Laparoscopic AI

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    Because a ewe's cervix is longer and more complicated, artificial insemination is often performed laparoscopically. With laparoscopic AI, the semen is deposited directly into the uternine horn, by passing the cervix. In cows, an insemination rod or pipette can be used to transverse the cervix.

    1. Evelina K. [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      i don't get it. could u tell me what is that man doing, in simple words? :)

    2. baalands 91 months ago | reply

      Because a ewe's cervix is long and complicated (lots of folds), it is difficult to pass a rod or pipette (containing semen) through it (as is done with cows). Therefore, the cervix is bypassed and the semen is deposited directly into the uterine horns. With one hand the man is looking through a fiber optics scope to find the reproductive tract. With the other hand, he is manipulating the tract with a probe. After the tract is manipulated into place, it is replaced with an insemination pipette, and semen is injected into each uterine horn. Laparoscopic AI is a minimally invasive, minor surgical procedure that does not cause harm to the ewe. Prior to the procedure, the ewe receives a mild sedative and a local anesthetic is injected under the skin. It is usually not necessary to close the incision sites because they heal well on their own. Sometimes, surgical staples are used to close the incision sites. When performed by a skilled person, this procedure takes only about five minutes.

    3. Evelina K. [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      poor thing :(

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