Cryopreservation of canine sperm: Preserving for better breeding

Domain, Guillaume
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Interne Geneeskunde, Voortplanting en Populatiegeneeskunde
Guillaume Domain was born on July 5, 1993, in Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium. After completing his secondary education at the Royal Atheneum of Huy in 2011, he studied Veterinary Medicine at Liège University, where he obtained the degree of Master of Veterinary Medicine (option small animals) with distinction in 2017. He continued his education with a rotational internship at the University Veterinary Clinic (CVU) for small animals of Liège University, where he graduated with great distinction in 2018 with a Master in Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Academische graad
Doctor in de diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. Ann Van Soom, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent - Prof. dr. Jeroen Dewulf - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent

Korte beschrijving

At the end of the 19th century, the original functional dogs were divided into morphotypes to create the unique phenotypic diversity that modern breeds display. Breed creation, however, has caused the gene flow between distinct dog populations to cease, resulting in a loss of genetic diversity in many dog breeds. Chapter 1 explains how domestication and breed creation took place and details the genetic strategies developed to improve genetic diversity in dogs. Among these, assisted reproduction techniques are particularly helpful in optimizing breeding strategies but are currently limited to artificial insemination and sperm cryopreservation in dogs. Unfortunately, cryopreservation of dog spermatozoa is hampered by individual variability in sperm cryotolerance, confining its application to a selection of dogs. Therefore, this thesis aimed to identify ejaculates of suboptimal quality and optimize sperm cryopreservation in dogs (chapter 2).


Dinsdag 17 oktober 2023, 17:00
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