Trans Ova Genetics is excited to also be offering Laparoscopic AI (LAI) to our client base. Lap AI is used to properly place the semen into the uterine horns during a minimally invasive surgery. We recommend the utilization of this procedure as it consistently increases the fertilization rate realized via a flush. If fresh semen is used, the procedure only needs to be performed once. If frozen semen is used, the procedure will need to be performed twice due to a shorter life span of semen cells after they are thawed. The number of viable embryos recovered usually increases when using fresh semen. All the semen is evaluated before it is used and a backup plan should be in place in case the semen is deemed poor.
Trans Ova Genetics also offers LAI for clients strictly wanting animals bred. It is a very useful tool for shortening a lambing/kidding period and adding outcross genetics to a herd. We offer this service on-farm and in-clinic. When LAI is being performed for the strict purpose of getting animals pregnant, a single procedure is all that is necessary even when frozen semen is utilized.