DOSE RESPONSE EFFECT OF PERCENTAGE UROMALT (M) INCLUSION LEVEL ON SPURMATOGENESIS IN WEST AFRICAN DWARF BUCK-KIDS

Article Id: ARCC160 | Page : 373-378
Citation :- DOSE RESPONSE EFFECT OF PERCENTAGE UROMALT (M) INCLUSION LEVEL ON SPURMATOGENESIS IN WEST AFRICAN DWARF BUCK-KIDS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):373-378
N.J. Ogundun1 E.F. Mbajiorgu* and C.A. Mbajiorgu2 ejifun@gmail.com
Address : Department of Medical Science ,School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limpopo,Turfloop Campus, Private Bag X 1106, Sovenga 0727, Nigeria

Abstract

A total of forty five West African three months old dwarf buck-kids with an average body weight of 6.25kg (5.5-7kg) were randomly assigned to five dietary treatments designated as E1 (0 %), E2 (25%), E3 (50%), E4 (75%) and E5 (100%) of Uromalt (M) inclusion levels at 3% of their body weight with three replications, each having three goats for a period of three months. Echinochloa stagnina (fresh bloom) was offered as basal diet at 16.00 hours. Daily supplementation with 21.66 % and 13.40, respectively, supported optimum semen volume (2.32 ml) and average sperm motility was 85.13 in WAD buck kids. These values are lower than the values of 42.53 % and 23. 00 % required to optimize average sperm con/count and average dead sperm spermatozoa. However, a single value of 25.57 supported optimum sperm morphology and minimum sperm abnormality in WAD buck kids. The study indicate that spermatogenic process was affected by this slight detrimental percentage increase in uromalt inclusion level and could probably be attributed to high nitrogen content of the diet. It is therefore concluded that optimizing uromalt inclusion level in the diet of WAD buck kids could be helpful in enhancing their reproductive efficiency.

Keywords

Average dead spermatozoa Average sperm abnormality Semen volume Urea West Africa.

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