Bacterial contamination of ram semen, antibiotic sensitivities, and effects on sperm quality during storage at 15°C.

@article{Yaniz2010BacterialCO,
  title={Bacterial contamination of ram semen, antibiotic sensitivities, and effects on sperm quality during storage at 15°C.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s L Yaniz and Mar{\'i}a Angeles Marco-Aguado and Jos{\'e} Angel Mateos and Pilar Santolaria},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  year={2010},
  volume={122 1-2},
  pages={142-9}
}
This study was designed to determine the degree and type of bacterial contamination of ejaculated semen samples in fertile rams and its consequences on sperm quality during storage. In experiment 1, 68 ejaculates from 36 rams were divided into two aliquots, one of which was used for bacterial culture, while the other one was diluted, stored at 15°C and assessed for plasma membrane integrity and motility at 0, 24 and 48h after dilution. From the 68 ejaculates, 66 were positive for aerobic… CONTINUE READING
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