The quality of sperm is important for a strong fur animal

On Finnish farms, a huge amount of female foxes undergo insemination yearly. The insemination process requires a lot of time and carefulness. Even though the technology has advanced in the past 10 years, a few females still remain empty. The project ”Kestävä turkiseläin” focuses on the development of analysing sperm for blue fox, silver fox, and finn raccoon. We are trying to come up with the optimal method of analysing and handling the sperm, whilst also finding the right criteria for what could be classified as the best possible sperm quality.