Artificial insemination (AI) plays an important role in the reproductive strategies of avian species. Throughout time, AI has been developed extensively to control and improve reproduction in avian species. The practice of AI has increased the effectiveness of breeding programs by optimizing the genetic potential of superior sires while decreasing the male: female ratio in turkeys, chickens, ducks, guinea-fowl and geese.
Artificial insemination has also greatly improved the reproductive success of intergenetic crosses involved in the production of mule ducks and hybrid raptors. The use of AI in the production of these species eliminates the need for simultaneous presence of males and females from the same species to stimulate ovulation.
IMV Technologies’ renowned expertise in Research and Development, along with the long-lasting partnership with public research institutions has resulted in a variety of unique products dedicated to artificial insemination of avian species.