Conservation of feline semen. Part II: Cold-induced damages on spermatozoal fertilizing ability.

@article{Luvoni2003ConservationOF,
  title={Conservation of feline semen. Part II: Cold-induced damages on spermatozoal fertilizing ability.},
  author={Gaia Cecilia Luvoni and E Kalchschmidt and Ga{\"e}lle Marinoni},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={257-63}
}
During the conservation of feline semen, the freeze-thaw procedure in particular is responsible for inducing severe spermatozoal damage, which diminishes fertilizing ability. Therefore, cold-induced damage represents a limiting factor for the conservation of semen, particularly semen from felids, which are often affected by teratospermia. In this article, feline sperm characteristics are reported, with special reference to motility and morphology, which are more likely to be affected by… CONTINUE READING