michael D

    2015-11-01

    Identifying targets of selection is key to understanding the evolution of sexually selected behavioral and morphological traits. Many animals have coercive mating, yet little is known about whether and how mate choice operates when these are the dominant mating tactic. Here, we use multivariate selection analysis to examine the direction and shape of selection on male insemination success in the mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). We found direct selection on only one of five measured traits, but correlational selection involving all five traits. Larger males with longer gonopodia and with intermediate sperm counts were more likely to inseminate females than smaller males with shorter gonopodia and extreme sperm counts. Our results highlight the need to investigate sexual selection using a multivariate framework even in species that lack complex sexual signals. Further, female choice appears to be important in driving the evolution of male sexual traits in this species where sexual coercion is the dominant mating tactic. PMID:26640677

  5. Evidence of multiple inseminations in the field in Aedes albopictus

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    Sebastien Boyer; Celine Toty; Maxime Jacquet; Guy Lempérière; Didier Fontenille

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    Studies on the biology and mating behaviour of male mosquitoes are of major importance in a frame of a Sterile Insect Technique which could be used against mosquito vector species. Most particularly, the assumption of possible multiple inseminations in mosquito species must be investigated in order to optimize alternative mosquito control methods (Sterile Insect Techniques with genetically modified mosquitoes, cytoplasmic incompatibility, radiation ... ). The occurrence of multiple inseminati...

  6. Predictive factors influencing pregnancy rates after intrauterine insemination

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    Arzu Yavuz; Oya Demirci; Hamdullah Sözen; Mehmet Uludoğan

    2013-01-01

    Background: So far, many studies investigated factors that affect pregnancy rates after intrauterine insemination (IUI). Various investigators have not agreed on the nature and ranking of these criteria. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the predictive factors for pregnancy rate after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH)/ IUI. Materials and Methods: Retrospective study of all patients undergoing IUI at Zeynep Kamil Gynecologic and Pediatric Training and Research Hospital fro...

  7. Primary abdominal pregnancy following intra-uterine insemination

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    Sujata Kar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary abdominal pregnancy is an extremely rare type of extrauterine pregnancy. It has been reported from many unusual intra-abdominal sites. We report a case of primary abdominal pregnancy following intra-uterine insemination (not reported earlier to our knowledge. Implanted on the anterior surface of the uterus possibly related to an endometriotic foci. Early diagnosis enabled laparoscopic management of this case.

  8. Artificial Limbs

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    ... you are missing an arm or leg, an artificial limb can sometimes replace it. The device, which ... activities such as walking, eating, or dressing. Some artificial limbs let you function nearly as well as ...

  9. Traumatic insemination and female counter-adaptation in Strepsiptera (Insecta)

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    Peinert, Miriam; Wipfler, Benjamin; Jetschke, Gottfried; Kleinteich, Thomas; Gorb, Stanislav N.; Beutel, Rolf G.; Pohl, Hans

    2016-01-01

    In a few insect groups, males pierce the female’s integument with their penis during copulation to transfer sperm. This so-called traumatic insemination was previously confirmed for Strepsiptera but only in species with free-living females. The more derived endoparasitic groups (Stylopidia) were suggested to exhibit brood canal mating. Further, it was assumed that females mate once and that pheromone production ceases immediately thereafter. Here we examined Stylops ovinae to provide details of the mating behaviour within Stylopidia. By using μCT imaging of Stylops in copula, we observed traumatic insemination and not, as previously suggested, brood canal mating. The penis is inserted in an invagination of the female cephalothorax and perforates its cuticle. Further we show that female Stylops are polyandrous and that males detect the mating status of the females. Compared to other strepsipterans the copulation is distinctly prolonged. This may reduce the competition between sperm of the first mating male with sperm from others. We describe a novel paragenital organ of Stylops females, the cephalothoracic invagination, which we suggest to reduce the cost of injuries. In contrast to previous interpretations we postulate that the original mode of traumatic insemination was maintained after the transition from free-living to endoparasitic strepsipteran females. PMID:27125507

  10. Reproductive status and synchronization of oestrus for predetermined insemination of Philippine carabaos (swamp buffalo) raised by smallholder farmers

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    There is an urgent need to improve size, and meat and milk productivity of the Philippine carabao, a swamp type of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), through crossbreeding with the riverine type. Studies were conducted to assess the reproductive status of carabaos raised by smallholder farmers, determine conception rates of buffaloes to artificial insemination (AI) through oestrus synchronization, and examine the patterns of plasma progesterone in cyclic and acyclic carabao heifers. Approximately 20% of carabaos raised by smallholder farmers were diagnosed pregnant by rectal palpation. This low pregnancy rate may be due to a combination of factors such as the failure to submit for examination carabaos exhibiting external signs of pregnancy, the deliberate postponement of breeding for working females, the inability of bulls to gain access to carabaos in oestrus which are tethered at night, or the high incidence of anoestrus or suboestrus. The reproductive problems in non-pregnant animals were cystic (19.5%), infantile (25.7%), and dormant ovaries (51.3%), and pathology of the uterus and cervix (3.5%). Both feeding and management practices in different locations influenced the nutritional status of female carabaos examined. Animals in good body condition were either cycling or pregnant. A 30-40% conception rate was achieved by synchronization of oestrus and insemination with frozen semen at 72 and 96 h later. Based on progesterone radioimmunoassay and rectal palpation of the ovaries, anoestrus in carabao heifers was due either to a failure of cycling animals to exhibit oestrus or those with inactive ovaries. (author)

  11. Predicting Pre-Service Classroom Teachers' Civil Servant Recruitment Examination's Educational Sciences Test Scores Using Artificial Neural Networks

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    Demir, Metin

    2015-01-01

    This study predicts the number of correct answers given by pre-service classroom teachers in Civil Servant Recruitment Examination's (CSRE) educational sciences test based on their high school grade point averages, university entrance scores, and grades (mid-term and final exams) from their undergraduate educational courses. This study was…

  12. Efeitos do local de deposição do sêmen e do intervalo inseminação/ ovulação sobre a fertilidade de éguas inseminadas com sêmen fresco diluído Effects of semen deposition site and the insemination/ovulation interval on fertility of mares inseminated with fresh diluted semen

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    Ivis Luiz Gomes de Sena Xavier

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o efeito do intervalo da inseminação artificial à ovulação sobre a fertilidade de éguas, considerando principalmente o local de deposição do sêmen. Os intervalos foram de 48 horas e 24 horas antes da ovulação e de 48 horas e 72 horas entre as duas últimas inseminações. As inseminações foram realizadas no ápice do corno uterino, por via intravaginal profunda, com 1/5 da dose inseminante utilizada para o corpo do útero (15 mL-GI. As éguas foram rufiadas diariamente e inseminadas às segundas, quartas e sextas-feiras, a partir de um folículo de 3,0 a 3,5 cm de diâmetro, com sêmen fresco diluído em diluidor de leite desnatado-glicose. Não houve diferença nas taxas de concepção/ciclo entre as inseminações realizadas no corpo (42,86% e no ápice (45,95% com concentrações médias de 489 e 102 milhões de espermatozoides móveis. Não foram observadas diferenças entre os grupos experimentais no mesmo intervalo inseminação artificial/ovulação, no entanto, quando as taxas de concepção foram comparadas entre intervalos em mesmo local de deposição do sêmen, taxas de concepção inferiores estiveram relacionadas às inseminações realizadas antes da ovulação. Por outro lado, as inseminações realizadas antes e após a ovulação, independentemente dos intervalos inseminação/ovulação, resultaram em melhores taxas de concepção. As concentrações espermáticas/dose inseminante podem ser significativamente reduzidas, sem prejuízo à fertilidade, quando o sêmen é depositado próximo à papila tubárica. Entretanto, há necessidade de inseminações antes e depois da ovulação para que se obtenham melhores taxas de fertilidade quando se utiliza sêmen de baixa viabilidade no trato genital da égua, visando ao estabelecimento de um reservatório espermático adequado no momento da ovulação.The effect of the interval from artificial insemination to ovulation on mare fertility rates was studied

  13. Reproductive strategies in two inseminating species of Glandulocaudini, Mimagoniates microlepis and Mimagoniates rheocharis (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae).

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    Azevedo, M A; Fialho, C B; Malabarba, L R

    2016-07-01

    The reproductive biology of two inseminating Glandulocaudini species, Mimagoniates microlepis and Mimagoniates rheocharis, was investigated and compared with reproductive patterns described for other inseminating and non-inseminating characids, hypothesizing the evolutionary history of these reproductive traits. The long reproductive period, with higher activity in colder months, distinguishes the reproductive strategy of these species when compared with most characiforms. The M. rheocharis population was structured in two groups of males throughout the year, mature males with high gonado-somatic index (IG  = 2·0 and 4·4) and immature and maturing males with low IG values (0·0 and 1·2). Mimagoniates rheocharis and M. microlepis showed the lowest absolute mean fecundities known for characids, indicating that inseminating species allocate less energy to oocyte production and reinforcing the hypothesis that insemination has an adaptive advantage, which provides a higher chance of fertilization. PMID:26762286

  14. The reproductive performance of dairy cows with anovulatory anoestrus that were injected with either gonadotrophin-releasing hormone or oestradiol benzoate as part of a re-treatment process after insemination

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    B.V.E. Segwagwe

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available This experiment compared the reproductive performance of synchronised anoestrous dairy cows that were treated initially with a combination of progesterone and oestradiol benzoate and then with either gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH or oestradiol benzoate to resynchronise returns to service. It was hypothesised that injecting anoestrous dairy cows with GnRH 12-15 days after insemination and coinciding with the time of insertion of a controlled intravaginal progesterone-releasing (CIDR device would increase conception rates to the preceding 1st insemination compared with oestradiol benzoate treated cows; both GnRH and oestradiol benzoate would resynchronising the returns to service of those cows that did not conceive to the preceding insemination. Groups of cows in 11 herds were presented for a veterinary examination after they had not been seen in oestrus postpartum. Those cows diagnosed with anovulatory anoestrus (n = 1112 by manual rectal palpation and / or ultrasonography were enrolled in the trial. Each enrolled cow was injected with 2mg oestradiol benzoate i.m. on Day -10, (where Day 0 was the 1st day of the planned insemination concurrently with vaginal insertion of a CIDR device. The device inserted was withdrawn on Day -2 and then each cow injected i.m. with 1 mg of oestradiol benzoate on Day -1 unless it was in oestrus. Observation for oestrus preceded each insemination. Every cow that had been inseminated on Days -1,0,1 or 2 was presented for treatment for resynchrony on Day 14 (n=891. They were divided into 2 groups; those with an even number were each injected i.m. with 250 µg of a GnRH agonist (Treatment group n = 477; each of the cows with an odd number injected i.m. with 1mg of oestradiol benzoate (control group, n = 414. Each GnRH or oestradiol benzoate injection preceded reinsertion of a CIDR device previously inserted from Days -10 to -2. It was withdrawn on Day 22, 24 hours before injecting 1mg oestradiol benzoate

  15. First results from insemination with sex-sorted semen in dairy heifers in Macedonia

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    Ljupche Kochoski

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Science has been searching for a long time for a reliable method for controlling the sex of mammalian offspring. Recently, the application of specific modern cellular methodologies has led to the development of a flow cytometric system capable of differentiating and separating living X- and Y-chromosome-bearing sperm cells in amounts suitable for AI and therefore, commercialization of this sexing technology. The aim of this work was to present the first results of heifers that introduce bovine AI with sex sorted semen, for the first time in Macedonia. Insemination with sex sorted cryopreserved semen (2x106 spermatozoa per dose imported from the USA was done at two dairy farms in ZK Pelagonija. In total, 74 heifers (Holstein Friesian were inseminated. Inseminations were carried out in a timely manner following a modified OvSynch protocol. During the insemination, the sperm was deposited into the uterine horn ipsi lateral to the ovary where a follicle larger than 1.6 cm was detected by means of transrectal ultrasound examination. Pregnancy was checked by ultrasound on day 30 after the insemination. Overall, the average pregnancy rate in both farms was 43,24% (40,54% and 45,95%, for farm 1 and farm 2, respectively. All pregnant heifers delivered their calves following a normal gestation length (274,3 days in average and of the 32 born calves, 30 (93,75% were female. In conclusion, since the first results from inseminations with sex-sorted semen in dairy heifers in Macedonia are very promising, the introduction of this technique may bring much benefit to the local dairy sector. Average pregnancy rate seems similar with results obtained following ‘regular’ inseminations, notwithstanding the relatively low number of spermatozoa per insemination dose. Due to the latter, we however recommend inseminations only to be carried out by experienced technicians followinga TAI protocol and ultrasound examinations of the ovaries prior to insemination.

  16. Artificial blood

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    Sarkar Suman

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Artificial blood is a product made to act as a substitute for red blood cells. While true blood serves many different functions, artificial blood is designed for the sole purpose of transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body. Depending on the type of artificial blood, it can be produced in different ways using synthetic production, chemical isolation, or recombinant biochemical technology. Development of the first blood substitutes dates back to the early 1600s, and the search for the ideal blood substitute continues. Various manufacturers have products in clinical trials; however, no truly safe and effective artificial blood product is currently marketed. It is anticipated that when an artificial blood product is available, it will have annual sales of over $7.6 billion in the United States alone.

  17. Serological survey and reproductive performances in buffaloes under fixed time artificial insemination

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    A. Fagiolo

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available During an oestrus synchronization trial on heifer and mixed-parity Mediterranean Italian buffaloes, some analyses on health parameters were performed to correlate them to reproductive performances (pregnancy rate and birth rate. Serum sampling were performed every year for two years to be used in serological techniques for the diagnosis of Chlamydia spp. (ELISA, Neospora (ELISA, BHV1 (ELISA gE glycoprotein and BVDV (ELISA. On the total number of 465 observed buffaloes, the seroprevalence obtained for each disease has respectively been: 24 %, 25 %, 25 % and 22 %. Specific antibodies were not spread over the 13 farms in an homogeneous manner, farm prevalence differences are evidenced by high standard deviations in the mean farm seroprevalence: 42 ± 27.8, 26 ± 26.9, 20 ± 13.8, 9.8 ± 21.1. Among the buffaloes which resulted seropositive to Chlamydia, 33 % were pregnant, 32 % were those with Neospora, 32 % those with BHV1 and finally 29 % of the animals positive to BVDV resulted pregnant. Taking into account the animals that delivered normally, 41 % were positive to Chlamydia, 18 % to Neospora, 18 % to BHV1 and 19 % to BVDV.

  18. Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Farm Animal - From Artificial Insemination to Nanobiotechnology

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    O P Verma; Kumar, R.; Kumar, A.(State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA); Chand, S

    2012-01-01

    It has become evident that advances in farm animal reproduction have become increasingly dependent on advance scientific research in addition to an understanding of the physiological processes involved in reproduction. The use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) has helped owners to produce offspring from valuable farm animals that were considered infertile using standard breeding techniques. This chapter constitutes an update of recent developments in the field of assisted reproduction...

  19. 英国人工授精引发争论%Artificial insemination initiation argument

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    玛丽·布雷德; 李有观

    2009-01-01

    @@ 46岁的克里斯蒂娜·惠普现在已经是祖母了.她说,自己在儿童时代就觉得生活中好像有什么地方不对头.她父亲患有糖尿病,在她6岁时就去世了,她和母亲一直合不来.

  20. Compounds from multilayer plastic bags cause reproductive failures in artificial insemination

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    Nerin, C.; Ubeda, J. L.; Alfaro, P.; Dahmani, Y.; Aznar, M.; Canellas, E.; Ausejo, R.

    2014-05-01

    High levels of reproductive failure were detected in some Spanish sow farms in the Spring of 2010. Regular returns to estrus and variable reductions in litter size were observed. The problem started suddenly and did not appear to be related to the quality of the ejaculates, disease, alterations of body condition or any other apparent reasons. Subsequent studies determined that the problem was the origin of the plastic bags used for semen storage. Chemical analysis of the suspicious bags identified unexpected compounds such as BADGE, a cyclic lactone and an unknown phthalate that leached into the semen at concentrations of 0.2 to 2.5 mg/L. Spermatozoa preserved in these bags passed all of the routine quality control tests, and no differences were observed between storage in the control and suspicious bags (p > 0.05). In vitro fecundation tests and endocrine profiler panel analysis (EPP) did not show any alterations, whereas the in vivo tests confirmed the described failure. This is the first described relationship between reproductive failure and toxic compounds released from plastic bags.

  1. Compounds from multilayer plastic bags cause reproductive failures in artificial insemination

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    Nerin, C.; Ubeda, J. L.; Alfaro, P.; Y. Dahmani; M Aznar; Canellas, E.; Ausejo, R.

    2014-01-01

    High levels of reproductive failure were detected in some Spanish sow farms in the Spring of 2010. Regular returns to estrus and variable reductions in litter size were observed. The problem started suddenly and did not appear to be related to the quality of the ejaculates, disease, alterations of body condition or any other apparent reasons. Subsequent studies determined that the problem was the origin of the plastic bags used for semen storage. Chemical analysis of the suspicious bags ident...

  2. The potential transmission of infectious agents by semen packaging during storage for artificial insemination.

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    Russell, P H; Lyaruu, V H; Millar, J D; Curry, M R; Watson, P F

    1997-07-01

    Plastic straws, of a type widely used for semen cryopreservation, sealed using three different methods, (PVA powder, plastic spheres and plasticine modelling clay) were tested for leakage of low molecular weight dye (methylene blue), bacteria (Escherichia coli) and virus (Newcastle disease virus). Leakage was found to be dependent on the method used to fill the straws. Straws filled using a traditional 'dip and wipe' method and sealed with PVA powder demonstrated a significant degree of methylene blue leakage (0.0269% of the total straw contents) probably associated with contamination of the powder sealing plug. Straws filled using an aseptic filling technique showed no detectable leakage of any agent with any of the sealing methods. This study highlights the need to establish good-practice guidelines for the packaging of semen collected for freezing and future AI from non-domestic livestock where disease-free status cannot be guaranteed and unsophisticated technology is used. PMID:9360772

  3. 鸵鸟输精方法初探%Study of Artificial Insemination in Ostrich

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    尹燕博; 董武子; 吉亚杰; 龚振华; 刘键

    2001-01-01

    采用手臂引导法给5只鸵鸟进行阴道内输精,共输精16次,并在2周内收蛋17枚,其中有受精蛋8枚,受精率为50%,经孵化获得雏鸟7只.试验初步认为,对母鸵鸟进行训练后,用此方法进行输精是可行的;对鸵鸟这样大型的鸟类,进行阴道浅部输精效果较好.

  4. A survey of four years intrauterine insemination at Shariati Hospital

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    Aghahosseini M

    1998-08-01

    Full Text Available Intrauterine insemination (IUI has been practiced since the late 1800's primarily for idiopathic infertility, and in men with deficient semen parameters. The procedure is done by placing washed sperm in uterus a few hours before ovulation. The records of 427 couples receiving IUI for treatment of infertility at Shariati hospital in 1370-74 were reviewed retrospectively. These patients had IUI in 574 cycles. Eighty patients became pregnant and delivery rate was 14% per cycle. Pregnancy rate is impressive when ovulation induction is combined with insemination timed just before ovulation. The success rate in Shariati hospital is comparable to other infertility centers in the world and cost of a cycle of IUI with HMG superovulation is approximately one third the cost of IVF-ET or GIFT cycle and avoids invasive oocyte retrieval and extracorporeal fertilization. So we suggest that women with refractory infertility without anatomic distortion of pelvis can have at least 3-6 cycles of IUI before IVF or GIFT.

  5. European accomplishments in regulation of the family status of the child conceived by artificial reproduction technologies

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the author analyzes family status of the child conceived by artificial reproduction technologies using the following treatments: homologues artificial insemination, heterologus artificial insemination (artificial insemination by donor, ovum donation, embryo donation and surrogate motherhood. One specific situation of homologues artificial insemination is posthumous insemination, insemination after the death of the husband/partner. This procedure is allowed in, for instance, United Kingdom, but not allowed in France, Switzerland, and Italy. Considering genetics elements in this situation there is no doubt on fatherhood - father is a man whose sperm is used for insemination, regardless of the fact if frozen sperm or frozen embryo is used in the procedure. Nevertheless, until 2008 in United Kingdom, the husband/partner was not considered as legal father, because of the fact that the child was born after his death. Heterologous artificial insemination could be used in three different situations. First, when subjects are spouses or unmarried partners of different sexes. Second, when subjects are spouses or unmarried partners of the same sex and the third if a single woman is an only subject. Most recent procedure is the one in which subjects are spouses or unmarried partners of the same sex, specifically two women. This procedure is allowed in the United Kingdom and Sweden. In these legislatures, there is a rule that the woman who delivers the child is legal mother, and her spouse/partner is a second parent of the child. The most recent procedure of egg donation is a donation of only a part of an egg, mitochondrial DNA. In this case, there are in fact three genetic parents of the child: two genetic mothers and a father. Legally, the child has one mother (the woman who delivers a child and a father. One of potential outcomes of the recent research is the ability to create human embryo without any male genetic contribution - by

  6. Artificial urushi.

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    Kobayashi, S; Uyama, H; Ikeda, R

    2001-11-19

    A new concept for the design and laccase-catalyzed preparation of "artificial urushi" from new urushiol analogues is described. The curing proceeded under mild reaction conditions to produce the very hard cross-linked film (artificial urushi) with a high gloss surface. A new cross-linkable polyphenol was synthesized by oxidative polymerization of cardanol, a phenol derivative from cashew-nut-shell liquid, by enzyme-related catalysts. The polyphenol was readily cured to produce the film (also artificial urushi) showing excellent dynamic viscoelasticity. PMID:11763444

  7. Artificial intelligence

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    Artificial Intelligence: State of the Art Report is a two-part report consisting of the invited papers and the analysis. The editor first gives an introduction to the invited papers before presenting each paper and the analysis, and then concludes with the list of references related to the study. The invited papers explore the various aspects of artificial intelligence. The analysis part assesses the major advances in artificial intelligence and provides a balanced analysis of the state of the art in this field. The Bibliography compiles the most important published material on the subject of

  8. Artificial Reefs

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — An artificial reef is a human-made underwater structure, typically built to promote marine life in areas with a generally featureless bottom, control erosion, block...

  9. Effect of Dimethylsulfoxide (Dmso) on Selected Quality Indicators of Insemination Dose of Rabbits

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    Martin Fik; Lenka Malíková

    2013-01-01

    An ejaculate was collected from male of synthetic broiler line and was diluted to concentration of 25 to 50 million./0.5 ml/1 ID. Dimethylsulfoxid was added to the ID (insemination dose) in two concentrations –  0.5 M DMSO in ID (0.5 ml) and 1.75 M DMSO in ID (0.5 ml). Control insemination dose was without DMSO. ID was evaluated by CASA system Sperm Vision with a microscope Olympus BX 51st. Motility and progressive mobility was monitored. Qualitative indicators of the insemination doses were ...

  10. Perinatal outcomes in 6,338 singletons born after intrauterine insemination in Denmark, 2007 to 2012

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    Malchau, Sara Sofia; Loft, Anne; Henningsen, Anna-Karina Aaris;

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To study perinatal outcomes in singletons born after intrauterine insemination (IUI) compared with children born after in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and spontaneous conception (SC), and to assess predictors of poor outcome in singletons born after IUI......, exploring the effect of ovarian stimulation. DESIGN: National cohort study, 2007-2012. SETTING: Danish national registries. PATIENT(S): Four thousand two hundred twenty-eight singletons born after insemination with partner semen (IUI-H) and 1,881 singletons born after insemination with donor semen...

