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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Chapter III. Sperm Viability

item Bakst, Murray

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/2/2010
Publication Date: 3/16/2010
Citation: Bakst, M.R. 2010. Chapter III. Sperm Viability. Section 1. Nigrosin eosin stain for determining live dead and abnormal sperm counts. In: Bakst, M.R., Long, J.A., editors. Techniques for Semen Evaluation, Semen Storage, and Fertility Determination. 2nd edition. St Paul, MN: The Midwest Poultry Federation. p. 28-44.

Interpretive Summary: Determining sperm viability in a semen sample gives a measure of semen quality and is necessary if the semen is to be inseminated based on the numbers of viable sperm per insemination. It is also important when studying the impact of different semen storage procedures, or changes in husbandry on sperm viability. The chapters are geared toward both poultry industry and poultry research personnel.

Technical Abstract: N/A

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