Reproduction Biology

    Certified Advanced Veterinary Studies - Artificial Insemination for Livestock   
Course start on 5th of every month from July till November 2014

Artificial Insemination for Livestock
Registration fee 100 Euro/person
Course fee*
3480 Euro/person
(Incl. transfers, accomodation, meals, course materials, certification)

*Accommodations are in 3-stars hotels, upgrade possible for extra fee.

Registration procedure:

1. Please make your registration here.

2. You will get a notification by email, about your successful registration, and about the payment procedure.

3. Once you arranged your registration fee, we will send you the official invitation letter for your visa procedure.

4. After your visa approved, you may arrange the remaining amount of payment. We will send your e-tickets, vouchers and other useful information.

If you have any question, remark, or special request, please contact us!

This course offered for:
  • Livestock veterinarians, students, teachers;
  • Biologists in the field of animal reproduction;
  • Stock breeders;
During a 1 month special training, you can get acquainted with the artificial insemination and the special process through which enhancing milk yield and eliminating illnesses can be reached at small ruminants. Professional English teaching also included, focusing on veterinarian and biological language environments.

Some special themes:

 Advantages of artificial insemination, its organization and practice;
 Methods of the pregnancy checking;
 Checking of the internal semen transport;
 Methods to improve the fertilization percentage;
 In vitro presentation of the artificial insemination;
 Demonstration and practicing of the cervicouterinal insemination method;
 Various technologies useful in the practice of semen conservation;
 Optional visits to goat & sheep biofarms in Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, or Slovenia;

The course will be held in Hungary, supervised by a world-wide known specialist in reproduction biology, and former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture, Prof. Dr. Elemér Gergátz PhD, the course leader, and the Biotechnical Research Station of University of West Hungary, who will sign the certificate as well, besides several agricultural engineers and doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) researchers.

Field trainings with operation practice and insemination will be organized at PharmaGene-Farm Ltd, with other European country visits to goat and sheep farms in Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, or Slovenia.

References and previous activity of the Biotechnical Research Station

 Biotechnical Station conducted by PharmaGene-Farm Ltd. commenced its operation in 2000. Artificial insemination and embryo transfer in sheep has been characterizing the research work for 30 years. Conservation of diluted, 2-4°C cooled  ram semen is solved for 3-4- days without reduction of fertility.
 Inseminations are done with a special catheter by deep cervico-uterine technology after superovulation of the ewes (alone in the world!)
 The scientists of the Biotechnical Station have been attending embryo-transfer in sheep since 1983. They were the first in the world, who made a stock exemption from bacterial disease by embryo-transfer.
 In the area of the embryo-manipulation, the first monozygotic lambs in Eastern Europe produced by embryo splitting were born in our research station in 1985.
 The first inter specific (sheep-goat) chymera created by artificially under laboratory conditions was born in the Biotechnical Station (it was the third inter specific chimera in the world).
 The first cloned lamb of Hungary was born in the Biotechnical Station in 1993 (three years before Dolly!).
 The research team started a new way for the gene transfer. They worked with an effective method among the microinjection method (unpublished data).
 Biotechnical Station works as an accredited embryology and artificial insemination laboratory.
 The previous results of us verify that the research team put the tasks of the project into action in a short time.
 In the last years, experiments were conducted to produce deep frozen goat semen. Biological trials were very successful; pre-experiments for use of deep-frozen insemination technology would be developed in a short time.
 Pre-experiments conducted by our PhD students for producing sex-oriented ram and goat semen.