  11. Effects of spermiogram parameters in patients who attempt intrauterine insemination

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    Erhan Demirel

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study is detection of optimal sperm parameters by evaluating the effects of motile sperm count and morphology on clinical pregnancy rates in patients who applied for intrauterine insemination. Methods: This study comprised 279 intrauterine insemination cycles, which has applied to 172 infertile patients between January 2003 and June 2005, in Süleymaniye Obstetrics-Gynecology Hospital, Infertility Unit. We, firstly compared the clinical pregnancy rates according to processed total progressive motile sperm count, by classifying IUI cycles into two groups as <1million and ≥1million according to TPMS. Then, we compared the clinical pregnancy rates according to morphology, by classifying IUI cycles into two groups as with normal morphology < 4% and ≥ 4% according to Kruger’s strict criteria. To compare the clinical pregnancy rates by dividing cycles into four subgroups evaluated with two parameters together. Results: Statistically significant difference was not found between patients’ ages (women, duration of infertility and day 3 FSH levels between groups and subgroups. There was no statistical significant difference in the clinical pregnancy rates in group, which was classified as <1million and ≥1million according to TPMSS neither in group which was classified as normal morphology <4% and ≥4%. Optimal clinical pregnancy rates were achieved in subgroup with ‘TPMS ≥1million and normal morphology ≥4% when two parameters evaluated together. The difference of pregnancy rate in this group compared to the other sub-groups was statistically significant. Conclusion: Optimal clinical pregnancy rates increases when two parameters ‘TPMS ≥1million and normal morphology ≥4% were together. J Clin Exp Invest 2013; 4 (4: 472-446

  12. S-ABC-Service Domain-Oriented Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm Paradigm%S-ABC--面向服务领域的人工蜂群算法范型

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    徐晓飞; 刘志中; 王忠杰; 闵寻优; 刘睿霖; 王海芳

    2015-01-01

    In the service computing field,the typical service optimization problems (such as service selection,service composition and service resource scheduling)become more and more complicated with the rapid development of cloud computing,internet of things and big data.Meanwhile,in many service sectors,the service domain features (such as service priori,correlation and similarity) have been gradually formed with the long-term evolution of service business.These domain features have strong influences on solutions of service optimization problems.If the service domain features are not considered adequately,the service optimization problems can not be solved effectively and efficiently.Therefore,how to design service domain-oriented optimization algorithm paradigm, efficient algorithms and optimization strategies become the critical challenges.This paper analyzes the influences on service optimization problems by service domain features.Then,based on the improved strategies of artificial bee colony algorithm,a service domain-oriented artificial bee colony algorithm paradigm (S-ABC)is presented.The optimization principle of S-ABC paradigm is described in detail.The better optimization results are verified by means of confirmatory experiment. This research work shows a new and better method for solving service optimization problems with the support of service domain features,and to extend the theory of swarm intelligence optimization in service computing field.%服务计算优化问题(如服务选择、服务组合、服务资源调度等)随着云计算、物联网、大数据的快速发展而变得日益复杂。另一方面,各服务行业在其长期演化中逐渐形成了特有的领域特性(如服务先验性、关联性、相似性等)。这些特性对服务优化问题求解有重要影响,如果对其考虑不充分,将导致服务优化问题求解的效率与效果不理想。因此,如何构建面向服务领域的服务优化算法范型及

  13. Intra-uterine insemination with prepared sperm vs. unprepared first split ejaculates. A randomized study.

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    Goldenberg, M; Rabinovici, J; Bider, D; Lunenfeld, B; Blankstein, J; Weissenberg, R

    1992-01-01

    In this randomized prospective study, we determined the conception rate following intra-uterine insemination with washed and prepared sperm, or with the first portion of a split ejaculate, in couples with longstanding male (n = 27, 70 treatment cycles) or cervical infertility (n = 14, 29 treatment cycles). Folliculogenesis and ovulation were induced by human menopausal gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin. Significantly more couples conceived in the male infertility group following intra-uterine insemination with washed sperm, than after intra-uterine insemination with split ejaculate (9 vs. 2; P less than 0.05), while no difference in pregnancy rate (2 vs. 2) was found by the two intra-uterine insemination methods in the cervical infertility group.

  14. Patient and hospital characteristics associated with variation in guideline adherence in intrauterine insemination care

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    Hermens, R.P.M.G.; Haagen, E.C.; Nelen, W.L.D.M.; Tepe, E.M.; Akkermans, R.P.; Kremer, J.A.M.; Grol, R.P.T.M.

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of patient and hospital characteristics with adherence to guidelines for intrauterine insemination (IUI) care. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using multilevel regression analysis. Characteristics studied at the patient level were female age, type and duration

  15. Early experience with gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and direct intraperitoneal insemination (DIPI)

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    Dooley, M.; Lim-Howe, D; Savvas, M.; Studd, J W

    1989-01-01

    We present our early experience with gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and direct intraperitoneal insemination (DIPI) combined with intrauterine insemination (IUI), two recently described methods of assisting conception in patients with patent fallopian tubes. Sixty-nine patients (93 cycles) were entered into the study. Thirty-three patients (51 cycles) entered the DIPI/IUI programme and 36 patients (42 cycles) entered the GIFT programme. The mean age, duration and aetiology of infertilit...

  16. Unconventional conceptions : family planning in lesbian-headed families created by donor insemination

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    Green, Lisa Katherine

    2006-01-01

    This study aimed to systematically describe the decision-making phase of family formation in German lesbians planning to parent via donor insemination, to assess the issues pertinent to each mother role and those involved in donor type choice using a retrospective, structured questionnaire. Data was collected from 105 self-identified lesbian women, 55 of whom were birthmothers and 50 of whom were social mothers. The process of planning a lesbian-headed family created by donor insemination ...

  17. The impact of thyroid function on intrauterine insemination outcome - a retrospective analysis

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    Jatzko, Birgit; Vytiska-Bistorfer, Elisabeth; Pawlik, Alexandra; Promberger, Regina; Mayerhofer, Klaus; Ott, Johannes

    2014-01-01

    Background Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common endocrinopathy in premenopausal women, and is associated with various gynecological problems, including recurrent miscarriage and unexplained infertility. A possible influence of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis on the success of intrauterine insemination seems likely, but has not been evaluated as yet. Therefore, the aim of our study was to retrospectively analyze the impact on intrauterine insemination outcome of thyroid function and markers sugg...

  18. Progesterone Supplement and Luteal Phase Deficiency in Unifollicular Intrauterine Insemination Cycles

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    Kadir Bakay

    2014-01-01

    Aim: Intrauterine insemination is a widely used technique with advantages of being a simple and less invasive method with a lower cost when compared to other assisted reproductive techniques. In the present prospective randomized controlled study we aim to prove that progesterone supplementation is a beneficial factor in pregnancies achieved with intra uterine insemination and also we want to emphasise that luteal phase deficiency does not always occur in multifollicular cycles but can be see...

  19. Pregnancy Predictors after Intrauterine Insemination: Analysis of 3012 Cycles in 1201 Couples

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    Soria, Macizo; Pradillo, Gálvez; García, Jorquera; Ramón, Peinado; Castillo, Alvarez; Jordana, Canteras; Paricio, Parrilla

    2012-01-01

    Background Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the first therapeutic step in assisted reproductive techniques and many factors, including male and female infertility and technique-dependent factors, have been reported to influence pregnancy rates after IUI. Methods We carried out this retrospective study on 1201 couples undergoing 3012 intrauterine insemination cycles during 2002 to 2009. Pregnancy rate per cycle in terms of female infertility factors, male infertility factors, and technique-d...

  20. Artificial intelligence

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    A vivid example of the growing need for frontier physics experiments to make use of frontier technology is in the field of artificial intelligence and related themes. This was reflected in the second international workshop on 'Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems in High Energy and Nuclear Physics' which took place from 13-18 January at France Telecom's Agelonde site at La Londe des Maures, Provence. It was the second in a series, the first having been held at Lyon in 1990

  1. Artificial Intelligence

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    2011-01-01

    if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.' - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011 Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge introduction to the fast moving world of AI. The author Kevin Warwick, a pioneer in the field, examines issues of what it means to be man or machine and looks at advances in robotics which have blurred the boundaries. Topics covered include: how intelligence can be defined whether machines can 'think' sensory

  2. Artificial sweeteners

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    Raben, Anne Birgitte; Richelsen, Bjørn

    2012-01-01

    Artificial sweeteners can be a helpful tool to reduce energy intake and body weight and thereby risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Considering the prevailing diabesity (obesity and diabetes) epidemic, this can, therefore, be an important alternative to natural, calorie-containin...

  3. Nova pipeta para inseminação intra-uterina em suínos New pipette for intrauterine insemination in pigs

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    Gustavo Nogueira Diehl

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o desempenho reprodutivo de 423 fêmeas suínas de ordem de parto 1 a 9 submetidas à inseminação intra-uterina (IAU, com um novo modelo de pipeta (T1 cuja extremidade não é fixada na cérvix ou uma pipeta de IAU modelo Verona® e que permite a fixação da sua extremidade em espiral na cérvix (T2. Para comparar as duas pipetas, foi considerado o grau de dificuldade para realização das inseminações, o tempo necessário para realizá-las, a presença de sangramento após a inseminação, a presença de refluxo no momento da inseminação, as taxas de retorno ao estro (TR, de prenhez (TPR e de parto ajustada (TPA, além do número de leitões nascidos (NT. As fêmeas de ambos os grupos foram inseminadas com doses de 1 bilhão de espermatozóides, em intervalos de 24 horas. A passagem do cateter de IAU através da cérvix foi possível em 95,9% das fêmeas, sem diferença entre os tratamentos (P>0,05. Em pelo menos uma das inseminações, foi observado sangue no cateter, após a realização da IAU, em 20,6% das fêmeas do T1 e 15,2% das fêmeas do T2 (P=0,14. O tempo médio necessário para realizar a inseminação foi de 2,1 minutos para o T1 e 2,3 minutos para o T2 (P=0,26. O percentual de fêmeas com refluxo de sêmen no momento da inseminação foi maior (P=0,01 no T1 (8,4% em comparação ao T2 (2,9%. Não houve diferença (P>0,05 nas variáveis TR (8,0 e 4,8%, TPR (93,4 e 96,2% e NT (12,4 e 12,7 leitões entre T1 e T2, respectivamente. A TPA do T1 (90,6% apresentou tendência (P=0,07 de ser inferior à do T2 (95,1%. No T1, as fêmeas primíparas apresentaram maior TR e menor TPA em comparação às pluríparas (PThe aim of this work was to evaluate the reproductive performance of 423 sows of 1 to 9 farrowings inseminated with two different intrauterine artificial insemination (IAU pipettes. The first group (T1 was formed by sows inseminated with a new pipette whose extremity was not fixed in the

  4. Intrauterin insemination med donorsaed. Behandling af ufrivillig barnløshed på grund af mandlig infertilitet

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    Vilsbøll, Tina; Helmsøe-Zinck, Lise; Andersen, A N

    1994-01-01

    Intrauterine insemination with cryopreserved donor semen was performed in 114 women in a total of menstrual 381 cycles during the period 1.2.1991 to 15.5.1993. Eighty-one pregnancies were recorded corresponding to a conception rate of 21% per insemination cycle. After ten cycles the probability of...... conception and expected delivery was respectively 96% and 86%. The results show that intrauterine insemination with donor semen is a good treatment for couples with male infertility. Ultrasonic measurement of the follicles and timing of hCG injection were used for optimal timing of intrauterine donor...... insemination. The quality of the semen used for insemination is important. It is recommended to inseminate with at least two million of spermatozoa where at least 20% have normal motility....

  5. Adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado e taxa de prenhez de ovelhas inseminadas em tempo fixo Addition of seminal plasma to frozen-thawed semen and pregnancy rate of fixed time inseminated ewes

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    O.R. Prado

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da adição de plasma seminal ovino ao sêmen descongelado sobre a taxa de prenhez de ovelhas em rebanho comercial. Cento e setenta e quatro ovelhas cruza Texel foram distribuídas em quatro tratamentos: T1 inseminação artificial cervical (IAC com sêmen descongelado (SD diluído em solução tampão fosfato salino (PBS; T2 IAC com SD e adição de plasma seminal ovino; T3 grupo-controle I: IAC com sêmen fresco diluído em PBS; T4 grupo-controle II: inseminação artificial por laparoscopia com SD diluído em PBS. Para indução de cio, utilizaram-se esponjas impregnadas com acetato de medroxiprogesterona (MAP por 12 dias, com aplicação intramuscular de 400 UI de eCG (Novormon® e de 37,5µg de cloprostenol sódico (Sincrocio®, no dia da retirada das esponjas. O aparecimento de cio foi monitorado com rufiões vasectomizados a partir da retirada das esponjas até a inseminação artificial em tempo fixo - 54 a 60 horas. A taxa de prenhez do tratamento com adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado (7,0% não diferiu (P>0,05 do tratamento sem adição de plasma (4,3%, entretanto foi menor (PThe effect of seminal plasma addition to thawed-frozen ram semen on the pregnancy rate of commercial herd ewes was evaluated. One hundred and seventy-four crossbred Texel sheep were allocated to four treatments: T1 cervical artificial insemination (CAI using frozen-thawed semen (FTS diluted in phosphate buffered saline solution (PBS; T2 CAI using FTS diluted in ovine seminal plasma; T3 control group I: CAI using fresh semen diluted in PBS; T4 control group II: laparoscopic insemination using FTS diluted in PBS. Estrus induction was performed with medroxiprogesterone acetate (MAP impregnated sponges for 12 days, followed by intramuscular injection of 400 IU of eCG (Novormon® and 37.5µg of sodium cloprostenol (Sincrocio® on the day of sponge removal. Estrus was monitorated with vasectomized rams, beginning at the time of the

  6. Semen preparation techniques in intrauterine insemination: A comparison of non-temperature and temperature controlled centrifugation in cases of unexplained infertility

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    Priya Selvaraj

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of the following study is to compare pregnancy rates between the use of non-temperature and temperature controlled centrifugation on semen preparation technique in intrauterine insemination. Materials and Methods: The retrospective study was conducted on 671 patients of idiopathic infertility who underwent homologous artificial insemination at Fertility Research Center from the period of January 2007 to September 2012. The couples were randomized into two groups namely, Group A-patients (n = 303 being treated with sperm prepared by using non-temperature controlled centrifuge and Group B-Patients (n = 368 being treated with sperm prepared by temperature (37°C controlled centrifuge. Results and Conclusion: The clinical pregnancy rate Group A was 13.86% and Group B was 12.77%. The clinical pregnancy fetal loss rate between the two groups was 38% and 42% respectively. The delivery rate per transfer was 62% and 58% respectively. No statistically significant difference was found between these two groups.

  7. [Heterotopic pregnancy in intrauterine insemination. Presentation of a case].

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    Kably Ambe, A; Garza Rios, P; Serviere Zaragoza, C; Delgado Urdapilleta, J

    1992-04-01

    The heterotopic (ectopic and orthotopic simultaneous) pregnancy shows a frequency of 1 to 15,000 to 1 to 30,000 gestations. The clinical diagnosis is difficult due to the lack of precise indicators, as to diagnose an intrauterine pregnancy eliminates the possibility of ectopic pregnancy. The methods of Assisted Reproduction seem to be factors that have influenced on the increment of this type of gestations. A case of a 32 year patient with primary sterility by pelvic adhesions process, that was surgically treated, as there was no pregnancy after surgery, she was given intrauterine insemination with her husband's semen (IU) pregnancy was obtained, determined at 15 days of menstrual lack by presence of subunit B of HCG in serum and vaginal ultrasound that confirmed gestational sac. One month after she presented at Urgencies with an acute abdominal condition; laparotomy was done and salpingectomy was carried out for ruptured tubal pregnancy confirmed by histopathology. The evolution on intrauterine pregnancy was normal culminating with cesarean section at week 35 by inminence of eclampsia/Mother and child in good conditions. PMID:1601314

  8. Variation in guideline adherence in intrauterine insemination care.

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    Haagen, Esther C; Nelen, Willianne L D M; Grol, Richard P T M; Braat, Didi D M; Hermens, Rosella P M G; Kremer, Jan A M

    2010-04-01

    Health-care delivery according to clinical practice guidelines is thought to be critical in achieving optimal outcomes. This study aimed to assess the extent to which practice performance in intrauterine insemination (IUI) care is consistent with guideline recommendations and to evaluate the association between guideline adherence and outcome of IUI care. In a retrospective cohort study, 1100 infertile couples who underwent IUI treatment at 10 Dutch hospitals were asked to grant access to their medical record for assessment of guideline adherence using 25 systematically developed guideline-based performance indicators. A total of 558 couples who started 2334 IUI cycles participated. Guideline adherence regarding 20 process and five structure aspects of IUI care was often substandard and varied considerably between hospitals. Out of 10 possible associations investigated, guideline adherence regarding sperm quality and guideline adherence regarding the total number of IUI cycles were associated with improved ongoing pregnancy rates after IUI. Thus, guideline adherence in IUI care is far from optimal and varies substantially between hospitals. As associations between guideline adherence and ongoing pregnancy after IUI were mainly non-significant, further research is needed to evaluate associations between guideline adherence and other outcomes of IUI care besides ongoing pregnancy, such as patient safety and cost effectiveness. PMID:20129823

  9. Artificial Intelligence.

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    Lawrence, David R; Palacios-González, César; Harris, John

    2016-04-01

    It seems natural to think that the same prudential and ethical reasons for mutual respect and tolerance that one has vis-à-vis other human persons would hold toward newly encountered paradigmatic but nonhuman biological persons. One also tends to think that they would have similar reasons for treating we humans as creatures that count morally in our own right. This line of thought transcends biological boundaries-namely, with regard to artificially (super)intelligent persons-but is this a safe assumption? The issue concerns ultimate moral significance: the significance possessed by human persons, persons from other planets, and hypothetical nonorganic persons in the form of artificial intelligence (AI). This article investigates why our possible relations to AI persons could be more complicated than they first might appear, given that they might possess a radically different nature to us, to the point that civilized or peaceful coexistence in a determinate geographical space could be impossible to achieve.

  10. Research of Estrus Duration and Two Times of Repeat Insemination Method in Sika Deer%梅花鹿发情持续时间观察与二次输精方法研究

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    韩欢胜; 赵列平; 张海燕

    2014-01-01

    为进一步提高梅花鹿人工输精受胎率,本试验对梅花鹿发情持续时间进行了观测,并进行了二次输精试验。结果表明,梅花鹿发情持续时间平均为18.35h ±2.97h ,范围是14h~25.53h ,发情持续时间14h≤a<22h时段占90.32%,22h≤a<26h时段占9.68%;在梅花鹿发情持续期末进行1次冷冻解冻精液输精的受胎率为64.3%;在梅花鹿首次发情后12h进行第1次输精,第1次输精后4.5h~5h进行第2次输精,受胎率81.6%。2次输精较1次输精受胎率提高17.3%。根据梅花鹿发情持续时间分布规律,采取2次输精方法是提高梅花鹿受胎率的可行方法。%To further improving conception rate of artificial insemination in sika deer ,this study investigated estrus duration and two times of re-peat insemination method in sika deer .The results showed that estrus duration was 18.35h ± 2.97h ,rang of variation was 14h-25.53h ,it was 90.32% in the during of 14h≤a<22h ,it was 9.68% in the during of 22h≤a<26h ,the estrous duration of sika deer mainly concentrated in the during of 14h≤a<22h;Pregnancy rate was 81.6% using two times of repeat insemination method ,it was 64.3% using once insemination method ,and it was increased by 17.3% comparing once insemination .This study has confirmed that if twice insemination method is to be adopted ,it will be a feasible way to improve pregnancy rate according to the estrus duration distribution of sika deer .

  11. Artificial intelligence

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    Duda, Antonín

    2009-01-01

    Abstract : Issue of this work is to acquaint the reader with the history of artificial inteligence, esspecialy branch of chess computing. Main attention is given to progress from fifties to the present. The work also deals with fighting chess programs against each other, and against human opponents. The greatest attention is focused on 1997 and duel Garry Kasparov against chess program Deep Blue. The work is divided into chapters according to chronological order.

  12. Artificial vision.

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    Zarbin, M; Montemagno, C; Leary, J; Ritch, R

    2011-09-01

    A number treatment options are emerging for patients with retinal degenerative disease, including gene therapy, trophic factor therapy, visual cycle inhibitors (e.g., for patients with Stargardt disease and allied conditions), and cell transplantation. A radically different approach, which will augment but not replace these options, is termed neural prosthetics ("artificial vision"). Although rewiring of inner retinal circuits and inner retinal neuronal degeneration occur in association with photoreceptor degeneration in retinitis pigmentosa (RP), it is possible to create visually useful percepts by stimulating retinal ganglion cells electrically. This fact has lead to the development of techniques to induce photosensitivity in cells that are not light sensitive normally as well as to the development of the bionic retina. Advances in artificial vision continue at a robust pace. These advances are based on the use of molecular engineering and nanotechnology to render cells light-sensitive, to target ion channels to the appropriate cell type (e.g., bipolar cell) and/or cell region (e.g., dendritic tree vs. soma), and on sophisticated image processing algorithms that take advantage of our knowledge of signal processing in the retina. Combined with advances in gene therapy, pathway-based therapy, and cell-based therapy, "artificial vision" technologies create a powerful armamentarium with which ophthalmologists will be able to treat blindness in patients who have a variety of degenerative retinal diseases.

  13. Relationship between donor sperm parameters and pregnancy outcome after intrauterine insemination: analysis of 2821 cycles in 1355 couples.

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    Guan, H-T; Zheng, Y; Wang, J-J; Meng, T-Q; Xia, W; Hu, S-H; Xiong, C-L; Rao, M

    2016-02-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether sperm parameters can affect the pregnancy outcome of artificial intrauterine insemination with cryopreserved donor spermatozoon (AID). A total of 1355 couples received 2821 AID treatment cycles in the Reproductive Medicine Center of the Tongji Medical College between January 2010 and December 2013, and the data were collected and retrospectively analysed. The relationship between pre-freezing, post-thawing as well as optimised sperm parameters and AID pregnancy outcome was investigated. Clinical pregnancy rate and cumulated pregnancy rate were also calculated. A total of 728 cycles from 2821 treatment cycles achieved pregnancies, and cumulated pregnancy rate was 25.81%. Pre-freezing progressive sperm motility in pregnant cycles was higher than that in nonpregnant cycles (P = 0.001); logistic regression analysis also indicated that pre-freezing progressive sperm motility was the only parameter affecting pregnancy outcome (P = 0.0001). Our study also showed that the cumulated pregnancy rate increased progressively and reached a plateau after the fifth cycle. In conclusion, pre-freezing progressive sperm motility should be a valuable predictor for AID pregnancy outcome. Female fertility factors should be considered, or IVF/ICSI should be recommended when couples received more than 5 AID cycles without pregnancy. PMID:25703867

  14. 基于改进人工鱼群算法的物流服务定价决策模型研究%Study on Logistics Service Pricing Decision Model Based on Improved Artificial Fish Swarm Algorithm

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    马战宝; 汪晓华

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we proposed the pricing decision model for the logistics services on the basis of the improved artificial fish swarm algorithm. First we built the mathematic model of the pricing decisions for logistics services, then solved it using the artificial fish swarm algorithm after improving it by correcting its tendency toward local optimization, and next in connection with the feedback strategy, improved the efficiency of the artificial fish swarm algorithm in solving the logistics parameters to reduce cost and realize maximum revenue. At the end, through a simulation, we found that the artificial fish swarm algorithm could satisfactorily provide service pricing solutions for the logistics enterprises.%在物流资金既定的情况下,不同的定价方案,物流企业的获利不同,为了获得更优的物流服务定价决策方案,提高收益率,提出一种改进人工鱼群算法的物流服务定价决策模型。首先建立物流服务定价决策数学模型,模型对物流企业各环节设置参数,定量地衡量这些指标对资金的消耗,然后采用人工鱼群算法对模型进行求解,在求解过程中,利用混沌运动的遍历性,对物流车辆的增加、仓库动态容量的优化、物流人员培训的最佳人数进行了混沌遍历分析,解决了人工鱼群算法对这些物流参数分析时易陷入局部最优的难题,并结合反馈策略,提高了人工鱼群算法对物流参数的求解效率,节约了成本,实现了利益最大化。仿真结果表明,改进人工鱼群算法可以获得使物流企业更加满意的服务定价决策方案,提高了收益率,降低了风险。

  15. Trivers-Willard hypothesis revisited:Does heat stress peri-insemination alter secondary sex ratio in crossbred dairy cattle?

