Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJVSR-3-117

    Effect of the EGTA (Ethylene Glycol Tetraacetic Acid) Supplementation in the Freezing Extender on Quality of Cryopreserved Bull Sperm

    Posado R, García JJ, Gómez-Fernández J, Tomás C, Gómez-Izquierdo E and de Mercado E*

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the inclusion of divalent ion chelating agent EGTA (ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid) in the freezing extender on quality of cryopreserved bull sperm. The freezing extender (egg yolk Tris glycerol) was supplemented with 0 (non-supplemented), 1, 5, 10 and 15 mM EGTA. Bull sperm EGTA improved post thaw sperm quality but in different parameters according to the concentration of EGTA, 5 mM improved the acrosomal state and 1 mM the motility. Our results suggest the EGTA supplementation in the freezing extender of bull sperm might improve the post-thawing sperm quality.

    Keywords: Freezing extenders; Cryopreservation; EGTA; Bull sperm; Sperm quality

    Published on: Feb 20, 2017 Pages: 18-22

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijvsr.000017
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