February 2014, vol. 3, special issue 2 (Biotechnology)
Monika Schneidgenová, Anna Kalafová, Jana Emrichová, Katarína Zbynovská, Peter Petruska, Lubomír Ondruska, Rastislav Jurcík, Lubica Chrastinová, Marcela Capcarová
Biotechnology of Biotechnology
The aim of our study was to compare the motility and progressive motility of rabbit sperm after patulin intramuscular administration twice a week for two weeks. Adult male rabbits (n= 30) were used in experiment. Animals were divided into two groups: control group (C) without patulin exposure and experimental group (E) with addition of patulin (10 μg.kg-1 of body weight). Semen collection was performed using an artificial vagina. All samples were analysed using CASA (Computer Assisted Semen Analysis) system and following parameters were evaluated: percentage of motile spermatozoa and percentage of progressive motile spermatozoa. The sperm motility (p˂0.05) as well as the progressive motility (p˂0.05) was significantly lower in E group when compared to the control.