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Studies on certain aspects of sheep and goat husbandry. VI. Seasonal variation in the semen quality of Corriedale and Bikaneri rams



Studies on certain aspects of sheep and goat husbandry. VI. Seasonal variation in the semen quality of Corriedale and Bikaneri rams



Indian J Veterinary Sci Anim Husb 33(4): 211-214



The effect of season on the quality of semen obtained from Corriedale and Bikaneri rams has been investigated. Semen quality in both the breeds was best in spring and worst in summer. Percentage of living sperms in both the breeds was highest in rainy season and low both in summer and winter. There was a sharp improvement in the number of living sperm in the seasons immediately following very hot and very cool months. Although percentage of living sperm was low in winter, sperm density and preservation in vitro was highest during this season. Summer appeared to bring about "ageing" changes in living spermatozoa which adversely affected its preservation in vitro.

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