Table of Contents
Journal of Animals
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 675031, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/675031
Research Article

Computer-Assisted Sperm Analysis of Freezable and Nonfreezable Mithun (Bos frontalis) Semen

1Animal Reproduction Laboratory, National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR), Jharnapani, Nagaland 797 106, India
2Animal Reproduction Division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Uttar Pradesh 243 122, India
3Animal Physiology Division, National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR), Jharnapani, Nagaland 797 106, India

Received 27 June 2014; Revised 31 July 2014; Accepted 4 August 2014; Published 18 August 2014

Academic Editor: Sami Dridi

Copyright © 2014 P. Perumal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. F. J. Simoons, “Gayal or mithun,” in Evolution of Domesticated Animals, I. L. Manson, Ed., pp. 34–36, Longman, London, UK, 1984. View at Google Scholar
  2. S. D. Johnston, M. V. Root-Kustritz, and P. N. S. Olson, Canine and Feline Theriogenology, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, 2001.
  3. M. Iguer-ouada and J. P. Verstegen, “Evaluation of the “Hamilton thorn computer-based automated system” for dog semen analysis,” Theriogenology, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 733–749, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. S. T. Mortimer, “A critical review of the physiological importance and analysis of sperm movement in mammals,” Human Reproduction Update, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 403–439, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. J. Verstegen, M. Iguer-Ouada, and K. Onclin, “Computer assisted semen analyzers in andrology research and veterinary practice,” Theriogenology, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 149–179, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. D. Mortimer, Practical Laboratory Andrology, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA, 1994.
  7. P. R. Budworth, R. P. Amann, and R. H. Hammerstedt, “A microcomputer-photographic method for evaluation of motility and velocity of bull sperm,” Journal of Dairy Science, vol. 70, no. 9, pp. 1927–1936, 1987. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. P. B. Farrell, G. A. Presicce, C. C. Brocektt, and R. H. Foote, “Quantification of bull sperm characteristics measured by computer–assisted sperm analysis (CASA) and their relationship to fertility,” Theriogenology, vol. 49, pp. 871–879, 1998. View at Google Scholar
  9. P. B. Farrell, R. H. Foote, M. M. McArdle, V. L. Trouern-Trend, and A. L. Tardif, “Media and dilution procedures tested to minimize handling effects on human, rabbit, and bull sperm for computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA),” Journal of Andrology, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 293–300, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. P. Perumal, S. Selvaraju, S. Selvakumar et al., “Effect of pre-freeze addition of cysteine hydrochloride and reduced glutathione in semen of crossbred jersey bulls on sperm parameters and conception rates,” Reproduction in Domestic Animals, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 636–641, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. R. J. Aitken, M. Sutton, P. Warner, and D. W. Richardson, “Relationship between the movement characteristics of human spermatozoa and their ability to penetrate cervical mucus and zona-free hamster oocytes,” Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 441–449, 1985. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. P. Perumal, S. Selvaraju, S. Selvakumar et al., “Reduced glutathione and cysteine hydrochloride on sperm motility and velocity parameters of poor crossbred bull semen,” International Journal of Bio–Resource and Stress Management, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 145–151, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  13. R. Anil Kumar, M. N. Sundararaman, D. V. Patel, M. Iyue, and R. Kasiraj, “Cryopreservation of semen as a venture for conservation of wild and endangered toda Buffalo Germplasm,” Buffalo Bulletin, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 210–218, 2011. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. S. Koonjaenak, V. Chanatinart, S. Aiumlamai, T. Pinyopumimintr, and H. Rodriguez-Martinez, “Seasonal variation in semen quality of swamp buffalo bulls (Bubalus bubalis) in Thailand,” Asian Journal of Andrology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 92–101, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. D. Kumar, A. Joshi, and S. M. K. Naqvi, “Comparative semen evaluation of Malpura and Bharat merino rams by computer-aided sperm analysis technique under semi-arid tropical environment,” International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advance, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 26–30, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  16. R. Kozdrowski, A. Dubiel, W. Bielas, and