Sperm chromatin structure integrity in liquid stored boar semen and its relationships with field fertility.

@article{BoeHansen2008SpermCS,
  title={Sperm chromatin structure integrity in liquid stored boar semen and its relationships with field fertility.},
  author={G B Boe-Hansen and Preben Christensen and D Vibjerg and Mai Britt Friis Nielsen and A M Hedeboe},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={728-36}
}
Extended semen doses from some boars used for AI have been shown to develop high levels of sperm DNA fragmentation during storage. Studies in other animals and humans have shown that if DNA damage is present in a certain percentage of the sperm cells the fertility potential of the semen sample is reduced. The objectives of the present study was to determine the relationship between sperm DNA fragmentation measured using the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) in extended stored semen and… CONTINUE READING