New Sheep Insemination Technique

Why in News?

Scientists at the Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (CSWRI), Avikanagar, have come up with a new laparoscopic-assisted insemination technique for sheep.



About the Technique

The minor invasive laparoscopic technique involves passing a rigid fibre-optic laparoscope into the abdomen through a small incision. The reproductive tract is located through the camera and the frozen semen is deposited into the uterus.

The new technique would help achieve up to 60% survival in the birth of lambs and would have an immense potential for rapid multiplication of elite germplasm. As many as 40 females can be inseminated from a single ejaculate using the technique.


The ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute is an Indian Council of Agricultural Research subsidiary commissioned for research, training and extension activities related to sheep and rabbits.


Source-The Hindu.