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2012, vol. 28, iss. 4, pp. 759-769
Import of boars: Semen quality control and possibility of complaints
aScientific Institute of Veterinary Medicine 'Novi Sad', Novi Sad
bInstitute for Animal Husbandry, Belgrade-Zemun
c'Napredak a.d.', Stara Pazova
dVeterinary Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Belgrade
Serbia is one of the countries with the continuous import of breeding sows and boars. Boars are usually imported at the age of 4 to 6 months, in the period when the quality of the breeding males cannot be determined due to sexual immaturity (prepubertal and pubertal age). In this paper, the method and results of semen quality control in 40 imported young boars are described, and also the method of documenting the cause for action claim. In the case of suspicious semen quality it is necesseary to perform at least 3 consecutive controls in one month intervals in order to establish a final estimation of quality and usability of semen. Of 40 imported boars, 4 boars (10%) were subject of complaint due to: azoospermia (1 boar), absence or reduction of total and progressive motility, present sperm agglutination (2 boars), and increased number of pathological forms of spermatozoa (78%, 1 boar). Increased proportion of sperm with unstable chromatin structure (SCSA test - 33.2% and 37.1%) was established in two boars. To initiate the complaint it is necessary to have a sales contract that provides possibility for the reclamation, recognized methods of semen quality control and trustful business relationship between all interested parties.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.2298/BAH1204759M
published in SCIndeks: 22/03/2013

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