M. Dzięcioł, “Two protocols of cryopreservation of goat semen with the use of computer-assisted semen analysis system,” Acta Veterinaria Brno, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 601–604, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. M. L. W. J. Broekhuijse, E. Šoštarić, H. Feitsma, and B. M. Gadella, “Application of computer-assisted semen analysis to explain variations in pig fertility,” Journal of Animal Science, vol. 90, no. 3, pp. 779–789, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. A. Domosławska, S. Zduńczyk, W. Niżański, and T. Janowski, “Assessment of semen quality in infertile dogs using computer-assisted sperm analysis by the Hamilton-Thorne Semen Analyser,” Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy, vol. 57, pp. 429–432, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  19. C. W. Palmer, S. D. Amundson, L. F. C. Brito, C. L. Waldner, and A. D. Barth, “Use of oxytocin and cloprostenol to facilitate semen collection by electroejaculation or transrectal massage in bulls,” Animal Reproduction Science, vol. 80, no. 3-4, pp. 213–223, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. J. K. Prasad, S. Kumar, G. Mohan, U. Shankar, and S. K. Agarwal, “Biochemical studies pertaining to freezability of cross bred bull semen,” Indian Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 8, pp. 37–40, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  21. A. V. N. Rao and Y. V. R. Rao, “Seminal characteristic and freezability of crossbred bulls,” Indian Veterinary Journal, vol. 73, pp. 1086–1088, 1996. View at Google Scholar
  22. P. Perumal, Cryopreservation of bovine semen with some additives for augmenting fertility [M.V.Sc. thesis], Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, 2008.
  23. K. Sarsaifi, Y. Rosnina, M. Ariff et al., “Effect of semen collection methods on the quality of pre- and post-thawed bali cattle (Bos javanicus) spermatozoa,” Reproduction in Domestic Animals, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 1006–1012, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. D. Mortimer, M. A. Shu, and R. Tan, “Standardization and quality control of sperm concentration and sperm motility counts in semen analysis,” Human Reproduction, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 299–303, 1986. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. L. Blasco, “Clinical tests of sperm fertilizing ability,” Fertility and Sterility, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 177–192, 1984. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. D. P. Froman and A. J. Feltmann, “Sperm mobility: a quantitative trait of the domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus),” Biology of Reproduction, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 379–384, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. D. P. Froman, A. J. Feltmann, M. L. Rhoads, and J. D. Kirby, “Sperm mobility: a primary determinant of fertility in the domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus),” Biology of Reproduction, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 400–405, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. T. Cremades, J. Roca, H. Rodriguez-Martinez, T. Abaigar, J. M. Vazquez, and E. A. Martinez, “Kinematic changes during the cryopreservation of boar spermatozoa,” Journal of Andrology, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 610–618, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. T. Hallap, M. Håård, Ü. Jaakma, B. Larsson, and H. Rodriguez-Martinez, “Does cleansing of frozen-thawed bull semen before assessment provide samples that relate better to potential fertility?” Theriogenology, vol. 62, no. 3-4, pp. 702–713, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. E. T. Donnelly, S. E. M. Lewis, J. A. McNally, and W. Thompson, “In vitro fertilization and pregnancy rates: the influence of sperm motility and morphology on IVF outcome,” Fertility and Sterility, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 305–314, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. P. M. Fetterolf and B. J. Rogers, “Prediction of human sperm penetrating ability using computerized motion parameters,” Molecular Reproduction and Development, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 326–331, 1990. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  32. P. B. Farrell, R. H. Foote, M. E. Simkin, E. D. Clegg, and R. J. Wall, “Relationship of semen quality, number of sperm inseminated, and fertility in rabbits,” Journal of Andrology, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 464–471, 1993. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. P. Farrell, L. V. Trouern-Trend, R. H. Foote, and A. M. D. Douglas-Hamilton, “Repeatability of measurements on human, rabbit, and bull sperm by computer-assisted sperm analysis when comparing individual fields and means of 12 fields,” Fertility and Sterility, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 208–210, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus