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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629655/protocols-for-sperm-cryopreservation-in-the-domestic-cat-a-review
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REVIEW
K Buranaamnuay
The main objectives of sperm cryopreservation in domestic cats are to preserve these gametes for future use, especially in valuable domestic cat breeds and to use knowledge-gained for developing sperm preservation techniques in wild felids that are threatened with extinction. To achieve acceptable quality of post-thaw sperm and results after insemination, sperm samples must be properly handled, cryopreserved and thawed by using appropriate protocols. In this paper, cryopreservation protocols of domestic cat sperm that have been reported previously are described...
June 13, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623008/yucca-schidigera-can-promote-rabbit-growth-fecundity-affect-the-release-of-hormones-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-induce-pathological-changes-in-liver-and-reduce-ovarian-resistance-to-benzene
#2
Martina Földešiová, Andrej Baláži, Ľubica Chrastinová, Juraj Pivko, Jan Kotwica, Abdel Halim Harrath, Peter Chrenek, Alexander V Sirotkin
This study evaluated the effect of Yucca schidigera (YS) extract on the physiological, reproductive, and endocrine indexes of New Zealand White rabbit does. Six-week-old rabbit does were fed a standard diet (control group) or a diet enriched with 5 or 20g of Y powder extract per 100-kg feed mixture for 350days. The does were artificially inseminated after induction of superovulation. Weight gain; conception and kindling rate; viability of pups and mothers; histopathological state of liver and muscle; plasma levels of progesterone (P4), oxytocin (OT), and prostaglandin F (PGF); and the release of P4, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), OT, and PGF by isolated ovarian fragments and their response to the addition of benzene were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619267/multiple-paternity-in-the-cultured-yellow-pond-turtles-mauremys-mutica
#3
Xin-Cheng Zhang, Jian Zhao, Wei Li, Cheng-Qing Wei, Xin-Ping Zhu
As a result of hunting and habitat loss, wild populations of the yellow pond turtle, Mauremys mutica, are decreasing. The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers M. mutica to be an endangered species. All studied freshwater turtles have polyandrous mating with multiple paternity. To survey the mating strategies of M. mutica, 1year's genetic data of parents and all offspring in an artificially captive population were analyzed. Two groups of multiplex PCR containing 16 microsatellite loci were used to analyze the paternity of 302 hatchlings from 132 parents and from 159 clutches...
June 9, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601505/heat-and-chemical-treatments-in-adult-cyprinus-carpio-pisces-cypriniformes-rapidly-produce-sterile-gonads
#4
Sullip Kumar Majhi, Avinash Rambhau Rasal, Basdeo Kushwaha, Sudhir Raizada
Several options have been proposed for eradication of germ cells (GCs) in mammals such as treatment with cytotoxic drugs, irradiation, cold ischemia and hyperthermic treatment. Some of these methods have been also tried in fish but conditions for complete sterilisation of gonads have not been established. Here, we report the production of sterile adult common carp Cyprinus carpio in 10 weeks by the heat and chemical treatments. The cytotoxic drug busulfan (40mg/kg) was intraperitoneally injected into the animals at 2-week intervals (5 doses in total), and they were maintained in water at 38°C between Weeks 1 and 10...
June 3, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625714/proteomic-analysis-of-seminal-plasma-from-locally-adapted-curraleiro-p%C3%A3-duro-bulls-bos-taurus-identifying-biomarkers-involved-in-sperm-physiology-in-endangered-animals-for-conservation-of-biodiversity
#5
E B Menezes, R V de Oliveira, M F van Tilburg, E A Barbosa, N V Nascimento, A L M C S Velho, F B Moreno, R A Moreira, A C O Monteiro-Moreira, G M C Carvalho, A F Ramos, E Memili, A A Moura
The present study was aimed at evaluating the seminal plasma proteins and sperm parameters of Curraleiro Pé-Duro bulls. Semen was collected from 10 bulls by electroejaculation, and sperm parameters were evaluated in fresh and frozen-thawed semen. Seminal plasma proteins were analyzed by 2-D SDS-PAGE and mass spectrophotometry. Tools in computational biology were used to generate bioinformatic knowledge and evaluate gene ontology, protein-protein interactions, phylogenetic trees and multiple sequence alignments...
