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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2304-2312
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.270


Semen Characteristics in German Shepherd Dogs
I. Shalini* and D. Antoine
Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry – 605009, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A total of six German shepherd dogs were selected for Breeding Soundness Examination (BSE). Body condition score was evaluated on a scale of 1-9 and Testicular volume was measured by Vernier Caliper before semen collection. The method of semen collection was by digital manipulation. The biophysical and biochemical attributes of semen for GSD dogs was characterized. In GSD dogs, the testes were firm in texture and no other scrotal abnormality was noticed. The body condition score, testicular volume, volume of semen, colour, pH, mass activity, initial motility, sperm concentration, live spermatozoa, total sperm abnormality, Intact acrosome and positive for HOS were 4.66±0.07, 44.2±1.10 cm³, 8.68±0.47 ml, Opalescent, 6.25±0.04, 3.16±0.06%, 83.3±0.79%, 376±13.6 millions/ml, 86.3±0.78%, 7.25±0.86%, 79.0±0.83% and 74.8±0.72%, respectively. The total protein, albumin, globulin, ALP and ACP were 2.98± 0.23 g/dl, 0.35± 0.04 g/dl, 2.66± 0.22 g/dl, 7422±520 IU/L and 1264±33.0 IU/L, respectively. In the present study, the biophysical and biochemical attributes of semen for GSD was characterized and compared with standard reference value for fertile dog semen. In the present study all the German Shepherd Dogs were fertile.


Keywords: Enzyme activity, Evaluation, GSD, Membrane integrity, Semen, Viability
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Shalini, I. and Antoine, D. 2018. Semen Characteristics in German Shepherd Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2304-2312. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.270