Semen Characteristics of Vanaraja and Indigenous Chicken of Assam

Publication Date : 31/07/2015


Author(s) :

Kalyan Kumar Das , K. Ahmed , N.Kalita , Nipu Deka.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
,
Issue 7
(07 - 2015)



Abstract :

A total of 147 ejaculates collected by abdominal massage method from five Indigenous and five Vanaraja chicken were used to study the physical characteristics of semen. The mean PH of Indigenous chicken (6.95+0.01)was slightly acidic than the Vanaraja chicken (7.13+0.01). The total ejaculate volume, sperm motility, live sperm count, sperm abnormalities, intact acrosome wih normal head, intact acrosome with swollen head, head abnormalities, mid piece abnormalities, tail abnormalities, gaint sperm and total sperm abnormalities in Indigenous chicken was 0.13+0.01ml, 84.38+0.67 per cent, 89.73+ 0.41 per cent, 5305.50+134.30 million/ml, 88.37+ 0.53 per cent, 11.63 + 0.53 per cent, 1.57+ 0.15 per cent, 8.00+ 0.71 per cent, 3.34+ 0.36 per cent, 0.11+ 0.04 per cent and 12.61+ 0.95 per cent respectively in fresh semen. The corresponding values for Vanaraja chicken was 0.223 + 0.01ml, 84.38 + 0.59 per cent, 89.47 + 0.64per cent, 3700.73 + 112.48 million/ml, 89.10 + 0.46 per cent, 10.90 + 0.46 per cent, 1.70 + 0.17 per cent, 4.09 + 0.20 per cent, 2.91 + 0.19 per cent, 0.45 + o0.05 per cent and 8.84 + 0.25 per cent respectively. The volume and morphologically normal sperm was significantly higher in Vanaraja than Indigenous chicken while sperm concentration was significantly higher in Indigenous chicken.


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