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SILVA-MEIRELLES, J.R. et al. Videolaparoscopic insemination in sheeps: case report. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2017, vol.69, n.5, pp.1163-1166. ISSN 1678-4162.

Artificial Insemination (AI) provides genetic gain, enhances animal management and enables the use of semen from rams that are in different regions of the country, high-value livestock animals that have died or males who have subfertility. Because of anatomical peculiarities of sheep, transcervical intrauterine insemination is troublesome, thus good results in IA are achieved when there is deposition of semen directly into the uterus, performed by laparoscopy. Currently, various techniques are used for laparoscopic insemination, those routinely employed are conducted using two or three access portals. This study aims to verify the feasibility of a new laparoscopic intrauterine insemination in sheep using a single access, aiming at a more effective and faster procedure with less tissue trauma, minimizing post-operative discomfort and lower bacterial contamination. The mean operative time was 5,92 minutes, there were no difficulties in the procedures and the animals recovered without complications. The use of a single access was effective, reducing the time of the surgery and complications weren’t observed.

Keywords : laparoscopic insemination; technique; procedure.

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