Effects of vesiculectomy on stallion spermatozoa
This study was designed to determine the effects of stallion vesiculectomy on seminal characteristics after incubation at 37 C and 5 C and after freezing. Vesiculectomy resulted in decreased total ejaculate volume (P<.0002) and gel volume (P<.0001). Following vesiculectomy, spermatozoa with normal morphology decreased (P<.02) from 73 to 70%. After freezing and thawing, percent live (P<.03) and percent motile spermatozoa (PMS) (P<.04) were greater post-vesiculectomy and the rate of forward movement (RFM) (P<.09) tended to be greater. Agglutination was less (P<.01) post-vesiculectomy. Following incubation at 5 C and subsequent warming to 37 C, percent live spermatozoa (P<.08) and PMS (P<.06) tended to be greater after surgery and agglutination was decreased (P<.05). © 1990, William E. Jones, All Rights Reserved. All rights reserved.
Webb, R. L., J. W. Evans, M. J. Arns, G. W. Webb, T. S. Taylor, and G. D. Potter. "Effects of vesiculectomy on stallion spermatozoa." Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 10, no. 3 (1990): 218-223.
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science