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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 312-324
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.037


Semen Characteristics of NARI Suwarna Rams during Breeding (Winter) and Non-breeding (Summer) Seasons
Venkanagouda Doddagoudar*, M. K. Tandle, R. G. Bijurkar, N. A. Patil,Ashok Pawar, Shrikant Kulkarni and Vinay Tikare
Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Nandinagar, Bidar, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The NARI Suwarna ram, a triple cross sheep strain known to carry the FecB gene was evaluated for seasonal variations in seminal characteristics during breeding (winter) and non-breeding (summer) seasons. In the study, semen samples from five sexually mature rams were evaluated for various seminal parameters, the live sperm percentage was significantly (p<0.05) higher during breeding (winter) season whereas other semen characteristics viz. semen volume, colour, wave motion, individual motility, sperm concentration, acrosome integrity, sperm abnormalities did not show any significant variation (p>0.05) between or within breeding (winter) and non-breeding (summer) seasons. Hence, it is concluded that NARI Suwarna rams can produce equally good quality semen in winter as well as summer seasons.


Keywords: NARI Suwarna, ram, Semen characteristics, Seasonal variation
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Venkanagouda Doddagoudar, M. K. Tandle, R. G. Bijurkar, N. A. Patil, Ashok Pawar, Shrikant Kulkarni and Vinay Tikare. 2020. Semen Characteristics of NARI Suwarna Rams during Breeding (Winter) and Non-breeding (Summer) Seasons.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 312-324. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.037