Zona pellucida binding and zona-induced acrosome reactions in horse spermatozoa: comparisons between fertile and subfertile stallions.


Diagnostic tests that probe sperm function are needed to determine the potential etiologies of subfertility and to explore treatments of subfertility in stallions. Using epifluorescence and phase contrast microscopy, a comparison was made between ejaculates from 3 fertile and 3 subfertile stallions in which sperm-zona pellucida binding and acrosomal status… (More)