May 29, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576677/impact-of-different-dilution-techniques-on-boar-sperm-quality-and-sperm-distribution-of-the-extended-ejaculate
#6
M Schulze, C Ammon, J Schaefer, A-M Luther, M Jung, D Waberski
The dilution of ejaculates is a fundamental step for the production of liquid-preserved boar semen. For a long time, it has been recommended to add the extender to the ejaculate. The aim of the present study was to first compare the effect of the position ('center' vs. 'wall') where the extender is added to the semen-mixing cylinder (height 32.5cm; diameter 12.7cm) using an automatic dispenser (n=11). In experiment 2 (n=30), we analyzed the two main dilution methods (extender to the semen ('control') vs. 'reverse')...
May 29, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578791/letrozole-an-aromatase-inhibitor-reduces-post-peak-age-related-regression-of-rooster-reproductive-performance
#7
Emad Abdulgabbar Ali, Mahdi Zhandi, Armin Towhidi, Mojtaba Zaghari, Mahdi Ansari, Mojtaba Najafi, Hamid Deldar
This study was designed to evaluate orally administrated Letrozole (Lz) on reproductive performance, plasma testosterone and estradiol concentrations and relative abundance of mRNA of GnRH, FSH and LH in roosters. Ross 308 roosters (n=32) that were 40-weeks of age were individually housed and received a basal standard diet supplemented different amounts of capsulated Lz [0 (Lz-0), 0.5 (Lz-0.5), 1 (Lz-1) or 1.5 (Lz-1.5), mg Lz/bird/day] for 12 weeks. Sperm quality variables and plasma testosterone and estradiol concentrations were assessed from the first to the tenth week of the treatment period...
May 27, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559131/response-to-gonadotrophins-differs-for-gilts-from-female-and-male-biased-litters
#8
Jemma Seyfang, C R Ralph, A J Tilbrook, R N Kirkwood
In several species, females masculinised by abnormal androgen exposure in utero have poor reproductive performance and gilts born into litters with a male bias are likely exposed to greater androgen concentrations prenatally than gilts born into female-biased litters. At 24h of age, piglet plasma testosterone concentrations in gilts from male-biased litters (>60% male; n=22) or female-biased litters (>60% female; n=27) were not different. At 18 wks of age, all gilts received an injection of 400IU equine chorionic gonadotrophin plus 200IU human chorionic gonadotrophin to stimulate oestrus...
May 25, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579316/effect-of-light-intensity-on-ovarian-gene-expression-reproductive-performance-and-body-weight-of-rabbit-does
#9
Liangzhan Sun, Zhenyu Wu, Fuchang Li, Lei Liu, Jinglin Li, Di Zhang, Chaoran Sun
The objective of the experiment was to find the minimum light intensity which could improve reproduction by examining its effect on ovarian gene expression, reproductive performance and body weight of rabbit does with three different light intensities: 60 (L), 80 (M), and 100 (H)lx. A total of 144 Rex-rabbits submitted to a 49-day reproductive regimen were used in this study. Ovaries were collected and relative abundance of mRNA for ovarian proteins of interest was examined with real-time PCR. Amount of protein for proteins of interest was examined by immunohistochemistry...
May 21, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600162/the-effect-of-antioxidants-on-sperm-motility-activation-in-the-booroolong-frog
#10
L M Keogh, P G Byrne, A J Silla
Motile sperm can generate high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) post activation, and ROS can quickly accumulate to levels that impair motility and fertilising ability. The addition of antioxidants to sperm suspensions has been suggested as a means of reducing oxidative stress and enhancing sperm motility during and after sperm storage. Despite this, very few studies have attempted to experimentally test the effects of antioxidants on sperm motility activation in animals that use an external mode of fertilisation, espcially in amphibians...
