Cooling and freezing of epididymal sperm in the common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius).

@article{Saragusty2010CoolingAF,
  title={Cooling and freezing of epididymal sperm in the common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius).},
  author={Joseph Saragusty and Christian Walzer and Thierry Petit and Gerhard R. Stalder and I. M. Horowitz and Robert Hermes},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={1256-63}
}
Knowledge concerning reproduction in common hippopotamus is scarce and in particular very little is known about male reproductive physiology and sperm cryopreservation. Testes were obtained from nine castrated bulls and sperm extracted from the epididymides of eight of these individuals. Mean ± SEM values of reproductive parameters were: testicular weight (including epididymis and tunicas)--275.9 ± 54.1 g, total sperm motility--88.1 ± 4.2%, total cells extracted--11.0 ± 3.6 × 10(9), intact… CONTINUE READING

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