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Charles Love

Professor of Equine Theriogenology


Phone: (979) 845-3541

Mailstop: 4475

Department: VLCS

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  • Ph.D. Comparative Medical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania 1994
  • D.V.M. , University of Missouri 1984
  • B.S. Animal Science, University of Missouri 1980


  • American College of Theriogenologists
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Full License

Scholarly Interests

Equine theriogenology. Sperm function; evaluation of fertility; and flow cytometry.


Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and green tea polyphenols do not improve stallion semen parameters during cooling at 4°C.
Bucci D, Spinaci M, Mislei B, Gadani B, Rizzato G, Love CC, Tamanini C, Galeati G, Mari G.
Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 2017 52(2):270-277.
Effects of Two Different Cooling Devices for Testicles Transport on Stallion Epididymal Sperm Quality
Beatrice Mislei, Barbara Merlo, Dario Asta, Eleonora Iacono, Charles C. Love, Gaetano Mari
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 2016 46:64-68.
Sperm DNA assays and their relationship to sperm motility and morphology in bulls (Bos Taurus)
Serafini R, Romano JE, Varner DD, Di Palo R, Love CC.
Anim Reprod Sci.. 2015
Effect of cushioned or single layer semen centrifugation before sex sorting on frozen stallion semen quality
Mari G, Bucci D, Love CC, Mislei B, Rizzato G, Giaretta E, Merlo B, Spinaci M
Theriogenology. 2015
The "dilution effect" in stallion sperm.
Hayden SS, Blanchard TL, Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Hinrichs K, Love CC.
Theriogenology. 2015
Sperm sex-sorting and preservation for managing the sex ratio and genetic diversity of the southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) .
O'Brien JK, Roth TL, Stoops MA, Ball RL, Steinman KJ, Montano GA, Love CC, Robeck TR.
Dexamethasone acutely regulates endocrine parameters in stallions and subsequently affects gene expression in testicular germ cells
Ing NH, Brinsko SP, Curley KO Jr, Forrest DW, Love CC, Hinrichs K, Vogelsang MM, Varner DD, Welsh TH Jr
Anim Reprod Sci. . 2015
Effect of post-thaw addition of seminal plasma on motility, viability and chromatin integrity of cryopreserved donkey jack (Equus asinus) spermatozoa.
Sabatini C*, Mari G, Mislei B, Love C, Panzani D, Camillo F, Rota A
Reprod Domest Anim.. 2014
Is Resveratrol Effective in Protecting Stallion Cooled Semen?Original Research Article
Elisa Giaretta, Diego Bucci, Gaetano Mari, Giovanna Galeati, Charles C. Love, Carlo Tamanini, Marcella Spinaci
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, . 2014 34:1307-1312.
Immunogenicity of an electron beam inactivated Rhodococcus equi vaccine in neonatal foal
Bordin AI*, Pillai SD, Brake C, Bagley KB, Bourquin JR, Coleman M, Oliveira FN, Mwangi W, McMurray DN, Love CC, Felippe MJ, Cohen ND
PLoS One.. 2014
Dense spermatozoa in stallion ejaculates contain lower concentrations of mRNAs encoding the sperm specific calcium channel 1, ornithine decarboxylase antizyme 3, aromatase, and estrogen receptor alpha than less dense spermatozoa
Ing NH, Forrest DW, Love CC, Varner DD
Theriogenology. 2014
Dexamethasone acutely down-regulates genes involved in steroidogenesis in stallion testes
Ing NH, Forrest DW, Riggs PK, Loux S*, Love CC, Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Welsh TH Jr.
Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2014
Stallion semen quality after different pre-sorting treatments
Spinaci M, Merlo B, Love CC, Mislei B, Rizzato G, Giaretta E, Bucci D, Mari G
Equine Veterinary Science. 2014
The effect of zinc on stallion sperm motility
Vivani L*, Love CC, Varner DD, Hinrichs K
J Equine Veterinary Sciences. 2014
Effect of testicle storage temperature on motility and viability of stallion epididymal spermatozoa
Mari G, Merlo B, Asta D*, Rizzato G, Mislei B, Love CC
Assessment of stallion sperm membrane integrity using three different flow cytometric methods
Stump KE*, Teague SR, Love CC, Blanchard TL, Brinsko SP, Long CR, Varner DD
J Equine Veterinary Science. 2014
Effect of dilution media type ad temperature measurement of sperm membrane integrity
Karkula RA*, Teague SR, Blanchard TL, Brinsko SP, Love CC, Varner DD
Equine Veterinary Science. 2014
Recovery rate and sperm quality after centrifugation of stallion sperm in different gradient concentrations
Love CC, Merlo B, Rizzato G, Mislei B, Castagnetti C, Mari G
J Equine Veterinary Science. 2014
Effects of moderate exercise on semen parameter and serum LH and cortisol concentrations in stallions
Gordon RK*, Mawyer JD*, Cavinder CA, Sigler DH, Blanchard TL, Love CC, Brinsko SP, Arnold CE, Teague S, Vogelsang MM.
J Equine Veterinary Sciences. 2014
Use of in vitro maturation of oocytes, intracytoplasmic sperm injection and in vitro culture to the blastocyst stage in a commercial equine assisted reproduction program
Hinrichs K, Choi YH, Love CC, Spacek S
Equine Veterinary Science. 2014
CatSper and the relationship of hyperactivated motility to intracellular calcium and pH kinetics in equine sperm.
Loux SC*, Crawford KR*, Ing NH, González-Fernández L, Macías-García B, Love CC, Varner DD, Velez IC*, Choi YH, Hinrichs K
Biol Reprod. 2013
Effect of non-sperm cells removal with single-layer colloidal centrifugation on myeloperoxidase concentration in post-thaw equine semen.
Ponthier J*, Teague SR, Franck TY, de la Rebière G, Serteyn DD, Brinsko SP, Love CC, Blanchard TL, Varner DD, Deleuze SC
Theriogenology. 2013
Effects of ambient heat stress of equine sperm chromatin by evaluation of two differing techniques
W.C. Langdon, C.C. Love, S.R. Teague, H.A. Brady, L.L. Penrose, S.D. Prien
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Volume 33, Issue 5, . 2013 33:374-375.

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