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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 3219-3229
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.370


Effect of Non-genetic Factors on Semen Quality Traits of Crossbred Holstein Friesian Bulls (Bos taurus X Bos indicus) in Organized Farming Conditions at Tamil Nadu, India
A. Gopinathan1*, S.N. Sivaselvam1, S.M.K. Karthickeyan1K. Kulasekar2, J. John Kirubaharan3 and R. Venkataramanan4
1Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding
2Department of Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynaecology
3Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Madras Veterinary College, India
4Post-Graduate Research in Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The objective of the study was to assess the effects of non-genetic factors such as farm, order of ejaculate, period, season of collection and age of the bull on semen quality traits of crossbred Holstein Friesian (CBHF) bulls. Data on a total of 22442 ejaculates from 72 CBHF bulls collected during the period from 1996 to 2014 were obtained from three organized farms in Tamil Nadu, India. The overall least-squares means for semen volume (SV), sperm concentration (SC), mass activity (MA), initial sperm motility (ISM), post-thaw motility (PTM) and number of doses per ejaculate were 4.53 ± 0.05 ml, 1081.33 ± 15.59 millions per ml, 2.54 ± 0.02, 70.00 ± 0.00 per cent, 52.48 ± 0.00 per cent and 221.82 ± 1.54 doses respectively. The fixed effects such as farm, period and age of the bull; and interaction of fixed effects of farm x season and age x season were highly significant (P<0.01) for all the semen quality traits. The order of ejaculate was highly significant (P<0.01) on PTM and number of doses per ejaculate. SC and ISM were significantly (P<0.01) higher during winter season. Based on the results, it could be concluded that farm I, first ejaculate, period-IV, winter season and 118 to 142 months of age, the CBHF bull produced comparatively best quality of semen.


Keywords: CBHF bulls, Semen production, Non-genetic factors and semen quality parameters
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Gopinathan, A., S.N. Sivaselvam, S.M.K. Karthickeyan, K. Kulasekar, J. John Kirubaharan and Venkataramanan, R. 2018. Effect of Non-genetic Factors on Semen Quality Traits of Crossbred Holstein Friesian Bulls (Bos taurus X Bos indicus) in Organized Farming Conditions at Tamil Nadu, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 3219-3229. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.370