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 (PGF2\alpha) and eCG (400 IU), 48 h before sponge removal. Intrauterine fixed time artificial insemination (AI) was carried out 55 h after removal of the FGA sponges. Results of the present study indicate that primiparous Saanen goats exhibited a higher pregnancy rate than multiparous goats. However, pregnancy and conception rate did not differ significantly between primiparous and multiparous goats (66% and 53%; P > 0.05). In conclusion, the technique of laparoscopic intrauterine insemination in multiparous and primiparous goats is used successfully under rural conditions.
KULAKSIZ, RECAİ and DAŞKIN, ALİ
"Reproductive performance of primiparous and multiparous Saanen goats after laparoscopic intrauterine insemination: a field study,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 36:
2, Article 16.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol36/iss2/16