Module Code Number

VDS 629

Number of ECTS Credits


Hours / Week (T P C)

1 2 2

Module Lecturer

All of teacher at the department

Year / Term


Type of Course

(Compulsory / Elective)


Pre requisites / Recommended


Module Contents

Male and female reproductive tract, reproductive endocrinology, development of follicles, oogenesis, ovulation, structure of sperm, components of seminal plasma, collection, evaluation, dilution and freezing of semen, migration of sperm through female reproductive tract, artificial insemination, and fertilization in poultry.

Aims and Objectives of the module

To train expert member and academic personnel who will contribute to the production by collecting the semen with appropriate method, examining this semen, using fresh and frozen semen for artificial insemination, and consequently acquiring the being broody eggs and chicks.

Method of assessment

Theoretical expression, practical application and private conversation

Teaching Language


Textbook /

Recommended readings

1-Hafez, E.S.E. (1993). Reproduction in Farm Animals. 6th Ed. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia.

2-King, G.J. (1993). Reproduction in Domesticated Animals. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam.

3-Nalbandov, A.V. (1976) Reproductive Physiology of Mammals and Birds. W.H. Freeman and Comp., San Francisco.

4-Etches, R.J. (2000). Reproduction in Poultry. 2nd Ed. Cab International, Cambridge University Press, USA.