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    FA Khan; SSD Sacchan; MP Singh; RA Patoo; Shiv Prasad; HP Gupta

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To test the hypothesis that heat stress peri-insemination skews towards female the secondary sex ratio in dairy cattle. In addition, the effect of heat stress peri-insemination on birth weight of resultant calves was investigated. Methods: Data on the date of insemination and sex and birth weight of the resultant calf were collected for a total of 934 single births on a crossbred dairy farm and grouped into thermoneutral and heat stress peri-insemination groups on the basis of temperature humidity indices on the day of insemination. Results: Logistic regression revealed no difference in the secondary sex ratios between thermoneutral (53.4:46.6) and heat stress (52.5:47.5) peri-insemination groups. These sex ratios were not different from the expected 50:50 ratio on Chi-square goodness of fit test. Differences in birth weight of calves between thermoneutral and heat stress peri-insemination groups did not approach statistical significance.Conclusions: These results indicate that heat stress peri-insemination does not affect secondary sex ratio and calf birth weight in crossbred dairy cattle.

  16. Relationship of Total Motile Sperm Count and Percentage Motile Sperm to Successful Pregnancy Rates Following Intrauterine Insemination

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    Pasqualotto, Eleonora B.; Daitch, James A.; Hendin, Benjamin N.; Falcone, Tommaso; Thomas, Anthony J.; Nelson, David R; Agarwal, Ashok

    1999-01-01

    Purpose:This study sought (i) to investigate the relationship between postwash total motile sperm count and postwash percentage motile sperm in predicting successful intrauterine insemination and (ii) to determine the minimal postwash total motile sperm count required to achieve pregnancy with intrauterine insemination.

  17. Web Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence in Education

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    Devedzic, Vladan

    2004-01-01

    This paper surveys important aspects of Web Intelligence (WI) in the context of Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) research. WI explores the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced Information Technology (IT) on the next generation of Web-related products, systems, services, and…

  18. 50 CFR 27.73 - Artificial lights.

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    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Artificial lights. 27.73 Section 27.73 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE... Artificial lights. No unauthorized person shall use or direct the rays of a spotlight or other...

  19. THE IMPACT OF HEPARIN IMPLEMENTER (GAG IN THE RABBIT INSEMINATION DOSE

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to evaluate the impact of implementer heparin in insemination dose in rabbits selected on reproductive parameters.The experiment was monitored reproductive parameters (conceptual relationship, the number of live-born pups per litter, the number of dead-born pups per litter, the number of live-born pups per inseminated does 156 does in the experimental group and 165 does in the control group. We used the ejaculate of synthetic broiler rabbit population with concentration of sperm 25-50 mil. / 0.5 ml / 1 ID. Heparin was added at a dose - 0.06 ml = 10 mg per 0.5 ml semen / 1 ID. Assessing selected reproductive parameters in does inseminated with insemination dose with the addition of heparin, we observed a higher conceptual proportion of 14.12 % in the experimental group compared to the control group. These differences did not show a statistically significant difference (χ 2 3.56-. The number of live-born pups per litter was 8.69 ± 4.10 pc in the experimental group and 8.41 ± 3.62 pc in the control group (P> 0.05. The number of dead-born pups was recorded 0.74 pc in the experimental group and 0.76 pc in the control group (P> 0.05. The number of live-born pups per litter per inseminated does we have seen improvement in favor of experimental group by 1.39 pc. This parameter was within each of experiments ranged from 0.91 to 1.66 pc live-born pups to inseminated does.

  20. Vorbereitung auf die Familienbildung mit donogener Insemination - die Bedeutung edukativer Gruppenseminare

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    Thorn P

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Der edukative Anteil von Beratung wird häufig vernachlässigt. Dieser Artikel berichtet über einen edukativen Gruppenansatz für die Vorbereitung von Patienten, die eine donogene Insemination in Deutschland beabsichtigen oder bereits in Behandlung sind. Die Struktur, der Ablauf und der Inhalt dieser Gruppenseminare sowie eine Zusammenfassung zweier Studien werden beschrieben. Diese Studien weisen auf, daß der edukative Ansatz und das Gruppensetting empfohlen werden können, um Selbstsicherheit im Umgang mit der donogenen Insemination und der Aufklärung von Kindern und Nahestehenden zu erlangen.

  1. Low-dose natural prostaglandin F2α (dinoprost) at timed insemination improves conception rate in dairy cattle.

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    Ambrose, Divakar J; Gobikrushanth, Mohanathas; Zuidhof, Sjoert; Kastelic, John P

    2015-03-01

    The primary objective was to determine if low doses of PGF2α (dinoprost) given intramuscularly (im) concurrent with timed artificial insemination (TAI) would improve conception rates in dairy cattle. A secondary objective was to determine if body condition score (BCS) and parity would influence conception rates, either independently or in interaction with PGF2α treatment. In experiment I, 307 lactating Holstein cows were randomly assigned to receive either 5-mg PGF2α im (PGF2α treated, n = 154) or 0-mg PGF2α (control, n = 153) at TAI (Day 0). Blood samples were obtained on Days -10, -3, 0, and 7 to determine plasma progesterone (P4) concentrations. Pregnancy was confirmed 30 to 32 days after insemination by transrectal ultrasonography. In experiment II, 451 cows were randomly assigned to receive either 10-mg PGF2α im (PGF2α treated, n = 226) or 0-mg PGF2α (control, n = 225) at TAI, and pregnancy was confirmed 45 to 50 days after TAI by palpation per rectum. Pregnancy data were analyzed by CATMOD (SAS). In experiment I, PGF2α treatment, BCS, and parity did not affect conception rate (35.7% vs. 37.0% for PGF2α treated vs. control; P > 0.05). However, in experiment II, conception rates were higher in cows given 10-mg PGF2α than those in control cows (45.8% vs. 36.0%; P < 0.05), in cows with high BCS than in cows with low BCS (52.1% vs. 30.4%; P < 0.01), and in primiparous than in multiparous cows (47.6% vs. 34.4%; P < 0.01), but their interaction with PGF2α treatment did not affect conception rates. In summary, 5 mg of PGF2α given im concurrent with TAI failed to enhance conception rate in lactating dairy cows, whereas 10 mg of PGF2α significantly increased conception rate. PMID:25434776

  2. Low-dose natural prostaglandin F2α (dinoprost) at timed insemination improves conception rate in dairy cattle.

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    Ambrose, Divakar J; Gobikrushanth, Mohanathas; Zuidhof, Sjoert; Kastelic, John P

    2015-03-01

    The primary objective was to determine if low doses of PGF2α (dinoprost) given intramuscularly (im) concurrent with timed artificial insemination (TAI) would improve conception rates in dairy cattle. A secondary objective was to determine if body condition score (BCS) and parity would influence conception rates, either independently or in interaction with PGF2α treatment. In experiment I, 307 lactating Holstein cows were randomly assigned to receive either 5-mg PGF2α im (PGF2α treated, n = 154) or 0-mg PGF2α (control, n = 153) at TAI (Day 0). Blood samples were obtained on Days -10, -3, 0, and 7 to determine plasma progesterone (P4) concentrations. Pregnancy was confirmed 30 to 32 days after insemination by transrectal ultrasonography. In experiment II, 451 cows were randomly assigned to receive either 10-mg PGF2α im (PGF2α treated, n = 226) or 0-mg PGF2α (control, n = 225) at TAI, and pregnancy was confirmed 45 to 50 days after TAI by palpation per rectum. Pregnancy data were analyzed by CATMOD (SAS). In experiment I, PGF2α treatment, BCS, and parity did not affect conception rate (35.7% vs. 37.0% for PGF2α treated vs. control; P > 0.05). However, in experiment II, conception rates were higher in cows given 10-mg PGF2α than those in control cows (45.8% vs. 36.0%; P BCS than in cows with low BCS (52.1% vs. 30.4%; P < 0.01), and in primiparous than in multiparous cows (47.6% vs. 34.4%; P < 0.01), but their interaction with PGF2α treatment did not affect conception rates. In summary, 5 mg of PGF2α given im concurrent with TAI failed to enhance conception rate in lactating dairy cows, whereas 10 mg of PGF2α significantly increased conception rate.

  3. Häufig gestellte Fragen zur intrauterinen Insemination (IUI

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Lediglich Fachärzte für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe dürfen laut österreichischem Fortpflanzungsmedizingesetz intrauterine Inseminationen durchführen. Nach Vorlage eines Notariatsakts ist es auch unverheirateten Paaren gestattet, diesen Eingriff vornehmen zu lassen. In Österreich ist die Durchführung einer heterologen Insemination (Samen von Dritten in dafür zugelassenen Krankenanstalten erlaubt. Die häufigste Indikation für eine IUI ist die idiopathische Infertilität, aber auch bei Ejakulationsproblemen und bei Pathologien an der Portio und der Cervix uteri sowie bei immunologischen Erkrankungen findet die IUI ihre Anwendung. Grundsätzlich ist bei Frauen mit einem regelmäßigen Zyklus eine hormonelle Stimulation nicht vonnöten. Zu beachten ist, dass eine hormonelle Stimulation zwar zur Steigerung der Erfolgschancen führt, jedoch häufig auch mit Komplikationen, wie beispielsweise Mehrlingsschwangerschaften oder einer Überstimulation, verbunden ist. Wichtig bei der Samenaufbereitung für eine IUI ist die Trennung der Spermien von Seminalflüssigkeit, Bakterien, Leukozyten und Zelldebris sowie die Gewinnung von 2–5 Millionen gut beweglichen Spermien. Es gibt unterschiedliche Aufbereitungsmethoden wie die Swim-up-Technik oder die Dichte-Gradienten-Zentrifugation, welche jedoch für die Aufreinigung der Spermien Zentrifugationsschritte benötigen, was eine mechanische Belastung für die Spermien darstellt. Eine neue, sehr einfache, schonende und kostengünstige Methode bietet der Zech-Selector®, welcher als einzige Methode in der Lage ist, auf einfache Weise nahezu alle Spermien mit DNAStrangbrüchen zu eliminieren. Ein weiterer wichtiger Bestandteil für eine erfolgreiche IUI ist die Wahl des Katheters. Dieser muss für die IUI zugelassen sein und darf beim Einführen keine Schleimhautverletzungen herbeiführen. Des Weiteren sollten nicht mehr als 0,5 ml Flüssigkeit in das Cavum uteri eingespritzt werden. Optimal ist es, die

  4. 不同输精持续时间对母猪受胎率及产仔数的影响%Effects of Different Insemination Duration on Conception Rate and Birth Rate in Gilts

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    苏靖; 宣文良; 王希春

    2013-01-01

    The experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of the different insemination duration on conception rate and birth rate after artificial insemination in Landrace White gilts. According to the differences of estrus time,75 Landrace White gilts were divided into five groups with group A,group B,group C,group D and group E,15 gilts of each group. Each gilt insemination duration in each group was 2~3 min,3~4 min,4~5 min,5~6 min and 6~7 min,each gilt was inseminated three times. The conception rates and birth rates of each group were calculated. The results indicated that insemination duration of 4~5 min or more(including 4~5 min),the conception rates and birth rates had no differences among the Landrace gilts group C,group D and group E. The conception rates and birth rates of group C,group D and group E were significantly higher than those of group A and group B whose insemination duration less than 4~5 min. The tests showed that the gilts could obtain higher conception rate and birth rate when the insemination duration was controlled 4~5 min,which was the best insemination duration.%为探讨不同输精持续时间对长白后备母猪受胎率和产仔数的影响,选择大白后备母猪75头,根据发情时间的不同分为A组、B组、C组、D组和E组,每组15头。每组母猪的输精持续时间分别为2~3、3~4、4~5、5~6、6~7 min,每头母猪输精3次。配种后统一管理,统计每组母猪的受胎率和产仔数。结果显示,输精持续时间在4~5 min以上(含4~5 min),长白后备母猪C组、D组和E组3组之间的受胎率和产仔数均差异不明显,并且C组、D组、E组之间的受胎率和产仔数明显高于输精持续时间低于4~5 min的A组和B组。试验表明,输精持续时间控制在4~5 min时,后备母猪能够获得较高的受胎率和产仔率,为最佳的输精持续时间。

  5. Community-based productivity veterinary service for smallholder dairy farmers in Bangladesh

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    The productivity veterinary services, which include disease control and management of reproduction, udder health and nutrition, are not practised in smallholder dairy farms although they are proven to increase milk production in large dairy herds. We introduced an on-farm service with the participation of farmer associations where individual veterinarians made a scheduled visit to perform preventive and emergency cattle health care, reproduction, and feed management. We examined 1 849 animals on 862 farms guided by specific forms, a breeding calendar and a herd summary generated from data of the initial visit by using a Microsoft Access based computer application. On average, 53% anoestrous heifers and 67% anoestrous cows resumed their oestrous cycle when treated with hormones, vitamin AD3E or nutritional supplements. Forty percent of cows with uterine infections conceived when treated with intrauterine antibiotics or prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) was injected intramuscularly before artificial insemination (AI) was done. When GnRH was injected at the time of AI, 73% repeat breeder cows conceived. About 78% of cows recovered from mastitis and 88% of sick animals recovered when treatment was given based on clinical diagnosis. A database on common cattle diseases was established. More than 75% of farms that received the service had an income increase ranging from US$1 to US$40.7/month/cow. Productivity veterinary services can increase farmers' incomes and the number of cows available for breeding. (author)

  6. 受精时机与人工授精妊娠的关系%The Relationship between the Insemination Time and the Pregnancy Rate of Intrauterine Insemination

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    莫凤媚; 丘映; 唐稚莉; 邓李文

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the relationship between the insemination time and the pregnancy rate of intrauterine,and sex of the babies. Methods A retrospective analysis of clinical data of 1227 treatment cycles of 656 cases treated with insemination with dornor sperm and 200 babies were done, to compare the difference of pregnancy rate, abortion rate, and sex rate of the babies among the groups of different time of insemination, to compare the difference of sex rate of babies from right and left ovulating. Results The cycle pregnancy rate of insemination done at 24 h before or after ovulation, is the highest. The pregnancy rate is obvoisly lower at 48 h before ovulation( P < 0.05 ). The sex of the babies is not different between right and left ovulation, nor between before and after ovulation( P > 0.05 ). Conclusion The optimal time to do insemination is 24 h before and after ovulation. It has no predictive value for baby gender to differentiate between right and left follicular, before and after ovulation.%目的 探讨受精时机与人工授精妊娠率、出生婴儿性别的关系.方法 回顾性分析行供精人工授精1227周期656例及单胎分娩的200例婴儿的临床资料,比较不同受精时间行人工授精的妊娠率、流产率、出生婴性别的比例,比较左侧卵巢排卵与右侧卵巢排卵婴儿性别比例.结果 人工授精在排卵前后24 h内的周期妊娠率最高,在排卵前48 h以上施行者,妊娠率明显下降,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),左侧卵巢排卵与右卵巢排卵及排卵前与排卵后行人工授精的婴儿性别比例比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 排卵前后24 h是人工授精最佳时机,排卵前或排卵后行人工授精及左或右卵巢排卵对出生的婴儿性别无预测意义.

  7. Intrauterine insemination versus fallopian tube sperm perfusion for non-tubal infertility

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    Cantineau, Astrid E. P.; Cohlen, Ben J.; Heineman, Maas Jan; Marjoribanks, Jane; Farquhar, Cindy

    2013-01-01

    Background Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a common treatment for couples with subfertility that does not involve the fallopian tubes. It is used to bring the sperm close to the released oocyte. Another method of introducing sperm is fallopian tube sperm perfusion (FSP). Fallopian tube sperm perf

  8. Intrauterine insemination in natural cycle may give better results in older women

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    Kalu, E; Thum, M. Y.; Abdalla, H

    2007-01-01

    Background: Controlled ovarian hyper-stimulation (COH) in combination with intrauterine insemination (IUI) has been shown to result in significantly higher pregnancy rates compared to un-stimulated (natural cycle) IUI [1]. This may however not be true in all ages.

  9. Intra-uterine insemination versus fallopian tube sperm perfusion for non-tubal infertility

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    A.E.P. Cantineau; B.J. Cohlen; M.J. Heineman

    2009-01-01

    Background Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) combined with intrauterine insemination (IUI) is commonly offered to couples with subfertility that does not involve the fallopian tubes. Another method is fallopian tube sperm perfusion (FSP). This technique ensures the presence of higher sperm d

  10. Does ovarian hyperstimulation in intrauterine insemination for cervical factor subfertility improve pregnancy rates?

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    Steures, P; van der Steeg, JW; Verhoeve, HR; van Dop, PA; Hompes, PGA; Bossuyt, PMM; van der Veen, F; Habbema, JDF; Eijkemans, MJC; Mol, BWJ

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) can be performed with or without controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH). Studies in which the additional benefit of COH on IUI for cervical factor subfertility is assessed are lacking. We assessed whether COH in IUI improved pregnancy rates in cervical

  11. Does ovarian hyperstimulation in intrauterine insemination for cervical factor subfertility improve pregnancy rates?

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    P. Steures (Pieternel); J.W. van der Steeg (Jan Willem); H.R. Verhoeve (Harold); P.A. van Dop; P.G. Hompes (Peter); P.M.M. Bossuyt (Patrick); F. Veen (Fulco); J.D.F. Habbema (Dik); M.J.C. Eijkemans (René); B.W.J. Mol (Ben)

    2004-01-01

    textabstractBackground: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) can be performed with or without controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH). Studies in which the additional benefit of COH on IUI for cervical factor subfertility is assessed are lacking. We assessed whether COH in IUI improved pregnancy rates

  12. Artificial Economy

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes to eliminate, a routine in the economic thinking, claimed to be responsible for the negative essence of economic developments, from the point of view, of the ecological implications (employment in the planetary ecosystem. The methodological foundations start from the natural origins of the functionality of the human economic society according to the originary physiocrat liberalism, and from specific natural characteristics of the humankind. This paper begins with a comment-analysis of the difference between natural and artificial within the economy, and then explains some of the most serious diversions from the natural essence of economic liberalism. It shall be explained the original (heterodox interpretation of the Classical political economy (economics, by making calls to the Romanian economic thinking from aggravating past century. Highlighting the destructive impact of the economy - which, under the invoked doctrines, we call unnatural - allows an intuitive presentation of a logical extension of Marshall's market price, based on previous research. Besides the doctrinal arguments presented, the economic realities inventoried along the way (major deficiencies and effects, determined demonstrate the validity of the hypothesis of the unnatural character and therefore necessarily to be corrected, of the concept and of the mechanisms of the current economy.The results of this paper consist of original heterodox methodspresented, intuitive or developed that can be found conclusively within the key proposals for education and regulation.

  13. A Hybrid Artificial Reputation Model Involving Interaction Trust, Witness Information and the Trust Model to Calculate the Trust Value of Service Providers

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    Gurdeep Singh Ransi; Ziad Kobti

    2014-01-01

    Agent interaction in a community, such as the online buyer-seller scenario, is often uncertain, as when an agent comes in contact with other agents they initially know nothing about each other. Currently, many reputation models are developed that help service consumers select better service providers. Reputation models also help agents to make a decision on who they should trust and transact with in the future. These reputation models are either built on interaction trust that involves direct...

  14. Successful treatment of severe oligozoospermia with sperm washing and intrauterine insemination.

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    Centola, G M

    1997-01-01

    During the period January 1, 1991 through December 31, 1995, 258 patients, in whom motile sperm counts for insemination (postwash, processed) were 10.0 million motile sperm or less were seen in the andrology unit for sperm washing and intrauterine insemination (IUI). No significant female factors were noted on history; all female partners had patent Fallopian tubes and were ovulatory spontaneously or were treated by the referring gynecologist with clomiphene citrate, human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) ovulation induction in both anovulatory or ovulatory women. Of the total of 258 patients, 15 achieved a pregnancy in 284 cycles of IUI in which the inseminating motile-count was IUI in this group was 0.61 (+/-0.29) million sperm, with a range of 0.19-0.95 million motile sperm. The initial motile count was 2.97 (3.2) million sperm, with a range of 0.2-12.81 million sperm. With inseminating motile counts of 1.0-10.0 million motile sperm, there were 83 pregnancies after 467 cycles of IUI, resulting in a monthly f of 17.8%. The mean (+/-SD) motile count for IUI in this group was 4.9 (+/-2.7) million motile sperm with a range of 1.0-9.9 million motile sperm. The initial sperm count in this group was 10.9 million (+/-7.1), with a range of 1.1-23.7 million motile sperm. These data suggest that acceptable pregnancy rates can be achieved with IUI, even in severely oligozoospermic specimens. Intrauterine insemination is less invasive and less costly than other assisted reproductive techniques. These data are supportive of IUI prior to attempting other more invasive and potentially costly reproductive technologies. PMID:9283959

  15. Efeito de sêmen resfriado e diluído em Beltsville Thawing Solution, Zorlesco-modificado e BTZOR no desempenho reprodutivo de fêmeas suínas inseminadas Reproductive performance of swine females inseminated with cooled and diluted semen In Beltsville Thawing Solution, modified-Zorlesco and BTZOR

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    Ana Maria Martins Alves Vasconcelos

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Utilizaram-se 83 fêmeas, inseminadas com ejaculados de três cachaços, diluídos em Beltsville Thawing Solution (BTS, Zorlesco-modificado (ZOR e BTZOR (meio desenvolvido na Universidade Estadual de Maringá, sendo 28 fêmeas inseminadas com o diluente BTS, 28 com ZOR e 27 com BTZOR, com o objetivo de estudar os índices de retorno ao cio e de parição e os números médios de leitões nascidos e nascidos vivos das fêmeas inseminadas. As fêmeas inseminadas com ZOR apresentaram melhor índice de parição (92,9%, quando comparadas às inseminadas com BTZOR (70,4% e BTS (67,9%. O índice de retorno ao cio foi menor nas fêmeas inseminadas com ZOR (7,14% em comparação às inseminadas com BTZOR (29,6% e BTS (32,14%, não tendo diferença entre o BTS e o BTZOR. Concluiu-se que os melhores resultados quanto ao desempenho reprodutivo das fêmeas ocorreram nas inseminações realizadas com sêmen diluído em Zorlesco-modificado.Eighty-three swine females were inseminated with semen from three boars, diluted in Beltsville Thawing Solution (BTS, Modified-Zorlesco (ZOR and BTZOR (a medium developed at Universidade Estadual de Maringá. Twenty eight females were inseminated with BTS, 28 with ZOR and 27 with BTZOR, with the objective to evaluate the indexes of heat return and farrowing rate, and the averages numbers of born piglets and born alive piglets from the inseminated females. The females inseminated with ZOR showed the best farrowing rate index (92.9% when compared to those inseminated with BTZOR (70,4% and with BTS (67.9%. The lowest heat return rate was from inseminated females with ZOR (7.14% when compared to BTZOR (29.6% and BTS (32.14%, and there was no difference between BTS and BTZOR. The best reproductive performance results were observed for artificial inseminations with semen diluted in Modified-Zorlesco diluents.

