Successful animal breeding relies on the formation of functionally intact eggs and sperm cells. If a male is apparently not able to sire offspring, a clinical examination and a standard semen evaluation form the basis to investigate the case.
The mission statement of the 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences (ULS) is to stimulate the development, acceptance and implementation of methods which can Replace, Reduce and Refine (the 3Rs) animal experiments.
The Centre of Excellence for Plastination and Virtual Reality Models is a joint initiative of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine and UMC Utrecht. At the veterinary faculty the centre is hosted by the Anatomy & Physiology group and at the UMC by the department of Anatomy.