ICAR-CARI poultry semen diluent for 24 - 48 hours storage of sperm

ICAR-CARI poultry semen diluent for 24 - 48 hours storage of spermPoultry semen is highly concentrated, containing 4-6 billion spermatozoa /ml  in cock and has a low volume. Diluents are essential for poultry semen: i) increase semen volume ii) Increase in number of birds that can be inseminated by per unit volume of semen, iii) uniformly distribute the spermatozoa in the diluent making artificial insemination (AI) easy in hens,  iv) and to prolong the sperm survival for both short and long term preservation of semen in vitro. Using the poultry semen diluent, the services of superior male can be used maximally by artificial insemination (AI) technique which is not possible under natural mating. Therefore, the ultimate goal of the diluent is to improve the reproductive efficiency of male and to reduce the cost of poultry production.

Suitable and simple CARI semen diluents was developed for some poultry species ( layer, broiler, desi chicken, turkey, duck and guinea fowl).

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