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Effect of different number of frozen spermatozoa inseminated on the reproductive performance of rabbit does.
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PMID:  16920187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between the number of frozen spermatozoa inseminated and fertility rate and litter size at birth in rabbit does was investigated. Six hundred artificial inseminations (AI) were performed on multiparous lactating does with three spermatozoa concentrations: 10, 25, 50x10(6)spermatozoa/AI. All the does were synchronized with 20 UI of eCG 2 days before AI. The estimated sexual receptivity was 87%. The freezing-thawing procedure strongly reduced kinetic and functional traits (acrosome integrity, capacitation) of the spermatozoa. The number of spermatozoa inseminated did not affect the reproductive performance: the mean fertility rate and litter size values were 51.5% and 7.6%, respectively. Sexually receptive does (n=522) inseminated with frozen spermatozoa showed a 58.0% fertility rate whereas, non-receptive does (n=78), had a very poor fertility rate (7.8%).
Cesare Castellini; Flavia Pizzi; Michèle Theau-Clément; Paolo Lattaioli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-08-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0093-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Theriogenology     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-13     Completed Date:  2007-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421510     Medline TA:  Theriogenology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2182-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dip. Biologia Vegetale e Biotecnologie Agroambientali e Zootecniche, Borgo 20 Giugno, 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acrosome / physiology
Acrosome Reaction / physiology
Fertility / physiology
Gonadotropins, Equine / pharmacology
Insemination, Artificial / methods,  veterinary*
Litter Size
Ovulation Induction / veterinary
Pregnancy Rate
Rabbits* / physiology
Reproduction / physiology*
Semen Preservation / methods,  veterinary*
Sperm Count / veterinary*
Spermatozoa / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gonadotropins, Equine

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