Effect of different extenders on the quality of poultry semen during preservation at 4 – 5 degree celsius*
Publication Date : 31/07/2015
Poultry semen collected by abdominal massage method from five Indigenous and five Van raja chicken were used to study the effect of three extenders on the quality of semen during preservation at 4-50c up to 72 hours. The overall mean sperm motility, live sperm count, total HOST reacted spermatozoa and intact acrosome with normal head differed significantly (P<0.01) between extenders and between preservation periods irrespective of genetic group. The interaction of extender and preservation was highly significant. The overall mean sperm motility, live sperm count, total HOST reacted spermatozoa and intact acrosome with normal head was significantly higher in EK extender than lake and skim milk extender but no significant difference was observed between lake and skim milk extender for both Indigenous and Van raja chicken. It can be concluded that EK extender could be used successfully for preservation of chicken semen at 4-5oc up to 72 hours.
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