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Semen Collection and Freezing of Blackbucks at Hamilton Zoo

April 12, 2012

A team from MVS including Fiona Hollinshead, Dave Hanlon and Victoria Weston were asked to assist in the collection and freezing of semen from 4 blackbuck males housed at the Hamilton Zoo. Ejaculates were successfully collected from all four males and semen frozen. The average post thaw motility was 60% which is an excellent result. Preservation of semen in endangered and exotic species like the blackbucks is a very important and valuable source of genetics for future generations.