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bp0017cpr19 | (1) | CPR2005

Strategies to improve the fertility of frozen-thawed boar semen for artificial insemination

Roca J. , Rodriguez-Martinez H. , Vazquez J.M. , Bolarin A. , Hernandez M. , Saravia F. , Wallgren M. , Martinez E.A.

Although cryopreservation of boar semen for artificial insemination (Al) was developed 35 years ago, cryopreservation conditions and Al strategies are still considered sub-optimal. Al with excessive numbers of frozenthawed sperm (5-6 x 109 cells), still does not achieve fertility levels similar to Al using liquid semen because of reduced sperm survival. Frozenthawed (FT) spermatozoa have therefore not been the preferred option for commercial breeding programme...