CanIFreeze project: A tool to increase genetic diversity in Belgian pedigree dogs.

CanIFreeze project-1
01 October 2019 → 01 November 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Andrology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Animal health engineering
    • Veterinary reproduction and obstetrics
Canine semen cryopreservation Biomarkers Extracellular vesicles Proteomics Fertility data Genetic diversity Semen donation Semen bank.
Project description

The difference in seminal plasma (proteins and extracellular vesicles) between dogs with different sperm freezing resilience, will be investigated. Based on these results the cryopreservation process will be optimized on individual dog level. This optimized protocol will be attempted to start an open semen bank, based on semen donation, to increase the genetic diversity in pedigree dogs on the long-term.