May 20, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559132/effect-of-reduced-glutathione-supplementation-in-semen-extender-on-tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-apoptosis-like-changes-in-frozen-thawed-hariana-bull-spermatozoa
#11
Nadeem Shah, Vijay Singh, Hanuman Prasad Yadav, Meena Verma, Dharmendra Singh Chauhan, Atul Saxena, Sarvajeet Yadav, Dilip Kumar Swain
To provide new insights into the mechanisms through which reduced glutathione (GSH) is able to protect spermatozoa, we tested the hypothesis that cryocapacitation and apoptosis like changes can contribute to the negative effect of freezing and thawing on bull spermatozoa, and that GSH prevent this damage. Having known protective effects of GSH in terms of a potent antioxidant, we evaluated capacitation, tyrosine phosphorylation and apoptosis like changes in bull spermatozoa after freezing and thawing in egg yolk tris glycerol extender containing (0...
May 20, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545987/echography-of-clinically-relevant-disorders-in-the-genital-tract-of-female-dromedary-camels
#12
Ahmed Ali, Derar Derar, Ali Alsamri, Fahd Al Sobayil
The aim of this study was to characterize the clinically relevant genital tract disorders of dromedary camels. Reproductive tract examinations were performed via transrectal palpation, ultrasonography and vaginal exploration. The ultrasonic appearance of the reproductive pathology was described and compared with its morphology at laparotomy, after surgical removal, during postmortem examination or upon slaughter. Diagnosis was also confirmed by histopathology. The most frequently encountered follicular structures were larger than typical follicles (56/338, 16...
May 19, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606404/dietary-inclusion-of-fish-oil-changes-the-semen-lipid-composition-but-does-not-improve-the-post-thaw-semen-quality-of-ram-spermatozoa
#13
Rommy Díaz, Mariana A Torres, Erwin Paz, John Quiñones, Silvana Bravo, Jorge G Farías, Néstor Sepúlveda
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dietary fish oil (FO) time-response on the fatty acid profile, cholesterol levels and sperm cryosurvival in ram semen. Criollo Araucano rams were randomly assigned to two groups (n=4) according to the type of supplementation: a control group without FO and a supplemented group fed a diet with 3% FO for 8 weeks. The semen lipid profile and post-thaw sperm quality were analyzed at weeks 0 (pre-supplementation), 4, 8, 12 and 16 (post-supplementation) to evaluate the effects of FO supplementation by time interaction...
May 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545986/a-simple-field-friendly-technique-for-cryopreserving-semen-from-asian-elephants-elephas-maximus
#14
Danielle M Arnold, Charlie Gray, Terri L Roth, Sebastian Mitchell, Laura H Graham
The specific objectives of the present study were to investigate the effects of manual seeding, differing freeze and thaw rates as well as storage for 24h at 4°C prior to cryopreservation on post-thaw sperm quality in Asian elephants. Extended semen was cooled in an equitainer to 4°C, frozen in liquid nitrogen vapour at various rates with and without manual seeding or in a dry shipper and thawed at 37, 50 and 75°C. There was a significant effect of freeze rate on post-thaw motility (P<0.0001) and acrosomal integrity (P<0...
May 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545985/reproductive-dysfunction-in-females-of-endangered-golden-mahseer-tor-putitora-in-captivity
#15
M S Akhtar, A Ciji, D Sarma, M Rajesh, B S Kamalam, P Sharma, A K Singh
The present study was undertaken to gain insight on the physiological basis underlying the constraints in attaining maturity of endangered golden mahseer (Tor putitora) in captivity. Selected hormone levels and stress biomarkers were analysed in wild and captive reared brooders to address the above objectives. As compared to their captive counterparts, plasma 17β-estradiol was significantly (p<0.05) higher in wild caught females. A concurrent trend was observed for plasma vitellogenin, aromatase, 17α, 20β-dihydroxy progesterone (17α, 20β DHP), luteinizing hormone (LH) and11-ketotestosterone (11-KT) indicating a weak hormone response in captive females that potentially hindered maturity...
