Developing an Effective Diluent for Transport of Rabbit Semen

Summary

The project will develop a formulation for semen diluent based on readily available ingredients in Australia; investigate the maximum transport time to ensure viable semen; undertake testing and documentation required to register the diluent for commercial use. The project will work with industry members currently using artificial insemination (AI) to build their capacity to ship semen to interstate locations. This will build capacity within the industry for commercial farmers to introduce AI and will provide a cost effective means of distribution of superior genetic material from key industry breeding programs.

Program

New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

The University of Sydney

Objective Summary

The project will develop a formulation for semen diluent based on readily available ingredients in Australia; investigate the maximum transport time to ensure viable semen; undertake testing and documentation required to register the diluent for commercial use. The project will build industry capacity and skills for AI, enabling effective distribution of semen from genetically superior rabbits.

Project Code

PRJ-005085

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Monday, December 20, 2010

Project Completion Date

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NAP-Enhance industry success through targeted industry-specific RD&E

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Developing an effective diluent for transport of rabbit semen