Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare animals for artificial insemination (AI)

1.1 Determine body condition of individual female livestock and record body condition scores

1.2 Rank female livestock according to body condition scores and adjust nutritional requirements to facilitate optimum condition at the time of artificial insemination

1.3 Ensure that feeding strategies and supplementation are appropriate to animals' environment and seasonal conditions

1.4 Confirm females are not pregnant before commencing the AI program

2. Facilitate artificial insemination

2.1 Carry out oestrus inducement and detection procedures appropriately in compliance with animal welfare requirements and industry standards

2.2 Prepare artificial insemination equipment and facilities and obtain semen

2.3 Use handling techniques that minimise stress and discomfort to livestock in compliance with work health and safety and animal welfare requirements

2.4 Apply hygiene procedures to minimise risk of infection

3. Carry out post AI procedures

3.1 Maintain female livestock on appropriate nutrition and husbandry management

3.2 Monitor female livestock for signs of early abortion or return to oestrus

3.3 Apply pregnancy detection techniques at earliest opportunity.

3.4 Complete and maintain records of artificial insemination and pregnancy status