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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 3185-3191
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.381


Correlative Studies on Physio-morphological Characteristics of Gir Bull Semen during Summer and Winter Seasons
Karuna P. Bambode1*, J. P. Korde1, Mahesh Gupta1, K. B. Bahiram1, Manoj Patil2, Rajendra Nikhate3, D. V. Patil4 and V. M. Sardar1
1Department of Veterinary Physiology, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur- 440006, India
2Department of Animal Reproduction Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur- 440006, India
3Livestock development officer at Frozen semen laboratory, Amravati road, Nagpur, India
4Department of Animal Genetic & Breeding, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur- 440006, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The objective of the present study was to investigate the seasonal effect on neat semen quality of Gir bulls. In the winter, a total of 27 ejaculates were collected and in the summer, 59 were collected from three healthy bulls. Ejaculates were collected on a weekly basis using the artificial vagina method (42–45°C). Meteorological data were recorded daily during the experimental period. Semen samples were evaluated for ejaculated volume, initial motility, mass motility, sperm livability, hypo-osmotic swelling test (HOST), acrosomal integrity and sperm abnormalities. During winter season, initial motility, mass motility, sperm viability, HOST and sperm acrosomal integrity was significantly (p<0.05) lower compared to the summer season, while, ejaculate volume and sperm concentration was higher during summer. The season had no significant effect on sperm abnormalities. Mass motility was positively correlated with the initial motility (r=0.309), sperm viability (r=0.600), HOST (r=0.512), acrosomal integrity (r=0.558), sperm abnormalities (r=0.027). Whereas, initial motility was positively correlated with the mass motility (r=0.309), sperm viability (r=0.127), HOST (r=0.149), acrosomal integrity (r=0.210) and negatively correlated with sperm concentration (r= -0.123) and sperm abnormalities (r= -0.450).


Keywords: Gir breeding bulls, Semen quality, Winter, Summer
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Karuna P. Bambode, J. P. Korde, Mahesh Gupta, K. B. Bahiram, Manoj Patil, Rajendra Nikhate, D. V. Patil and Sardar, V. M. 2020. Correlative Studies on Physio-morphological Characteristics of Gir Bull Semen during Summer and Winter Seasons.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 3185-3191. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.381