Type

Journal Article

Authors

Seán Fair
Patrick Lonergan
Andrew R Cromie
Stephen T Butler
Juan F Moreno
Craig Murphy
Shauna A Holden

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
characterisation bovine holstein friesian spermatozoa oxidative stress gender bias sexed semen agglutination

In vitro characterisation of fresh and frozen sex-sorted bull spermatozoa (2017)

Abstract This study sought to compare the in vitro characteristics of fresh and frozen non-sorted (NS) and sex-sorted (SS) bull spermatozoa. Experiment 1: Holstein–Friesian ejaculates (n = 10 bulls) were split across four treatments and processed: (1) NS fresh at 3 × 106 spermatozoa, (2) X-SS frozen at 2 × 106 spermatozoa, (3) X-SS fresh at 2 × 106 spermatozoa and (4) X-SS fresh at 1 × 106 spermatozoa. NS frozen controls of 20 × 106 spermatozoa per straw were sourced from previously frozen ejaculates (n = 3 bulls). Experiment 2: Aberdeen Angus ejaculates (n = 4 bulls) were split across four treatments and processed as: (1) NS fresh 3 × 106 spermatozoa, (2) Y-SS fresh at 1 × 106 spermatozoa, (3) Y-SS fresh at 2 × 106 spermatozoa and (4) X-SS fresh at 2 × 106 spermatozoa. Controls were sourced as per Experiment 1. In vitro assessments for progressive linear motility, acrosomal status and oxidative stress were carried out on Days 1, 2 and 3 after sorting (Day 0 = day of sorting. In both experiments SS fresh treatments had higher levels of agglutination in comparison to the NS fresh (P < 0.001), NS frozen treatments had the greatest PLM (P < 0.05) and NS spermatozoa exhibited higher levels of superoxide anion production compared with SS spermatozoa (P < 0.05). Experiment 1 found both fresh and frozen SS treatments had higher levels of viable acrosome-intact spermatozoa compared with the NS frozen treatments (P < 0.01).
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Full list of authors on original publication

Seán Fair, Patrick Lonergan, Andrew R Cromie, Stephen T Butler, Juan F Moreno, Craig Murphy, Shauna A Holden

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Seán Fair
University of Limerick
Total Publications: 54
 
2
P. Lonergan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 190
 
3
A.R. Cromie
Teagasc
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4
S T Butler
Teagasc
Total Publications: 81
 
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C Murphy
University of Limerick
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Shauna A Holden
University of Limerick
Total Publications: 13