By Danish Genetics - Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Danish Genetics and AI Station Mors have invested in several CASA systems to analyze semen.
Danish Genetics and AI Station Mors have invested in several CASA systems to analyze semen. Previously we used a light optical microscope set-up but with CASA technology we can obtain an even more detailed analysis, since CASA is developed specifically for semen analysis. All results are based on data and not a subjective assessment. For our customers, this means that the semen delivered to them has undergone a uniform and standardized analysis every time.
In the future all Danish Genetics boars will be tested using CASA – at their first mount and throughout their lifetime. As a result of this all semen delivered through Danish Genetics and AI station Mors – including production semen – will be tested with CASA.
CASA is short for Computer Assisted Semen Analysis. In the analysis, the semen is tested for motility, morphology and concentration. I.e., sperm motility, defects, and concentration of sperm.
Using CASA, we see a number of advantages:
Furthermore, we know that CASA allows us to create a number of reports that provide a deeper insights to the individual boar. We use this data in our breeding work and as a contribution to genetic purposes.