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Research article2013Peer reviewed

Classification of the potential breeding ability of range beef bulls based on semen quality parameters in samples collected by transrectal massage-A comparison of the Swedish and Canadian systems

Palmer CW, Persson Y, Soderquist L


Efforts to improve and standardize the evaluation of bull sperm morphology are needed, and the use of >= 30% progressively motile sperm threshold for TM-derived samples is recommended. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Breeding soundness evaluation; Bull sperm; Sperm morphology; Transrectal massage; Semen collection; Morphological classification system

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Animal Reproduction Science
2013, Volume: 140, number: 3-4, pages: 124-130