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Freezing of stored, chilled dog spermatozoa

Hermansson, Ulrika; Linde Forsberg, Catharina


The aims of this study were to find out if dog spermatozoa can be stored chilled for 1 or 2 days prior to freezing without a deterioration in post-thaw vitality and longevity, and to compare two extenders; the Uppsala Equex-2 (UE-2) and a TRIS egg yolk extender (EYT). Pooled dog semen was frozen immediately after collection, or was extended and stored at 4 degrees C for 1 or 2 days before freezing. Sperm motility and acrosome integrity were evaluated before freezing and for 6 h post thaw at 38 degrees C, while sperm plasma membrane integrity was evaluated post thaw. There were no effects of pre-freeze storage time or extender on post-thaw motility or plasma membrane integrity, but a significant effect of extender (P < 0.0153) on post-thaw acrosomal integrity was found, UE-2 being better than EYT. There was a signiticant (P < 0.0001) negative effect of post-thaw storage time on acrosome integrity, but this was not influenced by pre-freeze storage time or extender. In conclusion, we found that dog spermatozoa can be frozen after 1 or 2 days of cold storage without significant deterioration in post-thaw motility, acrosome integrity or sperm plasma membrane integrity compared to when frozen immediately after collection. The UE-2 extender was superior to the EYT extender for freezing of cold stored dog spermatozoa. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

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2006, Volym: 65, nummer: 3, sidor: 584-593