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Evaluation of semen collected from commercial rams by electro-ejaculation

Lovatt, F.M.; Genever, L.; Glover, M.J.; Henry, J.

Authors

FIONA LOVATT FIONA.LOVATT@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Clinical Associate Professor

L. Genever

M.J. Glover

J. Henry



Abstract

Annual ram pre-breeding soundness examinations (PBSE) are accepted as an integral component of veterinary flock health planning to identify rams not capable of achieving high conception rates. This preliminary study collected information from 280 rams presented to five veterinarians for routine PBSE on commercial farms in England in 2013. The study compared the outcome of a physical examination, which included palpation of external genitalia, with the gross and progressive motility of the semen produced by electro-ejaculation.

Citation

Lovatt, F., Genever, L., Glover, M., & Henry, J. (2016). Evaluation of semen collected from commercial rams by electro-ejaculation. Veterinary Record, 178(14), https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.103378

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 31, 2016
Publication Date Apr 2, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 13, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jul 13, 2017
Journal Veterinary Record
Print ISSN 0042-4900
Electronic ISSN 2042-7670
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 178
Issue 14
Article Number 342
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.103378
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44126
Publisher URL http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/178/14/342.1
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Copyright © 2016 British Veterinary Association

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