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Schaffer, N.E.; Beehler, B.A., 1988. Comparison of semen collection methods in an ambulatory Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) [Abstract of poster session]: p. 649

In: Dresser, B. et al. Proceedings of the 5th Internatioinal Conference on breeding endangered species in captivity. Cincinnati, Zoo and Botanical Garden: pp. i-xii, 1-722

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

Original text on this topic:
Electroejaculation was successfully applied to Rhinoceros unicornis with a new inflatable probe and hand-held ring electrodes. Penile massage was the most consistently successful in the acquisition of seminal fluid. However, coupled with rectal stimulation, fluids with higher numbers of sperm were recovered. Collection of semen by these methods was facilitated by reducing noise and distractions around the animal and changing the methodology frequently.

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