  16. A Hybrid Artificial Reputation Model Involving Interaction Trust, Witness Information and the Trust Model to Calculate the Trust Value of Service Providers

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    Gurdeep Singh Ransi

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    Full Text Available Agent interaction in a community, such as the online buyer-seller scenario, is often uncertain, as when an agent comes in contact with other agents they initially know nothing about each other. Currently, many reputation models are developed that help service consumers select better service providers. Reputation models also help agents to make a decision on who they should trust and transact with in the future. These reputation models are either built on interaction trust that involves direct experience as a source of information or they are built upon witness information also known as word-of-mouth that involves the reports provided by others. Neither the interaction trust nor the witness information models alone succeed in such uncertain interactions. In this paper we propose a hybrid reputation model involving both interaction trust and witness information to address the shortcomings of existing reputation models when taken separately. A sample simulation is built to setup buyer-seller services and uncertain interactions. Experiments reveal that the hybrid approach leads to better selection of trustworthy agents where consumers select more reputable service providers, eventually helping consumers obtain more gains. Furthermore, the trust model developed is used in calculating trust values of service providers.

  17. psychological investigation and nursing intervention for early pregnant women with intrauterine insemination with sperm from her husband%夫精人工授精及指导同房早孕妇女的心态调查及护理干预

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    刘晓英; 张海伟; 张炜

    2011-01-01

    Objective To understand the intrauterine insemination pregnancies women's psychological status and discusses the nursing countermeasures.Methods Using the method of questionnaire, designed by questionnaire, to intrauterine insemination women' psychological situation investigation.Results Husband pure artificial insemination pregnancies women existed a great psychological pressure.Conclusion In reproductive fields, people often only pay attention to finish women's pregnancy process,while ignoring the psychological factors on the important influence,therefore, the artificial insemination women will strengthen its after pregnancies psychological nursing, make its security,stability through pregnancy.%目的 了解夫精人工授精早孕妇女及指导同房早孕妇女的心理状况,探讨其护理对策.方法 采用问卷调查法,自行设计调查问卷,对夫精人工授精早孕妇女心理状况及指导同房早孕妇女进行调查.结果 夫精人工授精早孕妇女比指导同房早孕妇女心理压力较大.结论 在生殖领域里,人们往往只注意完成妇女的妊娠过程,而忽略了心理因素对其重要影响,因此,对早孕妇女要加强其心理护理,使其安全、平稳的度过妊娠期.

  18. The Antral Follicle Count Predicts the Outcome of Pregnancy in a Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation/Intrauterine Insemination Program

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    Chang, Ming-Yang; Chiang, Chi-Hsin; Chiu, Tsung-Hong; Hsieh, T'sang-T'ang; Soong, Yung-Kuei

    1998-01-01

    Purpose:Our purpose was to test whether age-related changes in antral follicle counts can predict the pregnancy outcome in the early follicular phase of a controlled ovarian hyperstimulation/intrauterine insemination (COH/IUI) program.

  19. Clinical Variables Affecting The Pregnancy Rate of Intracervical Insemination Using Cryopreserved Donor Spermatozoa: A Retrospective Study in China

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    Xiao-Jun Chen; Li-Ping Wu; Hai-Lian Lan; Li Zhang; Yi-Min Zhu

    2012-01-01

    Background: The aim of this study was to investigate whether several clinical variables can affect the pregnancy rate of intracervical insemination (ICI) using cryopreserved donor spermatozoa. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, age, years of infertility, cervicitis, urinary luteinizing hormone (LH) surge, insemination number, uterus position, endometrial thickness and morphology, maximal follicle diameter, and the number of dominant follicles on the day of human chorionic gon...

  20. Human chorionic gonadotropin administration is associated with high pregnancy rates during ovarian stimulation and timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination

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    Abdel-Razeq Sonya; Mitwally Mohamed F; Casper Robert F

    2004-01-01

    Abstract Background There are different factors that influence treatment outcome after ovarian stimulation and timed-intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI). After patient age, it has been suggested that timing of insemination in relation to ovulation is probably the most important variable affecting the success of treatment. The objective of this study is to study the value of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration and occurrence of luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in timing ...

  1. Analysis on effect of post-abortion care service inte rvention used in artificial abortion%流产后关爱服务干预用于人工流产的效果分析

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    陈镘如; 梅立; 王滟

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical effect of implementing the post-abortion care(PAC) service intervention in females undergoing artificial abortion. Methods 893 childbearing women undergoing artificial abortion in the obstetrics and gynecology department of our hospital from January to October 2014 were selected as the research subjects. The PAC services were started to be implemented in our hospital from June 2014. Therefore ,432 cases from January to May 2014 were selected as the control group and received the traditional patterns for explaining the artificial abortion risk and postoperative matters needing attention;461 cases from June to October 2014 as the study group were implemented the PAC services and took drospirenone and ethinylestradiol on the day after operation. The postoperative vaginal bleeding duration,vaginal bleeding volume,postoperative menstrual recovery time,postoperative menstrual quantity changes,contraception measures at 3,6 months after artificial abortion operation,use rate of highly efficient contraceptive measures,contraceptive measures at 6 months after operation and repeated abortion rate were compared between the two groups. Results Postoperative vaginal bleeding,bleeding duration and repeated abortion rate in the study group were significantly lower than those in the control group ,and the differences were statistically sig-nificant(P<0.05). The use rate of contraceptive measures and use rate of highly efficient contraceptive measures in the study group were higher than those in the control group,and the differences were statistically significant(P<0.05). Conclusion The PAC ser-vices can raise the awareness of scientific contraception for females. At the same time immediately taking oral contraceptive drugs after artificial abortion operation can effectively reduce the complications of artificial abortion ,reduces the repeated abortion rate and is worth of being widely promoted and applied in clinic.%目的:探讨对人工

  2. A simulation study for the analysis of uncertain binary responses: Application to first insemination success in beef cattle

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    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A simulation was carried out to investigate the methods of analyzing uncertain binary responses for success or failure at first insemination. A linear mixed model that included, herd, year, and month of mating as fixed effects; and unrelated service sire, sire and residual as random effects was used to generate binary data. Binary responses were assigned using the difference between days to calving and average gestation length. Females deviating from average gestation length lead to uncertain binary responses. Thus, the methods investigated were the following: (1 a threshold model fitted to certain (no uncertainty binary data (M1; (2 a threshold model fitted to uncertain binary data ignoring uncertainty (M2; and (3 analysis of uncertain binary data, accounting for uncertainty from day 16 to 26 (M3 or from day 14 to 28 (M4 after introduction of the bull, using a threshold model with fuzzy logic classification. There was virtually no difference between point estimates obtained from M1, M3, and M4 with true values. When uncertain binary data were analyzed ignoring uncertainty (M2, sire variance and heritability were underestimated by 22 and 24%, respectively. Thus, for noisy binary data, a threshold model contemplating uncertainty is needed to avoid bias when estimating genetic parameters.

  3. A stable isotope dual-labelling approach to detect multiple insemination in un-irradiated and irradiated Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes

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    Hood Rebecca C

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In the context of a Sterile Insect Technique programme, the occurrence of multiple insemination in the malaria mosquito Anopheles arabiensis Patton was studied using a novel labelling system with the stable isotopes 15N and 13C. The incidence of multiple insemination in the absence of radiation, and when males were irradiated in the pupal stage and competed against un-irradiated males were assessed. Males used in the experiments were labelled with either 15N or 13C and the label was applied to the larval rearing water. Males with either label and virgin females were caged at a 1:1:1 ratio. Males used in the radiation treatments were irradiated in the pupal stage with a partially or fully-sterilizing dose of 70 or 120 Gy, respectively. After mating, females were dissected and inseminated spermathecae analysed using mass spectrometry. Results The data indicate that about 25% of inseminated females had been inseminated multiply. The presence of irradiated males in the experiments did not affect the incidence of multiple insemination. In line with previous research, irradiated males were generally less competitive than un-irradiated males. Conclusion The implications of these findings for the Sterile Insect Technique are discussed, and further experiments recommended. The dual-labelling system used to determine paternity gave good results for 13C, however, for 15N it is recommended to increase the amount of label in future studies.

  4. Improving artificial breeding of cattle in Africa. Guidelines and recommendations. A manual prepared under the framework of an IAEA technical cooperation regional AFRA project on increasing and improving milk and meat production

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the African Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA), with technical support from the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, implemented a technical cooperation project entitled Improving and Increasing Milk and Meat Production. The objectives of this project were to be achieved by (a) assessing the performance of existing artificial insemination (AI) programmes for small-scale dairy farmers and identifying constraints; (b) formulating and assisting in the implementation of remedial measures including appropriate strategies; (c) establishing sustainable routine non-pregnancy diagnosis (N-PD) and related services to farmers; and (d) harmonizing managerial and field practices and sharing of expertise within the region. The radioimmunoassay (RIA) for measurement of progesterone in milk and blood of cattle and use of the computer database AIDA (Artificial Insemination Database Application) are important components of an integrated approach to these activities. The project commenced in 1999 and, in addition to other national and regional activities, two meetings were held specifically to address objective (d) above: - Task Force Meeting on Training of Artificial Insemination (AI) Technicians, Field Assessment of Fertility and Database Management, November 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. - Task Force Meeting to Harmonize Procedures for Selection and Management of AI Bulls and Use of Semen Technology in African Countries, May 2001 in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting in Tanzania provided a comprehensive overview of the current practices being adopted for selection and management of AI bulls and use of semen technology in five African countries, and compared these with international practices. It also provided an opportunity for participants to discuss technical issues related to provision of improved breeding services to

  5. Progesterone Supplement and Luteal Phase Deficiency in Unifollicular Intrauterine Insemination Cycles

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    Kadir Bakay

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Intrauterine insemination is a widely used technique with advantages of being a simple and less invasive method with a lower cost when compared to other assisted reproductive techniques. In the present prospective randomized controlled study we aim to prove that progesterone supplementation is a beneficial factor in pregnancies achieved with intra uterine insemination and also we want to emphasise that luteal phase deficiency does not always occur in multifollicular cycles but can be seen in unifollicular cycles as well. Material and Method: Patients diagnosed with unexplained infertility between December 2011 and December 2012 were admitted to the study group. 278 IUI cycles with COH using recombinant FSH induction were recorded. Results: The effect of progesterone supplement on achieving pregnancy was statistically significant (p

  6. Factors affecting success of intrauterine insemination: a 3 year prospective study

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    Jayakrishnan K.; Sneha Ann Abraham; Divya Nambiar

    2016-01-01

    Background: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the therapeutic process of placing washed spermatozoa transcervically into the uterine cavity for the treatment of infertility. The aim of this study is to analyze the variables that contribute to the success of stimulated IUI cycles. A prospective study was done to identify the most important parameters with regard to IUI success that would provide important data for predicting the success of therapy and further help in planning sub fertility tr...

  7. Hit or Miss: Fertilization Outcomes of Natural Inseminations by Japanese Quail.

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    Elizabeth Adkins-Regan

    Full Text Available Variation in fertilization success underlies sexual selection, yet mating does not guarantee fertilization. The relationship between natural inseminations and fertilization success is essential for understanding sexual selection, yet that relationship and its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood in sperm-storing vertebrates such as birds. Here the relationship is analyzed in mating trials using Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica, which show striking variation in the fertilizing success of inseminations. Failures of males' inseminations to fertilize eggs were mainly due to failures prior to sperm-egg contact. Fertilization probabilities on any given day were unrelated to whether the female had laid an egg the previous day, arguing against stimulation of sperm release from sperm storage tubules by the events of the daily egg-laying cycle. Instead, an unfertilized egg laid between two fertilized eggs predicted a longer sperm storage interval. Both sexes gained similar numbers of fertilized eggs by mating with a second partner the next day, but males, unlike females in a previous study, did not gain by having two females to mate with at the same time. Instead, they were both behaviorally and sperm limited, whereas females gain by mating twice in quick succession. Even double inseminations often failed to fertilize any eggs, and multiple matings would be needed for an entire clutch to be fertilized with high certainty. Paradoxically, this low and probabilistic fertilization success co-occurs with other notable characteristics of male quail suggestive of past sexual selection for increased success, including vigorous copulatory behavior, forced copulations, foamy secretion aiding in sperm competition, large testes and unusual sperm morphology.

  8. Luteal Phase Support in the Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Cycles: A Randomized Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study

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    Batool Hossein Rashidi; Fatemeh Davari Tanha; Haleh Rahmanpour; Mahya Ghazizadeh

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the impact of luteal phase support with vaginal progesterone on pregnancy rates in the intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles, stimulated with clomiphene citrate and human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), in sub fertile couples. Materials and methods: This prospective, randomized, double blind study was performed in a tertiary infertility center from March 2011 to January 2012. It consisted of 253 sub fertile couples undergoing ovarian stimulation for IUI cycles. They und...

  9. Effect of endometrial biopsy on intrauterine insemination outcome in controlled ovarian stimulation cycle

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    Leena Wadhwa; Amrita Pritam; Taru Gupta; Sangeeta Gupta; Sarika Arora; Rajkumar Chandoke

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the effect of endometrial biopsy (EB) on intrauterine insemination (IUI) outcome in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cycle. DESIGN: Prospective randomized control study. SETTING: Tertiary care center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 251 subjects were enrolled in the study. Subjects undergoing COS with IUI were randomly allocated into three groups. Group A: EB was taken between D19 and 24 of the spontaneous menstrual cycles that precedes the ferti...

  10. Pregnancy Rate after Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation and Intrauterine Insemination for the Treatment of Endometriosis following Surgery

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    Attila Keresztúri; Zoltan Kozinszky; József Daru; Norbert Pásztor; János Sikovanyecz; János Zádori; Virág Márton; Sándor Koloszár; János Szöllősi; Gábor Németh

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    Objective. To compare pregnancy rate after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination (COH-IUI) with no treatment in patients with endometriosis-associated infertility treated with laparoscopy. Design. A clinical cohort study. Setting. University-level tertiary care center. Patients. 238 women with various stages of endometriosis after laparoscopic treatment. Interventions. Either COH-IUI or follow-up for 12 months. Main Outcome Measures. The primary outcome measures we...

  11. Effect of vaginal misoprostol on pregnancy rate after intrauterine insemination: a randomized controlled trial

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    Ziba Zahiri sorouri; Maryan Asgharnia; Ameneh Gholampoor

    2015-01-01

    Background: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the most appropriate and cost-effective methods in infertility treatment. Objective: We aimed to investigate effect of vaginal misoprostol on pregnancy rate after IUI. Materials and Methods: Two hundred and ten infertile women who were referred to Infertility Clinic of Alzahra Hospital by an indication of IUI during 2012-2013 were randomly assigned to receive 200 µg vaginal misoprostol (n=105) or vaginal placebo (n=105) after IUI. For dete...

  12. Do Endometrial Movements Affect The Achievement of Pregnancy during Intrauterine Insemination?

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    Ari Kim; Ji Young Lee; Yong Il Ji; Hae Hyeog Lee; Eun Sil Lee; Heung Yeol Kim; Young Lim Oh

    2015-01-01

    Background: This study was aimed to assess the effect of endometrial movements on pregnancy achievement in intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles. Materials and Methods: The population of this observational study was composed of unexplained infertility couples undergoing first-time IUI with clomiphene citrate between September 2010 and October 2011. Not only endometrial movements, but also thickness, volume, pattern, and echogenic change of endometrium were analyzed prospective...

  13. The Use of Tenaculum During Intrauterine Insemination May Not Affect the Pregnancy Outcome

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    Park, Kyung Eui; Ku, Seung-Yup; Kim, Hoon; Jee, Byung Chul; Suh, Chang Suk; Kim, Seok Hyun; Choi, Young Min; Kim, Jung Gu; Moon, Shin Yong

    2010-01-01

    Purpose The association between tenaculum application to the cervix just before embryo transfer and lower pregnancy rate has been reported. However, studies on the use of tenaculum in intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles are not available. This study attempted to investigate whether the use of tenaculum affects the clinical outcomes of IUI. Materials and Methods Two hundred and thirty three CC/hMG/IUI cycles of one hundred and forty three couples were recruited at Seoul National University ...

  14. The effects of endometrial injury on intrauterine insemination outcome: A randomized clinical trial

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    Afsoon Zarei; Saeed Alborzi; Nasrin Dadras; Ghazal Azadi

    2014-01-01

    Background: Implantation is considered as the rate-limiting step in success of assisted reproduction techniques, and intrauterine insemination cycles. It might be affected by ovarian superovulation and endometrial local scratching. Objective: This study aims to investigate the effect of local endometrial injury on the outcome of IUI cycles. Materials and Methods: In this randomized clinical trial 144 women with unexplained infertility, mild male factor, and mild endometriosis randomly d...

  15. Predictive factors for pregnancy after intrauterine insemination: A prospective study of factors affecting outcome

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    Kamath, Mohan S; Priya Bhave; T K Aleyamma; Raju Nair; A Chandy; Mangalaraj, Ann M; Muthukumar, K.; Korula George

    2010-01-01

    Objective : To determine the predictive factors for pregnancy after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH)/intrauterine insemination (IUI). Design : Prospective observational study. Setting : University-level tertiary care center. Patients and Methods : 366 patients undergoing 480 stimulated IUI cycles between November 2007 and December 2008. Interventions : Ovarian stimulation with gonadotrophins was initiated and a single IUI was performed 36 h after triggering ovulation. Main Outcome Me...

  16. Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination cycles in patients with unilateral tubal blockage diagnosed by hysterosalpingography

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    Azizeh Ghaseminejad; Firoozeh Akbari Asbagh; Mahbod Ebrahimi

    2011-01-01

    Background: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycle is an ideal protocol for some subfertile patients. So, we decided to try this therapeutic protocol for the patients with unilateral tubal blockage diagnosed by hysterosalpingography (HSG). Objective: To evaluate the effect of unilateral tubal blockage diagnosed by HSG on cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR) of the stimulated IUI cycles. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was pe...

  17. Factors influencing the outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI): age, clinical variables and significant thresholds

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    Speyer, B.; Abramov, B.; Saab, W.; Doshi, A.; Sarna, U.; Harper, J. C.; Serhal, P

    2013-01-01

    The aim was to investigate the influence of various biological factors upon the outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI). The total IUI history (856 cycles) of 352 couples was studied. Live-birth showed a strong negative correlation with female age but no correlation with male age. Antimullerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) correlated negatively with female age, and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) correlated positively. Significant thresholds were found for all three var...

  18. Role of laparohysteroscopy in women with normal pelvic imaging and failed ovulation stimulation with intrauterine insemination

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    Jayakrishnan, K; Koshy, Aby K; Raju, R

    2010-01-01

    CONTEXT: Women with primary infertility and no obvious pelvic pathology on clinical evaluation and imaging are either treated empirically or further investigated by laparoscopy. AIMS: The role of diagnostic laparoscopy in women who fail to conceive after empirical treatment with ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination was evaluated. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Retrospective study at a private infertility center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study of patients who underwent diagnostic laparoscop...

  19. Zum gegenwärtigen Stellenwert der homologen Insemination - ein Update

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    Katzorke Th

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Die Insemination ist häufig die erste invasive therapeutische Maßnahme, die Kinderwunschpaare in Anspruch nehmen. Über ihre Effektivität und Effizienz, insbesondere im Vergleich zu modernen aufwendigen Verfahren wie IVF und ICSI, gibt es zahlreiche, zum Teil sehr kontroverse Publikationen. Dieser Umstand wird bedingt durch die vielen Faktoren, die den Ausgang einer Inseminationstherapie beeinflussen können. Neben rein technischen Aspekten, wie Applikationsort, Spermienaufbereitung, Zeitpunkt der Insemination und Art der ovariellen Stimulation, spielen die weibliche Sterilitätsursache und die Spermienqualität eine entscheidende Rolle. Aus der vorliegenden kritischen Würdigung der wesentlichen Aspekte der Inseminationstherapie und unserer persönlichen über 30-jährigen Erfahrung mit allen anerkannten Methoden der Kinderwunschbehandlung dürfen wir konstatieren: Die Inseminationstherapie sollte nur bei Frauen unter 40 Jahren und kurzer Kinderwunschdauer und entsprechender Tubendiagnostik angewandt werden. Auf der männlichen Seite sollte keine oder nur eine leichte Einschränkung der Spermienparameter vorliegen. Die intrauterine Insemination (IUI ist in den meisten Fällen die Methode der Wahl gegenüber dem Verkehr zum Optimum (VZO und der intrazervikalen Insemination. Sie sollte nach ovarieller Stimulation mit Gonadotropinen erfolgen, trotz der dann ungünstigen Kostenrelation. Nach vier Inseminationen mit vorangegangener Stimulation sollte ein Therapiewechsel hin zu extrakorporalen Verfahren wie die In-vitro-Fertilisation (IVF oder die Intrazytoplasmatische Spermieninjektion (ICSI erwogen werden. Aus reiner Kosten-Nutzen-Sicht und wegen des höheren Erkenntnisgewinns im Hinblick auf die biologischen Vorgänge der Fertilisation und Embryoentwicklung ist eine sofortige Anwendung der IVF/ICSI zu empfehlen.

  20. Genome-wide association for the outcome of fixed-time artificial insemination of Brahman heifers in northern Australia.

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    Porto-Neto, L R; Edwards, S; Fortes, M R S; Lehnert, S A; Reverter, A; McGowan, M

    2015-11-01

    Fixed-time AI (FTAI) is a powerful tool for genetic improvement of extensively managed beef cattle. A genomewide association study (GWAS) was conducted to investigate genes and genetic markers associated with the outcome (pregnant or not pregnant) of FTAI in 614 commercial Brahman heifers genotyped for 18,895 SNP and imputed to 51,588 SNP. The likelihood of Brahman heifers becoming pregnant after hormonal treatment to synchronize ovulation followed by FTAI was influenced by the content of their genomes, as determined by a principal component analysis. The principal component analysis involved comparisons between the studied heifers and populations of known and ancestry. The heritability of FTAI outcome was = 0.18, which is higher than for most other reproductive outcome traits. The number of SNP associated with FTAI outcome was 101 ( heifer puberty and postpartum anestrus interval, 3 genomic regions emerge as important for overall Brahman heifer fertility, which mapped to chromosomes 1, 7, and 9. Further analyses, including improved genome annotation, are required to elucidate the link between these regions and heifer fertility. Additional studies are needed to confirm SNP and gene associations reported herein and further elucidate the genetics of FTAI outcome. Future GWAS should target other Braham populations and additional cattle breeds with FTAI records, including breeds with higher ancestry. PMID:26641032

  1. The Suggestions about Bovine Artificial Insemination%牛人工授精时应注意的一些事项

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    李刚

    2015-01-01

    本文就牛人工受精从受体牛的发情鉴定到发情时间的掌控,冻精解冻装枪、输精以及输精部位等需要注意的一些事项进行了详细的阐述,得出牛人工授精过程中影响受胎率的一些因素,可大大提高受胎率,提高生产性能.

