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Table 2 Effect of sperm origin (epididymal cauda, corpus and caput) on subjective sperm motility, vigor, plasma membrane integrity and computer assisted sperm analysis (CASA) in dogs

From: Fatty acid content in epididymal fluid and spermatozoa during sperm maturation in dogs

  Caput Corpus Cauda
Sperm motility, % 0.0 ± 0.0c 27.7.4 ± 3.0b 69.7 ± 4.0a
Sperm vigor (1–5) 0.0 ± 0.0c 2.0 ± 0.1b 2.6 ± 0.1a
Intact plasma membrane, % 40.1 ± 4.7c 74.5 ± 2.3b 92.6 ± 1.1a
% of Motile 0.0 ± 0.0c 34.5 ± 3.5b 71.0 ± 4.4a
% of Progressive 0.0 ± 0.0b 5.5 ± 0.9b 27.8 ± 2.9a
% of Rapid 0.0 ± 0.0c 18.2 ± 2.4b 54.2 ± 4.5a
% of Medium 0.0 ± 0.0b 16.3 ± 1.7a 16.8 ± 2.6a
% of Slow 6.0 ± 2.5 6.0 ± 2.4 10.5 ± 1.4
% of Static, % 94.0 ± 2.5a 54.8 ± 4.4b 23.1 ± 3.6c
VAP, μm/s 0.0 ± 0.0c 66.3 ± 5.5b 94.9 ± 5.6a
VSL, μm/s 0.0 ± 0.0c 37.8 ± 3.7b 67.2 ± 4.6a
VCL, μm/s 0.0 ± 0.0c 142.5 ± 10.3b 178.5 ± 10.0a
ALH, μm/s 0.0 ± 0.0b 7.3 ± 0.6a 7.8 ± 0.3a
BCF, μm/s 0.0 ± 0.0b 32.0 ± 3.1a 28.3 ± 2.2a
Straightness, STR - % 0.0 ± 0.0c 48.9 ± 3.5b 67.4 ± 1.4a
Linearity, LIN - % 0.0 ± 0.0c 26.3 ± 2.4b 38.9 ± 1.5a
  1. Different superscripts in the same line indicate significant differences (P < 0.05)