Storage of fresh bovine semen in a diluent based on the ionic composition of cauda epididymal plasma.

@article{Verberckmoes2004StorageOF,
  title={Storage of fresh bovine semen in a diluent based on the ionic composition of cauda epididymal plasma.},
  author={Steven Verberckmoes and Ann van Soom and Jeroen Dewulf and Ingrid de Pauw and Aart de Kruif},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={410-6}
}
For artificial insemination (AI) in cattle, much lower insemination doses can be applied when fresh semen is used instead of frozen-thawed semen. However, a particular disadvantage of fresh semen is its limited shelf life. As bovine spermatozoa can be stored for several weeks in the cauda epididymis without negative effects on their fertilizing capacity, it is an interesting organ to serve as a model in order to prolong the shelf life of fresh semen. First, the storage capacity of a diluent… CONTINUE READING