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Schaffer, N.E.; Beehler, B.A., 1988. Overview of procedures and results of semen collection from ambulatory rhinoceroses. Proceedings of the AAZPA Annual Conference 1988: 273-279, tables 1-5

Location: World
Subject: Reproduction - Management methods
Species: All Rhino Species

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These are usually latex coverings filled with warm water. They provide warmth and pressure stimulation to the penis. AVs have been minimally successful in collection of semen from rhinoceroses. Lack of sustained erections in the rhinoceros has made placement of AVs difficult. Furthermore, use of AVs caused ejaculation of only sperm-free fluids. AVs may prove to be useful with further training of rhinoceroses, in high libido animals or olifactory stimulated animals.

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