May 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545988/impact-of-days-in-milk-at-the-initiation-of-ovulation-synchronization-protocols-on-the-efficiency-of-first-ai-in-multiparous-holstein-cows
#16
Mahmoud S El-Tarabany
The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of days in milk (DIM) at the initiation of ovulation synchronization protocols [spontaneous estrus (n=899), Presynch (n=1277), and CIDRsynch (n=978)] on fertility indices of the first AI in multiparous Holstein cows. The days from calving to the initiation of timed-AI (TAI) were categorized into: <50days (D1), 51-65days (D2) and 66-80days (D3). Pregnancy rate (P/AI at day 75) of cows at D2 period was significantly greater than that in the D1 period [OR (odds ratio)=1...
May 17, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528022/direct-effect-of-curcumin-on-porcine-ovarian-cell-functions
#17
Attila Kádasi, Nora Maruniaková, Aneta Štochmaľová, Miroslav Bauer, Roland Grossmann, Abdel Halim Harrath, Adriana Kolesárová, Alexander V Sirotkin
Curcuma longa Linn (L.) is a plant widely used in cooking (in curry powder a.o.) and in folk medicine, but its action on reproductive processes and its possible mechanisms of action remain to be investigated. The objective of this study was to examine the direct effects of curcumin, the major Curcuma longa L. molecule, on basic ovarian cell functions such as proliferation, apoptosis, viability and steroidogenesis. Porcine ovarian granulosa cells were cultured with and without curcumin (at doses of 0, 1, 10 and 100μg/ml of medium)...
May 12, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535997/sperm-sexing-in-nili-ravi-buffalo-through-modified-swim-up-validation-using-sybr-%C3%A2-green-real-time-pcr
#18
Asma-Ul-Husna, Muhammad Amjad Awan, Abid Mehmood, Tasawar Sultana, Qaisar Shahzad, Muhammad Sajjad Ansari, Bushra Allah Rakha, S M Saqlan Naqvi, Shamim Akhter
Sperm sexing through flow-sorting technology is relatively expensive, requires considerable technical support and is actually not practicable in many developing countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of producing enriched pools of X or Y chromosome-bearing sperm by a modified swim-up method. For this purpose semen was collected from five mature Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls for a period of six weeks. The qualifying ejaculates were divided into two aliquots for further processing through modified swim-up or control (untreated)...
May 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511863/expression-of-tnf-%C3%AE-system-members-in-bovine-ovarian-follicles-and-the-effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-or-dexamethasone-on-preantral-follicle-survival-development-and-ultrastructure-in-vitro
#19
A W B Silva, R P Ribeiro, V G Menezes, R S Barberino, J R S Passos, A M P Dau, J J N Costa, L R F Melo, F T G Bezerra, M A M Donato, C A Peixoto, M H T Matos, P B D Gonçalves, R van den Hurk, J R V Silva
This study was conducted to detect the protein expression of TNF-α system members (TNF-α/TNFR1/TNFR2) in bovine ovarian follicles and to evaluate the effects of TNF-α or dexamethasone on the survival and growth of primordial follicles in vitro, as well as on gene expression in cultured ovarian tissue. It was hypothesized that TNF-α induces follicular atresia in ovarian tissues cultured in vitro, and that dexamethasone suppresses the production of endogenous TNF-α, which can improve follicle viability in vitro...
May 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495018/effects-of-leptin-administration-on-development-vascularization-and-function-of-corpus-luteum-in-alpacas-submitted-to-pre-ovulatory-fasting
#20
María Cecilia Norambuena, Francisca Hernández, Jonathan Maureira, Carolina Rubilar, Jorge Alfaro, Gonzalo Silva, Mauricio Silva, César Ulloa-Leal
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of leptin administration on the development, vascularization and function of Corpus luteum (CL) in alpacas submitted to pre-ovulatory fasting. Fourteen alpacas were kept in fasting conditions for 72h and received five doses of o-leptin (2μg/kg e.v.; Leptin group) or saline (Control group) every 12h. Ovulation was induced with a GnRH dose (Day 0). The ovaries were examined every other day by trans-rectal ultrasonography (7.5MHz; mode B and power Doppler) from Day 0 to 13 to determine the pre-ovulatory follicle diameter and ovulation, and then to monitor CL diameter and vascularization until the regression phase...
May 3, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
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