Abstract:To evaluate the addition of antioxidants in extenders on post-thaw bovine semen quality and in vitro embryo production effi ciency. Six semen samples were collected from fi ve Holstein bulls. In the experiment I, the samples were diluted with AndroMed® and Bovimix® and added antioxidants glutathione (1.5 and 2.5 mM) and melatonin (0.5 and 1.0 mM). In the experiment II, the best treatments obtained in experiment I were used for in vitro fecundation. Glutathione did not improve sperm viability. Melatonin had a n… Show more
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