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Morphological and biochemical characteristics of Afshari and Afshari x Booroola Merino cross bred rams (cross-continental cross breeding) semen before and after cryopreservation

(2016) Morphological and biochemical characteristics of Afshari and Afshari x Booroola Merino cross bred rams (cross-continental cross breeding) semen before and after cryopreservation. Small Ruminant Research. pp. 26-29. ISSN 0921-4488

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Abstract

The aim of the present experiment was to study the effect of cross-continental cross breeding on morphological and biochemical characteristics of Afshari and Afshari x Booroola Merino cross bred rams semen before and after cryopreservation. Semen samples were collected from ten mature and fertile rams (n = 5/breed) once per week for 8 weeks during the breeding season. The results showed no significant differences in ejaculate volume, pH, total motility, membrane integrity and percentage of abnormal sperm before cryopreservation between the two breeds (P > 0.05). Sperm concentration and progressive motility (3.98 +/- 0.22 x 10(9) sperm/mL and 64.84 +/- 1.64, respectively) in Afshari rams were significantly higher than those of Afshari x Booroola Merino (1.83 +/- 0.26 x 10(9) sperm/mL and 52.92 +/- 1.94, respectively) rams (P < 0.01). There were no significant differences in the level of Na+, K+, Ca++ and Lactate dehydrogenase enzyme (LDH) of seminal plasma as well as testosterone levels of plasma between the two breeds (P > 0.05). Total motility in frozen-thawed sperm was greater in Afshari (44.15 +/- 4.15) than that of Afshari x Booroola Merino cross bred (18.07 +/- 14.80) rams (P < 0.01). In conclusion, the two breeds were similar in semen characteristics except in sperm concentration and progressive motility before cryopreservation and total motility after freezing- thawing. It is assumed that semen of Afshari ram, evolved in cold regions, is more resistant to the freezing process. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Afshari Afshari x Booroola Merino Ram Semen Characteristics SPERM MOTION CHARACTERISTICS FAT-TAILED RAMS SEASONAL-VARIATION REPRODUCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS SCROTAL CIRCUMFERENCE SEMINAL PARAMETERS TESTOSTERONE PLASMA SHEEP SPERMATOZOA Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
Page Range: pp. 26-29
Journal or Publication Title: Small Ruminant Research
Abstract and Indexing: ISI
Quartile : Q3
Volume: 139
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2016.04.011
ISSN: 0921-4488
Depositing User: خانم مریم زرقانی
URI: http://repository.zums.ac.ir/id/eprint/526

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