Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 7

Integrity Analysis and Functional Sperm Assessments to Predict Boar Fertility Performance

Tainã F Cardoso1, Antonio Sergio Varela Jr2, Estela F Silva1, Mariana B Jorge2, Adalto Bianchini2, Carine D Corcini1,3*

1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Fisiológicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, RS, Brasil
2Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, RS, Brasil
3ReproPel, Faculdade de Veterinária, Campus Capão do Leão, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Pelotas, RS, Brasil

*Corresponding Author: Carine D Corcini, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Fisiológicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, RS, Brasil.

Received: January 17, 2022; Published: June 24, 2022


Methods for estimating the in vitro fertility quality of a semen sample for use in artificial insemination have been investigated for a long time; however, for animals with high reproductive performance, these methods still have many shortcomings. Furthermore, there have been few reports on the peculiarities of swine sperm cells, especially regarding factors that influence fertility. Thus, some characteristics of sperm integrity and functionality may serve as indicators of reproductive performance in swine. The present study evaluated the morphophysiology of spermatozoa from swine with high and low in vivo farrowing rates. Animals with high fertility had higher mitochondrial functionality (p < 0.05), lower plasma membrane fluidity (p < 0.01) and higher total antioxidant capacity (p < 0.01). The last two parameters were positively correlated with in vivo fertility (r = 0.77, p = 0.0003; and r = 0.63, p = 0.0049; respectively). These findings indicate that certain parameters affect fertility and are potentially useful factors for evaluating semen and indicating the farrowing rate in swine.

Keywords: Plasma Membrane Fluidity; Sperm Physiology; Farrowing Rate


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Citation: Carine D Corcini., et al. “Integrity Analysis and Functional Sperm Assessments to Predict Boar Fertility Performance".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.7 (2022): 119-127.


Copyright: © 2022 Carine D Corcini., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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