This is a training course in the reproductive management and artificial insemination of cattle. Students will become familiar with and learn the anatomy of the cow reproductive tract. This course is designed to acquaint students with the techniques of artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis in the cow, and to familiarize students with the collection, evaluation, processing, and handling of semen. The class will also participate in a mock embryo transfer in order to acquaint students with estrus synchronization, drug protocols, and the mechanics of uterine flushing.

Lab fees apply

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of animal physiology and management considerations for an artificial insemination and/or rectal palpation
  • Describe changes in the uterus and uterine horns in relation to the different stages of pregnancy
  • Demonstrate basic skills required to successfully perform artificial insemination in cattle and/or demonstrate basic skills in using rectal palpation method of determining cattle pregnancy
  • Demonstrate proper semen handling technique from the storage tank up to being placed in the cow

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 2
Lecture hours: 16.0
Lab hours: 32.0