Hey Jos "The majority of breeding farms would not check semen pH, although it is good to do so." from one of your articles
Can you shed some light on checking PH in semen, I could not find a thread or an article that covered the topic.
What is the ideal numbers? What is the effect on the semen when out of wack? What can be done to the stallion to adjust the PH in his semen? Can it be adjusted with extender or is it to late at that point? Thanks Jos.
pH levels can indicate partial ejaculation if there is a concern that this may be happening (incomplete ejaculations tend to be more alkaline); additionally in rare instances there can be production of seminal plasma that as a result of aberrant pH can have a negative effect on sperm longevity.
pH levels should be between 6.2-7.8
Adjustments can be made by preparation of a custom-made extender into which the stallion can be collected if necessary.
pH issues are rare, but something else to consider if problems are seen with ejaculates. pH evaluations should be included in all advanced semen evaluations as a matter of routine.
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