Effect of semen parameters of bovine spermatozoa after using a contemporary collecting receptacle
Langdon, Wendee C.
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Bovine seminal parameters (motility, forward progression, and acrosome reaction) were tested using three different collection methods. To represent a traditional collection method, one method collected into a dry, standard 15 mL conical tube. The other two collection methods utilized the revolutionary technology patented under the trade name BreedMaXtm; one dry BreedMaXtm (designated as BreedMaXtm-) tube was used, and one BreedMaXtm tube as designed was used (designated as BreedMaXtm+). BreedMaXtm was developed with the intention of allowing the breeder to breed with less semen to obtain more breedings from a single ejaculate. The collected data suggest that presence or absence of media in the BreedMaXtm appeared to have little effect on motility and forward progression; yet there was a trend toward delayed acrosome reaction in the BreedMaXtm+. The results of this study suggest that the BreedMaXtm+ maintains semen parameters for longer periods of time as compared to the conventional collection techniques.