STUDY ON PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MEHSANA BUCK SEMEN*

Article Id: ARCC808 | Page : 207 - 210
Citation :- STUDY ON PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MEHSANA BUCK SEMEN*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2011.(45):207 - 210
V.R. Parmar, B.N. Suthar1, H.C. Nakhashi, S.S. Parikh and P. M. Chauhan bnsuthar2@gmail.com
Address : Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar – 385 506, India

Abstract

Seventy eight ejaculates from 3 adult Mehsana bucks were collected twice daily with the help of artificial vagina. Creamy semen color was the characteristic feature throughout the study. The average mean values for physical constituents were: ejaculate volume 0.84 + 0.02 ml, seminal pH 6.82 + 0.01, mass motility (0-5 scale) 4.03 + 0.06, individual motility 85.73 + 0.43  per cent, live sperm count 89.17 + 0.51 per cent, abnormal sperm count 5.52 + 0.22 per cent and total sperm concentration 3099.10 + 59.48 (×106/ml). Overall semen quality of Mehsana breed was found optimum for use in breeding programme.

Keywords

Buck Physical characteristics Semen.

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