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Sperm quality in donkeys (Equus asinus) after freezing thawing is still considered lower than that from other animals, including horses. The aim of this study was to test a new freezing extender supplemented with jenny colostrum on donkey sperm. After thawing, we evaluated sperm motility by means of computer-assisted analysis, viability by SYBR-14 and propidium iodide (PI), membrane functional integrity by HOS-test and acrosome integrity by isothiocyanate conjugated with peanut agglutinin (FITC-PNA) and PI. Ejaculates were collected from five fertile Donkeys. Sperm samples were pooled, diluted and cryopreserved into three experimental extender groups: BotuCrio, lactose-extender supplemented with egg yolk (20%) and lactose-extender supplemented with jenny colostrum (20%). The results demonstrated that lactose-jenny colostrum samples displayed significantly higher values in almost all parameters evaluated (p < 0.05) compared with the other two extenders after thawing (BotuCrio and lactose-egg yolk based extender, respectively) -Total Motility, Viability, HOS test, VCL, VSL and VAP. Acrosome status, LIN, STR and WOB despite showing lower values, none of them were statistically significant (p > 0.05). In conclusion, the extender containing jenny colostrum can be successfully used for donkey semen crypreservation and could effectively improve donkey sperm qualities after freezing -thawing.
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