Investigating a Low Tech Method of Cryopreserving Elephant Sperm

Cryopreservation of semen for use with artificial insemination has the potential to be a valuable tool in the management of captive elephants. Post‐thaw motility of cryopreserved Asian elephant sperm is usually poor. This study investigated the use of manual seeding to control ice crystal propagation and thawing at temperatures higher than 37C as a method of increasing post‐thaw sperm quality of cryopreserved Asian elephant sperm.

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Project Years: 2013

Project Partners:
Dr. Laura Graham, University of Guelph

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