Assessing Boar Semen Quality: Motility, Malformation or Viability?

By Dr Grant Walling and Dr André Maldjian, JSR Genetics - The assessment of an ejaculate for suitability for artificial insemination (AI) involves many quality parameters, the most common being volume, sperm concentration, motility and malformation rate. Discerning breeding companies will also be assessing more detailed traits such as viability, acrosome reaction and proportion of capacitated cells. Which of these measurements however, gives a good correlation with fertility?
calendar icon 11 September 2006
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