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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 32-37
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2020.32.37
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Correlations of Climatic Conditions with Seminal Quality Parameters in Gaddi and Chegu Buck Semen

Amit Sharma , Pankaj Sood and Jitendra Kumar Chaudhary

Background and Objective: Goats are assuming a greater importance under small household system in India. Season affects the fertility of semen and thereafter is an important factor limiting the large scale application of artificial insemination with frozen semen. Limited literature underlying the correlation of climatic parameters with seminal quality. Hence, the present study was designed to find out the correlation of temperature (°C) and sunshine (h) on processed semen quality in Gaddi and Chegu goats. Materials and Methods: A total of 286 ejaculates (Gaddi, n = 106; Chegu, n = 180) were collected using artificial vagina and selected on basis of standard quality parameters. The ejaculates were extended in Tris citrate egg yolk extender containing 10% EY and 6% glycerol to maintain a concentration of 150×106 spermatozoa/straws. The representative straws from each ejaculates were thawed at 37°C for 30 sec, 24 h post incubation to compare seminal parameters between fresh and post thaw semen along with percent change due to the processing. Results: The data was analyzed using package R version 3.4.3. In Gaddi goats, HOST reactivity was negatively and significantly correlated (r = -0.471, r = -0.527, p<0.01) to temperature in both fresh diluted and post thaw semen. Whereas, temperature was negatively significantly correlated (r = -0.745, r = -0.768, p<0.01), with post thaw progressive motility and viability in Chegu goats. Conclusion: In conclusions, present study delineates temperature rather than sunshine (h) affecting semen quality in both Gaddi and Chegu bucks during breeding season.
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Amit Sharma, Pankaj Sood and Jitendra Kumar Chaudhary, 2020. Correlations of Climatic Conditions with Seminal Quality Parameters in Gaddi and Chegu Buck Semen. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 15: 32-37.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2020.32.37






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