Abstract: Being one of the most significant causes of fertilization failure, sperm functional impairment keeps up-to-date as a subject on which researches have been carried out for a long time. The semen quality evaluations are the most important factor in estimation of fertility in domestic animals. Nowadays, acrosome reaction, hypo-osmotic swelling test, zona free hamster egg penetration test, bovine cervical mucus penetration test and computer-assisted sperm analysis tests have been used for quality determination of semen. By this way, opportunity to evaluate the fertilization capacities of the spermatozoa is given and thanks to its applicability, the economical contribution it provides to the countrys livestock farming is considerably high. The information enlightened with the contemporary sources regarding the sperm function tests mentioned in this study have been compiled separately.
Fatih Avdatek, Mustafa Gundogan and Deniz Yeni, 2010. Functional Tests in Semen Quality Determination. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 862-871.