January 17, 2019

When adopting a tool like Ongo sperm test to work with, the reason may be that it gives objective motility values, it is portable, or simply that is cheaper than existing solutions. The one question that will inevitably arise before making that choice is: "Does it give...

September 21, 2018

Ordering cooled equine semen can involve considerable costs. Customers should expect high quality of the insemination dose for optimal fertility. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, took a closer look. The team examined...

August 13, 2018

Rigorous temperature management is a very important factor in sperm control. A study found that thawing at 65 - 70 Celsius for 6 - 7 second would increase sperm motility and survival rate by 10%.  Would you give it a try? That sounds hot. We'd rather stick to a more na...

July 16, 2018

Here is a useful list of semen-handling principles. In summary, besides temperature monitoring, "check on-farm semen motility or activity ... I have seen many situations where the boar stud discovered a bad batch of semen, called the farm, and the farm had already...

June 11, 2018

Semen control for better breeding decision covers a bunch of different actions i.e. selecting reliable semen product provider, recording storage conditions, random semen quality check etc... For quality assurance one might pick a computer based systems.

Probably the pr...

May 14, 2018

Professor Aurich, at Centre  for  Artificial  Insemination  and  Embryo

Transfer, University of Veterinary Medicine (Vienna) published results of different diluents' impact on dog semen motility. They found that TRIS and PROST were the media with th...

April 16, 2018

That is the conclusion of a comparative study on boar semen quality assessment. Two independent person reviewed pig semen samples three consecutive days for concentration and motility parameters. Same samples were assessed by desktop CASA systems too. They found limite...

March 12, 2018

A study in Animal Reproduction Science aimed to screen the whole bull genome to identify markers and candidate genes underlying poor sperm motility.

Out of 1581 Polish Holstein-Friesian bull population they selected 41 bulls for the study and 279 controls. 

In...

February 12, 2018

A recent study tried to explain individual boar semen quality variability responding to cooling time and extender type.

The overall results of this study provided evidence that there are differences among boars in response to the different cooling regimens. The authors...

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