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Why do we AI?
possibly increase fertility
decrease breeding expenses
How long can horse semen be kept frozen?
What are some advantages of AI?
rapid proof of sire
availability of sires
danger of stud removed
stud costs are reduced
What are some disadvantages of AI?
estrus detection must be good
need a trained inseminator
some species semen is hard to use
poor males use increases if not tested
lab costs are high
Why were some people skeptical of AI?
concerned foals would be weak or malformed
concerned foals would be less intelligent
afraid the sex ratio would be altered
concerned about the spread of disease
concerned about inbreeding
How are horses inseminated?
What factors can affect conception rate in AI?
timing of insemination
number of sperm inseminated
fertility of males
skills of inseminator