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Scott F Spiller
Agricultural Genetic Resources Preservation Research
Biological Science Lab Technician (Animals)

Phone: (970) 492-7513
Fax: (970) 492-7505

1111 S. MASON
NCGRP
FORT COLLINS, CO 805268119

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Critical factors for non-surgical artificial insemination in sheep Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., McGuire, E., McGuire, K., Koepke, K., Lake, S., Blackburn, H.D. 2020. Critical factors for non-surgical artificial insemination in sheep. Small Ruminant Research. 191:106179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2020.106179.
Non-surgical artificial insemination of sheep; successes, challenges and opportunities - (Proceedings)
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2019. Non-surgical artificial insemination of sheep; successes, challenges and opportunities. Meeting Proceedings, Proceedings of the 27th Technical Conference on Artificial Insemination and Reproduction by the National Association of Animal Breeders, p. 25-29.
The fertility achieved with nonsurgical AI and frozen-thawed ram sperm is influenced by the estrous synchronization protocol, semen cryopreservation diluent, and age and breed of the sheep - (Abstract Only)
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Mcguire, E., Mcguire, K., Koepke, K., Stobart, R.H., Burke, J.M., Acharyaf, M., Beemer, T., Moss, G., Lake, S., Blackburn, H.D. 2017. The fertility achieved with nonsurgical AI and frozen-thawed ram sperm is influenced by the estrous synchronization protocol, semen cryopreservation diluent, and age and breed of the sheep. Biology of Reproduction. http://www.ssr.org/sites/ssr.org/files/uploads/attachments/node/482/ssr2017abstracts.pdf.
Biobanking genetic resources: Challenges and implementation at the USDA National Animal Germplasm Program - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Purdy, P.H., Wilson, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2015. Biobanking genetic resources: Challenges and implementation at the USDA National Animal Germplasm Program. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 28:1072-1078.
Utilizing cattle genetic trends to evaluate the robust nature of gene bank collections - (Abstract Only)
Blackburn, H.D., Wilson, C.S., Paiva, S., Spiller, S.F., Purdy, P.H. 2015. Utilizing cattle genetic trends to evaluate the robust nature of gene bank collections. Meeting Abstract. ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting Orlando, FL July 12-16, 2015.
An update on USDA swine gene banking - (Abstract Only)
Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Manahan, T.J., Spiller, S.F., Wilson, C.S. 2015. An update on USDA swine gene banking. Meeting Abstract. VIII International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation, Champaign, IL August 9-12, 2015. Vol 50:112-113.
A preliminary report on the impact of cryopreservation diluent on ram sperm physiology and cervical artificial insemination - (Proceedings)
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Rice, S.D., Koeoke, K.L., Mcguire, E.M., Mcguire, K.E., Stobart, S., Blackburn, H.D. 2014. A preliminary report on the impact of cryopreservation diluent on ram sperm physiology and cervical artificial insemination. Symposium Proceedings. Western Section American Society of Animal Science, June 25-27, 2014, San Angelo, Texas.
Rooster sperm plasma membrane protein and phospholipid organization and reorganization attributed to cooling and cryopreservation - (Abstract Only)
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2013. Rooster sperm plasma membrane protein and phospholipid organization and reorganization attributed to cooling and cryopreservation. Meeting Abstract. Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, Bethesda, MD, July 28-31, 2013.
Effect of storage time on the viability of cryopreserved bovine spermatozoa - (Abstract Only)
Gallegos, A.I., Ericsson, S.A., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Warnock, B.J., Meador, M.K., Smith, M.W., Purdy, P.H. 2013. Effect of storage time on the viability of cryopreserved bovine spermatozoa. Meeting Abstract. American Society of Animal Science, Indianapolis, IN, July 8-12, 2013.
Dynamic nature of rooster sperm membrane proteins and phospholipids during cooling and cryopreservation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2013. Dynamic nature of rooster sperm membrane proteins and phospholipids during cooling and cryopreservation. Cryobiology. http://dx.doi.org/10.2016/j.cryobiol.2013.09.035.