  2. Re-use of intravaginal progesterone devices associated with the Short-term Protocol for timed artificial insemination in goats.

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    Vilariño, M; Rubianes, E; Menchaca, A

    2011-04-15

    Because intravaginal devices impregnated with 0.3 g of progesterone (i.e., CIDR-G) contain remaining hormone after their use in a Short-term Protocol (5 to 7 d of treatment), the reuse of these devices is proposed in goats. Two experiments were designed to study the effects of the reutilization of CIDR-G, establishing serum progesterone concentrations, follicular development, ovulatory response, and fertility. Experiment 1: Thirty dairy goats received a Short-term Protocol for 5 d using CIDR-G of first use (new devices, n = 10), second use (previously used for 5 d, n = 10), or third use (previously used twice for 5 d each time, n = 10). Goats were given (im) prostaglandin F(2α) (10 mg dinoprost) and eCG (300 IU) at device insertion and withdrawal, respectively. Serum progesterone concentrations induced by CIDR-G of first use were higher than CIDR-G of second or third use (P 1 ng/mL in all females treated with reused devices. Estrus and ovulation were synchronized in 100% of goats (no differences among treatments). All females treated with new devices, but only 80% of females treated with re-used devices ovulated a new follicle that emerged after CIDR-G insertion (P = NS). Ovulation occurred between 60 and 70 h after device removal (no differences among groups). Experiment 2: In goats subjected to a Short-term Protocol followed by AI at 54 h after CIDR-G, pregnancy rates with CIDR-G of first, second, and third use were 75.3% (64/85), 67.4% (60/89), and 62.1% (54/87), respectively (devices of first versus third use, P 60%), it was significantly lower than that achieved with new devices and further studies to ensure adequate follicular turnover are required. PMID:21220165

  3. Genetic Polymorphism of the Lactoferrin Gene in Dairy and Beef Cattles at National Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer Stations

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    Anneke Anggraeni

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Lactoferrin (LTF adalah gen pengontrol komponen protein susu dan memiliki karakteristik sebagai antimikrobial. LTF pada susu berfungsi untuk mencegah diare, sedangkan pada sapi laktasi untuk mencegah mastitis pada ambing. Mempertimbangkan peran penting dari gen LTF, maka perlu dilakukan peningkatan kadar LTF dalam susu melalui seleksi pada taraf DNA. Polymorfisme genetik dari gen LTF diidentifikasi pada sapi perah dan potong dengan metoda Polymerase Chain Reaction - Restricsion Fragment Length Polymorphism (PCR-RFLP, dengan enzim restriksi EcoRI. Genotyping dilakukan pada sapi perah Friesian Holstein (FH total sejumlah 89 ekor, meliputi dari Balai Inseminasi Buatan Lembang (BIB Lembang untuk 17 pejantan, Balai Besar IB Singosari (BBIB Singosari untuk 32 pejantan, dan Balai embrio Transfer Cipelang (BET Cipelang pada 40 dara. Genotyping dilakukan pula pada sapi potong dara berasal dari empat bangsa, meliputi Limousin (14 ekor, Angus (5 ekor, Simmental (13 ekor dan Brahman (5 ekor dari BET Cipelang. Gen LTF|EcoRI pada sapi perah dan potong pengamatan menghasilkan dua tipe alel, yaitu alel A dan B. Kedua jenis sapi tersebut menghasilkan hanya dua genotipe, yaitu genotipe AA dan AB, tanpa genotipe BB. Ini dapat menjadi hal yang baik karena genotipe AA dan AB dipertimbangkan berasosiasi dengan ketahan pada mastitis. Nilai-nilai dari heterozygositas observasi (Ho dari gen ini lebih tinggi dibandingkan heterozigositas ekspektasi (He. Disimpulkan bahwa gen LTF|EcoRI memiliki variasi yang baik pada sapi perah dan sapi potong dari ketiga balai bibit nasional tersebut.

  4. A preliminary report on the impact of cryopreservation diluent on ram sperm physiology and cervical artificial insemination

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    A meta-analysis of our fertility trials using Chi-square demonstrated that use of the skim-milk-egg yolk (SMEY) diluent resulted in greater fertility (42%) compared with the TRIS diluent (15%; P < 0.05). Therefore, we hypothesized that cryopreservation diluent (SMEY or TRIS) utilized in these trial...

  5. 种鸡人工授精技术要点%Technical Points on Artificial Insemination of Breeders

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    严伏文

    2005-01-01

    正常精液为乳白色浓稠液体。如果精液呈现黄色,则混有粪便;如果呈粉红色,则混有血液;如果有乳白色的棉絮状物,则含有尿酸盐。这些异常的精液都会严重影响种蛋的受精率,应当弃用。

  6. 鸵鸟人工授精方法的探讨%Discussion on Artificial Insemination in Ostrich

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    靖宁; 张维民

    2007-01-01

      因为实施人工授精具有促进品种改良,提高质量及其整齐度,克服体格大小的差别和减少疾病传播等优点,所以人工授精技术在养殖行业中倍受重视.……

  7. Evaluation of Pre and Post Artificial Insemination effect of GnRH Hormone on conception of repeat breeder Deoni Cows

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Twenty four Deoni repeat breeder cows were randomly allocated into 4 groups of six each. The animals of groups I, II and III were injected with 250 µg of buserelin acetate (Receptal® on two occasions i.e. once on day of estrus and second dose on days 10 or 12 or14 respectively in I, II and III groups following breeding, while the animals of group IV served as control. Among the physical characters of estrual cervico-vaginal mucous, typical arborization pattern (80.95 % in pregnant vs. 55.56 % in non-pregnant cows and marginally high spinnbarkeit readings (24.67+2.7cms in pregnant and 22.21+1.32 cms in non-pregnant cows favored better fertility, although the differences between the groups were statistically insignificant. However, the pH of estrual cervico-vaginal mucous did not indicate any effect on fertility and it ranged between 8.00 to 9.00. The cows of treatment groups I, II and III registered a considerably higher conception rate of 83.33 percent each, while in control group cows had only 33.33 percent. To conclude GnRH therapy irrespective of days of administration resulted in an overall enhancement in conception rate of 83.33 as against 33.33 percent in control groups of cows. [Vet. World 2010; 3(5.000: 209-211

  8. Is Anxiety an Effective Factor on the Success of Ovulation Induction/Intrauterine Insemination Cycle?

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To evaluate the effect of anxiety on the success of ovulation induction/intrauterine insemination (OI/IUI cycle. Material and Method: 150 unexplained infertile couples underwent first OI/IUI cycle with recombinant follicle stimulating hormone were enrolled in this prospective study. They were cathegorized, based on their intrauterine insemination results to positive and negative pregnancy groups. All of the women were asked to fill out State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Scale to measure the different type of anxiety levels at two times: 1 On the third day of menstruel cycle, before starting the OI, trait anxiety scores were calculated 2 On the insemination day, state anxiety scores were calculated prior to procedure. The effect of various contributing factors on OI/IUI outcomes were evaluated with multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: After IUI cycles, 22 women (14.7% became pregnant. State anxiety levels were inversely effective on clinical pregnancy rates of OI/IUI cycles. However, trait anxiety did not influenced the IUI success. In logistic regression model including covariates, it was found that woman%u2019s age, antral follicle count on the third day of menstruel cycle, number of %u226516 mm follicle before hCG administration and state anxiety scores were effective factors of clinical pregnancy rate in OI/IUI cycles. Discussion: This study suggests that state anxiety may have an effect on success of the OI/IUI cycle. Thus, OI with IUI treatment protocols should consider offering counselling interventions.

  9. Summarization on Evaluation of Ecological Value of Artificial Forest

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    LIUTao; ZHANGHuaxing

    2005-01-01

    This paper is a summarization on evaluation of value of artificial forest. The main contents include:(i) the difference in concepts between ecological function, ecological efficiency and ecological benefits of artificial forest; (ii) the motive and several taches of economic feedback or compensation for ecological benefit; (iii)the ecological efficiencies of artificial forest and the main correlative factors which includes the ecological efficiencies of artificial forest and the main correlation factors infecting the ecological efficiency;(iv) the basic math correlations between ecological efficiencies of artificial forest and the related factors; (v)service range of the ecological efficiencies of artificial forest; and (vi) the basic principle of measurement of ecological efficiencies of artificial forest. At the end, the basic methods of main ecological efficiencies of artificial forest are expatiated.

  10. Trends in Artificial Intelligence.

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    Hayes, Patrick

    1978-01-01

    Discusses the foundations of artificial intelligence as a science and the types of answers that may be given to the question, "What is intelligence?" The paradigms of artificial intelligence and general systems theory are compared. (Author/VT)

  11. Artificial Inteligence and Law

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    2012-01-01

    Submitted diploma work Artificial Intelligence and Law deals with the rule of law and its position in the process of new advanced technologies in computer cybernetics and further scientific disciplines related with artificial intelligence and its creation. The first part of the work introduces the history of the first imagines about artificial intelligence and concerns with its birth. This chapter presents main theoretical knowledge and hypotheses defined artificial intelligence and progre...

  12. Fitness consequences of artificial selection on relative male genital size.

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    Booksmythe, Isobel; Head, Megan L; Keogh, J Scott; Jennions, Michael D

    2016-01-01

    Male genitalia often show remarkable differences among related species in size, shape and complexity. Across poeciliid fishes, the elongated fin (gonopodium) that males use to inseminate females ranges from 18 to 53% of body length. Relative genital size therefore varies greatly among species. In contrast, there is often tight within-species allometric scaling, which suggests strong selection against genital-body size combinations that deviate from a species' natural line of allometry. We tested this constraint by artificially selecting on the allometric intercept, creating lines of males with relatively longer or shorter gonopodia than occur naturally for a given body size in mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki. We show that relative genital length is heritable and diverged 7.6-8.9% between our up-selected and down-selected lines, with correlated changes in body shape. However, deviation from the natural line of allometry does not affect male success in assays of attractiveness, swimming performance and, crucially, reproductive success (paternity). PMID:27188478

  13. Fertilization Rate and Number of Embryos on Day 2 after Intrauterine and Deep Intrauterine Insemination Using Frozen-Thawed Boar Semen in Multiparous Sows

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    Kakanang Buranaamnuay; Yodchai Panyaboriban; Padet Tummaruk; Mongkol Techakumphu

    2011-01-01

    The present study determines fertilization rate and number of embryos on Day 2 after intrauterine insemination (IUI) and deep intrauterine insemination (DIUI) using frozen-thawed (FT) boar semen in multiparous sows. Twelve crossbred Landrace × Yorkshire multiparous sows were included. The sows were inseminated at 24 h after oestrus detection and reinseminated every 12 h until ovulation took place. The inseminations were conducted using IUI with 2 × 109 FT sperm per dose (n = 6) and DIUI with ...

  14. After Artificial Abortion Study Effect of Family Planning Services%人工流产后计划生育服务的实施效果研究

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    黄玉静

    2016-01-01

    目的:对人工流产患者行计划生育服务,观察实施效果。方法择取该院在2013年8月要2015年11月期间接收的人工流产患者382例,按照患者入院时间,将其划分为干预组与参照组,每组各191例。对参照组患者行常规宣教,对干预组患者行常规宣教+妈富隆。半年后,对两组患者进行电话随访,对比两组患者的阴道流血天数、月经恢复天数、避孕知识得分情况、盆腔炎发生概率、宫腔粘连发生概率、再次妊娠概率以及避孕措施使用情况。结果干预组患者在阴道流血天数、月经恢复天数、避孕知识得分情况、盆腔炎发生概率、宫腔粘连发生概率、再次妊娠概率以及避孕措施使用情况方面的调查数据明显优于参照组患者,数据组间比较差异具有统计学意义,即P<0.05,本次实验具有统计学意义。结论对人工流产患者行计划生育服务,可以有效减少患者术后阴道流血量,加快月经恢复,提高患者的避孕知识掌握程度,降低术后并发症以及意外妊娠的发生率,提高患者的生活质量,应用价值非常显著,值得广泛推广。%Objective Line of family planning services in patients with induced abortion, and to observe the effect. Meth-ods Will pick in our hospital in August 2013 - November 2015 received during the period of 382 patients with induced abortion, according to the patients in hospital time, can be divided into intervention group and control group, 191 cases in each group. On routine mission, control group patients of intervention group patients undergoing routine mission + mom rich grand. After six months, the two groups were treated by telephone follow-up, compared two groups of patients with the num-ber of days of vaginal bleeding, menstrual recovery days, contraceptive knowledge score, pelvic inflammatory disease of u-terine cavity adhesion probability, probability, probability of pregnancy

  15. Ultrastructure investigation of the secondary insemination system of the gamasid mite Hattena cometis domrow (Acari: Anactinotrichida: Ameroseiidae).

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    Di Palma, Antonella; Seeman, Owen; Alberti, Gerd

    2013-08-01

    Many gamasid mites, mainly of the taxon Dermanyssina, possess a secondarily evolved insemination system that is generally described as occurring in two types, the laelapid and the phytoseiid-type, which are structurally considerably different. Considering that Dermanyssina represent the most recent and most diverse group of gamasid mites, it was expected that a greater diversity of insemination system than reflected by the two types could be present and could give an idea of its evolution within the taxon. Here, the authors present a description of the fine-structure of the female secondary insemination system in the dermanyssine mite Hattena cometis. The system consists of a pair of sperm induction pores (solenostomes) and short sperm access ducts (tubules) which end in a syncytium. The syncytial strands of both sides meet medially under the ovary s.str., where they form a spherical syncytial spermatheca. Mature sperm cells of a modified ribbon type were seen in the syncytial parts of the system. The insemination system of Hattena cometis is regarded as a modification of the laelapid type. However, it is much simpler than that of Varroa destructor, the only other gamasid mite with the laelapid type studied ultrastructurally until now, and shows also some structural differences (e.g., no presence of an unpaired sperm duct). Hence, the present study suggests that some intermediate types might be revealed in future ultrastructure studies representing steps in the evolution of the insemination system in the Dermanyssina.

  16. Human chorionic gonadotropin administration is associated with high pregnancy rates during ovarian stimulation and timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination

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    Abdel-Razeq Sonya

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There are different factors that influence treatment outcome after ovarian stimulation and timed-intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI. After patient age, it has been suggested that timing of insemination in relation to ovulation is probably the most important variable affecting the success of treatment. The objective of this study is to study the value of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG administration and occurrence of luteinizing hormone (LH surge in timing insemination on the treatment outcome after follicular monitoring with timed-intercourse or intrauterine insemination, with or without ovarian stimulation. Methods Retrospective analysis of 2000 consecutive completed treatment cycles (637 timed-intercourse and 1363 intrauterine insemination cycles. Stimulation protocols included clomiphene alone or with FSH injection, letrozole (an aromatase inhibitor alone or with FSH, and FSH alone. LH-surge was defined as an increase in LH level ≥200% over mean of preceding two days. When given, hCG was administered at a dose of 10,000 IU. The main outcome was clinical pregnancy rate per cycle. Results Higher pregnancy rates occurred in cycles in which hCG was given. Occurrence of an LH-surge was associated with a higher pregnancy rate with clomiphene treatment, but a lower pregnancy rate with FSH treatment. Conclusions hCG administration is associated with a favorable outcome during ovarian stimulation. Awaiting occurrence of LH-surge is associated with a better outcome with CC but not with FSH treatment.

  17. The Influence of Sperm Morphology, Total Motile Sperm Count of Semen and the Number of Motile Sperm Inseminated in Sperm Samples on the Success of Intrauterine Insemination

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    Nasrin Saharkhiz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The present study aimed to analyze the prognostic value of sperm morphology , totalmotile sperm count (TMSC and the number of motile sperm inseminated (NMSI on the outcomeof intrauterine insemination (IUI.Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out 445 women undergoing 820IUI cycles. All of the patients underwent controlled ovarian hyper stimulation with clomiphencitrate and human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG followed by intrauterine inseminationwith the husband’s sperm. Pregnancy rate (PR per cycle in correlation to sperm morphology,TMSC and NMSI was obtained. Statistical analysis of the data was done by the SPSS version13 (Chicago,USA.Results: A total of 81 clinical pregnancies were obtained for a pregnancy rate per cycle of 9.9%.When the TMSC was 5×106 to <10×106, the PR per cycle was significantly higher than thesubgroups <1×106, 1×106 to <5×106 and ≥10×106 (15%, 5.6%, 5.1%, 10.8%, respectively. Spermmorphology was in itself a significant factor that affected the likelihood of IUI success. Nonetheless,the most significant difference of the PR per cycle with sperm morphology was in the subgroup <5% (2.1% vs. 97.9%.When the NMSI was ≥10×106, the PR per cycle was significantly higher thanthe subgroups<5×106 and 5×106 to< 10× 106 (11.2%, 4.1%, 5.2%, respectively.Conclusion: The study showed that TMSC 5×106 to < 10×106 and normal sperm morphology ≥ 5%and NMSI ≥ 10×106 are useful prognostic factors of IUI cycles.

  18. Putative relationships among inseminating and externally fertilizing characids, with a description of a new genus and species of Brazilian inseminating fish bearing an anal-fin gland in males (Characiformes: Characidae

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    Stanley H. Weitzman

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available A new inseminating fish species of the family Characidae, Bryconadenos tanaothoros, from tributaries of the upper rio Xingu and upper rio Tapajós basins, Mato Grosso, Brazil is described as the type species of a new genus. This new species and the genus are characterized by a glandular organ on the anterior region of the anal fin of sexually mature males, curved lower jaw teeth, and an inseminating reproductive mode. This new genus is hypothesized as most closely related to Attonitus, a genus with three inseminating species from Peru. Bryconadenos and Attonitus are suggested as related to certain inseminating, but undescribed characid species of uncertain relationships that are similar in certain respects to species of the glandulocaudine Planaltina and to the inseminating species of Knodus. These and a few other inseminating characids are included in a previous tentative characid subgroup designated as Clade A. No species among a relatively small sample of the many species of the Clade A genus Bryconamericus were found inseminating, except Bryconamericus pectinatus. However, newly collected specimens of B. pectinatus were found to have caudal-fin squamation like that of the species of Knodus and this species is here tentatively referred to Knodus. Our investigations indicate that at least several species of Knodus, including the type species, Knodus meridae, are not inseminating, but we found two inseminating apparently new characid species that currently would be referred to Knodus. These species lack the derived anal-fin rays present in the males of K. pectinatus. Other Clade A taxa known to be inseminating, such as two species of the large genus Creagrutus, three species of Monotocheirodon (two undescribed, and the species and genera of the characid subfamily Glandulocaudinae are briefly discussed regarding possible relationships to Attonitus and Bryconadenos. The anatomical aspects of the primary and secondary sexual characteristics of

  19. EFEITO DAS TÉCNICAS TRANSCERVICAL E LAPAROSCÓPICA SOBRE A TAXA DE PRENHEZ DE OVELHAS INSEMINADAS EM TEMPO-FIXO EFFECT OF TRANSCERVICAL TECHNIQUES AND LAPAROSCOPY ON PREGNANCY RATE OF SHEEP INSEMINATED IN FIXED-TIME

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    Neimar C. Severo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste experimento foi avaliar o efeito das técnicas transcervical e laparoscópica sobre a taxa de prenhez de ovelhas inseminadas em tempo-fixo. A taxa de prenhez para as técnicas transcervical e laparoscópica foi de 40% (p>0.05. Quanto ao local de deposição do sêmen na inseminação artificial (IA transcervical, não houve diferença na taxa de prenhez (p>0.05, com taxas de 25.0% na cervical superficial, 43.7% cervical médio, 41.7% cervical profundo e 50.0% intra-uterino. Estes resultados demonstram que a IA transcervical apresenta resultados semelhantes aos obtidos com o uso de laparoscopia, quando estas técnicas são realizadas em tempo-fixo. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Cérvix, intrauterino, sêmen congelado, tracionamento The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effect of the transcervical and laparoscopic techniques on the pregnancy rate of inseminated sheep in fixed-time. The pregnancy rate for the transcervical and for laparoscopic techniques was 40% (p>0.05. About the place of deposition of the semen in transcervical artificial insemination (AI, there was not difference in the pregnancy rate (p>0.05, with rates of 25.0% in the superficial cervical, 43.7% in medium cervical, 41.7% in deep cervical and 50.0% intrauterine. These results demonstrate that transcervical AI showed similar results to the obtained with laparoscopy, when these techniques are accomplished in fixed-time. KEY WORDS: Cervix, intrauterine, frozen semen, traction

  20. Observation on Effect of Sex Control Frozen Semen on Insemination Effect of Synchronization Dairy Cattle%性控冻精对同期发情奶牛输精效果观察

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    陕进忠

    2012-01-01

    This study aimed to observe effect of implementation the experiment of artificial insemination using frozen semen of sexual control after application of estrus synchronization in dairy farm. Sex control and regular group were set in this experiment, artificial insemination was conducted, respectively, mating, pregnancy and calf birth were observed. The results indicated that synchronous estrus was 81.43% ,most of that concentrated in 36h;female calf rate of experimental group was 94.12%, which was significantly higher than regular group with 55.56% female calf rate. Thus, sex control frozen semen had evident effect on dairy cattle sex control and was worth of spreading.%为观察奶牛养殖场应用同期发情后,实施性控冻精人工授精的效果进行试验。本试验设立性控组和常规组,分别进行人工授精,在相同饲养管理条件下观察两组试验奶牛配种、妊娠、产母犊情况。结果表明:同期发情率为81.43%,而且84.38集中在36h内;试验组奶牛产母犊率达94.12%,明显高于常规组55.56%的产母犊率,说明该性控冻精在奶牛性别控制中的效果明显,值得推广。

  1. Effect of Dimethylsulfoxide (Dmso on Selected Quality Indicators of Insemination Dose of Rabbits

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    Martin Fik

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available An ejaculate was collected from male of synthetic broiler line and was diluted to concentration of 25 to 50 million./0.5 ml/1 ID. Dimethylsulfoxid was added to the ID (insemination dose in two concentrations –  0.5 M DMSO in ID (0.5 ml and 1.75 M DMSO in ID (0.5 ml. Control insemination dose was without DMSO. ID was evaluated by CASA system Sperm Vision with a microscope Olympus BX 51st. Motility and progressive mobility was monitored. Qualitative indicators of the insemination doses were evaluated on CASA in the time of the 1st hour and 6 hours after dilution. In a sample of DMSO 1.75 was recorded an increase of motility of the 1st hour after dilution in the level 60.21% and after 6 hours only 3.91%. In the sample of DMSO 0.5 was the level of motility after 1st hour 36.84% and after the 6 hours 39.33%. In the control group the level of motility was observed after 1st hour 47.30% and after 6 hours 64.65%. In evaluation of progressive motility we recorded in the sample of DMSO 1.75 after 1st hour 33.32% and 6th hours 0%. In the sample of 0.5 DMSO we observed progressive motility after 1st hour 18.06% and after 6 hours 31.61%. In the control group was observed progressive sperm mobility after 1st hour 30.50% and after 6 hours 31.61%.

