First live offspring of Amazonian brown brocket deer (Mazama nemorivaga) born by artificial insemination

  • Published source details Oliveira M.E.F., Zanetti E.S., Cursino M.S., Peroni E.F.C., Rola L.D., Feliciano M.A.R., Canola J.C. & Duarte J.M.B. (2016) First live offspring of Amazonian brown brocket deer (Mazama nemorivaga) born by artificial insemination. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 62, 767-770.


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Use artificial insemination

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Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Use artificial insemination

    A study in 2012–2013 in an ex-situ facility in São Paulo, Brazil (Oliveira et al. 2016) found that following artificial inseminated, a captive female Amazonian brown brocket deer Mazama nemorivaga gave birth. Seven months after being artificially inseminated, a female Amazonian brown brocket deer gave birth without veterinary intervention to a healthy male fawn. A captive adult pair of Amazonian brown brocket deer was kept in isolated pens in a deer research facility. Animals were exposed to natural light conditions and given similar diets. Every morning for one month, a trained examiner manually observed the female for signs of natural oestrus. Eight hours after oestrus was detected, the female was physically restrained, anesthetized and inseminated. Sperm was collected by electroejaculation. Tools and techniques used for artificial insemination were based on those from procedures carried out on sheep and other small ruminants.

    (Summarised by: Ricardo Rocha)

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