Natural Substances Affect the Quality of Stallion Spermatozoa – Taurine

Marko Halo Jr., Martin Massányi, Filip Tirpák, Grzegorz Formicki, Agnieszka Greń, Marko Halo, Peter Massányi

Abstract


Considering that spermatozoa are very sensitive cells, research of conservation media with different natural substances is very important area for many research institutions. Preservation media help to keep fertility ability of spermatozoa after long hours of storage and transport. In order to be able to use suitable natural substances as a conservation medium and successfully implement fertilization of a selected mare is necessary to ensure a thorough evaluation of spermatozoa. One of the most important evaluated parameters of stallion ejaculate quality is sperm concentration, motility and morphology. Commonly used methods for assessment of spermatozoa parameters are CASA system (Computer Assisted Semen Analysis) and mitochondrial toxicity test (MTT). This review summarises effect of taurine on stallion spermatozoa during storage and transport, especially in the development of potential parts conservation mediums.


Keywords


stallion, spermatozoa, quality, CASA, MTT, natural substances

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