00628-A: Effect of X-Radiation During Transport on Extended, Cooled Canine Sperm Quality

Grant Status: Closed

Grant Amount: $6,587.81
Dr. Michelle Ann Kutzler, DVM PhD; Oregon State University
July 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: Treatment


Particularly since September 11, 2001, it is assumed that semen shipping containers will be inspected using airport x-ray security screening systems. The objectives of this study will be to evaluate the potential harmful effects of radiation from airport x-ray scanners on canine spermatozoal quality, including changes in spermatozoal chromatin (DNA) structure.

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