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Liquid storage of avian spermatozoa is currently being employed in programs utilizing the artificial insemination to optimize the management of genetically superior males. It is mandatory to use efficient semen storage techniques in order to prevent the reduction of the fertilizing ability of...

Author(s)
Eslami, M.; Ghaniei, A.; Rad, H. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2016, 95, 6, pp 1418-1424
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of dietary n-3:n-6 fatty acid (FA) ratios and vitamin E (vitE) on the semen quality, FA composition, hormonal responses, and reproductive performance of aged roosters. Thirty-six Ross broiler breeder roosters were assigned to a 3×2 factorial...

Author(s)
Asl, R. S.; Shariatmadari, F.; Sharafi, M.; Torshizi, M. A. K.; Shahverdi, A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 11, pp 4113-4121
Abstract

Glycerol is a least toxic and most effective cryoprotectant for cryopreservation of poultry semen, but due to its contraceptive properties removal of glycerol is usually needed prior to artificial insemination. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), a small amphiphilic molecule used as penetrating...

Author(s)
Rakha, B. A.; Ansari, M. S.; Akhter, S.; Zafar, Z.; Naseer, A.; Hussain, I.; Blesbois, E.; Santiago-Moreno, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2018, 122, pp 61-67
Abstract

This experiment was conducted to study the effects of egg yolk plasma (10%, 15% and 20%), soybean lecithin (0.5%, 1% and 1.5%) and whole egg yolk (WEY) (control) on post-thawed sperm quality, hatchability and fertility outcomes. In experiment 1, sperm motility, abnormalities, membrane integrity,...

Author(s)
Mehdipour, M.; Kia, H. D.; Moghaddam, G.; Hamishehkar, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2018, 116, pp 89-94
Abstract

With avian sperm cryopreservation protocols, the most widely used cryoprotectants (CPAs) are the glycerol (GLY; in gradual freezing: in-straw freezing method), and the dimethylacetamide (DMA; in pellets by plunging into liquid nitrogen: in-pellet rapid freezing method). Use of both methods results...

Author(s)
Abouelezz, F. M. K.; Sayed, M. A. M.; Santiago-Moreno, J.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2017, 184, pp 228-234
Abstract

The ability to produce viable progeny is a complex trait, involving both male and female components. In poultry, mating ratios are usually 1 male to 6 to 12 females. Consequently, the impact of male reproductive failure is much greater than that for a female. In this study, the genetic...

Author(s)
Wolc, A.; Arango, J.; Settar, P.; Fulton, J. E.; O'Sullivan, N. P.; Dekkers, J. C. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2019, 98, 7, pp 2729-2733
Abstract

Thermal manipulation during incubation has been shown to improve post hatch performance in poultry. The aim of the present experiment was to evaluate thermal manipulation on semen quality of roosters during hot climatic conditions. Eggs obtained after artificial insemination from Dahlem Red layer...

Author(s)
Shanmugam, M.; Vinoth, A.; Rajaravindra, K. S.; Rajkumar, U.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2015, 161, pp 112-118
Abstract

Frozen-thawed rooster semen is not reliable for use in artificial insemination in commercial stocks. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) has been assessed for effectiveness as a cryoprotectant in the extender to improve the quality of frozen-thawed rooster semen. Although LDL has been evaluated in a few...

Author(s)
Shahverdi, A.; Sharafi, M.; Gourabi, H.; Yekta, A. A.; Esmaeili, V.; Sharbatoghli, M.; Janzamin, E.; Hajnasrollahi, M.; Mostafayi, F.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2015, 83, 1, pp 78-85
Abstract

The study aimed to evaluate the reproductive traits in poultry breeder with different weight ranges of two semi-heavy lineages. The experimental method was completely randomized design in factorial arrangement (3×2) with two factors: reproductive methods (artificial insemination and natural mating) ...

Author(s)
Rufino, J. P. F.; Cruz, F. G. G.; Melo, R. D.; Feijo, J. da C.; Silva, R. O. da; Brandao, A. B. T.; Berenchtein, B.
Publisher
Asian Network for Scientific Information, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
International Journal of Poultry Science, 2015, 14, 6, pp 325-330
Abstract

The goal of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of macrophages in rooster semen and to investigate their impact on the spermatozoa quality. Ross 308 breeder males (n=30) with no evidence of genital tract infections were used to determine the concentration of macrophages using fluorescently...

Author(s)
Kuzelova, L.; Vasicek, J.; Chrenek, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 2015, 50, 4, pp 580-586

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