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Cryopreservation of American kestrel semen with dimethylsulfoxide

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

Semen samples from 15 male American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) were frozen in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). The semen was thawed 1-14 mo later and used to inseminate six females during three breeding seasons. Kestrels inseminated with thawed semen containing 4% DMSO produced only infertile eggs (N = 14). Kestrels inseminated with thawed semen containing 6%, 8%, or 10% DMSO produced fertile eggs (N = 14) and live chicks (N = 6). Progressive motility of spermatozoa in thawed semen containing 10% DMSO was less (44 ? 6%) than in thawed semen containing 6% (62 ? 10%) or 8% (61 ? 1%) DMSO.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Cryopreservation of American kestrel semen with dimethylsulfoxide
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume
27
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
21-25
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
21
Last page:
25
Number of Pages:
5