Boar sperm quality in lines of pigs selected for either ovulation rate or uterine capacity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freking, B.A., Purdy, P.H., Spiller, S.F., Welsh, C.S., Blackburn, H.D. 2012. Boar sperm quality in lines of pigs selected for either ovulation rate or uterine capacity. Journal of Animal Science. 90(8):2515-2523.
Genetic diversity of Ovis aries populations near domestication centers and in the new world - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, H.D., Toishibekov, Y., Toishibekov, M., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Brown, M.A., Pavia, S. 2011. Genetic diversity of Ovis aries populations near domestication centers and in the new world. Genetica. 139:1169-1178.
Genetic Structure and Diversity among U.S. sheep breeds: Identification of the major gene pools. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, H.D., Paiva, S.R., Wildeus, S., Getz, W., Stobart, R., Bixby, D., Purdy, P.H., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Brown, M.A. 2011. Genetic Structure and Diversity among U.S. sheep breeds: Identification of the major gene pools. Journal of Animal Science. 89:2336-2348.
Effect of number of motile frozen-thawed boar sperm and number of fixed-time inseminations on fertility in estrous-synchronized gilts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spencer, K.W., Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Stewart, T.S., Knox, R.V. 2010. Effect of number of motile frozen-thawed boar sperm and number of fixed-time inseminations on fertility in estrous-synchronized gilts. Animal Reproduction Sciences. 121:259-266.
Implications of the pH and temperature of diluted, cooled boar semen on fresh and frozen-thawed sperm motility characteristics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Purdy, P.H., Tharp, N., Stewart, T., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2010. Implications of the pH and temperature of diluted, cooled boar semen on fresh and frozen-thawed sperm motility characteristics. Theriogenology. 74:1304-1310.
Comparison of Genetic Diversity Between US and Kazak Sheep Breeds. - (Abstract Only)
Blackburn, H.D., Toishibekov, Y., Toishibekov, M., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Brown, M. 2009. Comparison of Genetic Diversity Between US and Kazak Sheep Breeds. Journal of Animal Science 87:401. Annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, July 13-17, 2009. Montreal Canada.
Influence of pre-cryopreservation pH and temperature on boar semen quality - (Abstract Only)
Tharp, N.E., Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Stewart, T. 2009. Influence of pre-cryopreservation pH and temperature on boar semen quality. Midwest Section American Society of Animal Science, Des Moines, IA, March 16-18, 2008.
Effect of number of motile sperm and number of inseminations using frozen boar semen on fertility in gilts ()
Spencer, K., Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D., Spiller, S.F., Welsh, C.S., Stewart, T., Breen, S., Taibl, J., Yantis, B., Knox, R. 2008. Effect of number of motile sperm and number of inseminations using frozen boar semen on fertility in gilts. National Hog Farmer. http://nationalhogfarmer.com/genetics-reproduction/artificial-insemination/1215-boar-semen-use/.
Perspectives on cryopreservation, quality control, and artificial insemination of frozen-thawed boar sperm in a national repository - (Proceedings)
Purdy, P.H., Knox, R., Singleton, W., Spencer, K., Spiller, S.F., Stewart, T., Tharp, N., Welsh, C.S., Blackburn, H.D. 2008. Perspectives on cryopreservation, quality control, and artificial insemination of frozen-thawed boar sperm in a national repository. Symposium Proceedings. Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference, Saint Louis, MO August 7-8, 2008.
Genetic Diversity of US Sheep Breeds - (Abstract Only)
Blackburn, H.D., Brown, M., Wildeus, S., Stobart, R., Bixby, D., Dzakuma, J., Ericsson, S., Getz, W., Cockett, N., Matsas, D., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F. 2008. Genetic Diversity of US Sheep Breeds. Meeting Abstract.
Boar fertility and semen quality characteristics in lines of pigs selected for component traits of female reproduction - (Abstract Only)
Freking, B.A., Purdy, P.H., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Blackburn, H.D. 2008. Boar fertility and semen quality characteristics in lines of pigs selected for component traits of female reproduction [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 86(E-Suppl. 2):208-209. Abstract #W50.
VARIATION IN SPERM CELL QUALITY IN CRYOPRESERVED BOAR SEMEN - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stewart, T., Gunsett, F., Welsh, C.S., Spiller, S.F., Purdy, P.H., Blackburn, H.D. 2006. Variation in sperm cell quality in cryopreserved boar semen. 8th World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production. 11(23):1-4.