June 2013 (No. 2)
The in vitro quality of frozen-thawed Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) spermatozoa in semen supplemented with Equex STM paste and oxytocin during and after cryopreservation
Kakanang Buranaamnuay a,*, Sittidet Mahasawangkul b, Kulnasan Saikhun a
a Reproductive Biology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Biosciences (MB), Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand;
b The Thai Elephant Conservation Center, National Elephant Institute of Thailand, the Forest Industry Organization, Lampang, Thailand
The effects of Equex STM paste (Equex) and oxytocin (OT) on the in vitro quality of frozen thawed Asian elephant sperm were investigated in the study. The viability of frozen-thawed sperm was significantly higher in the Equex-treated (1 and 2%) groups than in the control group. There were no differences in the examined sperm parameters among the control and OT-treated (0.05–5 IU) groups.
Reproductive Biology 2013 13 2: 169–171.
* Corresponding author: Reproductive Biology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Biosciences (MB), Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.; e-mail address: email@example.com