Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

Open Access

Megan Wilson

United Kingdom

  • Research Article
    A Preliminary Comparison of Semen Quality between Competing and Non-Competing Equine Stallions
    Author(s): Megan Wilson and Anke Twigg-FlesnerMegan Wilson and Anke Twigg-Flesner

    Rationale: Artificial insemination allows sport horse stallions within breeding programmes to breed and compete concurrently. The level of exercise of stallions complete during the breeding season is a controversial subject. Daily exercise at low intensities is important for the mental and reproductive well-being of the stallion, however higher intensities of exercise, as seen in competing stallions, may have detrimental effects on seminal quality. The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding into the effects of competition and discipline on equid stallion semen through analysis of seminal parameters. The identification of optimal competition management for breeding stallions may lead to increased stallion fertility and economic gain. Methods: This retrospective study evaluated the seminal data of 1130 stallion collections f.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000443

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