2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Developing Biomimetic Semen Selection Protocol for Truman State University Breeding Program
Anita M. Snell
Dr. Kelly Walter, Faculty Mentor

Seminal plasma removal using biomimetic techniques improves spermatozoa preservation. Using determined centrifugation at 900 g or 4500 g, this study evaluates motility and viability of cooled, stored spermatozoa compared to semen centrifuged at 900 or 4500 g. A total of 4 semen collections from two stallions will be used. These samples will be split into three sub-samples, (CON, 900, 4500). After extender is added to each and total and progressive motility (T&PM) are evaluated, 900 and 4500 will be centrifuged at linearly increasing speeds. The sub-samples will then be cooled and re-evaluated (T&PM) at 12 hour intervals for 48 hours. This project is currently in progress and should be completed by April 4th.

Keywords: Centrifugaton, Biomimetic, Extender, Spermatozoa Motility, Semen Viability

Topic(s):Agricultural Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 2-2
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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