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  • Know the legislation governing AI in the UK
  • Describe the structure and function of a semen storage flask
  • Carry out safe handling and maintenance of a semen storage flask
  • Practice safe and correct semen handling technique
  • Learn the two-stage theory of AI technique
  • Identify key anatomical features outlined in Fertility Module 1 on an abattoir specimen or model
  • Prepare and load a 25cc AI gun
  • Using correct technique, pass the AI gun through the cervix of the specimen or model and relate this to the AI theory
  • Accurately identify anatomical landmarks relevant to AI by manual palpation
  • Gain practical experience of the techniques covered in AI theory
  • Achieve a level of competence with AI technique DEFRA certified by the instructor.

The finer details

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the legislation governing AI in the UK
  • Describe the structure and function of a semen storage flask
  • Carry out safe handling and maintenance of a semen storage flask
  • Practice safe and correct semen handling technique
  • Learn the two stage theory of AI technique
  • Identify key anatomical features outlined in Fertility Module 1 on an abattoir specimen or model
  • Prepare and load a 25cc AI gun
  • Using correct technique, pass the AI gun through the cervix of the specimen or model and relate this to the AI theory
  • Accurately identify anatomical landmarks relevant to AI by manual palpation
  • Gain practical experience of the techniques covered in AI theory
  • Achieve a level of competence with AI technique DEFRA certified by the instructor.
FarmSkills Dairy Fertility (DIY AI)

Delivery method

Theory and Practical

Who should attend?

Anyone wanting to learn how to AI their own herd.

What will be covered?

  • Know the legislation governing AI in the UK
  • Describe the structure and function of a semen storage flask
  • Carry out safe handling and maintenance of a semen storage flask
  • Practice safe and correct semen handling technique
  • Learn the two-stage theory of AI technique
  • Identify key anatomical features outlined in Fertility Module 1 on an abattoir specimen or model
  • Prepare and load a 25cc AI gun
  • Using correct technique, pass the AI gun through the cervix of the specimen or model and relate this to the AI theory
  • Accurately identify anatomical landmarks relevant to AI by manual palpation
  • Gain practical experience of the techniques covered in AI theory
  • Achieve a level of competence with AI technique DEFRA certified by the instructor.

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  • FarmSkills Mastering Medicines
  • Farmskills Calf Rearing
  • FarmSkill Lameness.
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