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Diet, especially flaxseed, improves short-term storage of boar sperm

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Title: Diet, especially flaxseed, improves short-term storage of boar sperm
Author: Radomil, L.; Pettitt, M.; Merkies, K.; Hickey, K.; Buhr, M.; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: Boar sperm collected for artificial insemination may be damaged by short-term storage. However, dietary flaxseed appears to be a simple and effective way to improve the motility and viability of both fresh and stored boar sperm. Dietary flaxseed is a plant-based source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are essential nutrients for improving boar sperm health.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3839
Date: 2012-08-07


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