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CHARACTERIZATION OF IRAQI LOCAL DRAKE EJACULATE AND THE EFFECT OF FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION IN SPERM QUALITY
صفات السائل المنوي لذكورالبط المحليالعراقي وتاثير تكرار عملية الجمع على نوعية السائل المنوي

Author: R. K. Mossa رياض كاظم موسى
Journal: Basrah Journal of Veterinary Research. مجلة البصرة للابحاث البيطرية ISSN: Print:18138497 E; 24108456 Year: 2006 Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Pages: 146-152
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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A total of 24 adult male aged 32 weeks from Iraqi local drakes were used inthis study to determined some semen characterization, drakes devided randomly intothree equal groups and subjected to three semen collection frequencies (once daily,twice daily and once every 2 days) for- 18 consecutive days.The study revealed the following results:1- Semen characteristics of Iraqi local drakes were, semen volume 0.65ml,spermatozoa concentration 3.52 X 10 9, sperm motility and Abnormality81.64, 13.14% respectively, pll value 7.1 and individual motility 84.2%. Theconcentration of glucose, protein and cholesterol in semen plasma were95.8ml/100ml, 1.22mg/ 100 ml and 102.4 Mnol/ml respectively.2— The total mean semen volume over 18 days period and total number ofspermatozoa produced by the drakes increased significantly as the collectionfrequency in creased from once over 2 days to twice daily from 3.42 to8.90ml and 5.85 x 109 to 10.72 x 109 respectively.3- The average semen volume per collection and the average number ofspermatozoa per ejaculate decreased significantly as the collection frequencyincreased from once over 2days to twice daily from 0.91 to 0.67ml and 1.96 X109 to 0.92 X 10 9 respectively. 1-, 4- No significantly difference showed on concentration of spermatozoa with the .frequency of collection over 3 periods.5- Analysis of semen from birds were ejaculated twice daily was showed that thesecond collection inferior to the first in total number of spermatozoa, totalvolume of semen and concentration of spermatozoa.

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Ejaculate --- Frequency --- Sperm

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