Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-0935
OLIVEIRA, E.C.S.; JULIANI, G.C.; MARQUES JR., A.P. y HENRY, M.. In vitro evaluation of canine spermatozoa cryopreserved in different extenders. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.6, pp. 1116-1122. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352006000600021.
The efficacy of three extenders, tris-egg yolk-5% ethylene glycol (T1), lactose-egg yolk-5% ethylene glycol (T2) and lactose-egg yolk-5% dimethyl formamide (T3) on preserving the viability of post-thawing canine spermatozoa was evaluated. Three ejaculates per dog were obtained of five animals. The semen was packaged in 0.5ml straws and cooled to 4°C for 120min. The straws were frozen 4cm above the nitrogen level for 15min and thawed in water-bath at 37°C for 60sec and at 75°C for 7sec. Progressive motility and vigour were evaluated immediately after thawing (time 0) and at 30, 60, 90 and 120min. Structural and functional integrity of plasma membrane of the spermatozoa were evaluated, respectively, by fluorescent staining probes and hypoosmotic swelling test. Lactose-egg yolk based extenders showed better cryoprotectant capability and dimethyl formamide was an alternative cryoprotectant agent for dog sperm cells.
Palabras llave : dog; semen; cryopreservation; ethylene glycol; dimethyl formamide.