There has been increased interest recently in the conservation of wild felids and preservation of valuable cat breeds. Assisted reproduction, by means of artificial insemination (AI), is an important tool for developing breeding programs for conservation. Optimal use of AI requires accurate data on semen conservation protocols and its long-term storage/survival. In this paper, semen cooling and freezing processes are described, with special emphasis on the results obtained in experiments performed in the domestic cat. Conception rates after AI in wild and domestic cats are also reported.
|Titolo:||Conservation of feline semen. Part 1 : Cooling and freezing protocols|
|Autori interni:||LUVONI, GAIA CECILIA|
|Parole Chiave:||cat; semen; conservation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/10 - Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologia Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S1098-612X(03)00029-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|