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Semen Analysis

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A strong, healthy breed depends on fertilization with a superior quality of semen. Analysis therefore plays a vital role in the identification of usable sperms and in predicting the quality of stock.

Before semen is preserved for future artificial fertilization, we assess its quality to ensure acceptable fertility. Good quality semen contains at least 80% sperms engaged in progressive, forward motility, at minimum required speeds.

Although manual semen analysis using a light microscope has been standard, it is prone to technician errors because meticulous technique and attention to detail is required for accurate analysis. The software we have developed for analysis is a powerful tool for objective assessment of sperm motility, and is thus being used increasingly for evaluating semen quality. Several motility parameters describing the movements of spermatazoa may also be obtained in greater detail. The system captures video frames from the digital microscope and the Semen Analyser software processes each frame for various parameters. An intelligent tracking algorithm that we have developed tracks these sperms in each successive frame, while a tracking algorithm identifies information such as:

  • Size
  • Speed
  • Trajectory

These statistics are used for the computation of semen quality.