Fertilities from Mating and Artificial Insemination with Frozen-Thawed Spermatozoa by Indexing LH Surge in Beagle Bitches

Yoshiki SHIMATSU, Kouichi KATAGIRI, Hitoshi ARAKAWA, Toyokazu MATSUURA, Toshio FURUTA, Yoji MAMIYA, Manabu TANIGAWA
2000 Journal of reproduction and development  
The purpose of this study was to examine fertilities from mating and artificial insemination (AI) with frozen-thawed spermatozoa by indexing the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge with the Canine Ovulation Timing Test (ICG Status-LH TM ) in beagle bitches. Eleven 2-8-year-old multiparous dogs were used for this experiment and blood was collected daily at 6-15 days after the onset of proestrus. Each serum sample was then used for detection of the LH surge. Five dogs were mated at 5 days after the LH
more » ... surge. Whelping was successful in all dogs and litter size was 5.8 ± 1.9 (Mean ± SD). The remaining 6 dogs were artificially inseminated with frozen-thawed spermatozoa at 4, 5 and 6 days after the LH surge. Sperm motility after thawing was 49.6 ± 3.6%. All dogs whelped and litter size was 4.0 ± 3.0. These results suggest that fertilities from mating and AI with frozen-thawed spermatozoa are satisfactory by indexing the LH surge with the Canine Ovulation Timing Test in dogs and further demonstrate that the optimal period for insemination is around 5 days after the LH surge.
doi:10.1262/jrd.46.315 fatcat:6v24mtsc7nckbex5vyles4tpk4