Alpaca Reproduction

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Sperm collection in alpacas with mannequin and artificial vagina (AART)

Sperm Motility under the microscope

Transrectal ultrasound | Alpacas reproductive tract and surrounded tissues


sperm analysis

Sperm Analysis

In the case of alpacas there are no established parameters to evaluate sperm quality. Our laboratory is compiling the latest research from Peru and also doing private research in order to standardise a test to assess sperm quality in alpacas ... more

artificial insemination

Artificial Insemination

Current limitations of AI include the lack of a reliable technique to collect sperm due to the long duration of copulation, the unique mucoid characteristic of the sperm, the low concentration and motility of the spermatozoa, and the lack of techniques to store sperm in chilled or frozen form ... more

alpaca embryos

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is one step in the process of removing one or more embryos from the reproductive tract of donor females (valuable females) and transferring them to one or more recipient females (low value females) ... more

alpaca nutrition

Nutrition & Reproduction

Nutrition and its interaction with reproduction is key to animal production and has been studied extensively in the rest of the domestic species, but little in the SAC ... more

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