Sperm Morphology of Domestic Animals

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By Jennifer Koziol , Chance Armstrong

A practical guide to interpreting sperm morphology of domestic animals

Sperm Morphology of Domestic Animals PDF is a concise, clinically-oriented resource for discovering any impairment to fertility caused by sperm anomalies in domesticated animals. As a bench-side reference, the book examines common sperm defects, their causes, and their prognosis for fertility.

An easy-to-use reference, it is organized according to the placement of the deformity in the sperm to increase the speed of consultation, and to help with diagnosing fertility issues. Focusing particularly on the bull, stud horse, boar, ram, buck, and dog, it contains hundreds of high-quality color images accompanied by brief descriptions for additional diagnostic help.

Sperm Morphology of Domestic Animals Features:

  • An easy-to-use reference work that is suitable for use next to the microscope
  • Organization according to location of abnormality
  • Hundreds if high-quality color images for easy comparison
  • Brief descriptions accompanying each photo, for additional diagnostic help

An ideal resource for veterinarians, andrologists, and veterinary students, Sperm Morphology of Domestic Animals fills a gap in current reproductive medicine resources with detailed information that is easy to consult.

Table of Contents



Maturation of Spermatozoa in Epididymis

Staining Techniques and Evaluation of Morphology

Section I – Head abnormalities

1. Pyriform and tapered head

2. Nuclear vacuolation, including the diadem defect

3. Macrocephalic and microcephalic sperm

4. Rolled Head – Nuclear Crest – Giant Head Syndrome

5. Abnormal DNA condensation

6. Acrosome abnormalities

7. Normal detached heads and free abnormal heads

8. Decapitated sperm defect

Section II – Midpiece abnormalities

9. Proximal cytoplasmic droplet

10. Pseudodroplet

11. Mitochondrial sheath defect

12. Corkscrew sperm defect

13. Dag defect

14. Distal midpiece reflex

15. Bowed midpieces

16. Distal droplets

17. Abaxial midpieces

Section III – Tail (Principal piece) abnormalities

18. Tail stump defect

19. Coiled principal pieces

20. Double forms and accessory tails

21. Bent principal pieces

22. Short tail defect

Section IV – aberrations of stains and other cells in the ejaculate

23. Aberrations due to staining

24. Aberrations due to cold shock

25. Round cells in the ejaculate

26. Teratoids

27. Medusa cells

28. Aberrations of semen quality

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