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General Considerations For Testing Ability Of Spermatozoa To Survive Cooled Storage

Preservation of semen begins with the collection process. Accurate assessment of semen quality relies heavily on proper semen collection techniques. Ejaculated semen is susceptible to environmental influences. Therefore mishandling semen samples before evaluation can lead to erroneous interpretation of results, thereby negating their value for representing the ability of a stallion’s spermatozoa to survive the… Read More »

Sampling Technique

Rectal examination and transrectal ultrasonography to rule out ttie possibility of pregnancy should always be performed before sampling. Endometrial swabs for culture should be obtained during estrus when at all possible, and obtaining a specimen for cytology at the same time is highly recommended. When mares are sampled during estrus, fewer false-negative culture results are… Read More »