In order to contribute to the preservation of euromediterranean animal species, it is worth pointing out on the possibility of recovering and cryopreserving epidydimal hare spermatozoa. For this study, hares found dead during the census carried out from Hunting Territorial Limits (ATC) of Naples Province, in order to determine population density, have been used. Testicles of 20 adult hares undergone epidydimal flushing and semen was utilized for morphometrical analysis before and after cryopreservation. The results of morphometrical studies have been variable, but live spermatozoa have been found as in fresh as well as in cryopreserved semen. Motility rate was 10 – 35% in fresh semen vs. 0.1 – 5% in cryopreserved semen.

Captured hare spermatozoa morphological analysis post-mortem.

NEGLIA, GIANLUCA;PERETTI, VINCENZO;CIOTOLA, FRANCESCA;BOCCIA, LUCIA;GASPARRINI, BIANCA
2003

Abstract

In order to contribute to the preservation of euromediterranean animal species, it is worth pointing out on the possibility of recovering and cryopreserving epidydimal hare spermatozoa. For this study, hares found dead during the census carried out from Hunting Territorial Limits (ATC) of Naples Province, in order to determine population density, have been used. Testicles of 20 adult hares undergone epidydimal flushing and semen was utilized for morphometrical analysis before and after cryopreservation. The results of morphometrical studies have been variable, but live spermatozoa have been found as in fresh as well as in cryopreserved semen. Motility rate was 10 – 35% in fresh semen vs. 0.1 – 5% in cryopreserved semen.
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