  2. Effect of Pertubation on Pregnancy Rates before Intrauterine Insemination Treatment in Patients with Unexplained Infertility

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    Funda Yildiz

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between marital violence and distress level among women with a diagnosis of infertility. Materials and Methods: In this prospective randomized study, a total of 180 patients were included in the study. Amongst these, pertubation of the uterine cavity was carried out in 79 patients prior to insemination. One patient in the pertubation group was later excluded because insemination could not be performed due to cycle cancellation. Results: There were no significant differences in demographic characteristics between the study and control groups. When the pregnancy rates of both groups were evaluated, 14(17.8% patients in the study group achieved pregancy. Three (3.8% had a biochemical pregnancy, 1(1.3% miscarried and 10(12.7% had live births. In the control group, a total of 24(23.8% pregnancies were achieved, amongst which one (1% had a biochemical pregnancy, 3(3% miscarried and 20(19.8% resulted in live births. There was no significant difference between groups in terms of total pregnancy and live birth rates (p>0.05. There was a 21% total pregnancy loss rate. There was no significant difference between the control and study groups in terms of pregnancy loss rates (p>0.05. Conclusion: This study on a homogenous group of unexplained infertile patients determined that the addition of pertubation to a controlled ovarian hyperstimulation plus intrauterine insemination (COH+IUI treatment protocol did not affect pregnancy rates (Registration Number: NCT01999959.

  3. Predictors of ovarian response in intrauterine insemination patients and development of a dosage nomogram

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    Freiesleben, N L C; Lossl, K; Bogstad, J;

    2008-01-01

    The objective of this prospective study was to identify predictors of ovarian response in ovulatory patients treated with low-dose recombinant FSH (rFSH), gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist and intrauterine insemination (IUI), and to develop an rFSH dosage nomogram based on the findings.......004) were the strongest independent predictive factors of the number of mature follicles. In conclusion, body weight and antral follicle count may be used to achieve appropriate ovarian response for IUI in ovulatory patients. Based on this, a simple rFSH dosage nomogram was developed for individual ovarian...

  4. Improved pregnancy rate with administration of hCG after intrauterine insemination: a pilot study

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    Martikainen Hannu; Tapanainen Juha S; Järvelä Ilkka Y

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background In natural cycles, women conceive when intercourse takes place during a six-day period ending on the day of ovulation. The current practice in intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles is to perform the IUI 24-36 hours after the hCG administration, when the ovulation is already imminent. In this study hCG was administered after the IUI, which more closely resembles the fertilisation process in natural cycles. Methods All the IUIs performed since the beginning of 2007 were ana...

  5. Mosaic male honey bees produced by queens inseminated with frozen spermatozoa.

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    Harbo, J R

    1980-01-01

    Mosaic male honey bees were found as the progeny of queens that had been inseminated with spermatozoa stored in liquid nitrogen. The origins of these mosaics and the genotype of their gametes were determined by using mutant markers. The mosaics probably developed from an egg pronucleus and a sperm pronucleus that did not unite after the latter had entered the egg. Instead, both pronuclei produced haploid tissue independently. The three mosaics that were mated to queens all had mosaic testes. Therefore, these were situations in which a male honey bee produced two types of spermatozoa.

  6. Sow fertility after insemination with varying doses of volume and spermatozoa count

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    APIC, JELENA; VAKANJAC, SLOBODANKA; STANCIC, IVAN; RADOVIC, IVAN; JOTANOVIC, STOJA; KANACKI, ZDENKO; Stankovic, Branislav

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    The aim of the present study was to investigate the possibility of increasing boar's reproductive exploitation by using AI doses of doubly reduced volume and sperm count in the intrauterine AI procedure. The experiment was conducted at a commercial pig farm in Serbia in 2014. Classic intracervical insemination (ICI) was performed by using 50 mL or 100 mL volume doses containing 4 × 109 or 2 × 109 progressively motile spermatozoa. The same volumes and sperm numbers per dose were used wi...

  7. Predictors of ovarian response in intrauterine insemination patients and development of a dosage nomogram

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    Freiesleben, Nina La Cour; Lossl, K.; Bogstad, Jeanette Wulff;

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    The objective of this prospective study was to identify predictors of ovarian response in ovulatory patients treated with low-dose recombinant FSH (rFSH), gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist and intrauterine insemination (IUI), and to develop an rFSH dosage nomogram based on the findings.......004) were the strongest independent predictive factors of the number of mature follicles. In conclusion, body weight and antral follicle count may be used to achieve appropriate ovarian response for IUI in ovulatory patients. Based on this, a simple rFSH dosage nomogram was developed for individual ovarian...... stimulation prior to IUI....

  8. Clinical Variables Affecting The Pregnancy Rate of Intracervical Insemination Using Cryopreserved Donor Spermatozoa:A Retrospective Study in China

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to investigate whether several clinical variables can affectthe pregnancy rate of intracervical insemination (ICI using cryopreserved donor spermatozoa.Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, age, years of infertility, cervicitis, urinaryluteinizing hormone (LH surge, insemination number, uterus position, endometrial thickness andmorphology, maximal follicle diameter, and the number of dominant follicles on the day of humanchorionic gonadotropin (HCG administration were retrospectively analyzed in 501 women whounderwent their first ICI cycle using cryopreserved donor spermatozoa.Results: Increased age, length of infertility (>5 years, retroverted uterine position, and endometrialthickness (14 mm were associated with lower rates of pregnancy.Conclusion: In older women with infertile periods longer than five years, especially those with aretroverted uterus, intrauterine insemination (IUI combined with ovarian stimulation should berecommended. In vitro fertilization with donor spermatozoa (IVFD should be offered earlier toachieve a much higher success rate.

  9. Anticipatory Artificial Autopoiesis

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    DuBois, Daniel; Holmberg, Stig C.

    2010-01-01

    In examining relationships between autopoiesis and anticipation in artificial life (Alife) systems it is demonstrated that anticipation may increase efficiency and viability in artificial autopoietic living systems. This paper, firstly, gives a review of the Varela et al [1974] automata algorithm of an autopoietic living cell. Some problems in this algorithm must be corrected. Secondly, a new and original anticipatory artificial autopoiesis algorithm for automata is presented. ...

  10. Inteligencia artificial en vehiculo

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    Amador Díaz, Pedro

    2012-01-01

    Desarrollo de un robot seguidor de líneas, en el que se implementan diversas soluciones de las áreas de sistemas embebidos e inteligencia artificial. Desenvolupament d'un robot seguidor de línies, en el qual s'implementen diverses solucions de les àrees de sistemes encastats i intel·ligència artificial. Follower robot development of lines, in which various solutions are implemented in the areas of artificial intelligence embedded systems.

  11. Artificial cognition architectures

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    Crowder, James A; Friess, Shelli A

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    The goal of this book is to establish the foundation, principles, theory, and concepts that are the backbone of real, autonomous Artificial Intelligence. Presented here are some basic human intelligence concepts framed for Artificial Intelligence systems. These include concepts like Metacognition and Metamemory, along with architectural constructs for Artificial Intelligence versions of human brain functions like the prefrontal cortex. Also presented are possible hardware and software architectures that lend themselves to learning, reasoning, and self-evolution

  12. The impact of progesterone supplementation on pregnancy rates after intrauterine insemination in patients developing a single follicle.

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    Güven, Davut; Batıoğlu, Ali; Sari, Seher; Bakay, Kadir

    2016-06-01

    The objective was to determine whether progesterone support affects pregnancy rates in patients who develop a single follicle. This was a non-randomized prospective controlled study performed on 591 intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles that developed a single follicle; 337 women received 100 mg oral progesterone daily. The pregnancy rate was 24.3%, or 82 out of 337, in the group receiving progesterone support compared with 14.96%, or 254 out of 591, in the group with no progesterone support. IUI luteal phase supplementation with oral progesterone may improve clinical pregnancy rates when begun the day after insemination. PMID:27321474

  13. Artificial life and life artificialization in Tron

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Cinema constantly shows the struggle between the men and artificial intelligences. Fiction, and more specifically fiction films, lends itself to explore possibilities asking “what if?”. “What if”, in this case, is related to the eventual rebellion of artificial intelligences, theme explored in the movies Tron (1982 and Tron Legacy (2010 trat portray the conflict between programs and users. The present paper examines these films, observing particularly the possibility programs empowering. Finally, is briefly mentioned the concept of cyborg as a possibility of response to human concerns.

  14. Fear, fascination and the sperm donor as 'abjection' in interviews with heterosexual recipients of donor insemination.

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    Burr, Jennifer

    2009-07-01

    The background to this article is the medical regulation of sperm donation in the UK and the recent policy change so that children born from sperm, eggs or embryos donated after April 2005 have the right to know their donor's identity. I draw upon data from interviews with ten women and seven joint interviews with couples who received donor insemination from an anonymous sperm donor and were the parents of donor insemination children. I explore the symbolic presence of the donor and his potential to disrupt social and physical boundaries using the theoretical conceptions of boundaries and pollution as articulated by Mary Douglas and Julia Kristeva. I present data to argue that the anonymous donor manifests in various figures; the shadowy and ambiguous figure of 'another man'; the intelligent medical student; the donor as a family man, with children of his own who wants to help infertile men father children. In addition participants perceive the donor's physical characteristics, but also see their husband's physical characteristics, in their children. In conclusion I argue that anonymisation preserves features of conventional family life, maintains the idea of exclusivity within the heterosexual relationship and affirms the legal father's insecurity about his infertility.

  15. Assessing the Value of Coordinated Sire Genetics in a Synchronized AI Program

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    Parcell, Joseph L.; Schaefer, Daniel; Patterson, David J.; John, Mike; Kerley, Monty S.; Haden, Kent

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    Synchronized artificial insemination was used to inseminate cows using different types of sire genetics, including low-accuracy, calving-ease, and high-accuracy. These three calf sire groups were compared to calves born to cows bred using natural service. We found substantial production efficiency grains, carcass merit improvement, and economic value to calves born to cows following a synchronized artificial insemination program with high-accuracy semen included. The economic advantage to the...

  16. Coordinating Sire Genetics in a Synchronized AI Program

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    Parcell, Joseph L.; Franken, Jason R.V.; Schafer, Daniel; Patterson, David J.; John, Mike; Kerley, Monty S.; Haden, Kent

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    Synchronized artificial insemination was used to inseminate cows using different types of sire genetics, including low-accuracy, calving-ease, and high-accuracy. These three sire groups were compared to calves born to cows bred using natural service. We found substantial production efficiency gains, carcass merit improvement, and economic value for calves of cows bred using a synchronized artificial insemination program with highaccuracy semen. The economic advantage of the high-accuracy sire...

  17. Onion artificial muscles

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    Chen, Chien-Chun; Shih, Wen-Pin; Chang, Pei-Zen; Lai, Hsi-Mei; Chang, Shing-Yun; Huang, Pin-Chun; Jeng, Huai-An

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    Artificial muscles are soft actuators with the capability of either bending or contraction/elongation subjected to external stimulation. However, there are currently no artificial muscles that can accomplish these actions simultaneously. We found that the single layered, latticed microstructure of onion epidermal cells after acid treatment became elastic and could simultaneously stretch and bend when an electric field was applied. By modulating the magnitude of the voltage, the artificial muscle made of onion epidermal cells would deflect in opposing directions while either contracting or elongating. At voltages of 0-50 V, the artificial muscle elongated and had a maximum deflection of -30 μm; at voltages of 50-1000 V, the artificial muscle contracted and deflected 1.0 mm. The maximum force response is 20 μN at 1000 V.

  18. Clomifene citrate or unstimulated intrauterine insemination compared with expectant management for unexplained infertility: pragmatic randomised controlled trial

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    Bhattacharya, S; Harrild, K; Mollison, J; Wordsworth, S; Tay, C; Harrold, A; McQueen, D; Lyall, H; L. Johnston; Burrage, J; Grossett, S; Walton, H; Lynch, J; Johnstone, A.; Kini, S

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    Objective To compare the effectiveness of clomifene citrate and unstimulated intrauterine insemination with expectant management for the treatment of unexplained infertility. Design Three arm parallel group, pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Setting Four teaching hospitals and a district general hospital in Scotland. Participants Couples with infertility for over two years, confirmed ovulation, patent fallopian tubes, and motile sperm. Intervention Expectant management, oral clomifene ci...

  19. Reproductive Potential of Field-collected Populations of Cimex lectularius L. and the Cost of Traumatic Insemination

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    Carlyle C. Brewster

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Egg production was compared among three field-collected bed bug strains over the course of 13 feeding/oviposition cycles, each of which lasted ~10 days. No significant differences were found among bed bug strains in the mean number of eggs/female/day (~1.0 egg. However, significant differences were found among strains in their patterns of egg production throughout the study period. Specifically, differences were observed in the timing of peak egg production and the rapidity of egg production decline among the three strains. Egg production was also quantified for female bed bugs that were subjected to single or multiple traumatic insemination events over a period of six feeding/oviposition cycles. Significant differences were found in egg production between females exposed to single and multiple inseminations. Females mated only once produced 83.8 ± 4.5 (mean ± SE eggs over six feeding cycles. Females exposed to multiple inseminations produced 61.0 ± 3.1 eggs, indicating that multiple traumatic inseminations may reduce female fecundity by as much as 27%. This study is the first to suggest that, in a new infestation (first ~6 weeks, a solitary, singly-mated female with access to regular blood meals is capable of producing greater numbers of offspring than the same female in the presence of a male.

  20. Reproduction in porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2 seropositive gilts inseminated with PCV2b spiked semen

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    Sarli Giuseppe

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Since 1999, field evidence of transplacental infection by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2 and reproductive failure has been reported in pigs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical and pathological consequences of PCV2 infection in conventional PCV2-seropositive gilts by insemination with PCV2b-spiked semen. Results Six PCV2 seropositive gilts were inseminated with PCV2b-supplemented semen (infected and three animals with semen and cell culture medium (controls. Only three out of the six infected animals were pregnant by ultrasonography on day 29 after insemination, while two out of the three controls were pregnant. One control gilt aborted on day 23 after insemination but not due to PVC2. Viraemia was demonstrated in four out of six infected and in one control gilt that became infected with PCV2a. Anti-PCV2 antibody titres showed dynamic variations in the infected group throughout the study. Among infected gilts, the animal with the lowest anti-PCV2 titre (1/100 at the beginning of the experiment and another that reached a similar low value during the experiment showed evident seroconversion over time and had also PCV2 positive foetuses. One placenta displayed mild focal necrosis of the chorionic epithelium positively stained by immunohistochemistry for PCV2 antigen. Conclusions PCV2-seropositive gilts can be infected with PCV2 after intrauterine exposure and low maternal antibody titre may increase the probability of a foetal infection.

  1. Prospective investigation of serum anti-Müllerian hormone concentration in ovulatory intrauterine insemination patients: a preliminary study

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    Freiesleben, N la Cour; Rosendahl, Mikkel; Johannsen, Trine Holm;

    2010-01-01

    cycle before intrauterine insemination. Mean age of the patients was 33 years. Serum AMH significantly correlated to age (r=-0.38), antral follicle count (AFC) (r=0.68), ovarian volume (r=0.40), FSH (r=-0.31), (P2-3 mature follicles or dose reduction). There was a significant trend over response groups...

  2. Single versus double intrauterine insemination in stimulated cycles for subfertile couples : a systematic review based on a Cochrane review

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    Cantineau, AEP; Heineman, MJ; Cohlen, BJ

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The objective of this review was to determine, from the best available evidence, the difference in outcome using single versus double intrauterine insemination (IUI) in stimulated cycles for subfertile couples. METHODS: The principles of the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility

  3. Artificial intelligence in medicine.

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    Ramesh, A. N.; Kambhampati, C.; Monson, J. R. T.; Drew, P. J.

    2004-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science capable of analysing complex medical data. Their potential to exploit meaningful relationship with in a data set can be used in the diagnosis, treatment and predicting outcome in many clinical scenarios. METHODS: Medline and internet searches were carried out using the keywords 'artificial intelligence' and 'neural networks (computer)'. Further references were obtained by cross-referencing from key articles. An overview of different artificial intelligent techniques is presented in this paper along with the review of important clinical applications. RESULTS: The proficiency of artificial intelligent techniques has been explored in almost every field of medicine. Artificial neural network was the most commonly used analytical tool whilst other artificial intelligent techniques such as fuzzy expert systems, evolutionary computation and hybrid intelligent systems have all been used in different clinical settings. DISCUSSION: Artificial intelligence techniques have the potential to be applied in almost every field of medicine. There is need for further clinical trials which are appropriately designed before these emergent techniques find application in the real clinical setting. PMID:15333167

  4. Do Endometrial Movements Affect The Achievement of Pregnancy during Intrauterine Insemination?

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    Ari Kim

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: This study was aimed to assess the effect of endometrial movements on pregnancy achievement in intrauterine insemination (IUI cycles. Materials and Methods: The population of this observational study was composed of unexplained infertility couples undergoing first-time IUI with clomiphene citrate between September 2010 and October 2011. Not only endometrial movements, but also thickness, volume, pattern, and echogenic change of endometrium were analyzed prospectively in prediction of pregnancy. Results: The total number of 241 cycles of IUI with 49 intrauterine pregnancies (20.3% was analyzed. Pregnancy was not related to endometrial thickness and endometrial volume, but significantly related to endometrial movements associated with the number of contraction, strong movement, cervicofundal direction, and hyperechoic change (p<0.05. Pregnant group showed higher cervicofundal movement rate (89.8 vs. 75.5%. Conclusion: For IUI cycles stimulated by clomiphene citrate in unexplained infertility women, endometrial movements on the day of IUI could be a predictor of pregnancy.

  5. Susceptibility of turkeys to pandemic-H1N1 virus by reproductive tract insemination

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    Suarez David L

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The current pandemic influenza A H1N1 2009 (pH1N1 was first recognized in humans with acute respiratory diseases in April 2009 in Mexico, in swine in Canada in June, 2009 with respiratory disease, and in turkeys in Chile in June 2009 with a severe drop in egg production. Several experimental studies attempted to reproduce the disease in turkeys, but failed to produce respiratory infection in turkeys using standard inoculation routes. We demonstrated that pH1N1 virus can infect the reproductive tract of turkey hens after experimental intrauterine inoculation, causing decreased egg production. This route of exposure is realistic in modern turkey production because turkey hens are handled once a week for intrauterine insemination in order to produce fertile eggs. This understanding of virus exposure provides an improved understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease and can improve poultry husbandry to prevent disease outbreaks.

  6. Factors influencing the outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI): age, clinical variables and significant thresholds.

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    Speyer, B E; Abramov, B; Saab, W; Doshi, A; Sarna, U; Harper, J C; Serhal, P

    2013-10-01

    The aim was to investigate the influence of various biological factors upon the outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI). The total IUI history (856 cycles) of 352 couples was studied. Live-birth showed a strong negative correlation with female age but no correlation with male age. Antimüllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) correlated negatively with female age, and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) correlated positively. Significant thresholds were found for all three variables, and also for total motile count (TMC) in the prepared sperm. Calculating pregnancy losses per positive pregnancy showed a strong correlation with increasing female age. This was highly significant for biochemical losses but not for fetal heart miscarriages. Male age had no effect on rate of pregnancy loss. In conclusion, female age, FSH, AMH and TMC are good predictive factors for live-birth and therefore relate to essential in vivo steps in the reproductive process. PMID:24127958

  7. EVALUATION OF ROLE OF INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION IN INFERTILITY IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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    Purvita

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The last few decades have witnessed a tremendous progress in the treatment of infertility. Intrauterine insemination (IUI is such a technique in which the washed sperm is introduced in the uterine cavity in proper time IUI may be done using husband’s semen (IUI-H or donor’s semen (IUI-D. The rationale of IUI is to overcome vaginal acidic pH, cervical mucus hostility and to deposit adequate number of highly motile and morphologically normal sperms near the fundal region of the uterus around the expected time of ovulation. This very study was targeted to evaluate the success rate of IUI using husband’s semen (IUI-H in terms of clinical pregnancies in infertile couples and to establish its role in the management of infertility. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the pregnancy rate per cycle of IUI and also the associated prognostic factors and adverse effects, if any

  8. Principles of artificial intelligence

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    1980-01-01

    A classic introduction to artificial intelligence intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice, Principles of Artificial Intelligence describes fundamental AI ideas that underlie applications such as natural language processing, automatic programming, robotics, machine vision, automatic theorem proving, and intelligent data retrieval. Rather than focusing on the subject matter of the applications, the book is organized around general computational concepts involving the kinds of data structures used, the types of operations performed on the data structures, and the properties of th

  9. The Artificial Anal Sphincter

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    Christiansen, John

    2000-01-01

    The artificial anal sphincter as treatment for end stage anal incontinence was first described in 1987. Published series concern a total of 42 patients, with a success rate of approximately 80%. Infection has been the most serious complication, but a number of technical complications related to the device have also occurred and required revisional procedures in 40% to 60% of the patients. The artificial anal sphincter may be used for the same indications as dynamic graciloplasty except in pat...

  10. Test Report for Improving Reproductive Performance of Sow with Comprehensive Insemination Measures%采用综合输精措施提高母猪繁殖性能的试验报告

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    黄卫平; 王强

    2015-01-01

    The experiment assisted artificial insemination to sow by using comprehensive insem-ination measures based on the national standarel of NY/636-2002. The result showed that the estrus conception rate added up to 85.71% and 86.32%(86.23% on average)for first farrowing sows, 86.67% and 86.96% (86.88% on average)for multiparous sows. There was not significant difference between the different varieties. The litter size of Black pigs was 8.53±1.63(average),York pigs′ was 11.08 ±0.41, there was significant difference between the two different breeds, but first farrowing sows and multiparous sows of York pigs was not significantly different. The result indicated that com-prehensive insemination measures could improve sows′ reproductive performance effectively,especially the estrus conception rate for first farrowing sows.%本试验在国标NY/636-2002母猪输精操作程序的基础上采用综合输精措施来辅助人工授精,结果显示:采用综合输精措施后,初产母猪的情期受胎率可达85.71%和86.32%(综合86.23%),经产母猪可达86.67%和86.96%(综合86.88%),两者间差异不显著,不同品种间的差异也不显著;黑猪产仔数为8.53±1.63,与约克猪产仔数(11.08±0.41)间的差异极显著,但约克猪经产和初产母猪本品种内的差异不显著。本试验说明采用综合输精措施能够有效提高母猪的繁殖性能,尤其是初产母猪的情期受胎率。

  11. Cervical mucus characteristics and hormonal status at insemination of Holstein cows

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    Bernardi, S.; Rinaudo, A.; Marini, P.

    2016-01-01

    The present study was carried out to characterize the cervical mucus (CM) collected when inseminating Holstein cows and to relate the secretion pattern with pregnancy. The mucus was collected from mid-cervix of 64 cows with spontaneus estrus (SE) and induced estrus (IE). The quantity, pattern and consistency of the mucus, pH, arborization patterns and the sperm motility were observed. The levels of progesterone and estradiol 17β in serum were also determined. Pregnancy detection was performed by means of transrectal ultrasonography 60 days after insemination. Mucous secretion of cows with SE was significantly different from those with IE, showing a lower degree of crystallization (SE 2.00; IE 2.75) and a lower level of steroid hormones (P4: SE 0.17 ng/ml and IE 0.33 ng/ml (t 1.99547 α 0.05); E2: SE 30.95 pg/ml and IE 47.76 pg/ml (t 1.99495 α 0.05). Progesterone level was significantly lower and estrogen significantly higher in pregnant cows (P) in relation to that observed in non pregnant females (N) (P4: P 0.20 ng/ml and N 0.44 ng/ml (t 1.99602 α 0.05); E2: P 54.77 pg/ml and N 40.75 pg/ml (t 1.99505 α 0.05). In conclusion pregnancy was associated with acopious, clear and watery discharge (similar to egg white), with an arborization degree of 2.25, presence of atypical fern leaves together with rosette formations and needles or thorns on rails due to low levels of progesterone accompanied by high concentrations of estrogens.

