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Supplementing fatty acids to improve sperm characteristics

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Author(s)
Adams, Leah
Advisor(s)
Hiney, Kristina
Date
Apr 2008
Subject(s)
Stallions--Reproduction; Horses--Reproduction; Horses--Breeding; Omega-3 fatty acids; Fatty acids; Spermatozoa; Stallions; Horses; Articifical insemination; Spermatozoal motility
Abstract
Research was conducted to determine whether the supplmentation of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to the diets of miniature stallions would affect the motility and viability of their sperm following cooling and freezing. This study is important, as some stallions are unable to ship semen because their semen has poor tolerance to cooling and freezing procedures. Results for this study are inconclusive as of yet, but it could potentially make it possible to ship semen from many more sires, thus increasing the number of sires available to breeders across the country.
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Color poster with text describing research conducted by Leah Adams, advised by Dr. Kristina Hiney (University of Wisconsin-River Falls), to determine whether the supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids would improve the post-thaw progressive motility and viability of stallion spermatozoa.
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