Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination

Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination

Previously, our Department operated as a part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology within the Department of Disease and Clinical Sciences until 2007. However, in 2007, as part of the restructuring and establishment of new departments in Veterinary Faculties, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology underwent a separation process. Subsequently, it became an independent department affiliated with the Department of Clinical Sciences, operating under the name of the Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination.

Scientific researches and applications carried out in the Department include topics related to animal reproduction and reproductive biotechnology.

In recent years, researchers have focused on field applications and research topics related to in-vivo embryo production and transfer in cattle, in-vitro embryo production in sheep, semen freezing and artificial insemination in rams, and estrus synchronization in sheep.

The Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination was established in 2007 and currently maintains its dedication to education and research with the support of two Assistant Professors. Within the department, there are two essential facilities: the Semen and Embryo Research Laboratory and the Student Application Laboratory. These facilities play a crucial role in supporting the department's activities.

The Semen and Embryo Research Laboratory enables various services related to male animal fertility. These services include providing fertility reports, semen analysis (suitability for use) reports, as well as the collection, freezing, and storage of semen from various animals such as bulls, stallions, rams, bucks, dogs, roosters, and turkeys. These services are offered to breeders to support their reproductive management and breeding programs.

The Department focuses on several key areas of research and practical applications, including:

  • Development of semen collection, dilution, short-term storage, and long-term storage methods for domestic animals.
  • Freezing of gametes (sperm and eggs) and embryos in female animals.
  • Conducting studies on embryo transfer techniques.
  • Exploring different artificial insemination methods such as laparoscopic, recto-vaginal, cervical, and intrauterine insemination.
  • Control of reproduction in farm animals, including the induction of estrus and synchronization of estrus and ovulation.
  • Development of fixed-time artificial insemination programs.

These areas of focus allow the department to contribute to advancements in reproductive technologies, improving breeding and reproductive management in various domestic animal species.

The Department is actively involved in various research and project activities. One such project is the "Increasing Yields, Breeders' Earnings and Employment through Embryo Transfer-Core Herd Method in Buffaloes in Diyarbakır Province." This project is supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Development, specifically the Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration.

Academic Staff

Name Email Extension
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ferit ÖZMEN 8667
Assist. Prof. Dr. Elif Merve ÇINAR 8672