  12. Performance of Bee Colonies Headed by Queens Instrumentally Inseminated with Semen of Drones Who Come from a Single Colony or Many Colonies

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    Gerula Dariusz; Węgrzynowicz Paweł; Panasiuk Beata; Bieńkowska Małgorzata; Skowronek Wojciech

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the study was to determine the effect of honey bee worker diversity within the colony on: development, honey productivity, and wintering. Two different levels of diversity within the colony were tested. The appropriate levels of diversity within the colony were obtained by selecting drones for inseminating the queens. Lower genetic diversity was obtained in the colonies headed by a queen inseminated with semen collected from drones originating from a single colony. Higher genetic d...

  13. Predictive value of sperm motility characteristics assessed by computer-assisted sperm analysis in intrauterine insemination with superovulation in couples with unexplained infertility

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    Youn, Joung Sub; Cha, Sun Hwa; Park, Chan Woo; Yang, Kwang Moon; Kim, Jin Yeong; Koong, Mi Kyoung; Kang, Inn Soo; Song, In Ok; Han, Sang Chul

    2011-01-01

    Objective To determine whether characteristics of sperm motility obtained by computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) could predict pregnancy after intrauterine insemination (IUI) in couples with unexplained infertility. Methods Three hundred eighty-three cycles of intrauterine insemination with superovulation were retrospectively analyzed. Semen analysis was performed with CASA before and after swim-up and the parameters were compared between pregnant and non-pregnant women. Results The pregn...

  14. Ecological Service Value Assessment of Urban Artificial Forest Ecosystem in Semi-arid Regions: A case study in Lanzhou City,China%半干旱区城市人工森林生态系统服务价值评估——以兰州市南北两山环境绿化工程区为例

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    谭明亮; 段争虎; 陈小红; 张瑞君

    2012-01-01

    Based on satellite remote sensing data acquired in 2005 and the ecosystem service value assessment method,the ecological service value of urban artificial forest ecosystem in south hills and north hills of Lanzhou was studied.Results indicate that the ecological service value of the urban artificial forest ecosystem study area is 15.59×108 Yuan per year.The order of service value is: recreation and ecotourismatmosphere adjustmentwater source conservationforest by-producterosion controlbiodiversity maintenancewoodfirewood.The proportion of direct and indirect economic benefits in the artificial ecosystem service value is different from that in natural ecosystem service value because the building of the ecosystem is artificial and purposive.The research is quite important in theory and reality for the assessment of the urban artificial forest ecosystem service value,and would be helpful to realize sustainable development and environment protection in western China.%基于2005年兰州市南北两山环境绿化工程区的卫星遥感资料,应用生态系统服务评价方法,结合研究区实际情况,对研究区的城市人工森林生态系统服务价值进行评估。结果表明:①2005年研究区的人工森林生态系统总服务价值为15.59亿元.a-1;各项服务价值的顺序依次为:森林游憩〉维持大气平衡〉涵养水源〉林副产品〉固土保肥〉保护生物多样性〉木材〉薪炭材;②城市人工森林生态系统服务价值组成上表现为经济效益(直接价值)与生态效益(间接价值)的比例相差不大,明显有异于自然生态系统,这主要是由人工生态系统的人为性和明确的目的性造成的。研究表明,城市人工生态系统对CO2减排的可持续性和生态安全具有现实意义。对积极探索西部地区的生物减排及水土资源及生态安全问题,对进行城市人工生态系统服务评价具有一定的借鉴意义。

  15. Artificial muscles on heat

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    McKay, Thomas G.; Shin, Dong Ki; Percy, Steven; Knight, Chris; McGarry, Scott; Anderson, Iain A.

    2014-03-01

    Many devices and processes produce low grade waste heat. Some of these include combustion engines, electrical circuits, biological processes and industrial processes. To harvest this heat energy thermoelectric devices, using the Seebeck effect, are commonly used. However, these devices have limitations in efficiency, and usable voltage. This paper investigates the viability of a Stirling engine coupled to an artificial muscle energy harvester to efficiently convert heat energy into electrical energy. The results present the testing of the prototype generator which produced 200 μW when operating at 75°C. Pathways for improved performance are discussed which include optimising the electronic control of the artificial muscle, adjusting the mechanical properties of the artificial muscle to work optimally with the remainder of the system, good sealing, and tuning the resonance of the displacer to minimise the power required to drive it.

  16. Artificial vision workbench.

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    Frenger, P

    1997-01-01

    Machine vision is an important component of medical systems engineering. Inexpensive miniature solid state cameras are now available. This paper describes how these devices can be used as artificial retinas, to take snapshots and moving pictures in monochrome or color. Used in pairs, they produce a stereoscopic field of vision and enable depth perception. Macular and peripheral vision can be simulated electronically. This paper also presents the author's design of an artificial orbit for this synthetic eye. The orbit supports the eye, protects it, and provides attachment points for the ocular motion control system. Convergence and image fusion can be produced, and saccades simulated, along with the other ocular motions. The use of lenses, filters, irises and focusing mechanisms are also discussed. Typical camera-computer interfaces are described, including the use of "frame grabbers" and analog-to-digital image conversion. Software programs for eye positioning, image manipulation, feature extraction and object recognition are discussed, including the application of artificial neural networks.

  17. Artificial intelligence in nanotechnology.

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    Sacha, G M; Varona, P

    2013-11-15

    During the last decade there has been increasing use of artificial intelligence tools in nanotechnology research. In this paper we review some of these efforts in the context of interpreting scanning probe microscopy, the study of biological nanosystems, the classification of material properties at the nanoscale, theoretical approaches and simulations in nanoscience, and generally in the design of nanodevices. Current trends and future perspectives in the development of nanocomputing hardware that can boost artificial-intelligence-based applications are also discussed. Convergence between artificial intelligence and nanotechnology can shape the path for many technological developments in the field of information sciences that will rely on new computer architectures and data representations, hybrid technologies that use biological entities and nanotechnological devices, bioengineering, neuroscience and a large variety of related disciplines.

  18. Artificial intelligence in nanotechnology

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    During the last decade there has been increasing use of artificial intelligence tools in nanotechnology research. In this paper we review some of these efforts in the context of interpreting scanning probe microscopy, the study of biological nanosystems, the classification of material properties at the nanoscale, theoretical approaches and simulations in nanoscience, and generally in the design of nanodevices. Current trends and future perspectives in the development of nanocomputing hardware that can boost artificial-intelligence-based applications are also discussed. Convergence between artificial intelligence and nanotechnology can shape the path for many technological developments in the field of information sciences that will rely on new computer architectures and data representations, hybrid technologies that use biological entities and nanotechnological devices, bioengineering, neuroscience and a large variety of related disciplines. (topical review)

  19. Artificial intelligence in nanotechnology

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    Sacha, G. M.; Varona, P.

    2013-11-01

    During the last decade there has been increasing use of artificial intelligence tools in nanotechnology research. In this paper we review some of these efforts in the context of interpreting scanning probe microscopy, the study of biological nanosystems, the classification of material properties at the nanoscale, theoretical approaches and simulations in nanoscience, and generally in the design of nanodevices. Current trends and future perspectives in the development of nanocomputing hardware that can boost artificial-intelligence-based applications are also discussed. Convergence between artificial intelligence and nanotechnology can shape the path for many technological developments in the field of information sciences that will rely on new computer architectures and data representations, hybrid technologies that use biological entities and nanotechnological devices, bioengineering, neuroscience and a large variety of related disciplines.

  20. Effect of Different Diluents and Insemination Dose on Artificial Insemination Efficacy in Tianzhu Muscovy Ducks%不同稀释液和输精量对天柱黑番鸭人工授精效果的影响

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    杨胜林; 黄光龙; 余情武; 王志强

    2010-01-01

    @@ 天柱黑番鸭是我国4个地方番鸭品种之一,已被列为地方品种资源进行保护和利用.由于骡鸭属于属间杂交的产物,自然交配受精率很低,仅为15%~45%,因此,开展人工授精是提高番鸭受精率根本途径.

  1. Artificial human vision.

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    Dowling, Jason

    2005-01-01

    Can vision be restored to the blind? As early as 1929 it was discovered that stimulating the visual cortex of an individual led to the perception of spots of light, known as phosphenes [1] . The aim of artificial human vision systems is to attempt to utilize the perception of phosphenes to provide a useful substitute for normal vision. Currently, four locations for electrical stimulation are being investigated; behind the retina (subretinal), in front of the retina (epiretinal), the optic nerve and the visual cortex (using intra- and surface electrodes). This review discusses artificial human vision technology and requirements, and reviews the current development projects.

  2. Spatially Resolved Artificial Chemistry

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    Fellermann, Harold

    2009-01-01

    Although spatial structures can play a crucial role in chemical systems and can drastically alter the outcome of reactions, the traditional framework of artificial chemistry is a well-stirred tank reactor with no spatial representation in mind. Advanced method development in physical chemistry has...... made a class of models accessible to the realms of artificial chemistry that represent reacting molecules in a coarse-grained fashion in continuous space. This chapter introduces the mathematical models of Brownian dynamics (BD) and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) for molecular motion and reaction...

  3. Bayesian artificial intelligence

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    Korb, Kevin B

    2003-01-01

    As the power of Bayesian techniques has become more fully realized, the field of artificial intelligence has embraced Bayesian methodology and integrated it to the point where an introduction to Bayesian techniques is now a core course in many computer science programs. Unlike other books on the subject, Bayesian Artificial Intelligence keeps mathematical detail to a minimum and covers a broad range of topics. The authors integrate all of Bayesian net technology and learning Bayesian net technology and apply them both to knowledge engineering. They emphasize understanding and intuition but also provide the algorithms and technical background needed for applications. Software, exercises, and solutions are available on the authors' website.

  4. Single or double sperm wash processing by density gradient centrifugation: effect on clomiphene citrate induced intrauterine insemination cycle outcomes

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    Turhan, Nilgün; PEKEL, Aslıhan; Onaran, Yüksel; DUVAN, Zehra Candan İLTEMİR; Bayrak, Ömer

    2011-01-01

    To compare the motility yields of single or double wash after density gradient centrifugation of the ejaculate and their effects on pregnancy rates in clomiphene citrate induced intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles. Materials and methods: This prospective randomized controlled study included 341 IUI cycles. Sperm specimens processed by density gradient centrifugation either with single wash (the single wash group, n = 170) or double wash treatment (the double wash group, n = 171). Sperm p...

  5. The comparison between Intrauterine Insemination and Fallopian Tube Sperm Perfusion Using FAST®System in Patients with Unexplained Infertility

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    Sepideh Peivandi; Shila Modanlu; Aghdas Ebadi

    2015-01-01

    Background: Controlled ovarian stimulation (COH) with intrauterine insemination (IUI) is commonly offered to infertile couples with patent fallopian tubes because it is simple, non-invasive and cost-effective technique. Another non-invasive method is fallopian tube sperm perfusion (FSP). This study was performed to compare the relative efficacy between FSP using fallopian sperm transfer (FAST) system and standard IUI in patients with unexplained infertility. Materials and Me...

  6. Intrauterine pregnancy following low-dose gonadotropin ovulation induction and direct intraperitoneal insemination for severe cervical stenosis

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    Sills E Scott; Palermo Gianpiero D

    2002-01-01

    Abstract Background We present a case of primary infertility related to extreme cervical stenosis, a subset of cervical factor infertility which accounts for approximately 5% of all clinical infertility referrals. Case presentation A 37 year-old nulligravida was successfully treated with ovulation induction via recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and direct intraperitoneal insemination (IPI). Anticipating controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with in vitro fertilization/embryo transf...

  7. Pregnancy Outcome with Intrauterine Insemination in Patients with Unexplained Recurrent Abortion Whose Partners Have Abnormal Hypo-Osmotic Swelling Test

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    Talie Kazerooni

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Recurrent abortion is defined as three or moreconsecutive pregnancy losses. We aimed to determine the relationshipbetween male sperm parameters and hypo-osmoticswelling score and recurrent abortion. We also studiedwhether washing of spermatozoa and intrauterine inseminationin patients with recurrent miscarriage and low score hypoosmoticswelling test in male partners could improve the outcomeof pregnancy.Methods: Between February 2003 and September 2006 ingynecology clinics affiliated to Shiraz University of MedicalSciences, 176 women with a history of recurrent abortionand their male partners were selected as study group. And159 healthy and fertile couples without a history of recurrentabortion were selected as control group. The relationship betweenmale sperm parameters and hypo-osmotic swelling testand recurrent spontaneous abortion in their female partnerswas evaluated after intrauterine insemination for those withabnormal hypo-osmotic swelling test. Outcome of pregnancyin patients with recurrent abortion whose male partners hadlow score hypo-osmotic swelling test was evaluated afterintrauterine insemination.Results: Low scores of hypo-osmotic swelling test weremore frequently seen in the study group than the controls:116 (65% versus 24 (15%. The mean hypo-osmotic swellingscore was significantly lower in the study group(P< 0.001. The outcome of pregnancy improved after intrauterineinsemination in those with low score hypoosmoticswelling test. The pregnancy success rate in thetreated group (pregnant with intrauterine insemination was77.77% while in the untreated group (pregnant without intrauterineinsemination was 30.76% with a success rateratio of 2.04.Conclusion: There was a positive relationship between lowhypo-osmotic swelling test score in male partners and recurrentabortion in their wives. Intrauterine insemination improvedthe outcome of pregnancy in these couples.

  8. A controlled study of human chorionic gonadotrophin induced ovulation versus urinary luteinizing hormone surge for timing of intrauterine insemination.

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    Martinez, A R; Bernadus, R E; Voorhorst, F J; Vermeiden, J P; Schoemaker, J

    1991-10-01

    Forty-eight patients in a programme of intrauterine insemination (IUI) were randomized in a cross-over study. All were stimulated with clomiphene citrate (CC) and inseminated either after follicular rupture induced by human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) or after a spontaneous urinary luteinizing hormone (LH) surge. The HCG was administered when follicles of 18-22 mm in diameter were observed on ultrasound and IUI was performed 37-40 h thereafter. The monitoring of a urinary LH peak was carried out using a rapid urinary LH test. IUI took place approximately 22 h after detection of the LH surge. Overall, the pregnancy rates were 9.3% (4/43) after HCG induced ovulation and 20.5% (9/44) after spontaneous ovulation (P = 0.12). Analysis of mid-cycle events showed that following sonographic criteria, the HCG injection was performed significantly earlier in the cycle compared with the spontaneous LH surge. In addition, the mean diameter of the preovulatory follicles was significantly smaller and insemination was substantially earlier in the HCG induced cycles. These findings suggest that a beneficial effect arises from allowing the natural process of final follicular maturation to occur. PMID:1752926

  9. Evidence for costs of mating and self-fertilization in a simultaneous hermaphrodite with hypodermic insemination, the Opisthobranch Alderia willowi.

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    Smolensky, Nicole; Romero, Melissa R; Krug, Patrick J

    2009-04-01

    Simultaneous hermaphrodites offer the chance to study antagonistic coevolution between the sexes when individuals function in both roles. Traumatic mating by hypodermic insemination has repeatedly evolved in hermaphroditic taxa, but evidence for the fitness costs of such male-advantage traits is lacking. When reared in isolation, specimens of the sea slug Alderia willowi (Opisthobranchia: Sacoglossa) initially laid clutches of unfertilized eggs but 4 days later began self-fertilizing; this is only the third report of selfing in an opisthobranch. Hypodermic insemination may allow selfing in Alderia if penetration of the body wall bypasses internal mechanisms that promote outcrossing. Selfing specimens and slugs reared in pairs had reduced fecundity compared to isolated slugs laying unfertilized clutches, suggesting that hypodermic insemination imposes a cost of mating. Egg production increased for field-caught slugs separated after mating compared to slugs held in pairs, a further indication that accessibility to mates imposes a fitness cost to the female function. Such antagonism can confer a competitive advantage to slugs mating in the male role but diminish reproduction in the female role among hermaphrodites capable of long-term sperm storage. Alderia willowi is also a rare case of poecilogony, with adults producing either planktotrophic or lecithotrophic larvae. Our rearing studies revealed that most slugs switched between expressed development modes at some point; such reproductive flexibility within individuals is unprecedented, even among poecilogonous species. PMID:19366929

  10. Intrauterine pregnancy following low-dose gonadotropin ovulation induction and direct intraperitoneal insemination for severe cervical stenosis

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    Sills E Scott

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We present a case of primary infertility related to extreme cervical stenosis, a subset of cervical factor infertility which accounts for approximately 5% of all clinical infertility referrals. Case presentation A 37 year-old nulligravida was successfully treated with ovulation induction via recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (FSH and direct intraperitoneal insemination (IPI. Anticipating controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF, the patient underwent hysteroscopy and cervical recanalization, but safe intrauterine access was not possible due to severe proximal cervical stricture. Hysterosalpingogram established bilateral tubal patency and confirmed an irregular cervical contour. Since the cervical canal could not be traversed, neither standard intrauterine insemination nor transcervical embryo transfer could be offered. Prepared spermatozoa were therefore placed intraperitoneally at both tubal fimbria under real-time transvaginal sonographic guidance using a 17 gage single-lumen IVF needle. Supplementary progesterone was administered as 200 mg/d lozenge (troche plus 200 mg/d rectal suppository, maintained from the day following IPI to the 8th gestational week. A singleton intrauterine pregnancy was achieved after the second ovulation induction attempt. Conclusions In this report, we outline the relevance of cervical factor infertility to reproductive medicine practice. Additionally, our andrology evaluation, ovulation induction approach, spermatozoa preparation, and insemination technique in such cases are described.

  11. Sperm survival and heterogeneity are correlated with fertility after intrauterine insemination in superovulated ewes.

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    Grasa, P; Pérez-Pé, R; Abecia, A; Forcada, F; Muiño-Blanco, T; Cebrián-Pérez, J A

    2005-02-01

    Efficient animal production involves accurate estimations of fertilizing ability. One key factor is the plasma membrane of the sperm cell, which is actively involved in the cascade of events before oocyte fusion. Many methods are used to analyze the characteristics of this membrane, including partition in aqueous two-phase systems which is an efficient method to analyze sperm surface changes accounting for loss of viability and different functional states. Centrifugal countercurrent distribution (CCCD) analysis can also be used in an aqueous two-phase system to determine the relationship between sperm parameters and in vivo fertility in ewes. In a previous work, we found a significant correlation between two post-CCCD parameters (heterogeneity and recovered viability) and field fertility when the same sample was used after cervical AI. The present study was intended to find out whether the control of several external factors that affect reproductive efficiency is able to increase the correlation coefficient between post-CCCD parameters and fertility. Thus, 90 Rasa aragonesa ewes were controlled on the same farm and received intrauterine inseminations using the same technical equipment. The fertilizing ability of the raw semen and sperm samples selected by a dextran/swim-up process was compared using a low number of spermatozoa per insemination (7 x 10(7)) to enhance possible fertility differences. A new post-CCCD parameter was considered; the loss of viability (LV) occurred during the CCCD process. This variable denotes the sperm surviving ability and corresponds to the difference between the total number of viable cells loaded and recovered after the CCCD run. The mean fertility of eight sperm control samples was 60% (range: 25-76%), and there was no significant correlation between standard parameters and in vivo fertility. LV ranged from 2 to 69% (average 27%) and was negatively correlated with fertility (r = -0.914, P < 0.01). Ejaculate heterogeneity (H) ranged

  12. High-response intrauterine insemination cycles converted to low-cost in vitro fertilization

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    Aletebi F

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Fatma AletebiAssisted Reproduction Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Abdulaziz University, Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaBackground: There is a trend to cancel intrauterine insemination (IUI in women with a high response. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-cost in vitro fertilization (IVF in high-response IUI cycles in comparison with conventional IVF.Methods and materials: A total of 46 women were included in the study. Group A (study group included 23 women with hyper-response to IUI cycles who were converted to IVF. They received oral letrozole 2.5 mg twice daily from days 3–7 of the menstrual cycle, along with 75 International Units (IU of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone on days 3 and 8. Group B (control group underwent conventional IVF, and received downregulation with a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist followed by stimulation with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone 150–300 IU/day. Ovulation was triggered by 10,000 IU of human chorionic gonadotrophin, followed by IVF and embryo transfer. The primary outcome measure analyzed was pregnancy rates in both groups.Results: The study group received a significantly lower (P = 0.001 total dose of follicle-stimulating hormone and had significantly (P = 0.002 decreased levels of terminal estradiol. Although the pregnancy rate (30.43% in the study group versus 39.13% in the conventional group per stimulated cycle was higher in the conventional IVF group, the miscarriage rate (study group 4.34% versus conventional group 13.04% was also higher, and hence the take-home baby rate (study group 26.08% versus conventional group 30.43% was more or less similar in both the groups.Conclusion: IVF can be offered to women having a high response to IUI cycles with good pregnancy rates and at low cost compared with use of a conventional protocol, and therefore can be considered more patient-friendly in selected cases.Keywords: low

  13. Patient-Centered Pain Care Using Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Health Tools: Protocol for a Randomized Study Funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Program

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    Piette, John D.; Krein, Sarah L; Striplin, Dana; Marinec, Nicolle; Kerns, Robert D.; Farris, Karen B.; Singh, Satinder; An, Lawrence; Heapy, Alicia A.

    2016-01-01

    Background Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments for chronic low back pain. However, only half of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients have access to trained CBT therapists, and program expansion is costly. CBT typically consists of 10 weekly hour-long sessions. However, some patients improve after the first few sessions while others need more extensive contact. Objective We are applying principles from “reinforcement learning” (a field of artifici...

  14. Artificial intelligence within AFSC

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    1990-01-01

    Information on artificial intelligence research in the Air Force Systems Command is given in viewgraph form. Specific research that is being conducted at the Rome Air Development Center, the Space Technology Center, the Human Resources Laboratory, the Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, the Armamant Laboratory, and the Wright Research and Development Center is noted.

  15. Artificial Left Ventricle

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    Ranjbar, Saeed; Meybodi, Mahmood Emami

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    This Artificial left ventricle is based on a simple conic assumption shape for left ventricle where its motion is made by attached compressed elastic tubes to its walls which are regarded to electrical points at each nodal .This compressed tubes are playing the role of myofibers in the myocardium of the left ventricle. These elastic tubes have helical shapes and are transacting on these helical bands dynamically. At this invention we give an algorithm of this artificial left ventricle construction that of course the effect of the blood flow in LV is observed with making beneficiary used of sensors to obtain this effecting, something like to lifegates problem. The main problem is to evaluate powers that are interacted between elastic body (left ventricle) and fluid (blood). The main goal of this invention is to show that artificial heart is not just a pump, but mechanical modeling of LV wall and its interaction with blood in it (blood movement modeling) can introduce an artificial heart closed to natural heart...

  16. Artificial Gravity Research Plan

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    Gilbert, Charlene

    2014-01-01

    This document describes the forward working plan to identify what countermeasure resources are needed for a vehicle with an artificial gravity module (intermittent centrifugation) and what Countermeasure Resources are needed for a rotating transit vehicle (continuous centrifugation) to minimize the effects of microgravity to Mars Exploration crewmembers.

  17. Micromachined Artificial Haircell

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    Liu, Chang (Inventor); Engel, Jonathan (Inventor); Chen, Nannan (Inventor); Chen, Jack (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    A micromachined artificial sensor comprises a support coupled to and movable with respect to a substrate. A polymer, high-aspect ratio cilia-like structure is disposed on and extends out-of-plane from the support. A strain detector is disposed with respect to the support to detect movement of the support.

