Analysis of some normal parameters of the spermiogram of captive capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella Linnaeus, 1758 )

  • Renato Campanarut Barnabe Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Reprodução Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Marcelo Alcindo de Barros Vaz Guimarães Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Reprodução Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Cláudio Alvarenga de Oliveira Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Reprodução Animal, São Paulo, SP
  • Alexandre Hyppolito Barnabe Universidade Paulista, São Paulo, SP
Keywords: Sêmen, Electro-ejaculation, Capuchin Monkey, Cebus apella, Primates

Abstract

Nine adult males of capuchin monkey (Cebus apella) were electro-ejaculated with a rectal bipolar probe under general anaesthesia with tiletamine -zolazepan association. From the obtained ejaculate, we only analysed the liquid fraction in order to avoid any kind of chemical treatment to attain dissolution of the seminal coagulum. The mean obtained volume was 0,2ml with the sperm concentration of 56.169 x 10(6) sperm/ml and mean motility 68,4% and vigor 2,6. The mean percentage of morphologic normal spermatozoa was 39%. The technique was efficient for semen collection in Cebus apella and allowed seminal evaluation without possible sperm lesions caused by chemical treatment for coagulum dissolution.

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Published
2002-01-01
How to Cite
Barnabe, R., Guimarães, M., Oliveira, C., & Barnabe, A. (2002). Analysis of some normal parameters of the spermiogram of captive capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella Linnaeus, 1758 ). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 39(6), 331-333. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962002000600010
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