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Equine Seminal Plasma: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Posted by Paul Loomis on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 01:21 PM

To understand why seminal plasma is beneficial in some situations and potentially harmful in others we must first review what it is, where it comes from and what we think are its roles in reproduction. The term seminal plasma refers to the fluid portion of ejaculated semen in which the spermatozoa are suspended. This fluid consists of secretions from the accessory sex glands in the stallion’s reproductive tract. These include the ampullae, the vesicular glands (seminal vesicles), the prostate gland and the bulbourethral glands (figure 1).

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Tags: Stallion Management, Mare Management, Frozen Semen, Breeding With Frozen Semen