  18. Terahertz Artificial Dielectric Lens

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    Mendis, Rajind; Nagai, Masaya; Wang, Yiqiu; Karl, Nicholas; Mittleman, Daniel M.

    2016-03-01

    We have designed, fabricated, and experimentally characterized a lens for the THz regime based on artificial dielectrics. These are man-made media that mimic properties of naturally occurring dielectric media, or even manifest properties that cannot generally occur in nature. For example, the well-known dielectric property, the refractive index, which usually has a value greater than unity, can have a value less than unity in an artificial dielectric. For our lens, the artificial-dielectric medium is made up of a parallel stack of 100 μm thick metal plates that form an array of parallel-plate waveguides. The convergent lens has a plano-concave geometry, in contrast to conventional dielectric lenses. Our results demonstrate that this lens is capable of focusing a 2 cm diameter beam to a spot size of 4 mm, at the design frequency of 0.17 THz. The results further demonstrate that the overall power transmission of the lens can be better than certain conventional dielectric lenses commonly used in the THz regime. Intriguingly, we also observe that under certain conditions, the lens boundary demarcated by the discontinuous plate edges actually resembles a smooth continuous surface. These results highlight the importance of this artificial-dielectric technology for the development of future THz-wave devices.

  19. Observations of artificial satellites

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    Full Text Available The following publication gives the results of photographic
    observations of artificial satellites made at Asiago during the second
    and third year of this programme. The fixed camera technique and that
    with moving film (the latter still in its experimental stage have been used.

  20. Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks

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    1999-01-01

    The note addresses introduction to signal analysis and classification based on artificial feed-forward neural networks.......The note addresses introduction to signal analysis and classification based on artificial feed-forward neural networks....

  1. Improved pregnancy rate with administration of hCG after intrauterine insemination: a pilot study

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    Martikainen Hannu

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In natural cycles, women conceive when intercourse takes place during a six-day period ending on the day of ovulation. The current practice in intrauterine insemination (IUI cycles is to perform the IUI 24-36 hours after the hCG administration, when the ovulation is already imminent. In this study hCG was administered after the IUI, which more closely resembles the fertilisation process in natural cycles. Methods All the IUIs performed since the beginning of 2007 were analysed retrospectively. Our standard protocol has been to perform the IUI 24-32 hours after hCG administration. From the end of 2008, we started to inject hCG after the IUI at random. The main outcome measure was the result of a urinary pregnancy test. Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE was used to identify independent factors affecting the cycle outcome. Results The analysis included 228 cycles with hCG administered before and 104 cycles hCG administered after the IUI. The pregnancy rates were 10.9% and 19.6% (P = 0.040, respectively. Independent factors (OR, 95% CI affecting the cycle outcome were sperm count (2.65, 1.20-5.81, number of follicles > 16 mm at IUI (2.01, 1.07-3.81 and the time of hCG administration (2.21, 1.16-4.19. Conclusion Improved pregnancy rate was observed with administration of hCG after IUI.

  2. Isolated abnormal strict morphology is not a contraindication for intrauterine insemination.

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    Lockwood, G M; Deveneau, N E; Shridharani, A N; Strawn, E Y; Sandlow, J I

    2015-11-01

    This study sought to investigate whether isolated abnormal strict morphology (intrauterine insemination (IUI). This was a retrospective study performed at an Academic Medical Center/Reproductive Medicine Center. Four hundred and eight couples were included for 856 IUI cycles. 70 IUI cycles were performed in couples with abnormal strict morphology and otherwise normal semen parameters. Outcomes were measured as clinical pregnancy rate per IUI cycle as documented by fetal heart activity on maternal ultrasound. Clinical pregnancy rate did not significantly differ between the group with abnormal strict morphology [11/70 (15.7%)] and the normal morphology group [39/281 (13.9%)]. Additionally, there was no significant difference between the pregnancy rate in the abnormal morphology group compared to that of our overall institutional IUI pregnancy rate [145/856 (16.9%)]. Furthermore, there was no significant difference between pregnancy rate in the very low morphology group [3/14 (21.4%)] compared to those with normal morphology or the overall IUI pregnancy rate. Patients with isolated abnormal strict morphology have clinical pregnancy rates similar to those with normal morphology for IUI. Even in those with very low normal forms, consideration of IUI for assisted reproduction should not be excluded. PMID:26384603

  3. Successful pregnancy and birth after intrauterine insemination using caput epididymal sperm by percutaneous aspiration

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    YiQIU; Dan-TongYANG; Su-MeiWANG; Hui-QingSUN; Yi-FangJIA

    2003-01-01

    Aim:To manage male infertility with obstructive azoospermia by means of percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration(PESA)and intrauterine insemination(IUI),Methods:Ninety azoospermic patients with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens(BAVD,N=58)or bilateral caudal epididymal obstruction(BCEO,n=32)requesting for fine needle aspiration(FNA),PESA and IUI were recruited.The obstruction was diagnosed by vasography and determination of the fructose,carnitine and alpha-glucosidase levels in the seminal fluid.Results:The mean sperm motility,density,abnormal sperm and total sperm count of the caput epdidymis were 16%±22%,(12±31)×106/mL,55%±36% and (16±14)×106,respectively,In the 90 couples,a total of 74 PESA procedures and 66 cycles of IUI were performed.Three pregnancies resulted,including one twin pregnancy giving birth to two healthy boys, one single pregnancy with a healthy girl and another single pregnancy aborted at week 6 of conception.The pregnancy rate per IUI cycle was 4.5%.Conclusiong:The birth of normal,healthy infants by IUI using PESA indicates that the caput epididymal sperm possess fertilization capacity.The PESA-IUI programme is a practical and economical procedure for the management of patients with obstructive azoospermia.

  4. Role of laparohysteroscopy in women with normal pelvic imaging and failed ovulation stimulation with intrauterine insemination

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    K Jayakrishnan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Women with primary infertility and no obvious pelvic pathology on clinical evaluation and imaging are either treated empirically or further investigated by laparoscopy. Aims: The role of diagnostic laparoscopy in women who fail to conceive after empirical treatment with ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination was evaluated. Settings and Design: Retrospective study at a private infertility center. Materials and Methods: A study of patients who underwent diagnostic laparoscopy between 1 st January 2001 and 31 st December 2008 was performed. Those patients who had no detectable pathology based on history, physical examination, and ultrasound and had treatment for three or more cycles in the form of ovulation induction and IUI were included in the study. Moderate and severe male factor infertility and history of any previous surgery were exclusion criteria. Statistical Analysis Used: Data were statistically analyzed using Statistics Package for Social Sciences (ver. 16.0; SPSS Inc., Chicago. Results: Of the 127 women who underwent diagnostic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, 87.4% ( n= 111 of patients had positive findings. Significant pelvic pathology (moderate endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and tubal pathology was seen in 26.8% of cases. Conclusion: One in four women had significant pelvic pathology where treatment could possibly improve future fertility. Diagnostic laparoscopy has a role in infertile women with no obvious abnormality before they proceed to more aggressive treatments.

  5. Luteal Phase Support in the Intrauterine Insemination (IUI Cycles: A Randomized Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study.

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    Batool Hossein Rashidi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available To evaluate the impact of luteal phase support with vaginal progesterone on pregnancy rates in the intrauterine insemination (IUI cycles, stimulated with clomiphene citrate and human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG, in sub fertile couples.This prospective, randomized, double blind study was performed in a tertiary infertility center from March 2011 to January 2012. It consisted of 253 sub fertile couples undergoing ovarian stimulation for IUI cycles. They underwent ovarian stimulation with clomiphene citrate (100 mg and hMG (75 IU in preparation for the IUI cycle. Study group (n = 127 received luteal phase support in the form of vaginal progesterone (400 mg twice a day, and control group (n = 126 received placebo. Clinical pregnancy and abortion rates were assessed and compared between the two groups.The clinical pregnancy rate was not significantly higher for supported cycles than that for the unsupported ones (15.75% vs. 12.69%, p = 0.3. The abortion rate in the patients with progesterone luteal support compared to placebo group was not statistically different (10% vs. 18.75%, p = 0.45.It seems that luteal phase support with vaginal progesterone was not enhanced the success of IUI cycles outcomes, when clomiphene citrate and hMG were used for ovulation stimulation.

  6. Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination cycles in patients with unilateral tubal blockage diagnosed by hysterosalpingography

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    Azizeh Ghaseminejad

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination (IUI cycle is an ideal protocol for some subfertile patients. So, we decided to try this therapeutic protocol for the patients with unilateral tubal blockage diagnosed by hysterosalpingography (HSG. Objective: To evaluate the effect of unilateral tubal blockage diagnosed by HSG on cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR of the stimulated IUI cycles. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was performed between October 2006 and October 2009 in an academic reproductive endocrinology and infertility center. Two groups of patients undergoing stimulated IUI cycles were compared. Sixty-four infertile couples with unilateral tubal blockage diagnosed by HSG as the sole cause of infertility in the group (І, and two hundred couples with unexplained infertility in the group (II. The patients underwent 3 consecutive ovarian hyperstimulation (Clomiphen citrate and human menopausal gonadotropin and IUI cycles. The main outcome measurements were the CPRs per patients for 3 consecutive stimulated IUI cycles. Results: Cycle characteristics were found to be homogenous between the both groups. CPRs were similar in group І (26.6% and group II (28% (p=0.87; OR=1.075; 95% CI: 0.57 -2.28. Conclusion: Unilateral tubal blockage (diagnosed on HSG has no effect on success rate of stimulated IUI cycles, so COH and IUI could be recommended as the initial therapeutic protocol in these patients.

  7. ANALYSIS OF PROGNOSTIC FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME IN PATIENTS UNDERGONING INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION

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    M. Farimani I. Amiri

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Intrauterine insemination (IUI has been widely used for the treatment of infertility. Several prognostic factors for IUI outcome have been proposed, including the endometrial thickness and follicle numbers, etiology and duration of infertility and morphology, type and motility of sperms. A total of 463 IUI cycles in which clomiphene citrate and/or human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG were used for ovarian stimulation analyzed retrospectively to identify prognostic factors regarding treatment outcome. The overall pregnancy rate was 13% per cycle. Logistic regression analyses were done on 14 sets of data, including age, Duration of infertility, Type of infertility, The etiology of infertility, Sperm count, Sperm motility before and after processing, The method of ovarian stimulation, Endometrial thickness, Type of catheter, Use of tenaculum, Season of IUI performing , The number of dominant follicle and cycle number. Logistic regression analysis revealed two predictive variables as regards pregnancy: number of the dominant follicles (P = 0.003 and the thickness of endometrium (P = 0.001. The odds ratios for number of the dominant follicles and thickness of endometrium were 1.41 and 1.78 respectively. The results indicate that controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH and IUI achieves the best results with increased number of preovulatory follicles and endometrial thickness.

  8. Pregnancy Rate after Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation and Intrauterine Insemination for the Treatment of Endometriosis following Surgery

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    Attila Keresztúri

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To compare pregnancy rate after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and intrauterine insemination (COH-IUI with no treatment in patients with endometriosis-associated infertility treated with laparoscopy. Design. A clinical cohort study. Setting. University-level tertiary care center. Patients. 238 women with various stages of endometriosis after laparoscopic treatment. Interventions. Either COH-IUI or follow-up for 12 months. Main Outcome Measures. The primary outcome measures were clinical pregnancy and live birth rate. Predictive factors evaluated were female age, maternal BMI, and duration of infertility. Results. The pregnancy rate attained after the integrated laparoscopy–COH-IUI approach was 53.4%, while it was significantly lower (38.5% in the control group. Similarly, a significant difference was observed in live births (48.3% versus 34.2%. Patients with severe endometriosis were less likely to achieve pregnancy (38% and live birth (35% than their counterparts with milder forms (57% and 53%. Conclusions. In patients with endometriosis-based infertility, surgery followed by COH-IUI is more effective than surgery alone.

  9. Study of Positive and Negative Consequences of Using GnRH Antagonist in Intrauterine Insemination Cycles

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    Maryam Bagheri

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: To assess the usefulness of premature luteinization hormone (LH surge preventionin an intrauterine insemination (IUI cycle by GnRH antagonist administration.Materials and Methods: Sixty patients with unexplained or mild male infertility or minimalto mild endometriosis were enrolled in this prospective randomized controlled trial. There weretwenty patients in group A (with GnRH antagonist and 40 patients in group B (without GnRHantagonist.In all of the participants, clomiphene citrate and human menopausal gonadotropin (CC+HMG wereused for ovarian stimulation. When at least one follicle with ≥ 16 mm diameter was seen, LH surgewas checked by a urinary LH kit. In patients with negative results, human chorionic gonadotropinwas continued in both groups, but in group A 0.25 mg Ganirelix SQ was administered for two days,,then in both groups human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG was injected on the third day and IUIwas done 36-40 hours later. Ongoing pregnancy was the primary outcome.Results: Baseline characters and clinical parameters were similar in both groups with the exceptionof ≥14 mm follicles which were higher in group A (p value= 0.003. The pregnancy rate in bothgroups was not significantly different, although it was higher in group B (10% in group A and 15%in group B.Conclusion: At least in CC+HMG stimulated cycles for IUI, the occurrence of premature LHsurge could have a useful rule and GnRH antagonist administration could be an inappropriateintervention.

  10. Prognostic Factors of Pregnancy in 500 Cases of Intrauterine Insemination in Babol, Northern Iran

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    Zahra Basirat

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Intrauterine insemination (IUI is a primary, simple and effective method of infertilitytreatment. The aim of this study was to determine the success rate of IUI and some related male andfemale factors.Materials and Methods: This quasi - experimental study was done on 500 infertile couples from 2006to 2008. Either clomiphene or human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG alone or clomiphene with HMGwas used for ovulation induction. Patients were subsequently followed by vaginal sonography. When atleast one follicle of 16 mm or more in diameter was noted, patients were administered 5000 IU humanchorionic gonadotropin (HCG and 36 hours later, IUI was done. Age, duration of infertility, folliclenumber, treatment regimen, etiology of infertility and the outcome was recorded for every patient.Results: In this study, the pregnancy rate was 19.6%. In pregnant women, the mean age was lowerthan non - pregnant women (p=0.004. The mean duration of infertility in pregnant women wassignificantly lower than others (p =0.002, but the number of dominant follicle, type of treatmentregimen and etiology of infertility did not show significant differences between pregnant and nonpregnantwomen (p >0.05.Conclusion: The result of this study showed that etiology of infertility, type of treatment regimen forinduction ovulation and the number of dominant follicles did not correlate with pregnancy occurrence in anIUI cycle, but the womens’ ages and duration of infertility correlated with the occurrence of pregnancy.

  11. Induced artificial androgenesis in common tench, Tinca tinca (L., using common carp and common bream eggs

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    Dariusz Kucharczyk

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This study presents artificial induction using tench eggs, Tinca tinca (L., of androgenetic origin. The oocytes taken from common bream, Abramis brama (L. and common carp, Cyprinus carpio L. were genetically inactivated using UV irradiation and then inseminated using tench spermatozoa. Androgenetic origin (haploid or diploid embryos was checked using a recessive colour (blond and morphological markers. The percentage of hatched embryos in all experimental groups was much lower than in the control groups. All haploid embryos showed morphological abnormalities, which were recorded as haploid syndrome (stunted body, poorly formed retina, etc.. The optimal dose of UV irradiation of common bream and common carp eggs was 3456 J m–2. At this dose, almost 100% of haploid embryos were produced at a hatching rate of over 6%. Lower UV-ray doses affected abnormal embryo development. The highest yield of tench androgenesis (about 2% was noted when eggs were exposed to thermal shock 30 min after egg activation.

  12. Fitness consequences of artificial selection on relative male genital size

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    Booksmythe, Isobel; Head, Megan L.; Keogh, J. Scott; Jennions, Michael D.

    2016-01-01

    Male genitalia often show remarkable differences among related species in size, shape and complexity. Across poeciliid fishes, the elongated fin (gonopodium) that males use to inseminate females ranges from 18 to 53% of body length. Relative genital size therefore varies greatly among species. In contrast, there is often tight within-species allometric scaling, which suggests strong selection against genital–body size combinations that deviate from a species' natural line of allometry. We tested this constraint by artificially selecting on the allometric intercept, creating lines of males with relatively longer or shorter gonopodia than occur naturally for a given body size in mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki. We show that relative genital length is heritable and diverged 7.6–8.9% between our up-selected and down-selected lines, with correlated changes in body shape. However, deviation from the natural line of allometry does not affect male success in assays of attractiveness, swimming performance and, crucially, reproductive success (paternity). PMID:27188478

  13. How to Improve Artificial Intelligence through Web

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    Adrian LUPASC

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Intelligent agents, intelligent software applications and artificial intelligent applications from artificial intelligence service providers maymake their way onto the Web in greater number as adaptive software, dynamic programming languages and Learning Algorithms are introduced intoWeb Services. The evolution of Web architecture may allow intelligent applications to run directly on the Web by introducing XML, RDF and logiclayer. The Intelligent Wireless Web’s significant potential for rapidly completing information transactions may take an important contribution toglobal worker productivity. Artificial intelligence can be defined as the study of the ways in which computers can be made to perform cognitivetasks. Examples of such tasks include understanding natural language statements, recognizing visual patterns or scenes, diagnosing diseases orillnesses, solving mathematical problems, performing financial analyses, learning new procedures for solving problems. The term expert system canbe considered to be a particular type of knowledge-based system. An expert system is a system in which the knowledge is deliberately represented“as it is”. Expert systems are applications that make decisions in real-life situations that would otherwise be performed by a human expert. They areprograms designed to mimic human performance at specialized, constrained problem-solving tasks. They are constructed as a collection of IF-THENproduction rules combined with a reasoning engine that applies those rules, either in a forward or backward direction, to specific problems.

  14. Artificial organisms that sleep.

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    Abstract Populations of artificial organisms live in an environment in which light is cyclically present (day) or absent (night). Since being active during night is non-adaptive (activity consumes energy which is not compensated by the food found at night) the organisms evolve a sleep/wake behavioral pattern of being active during daytime and sleeping during nighttime. When the population moves to a different environment that contains "caves", they have to get out of a cave although the dark ...

  15. Artificial Neural Network

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available An artificial neural network is an information-processing paradigm that is inspired by the way biological nervous systems, such as the brain, process information. The key element of this paradigm is the novel structure of the information processing system. It is composed of a large number of highly interconnected processing elements (neurons working in unison to solve specific problems. Ann’s, like people, learn by example.

  16. Artificial Neural Network

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available An artificial neural network is an information-processing paradigm that is inspired by the way biological nervous systems, such as the brain, process information.The key element of this paradigm is the novel structure of the information processing system. It is composed of a large number of highly interconnected processing elements (neurons working in unison to solve specific problems.Ann’s, like people, learn by example.

  17. Artificial neural network modelling

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    2016-01-01

    This book covers theoretical aspects as well as recent innovative applications of Artificial Neural networks (ANNs) in natural, environmental, biological, social, industrial and automated systems. It presents recent results of ANNs in modelling small, large and complex systems under three categories, namely, 1) Networks, Structure Optimisation, Robustness and Stochasticity 2) Advances in Modelling Biological and Environmental Systems and 3) Advances in Modelling Social and Economic Systems. The book aims at serving undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in ANN computational modelling. .

  18. Artificial sweetener; Jinko kanmiryo

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    The patents related to the artificial sweetener that it is introduced to the public in 3 years from 1996 until 1998 are 115 cases. The sugar quality which makes an oligosaccharide and sugar alcohol the subject is greatly over 28 cases of the non-sugar quality in the one by the kind as a general tendency of these patents at 73 cases in such cases as the Aspartame. The method of manufacture patent, which included new material around other peptides, the oligosaccharide and sugar alcohol isn`t inferior to 56 cases of the formation thing patent at 43 cases, and pays attention to the thing, which is many by the method of manufacture, formation. There is most improvement of the quality of sweetness with 31 cases in badness of the aftertaste which is characteristic of the artificial sweetener and so on, and much stability including the improvement in the flavor of food by the artificial sweetener, a long time and dissolution, fluid nature and productivity and improvement of the economy such as a cost are seen with effect on a purpose. (NEDO)

  19. Evaluating The Effective Factors in Pregnancy after Intrauterine Insemination: A Retrospective Study

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    Firoozeh Ghaffari

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH in conjunction with intrauterine inseminations (IUI are commonly used to treat infertile couples. In this study we evaluated the relationship between IUI outcome and special causes of infertility. We also aimed to examine parameters that might predict success following IUI. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we included 994 IUI cycles in 803 couples who referred to the infertility Institute. All statistical analyses were performed by using SPSS program, t tests and chi-square. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis was performed to compare the association between dependent and independent variables. Logistic regression was conducted to build a prediction model of the IUI outcome. Results: Overall pregnancy rate per completed cycle (16.5% and live birth rate per cycle (14.5%. The mean age in the pregnant group was significantly lower than that of the non-pregnant group (P=0.01.There was an association between cause of infertility and clinical pregnancies (P<0.001. Logistic regression identified four significant factors in determining the success of the IUI [menstrual irregularites (OR:2.3, CI:1.6-3.4, P<0.001, duration of infertility (OR:0.8, CI:0.8-0.9, P<0.001, total dose of gonadotropin (OR:1.02, CI:1.003-1.04, P=0.02 and semen volume (OR:1.1, CI:1.008-1.2, P=0.03] which were the most predictive of IUI success. Conclusion: Our study defined prognostic factors for pregnancy in COH+IUI. These variables can be integrated into a mathematical model to predict the chance of pregnancy rate in subsequent COH+IUI cycles.

  20. Successive electrical responses to insemination and concurrent sperm entries in the polyspermic egg of the ctenophore Beroe ovata.

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    Goudeau, M; Goudeau, H

    1993-04-01

    In the ctenophore Beroe ovata, action potentials and sperm-induced egg electrical responses were recorded, in unfertilized and in vitro inseminated eggs, respectively. The unfertilized egg had a resting membrane potential of -65.6 +/- 1.3 mV and a membrane resistance of 1.45 +/- 0.09 M omega. When depolarized beyond a threshold of about -20 mV, the membrane displayed an action potential with a fast phase and then a peak reaching 38 +/- 0.6 mV, followed by a positive declining plateau which lasted about 20 sec and ended by a biphasic repolarization of the membrane. The action potential was mainly Ca(2+)-dependent and to a lesser extent, Na(+)-dependent. Upon one or several inseminations, monospermic eggs generated one fertilization potential and polyspermic eggs generated several sperm induced egg electrical responses. These sperm-induced egg electrical responses were composed of a voltage-gated action potential elicited by sperm-egg contact, resembling the action potential triggered by a depolarizing current, followed by a true sperm-gated depolarizing plateau which lasted about 60 sec and was mainly Na(+)-dependent. The number of electrical responses displayed by each egg corresponded to the number of male pronuclei detected in its cortex. An electrical response occurred for all egg membrane potentials ranging from -78 to +16 mV. In addition, the histogram giving the number of eggs in each class of egg characterized by a number of sperm entries indicated that each sperm entry constituted an independent process. However, when we compared the effectiveness of the in vitro inseminations during electrophysiological measurements and the in vivo inseminations under simulated natural conditions, the results showed two predominant classes of fertilized eggs, with one and two male pronuclei in the cortex respectively. Consequently, although our overall results exhibit features characteristic of polyspermy, they do not yet preclude the possibility that the eggs of the