Papers

Peer-reviewed
6 2016

A trial of semen collection by transrectal electroejaculation method from Amur leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus)

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Hideo Tajima
  • ,
  • Madoka Yoshizawa
  • ,
  • Shinichi Sasaki
  • ,
  • Fujio Yamamoto
  • ,
  • Etsuo Narushima
  • ,
  • Yuka Ogawa
  • ,
  • Hiromitsu Orima
  • ,
  • Toshihiko Tsutsui
  • ,
  • Mari Toyonaga
  • ,
  • Masanori Kobayashi
  • ,
  • Eiichi Kawakami
  • ,
  • Tatsuya Hori

Volume
78
Number
6
First page
1067
Last page
1073
Language
English
Publishing type
Research paper (scientific journal)
DOI
10.1292/jvms.15-0439
Publisher
JAPAN SOC VET SCI

We collected semen from a male Amur leopard cat using the transrectal electroejaculation method and investigated the semen qualities for about four years. In addition, the influence of the season on the spermatogenic function of the Amur leopard cat was investigated with regard to the semen qualities, testicular volume and serum testosterone level. As a result, we could collect semen with good sperm qualities that would be useable for artificial insemination. Some seasonality was noted in the testicular volume and serum testosterone level. We clarified that the semen qualities were favorable before and during the female breeding season compared with those after the breeding season.

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.15-0439
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26935841
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