Effect of melatonin implantation to sperm donor rams on post-thaw viability and acrosomal integrity of sperm cells in the breeding and non-breeding season.

@article{Kaya2001EffectOM,
  title={Effect of melatonin implantation to sperm donor rams on post-thaw viability and acrosomal integrity of sperm cells in the breeding and non-breeding season.},
  author={A H Ahmet Hilmi Kaya and Melih Aksoy and Nuri Başpinar and Cengiz Yildiz and Mehmet Bozkurt Ataman},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 3-4},
  pages={211-5}
}
The influence of melatonin administration to sperm donors on the freezability of ram semen and enzyme leakage through sperm cells during different steps of the cryopreservation process were evaluated in the breeding and non-breeding season. Melatonin implantation to rams in the breeding season improved post-thaw sperm viability and intact acrosome rates without influencing the motility rate (p < 0.05). Likewise, the post-thaw alkaline phosphatase release through sperm cells was significantly… CONTINUE READING