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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 455-464

Testicular Volume, Seminal Attributes and Body condition score in Infertile Dogs
I. Shalini*, D. Antoine, K. Murugavel, S. Kantharaj and M.S. Raju
Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry – 605009, India
*Corresponding author

The six different breeds of dogs were selected for Breeding Soundness Examination. The testes were soft in texture and no other scrotal abnormality was noticed. Body condition score was evaluated on a scale of 1-9 and Testicular volume was measured by Vernier caliper before semen collection. Semen was collected by digital manipulation. The biophysical and biochemical characteristics of semen were analyzed. 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 4.80 ± 0.32, 23.4 ± 1.94 cm³, 3.90 ± 0.42ml, Opalescent/clear, 6.12 ± 0.06, 2.58 ± 0.11, 54.8 ± 4.39%, 110 ± 18.52 millions/ml,70.2 ± 2.60%, 11.1 ± 2.06%, 38.3 ± 4.58% and 35.2 ± 4.67%, respectively. The total protein, albumin, globulin, ALP and ACP were 2.47 ± 0.29 g/dl, 0.28 ± 0.05 g/dl, 1.96 ± 0.24 g/dl, 1904 ± 329 IU/L and 925 ± 79.0 IU/L, respectively. The major poor semen quality parameters in this study were oligozoospermia, hypokinozoospermia, azoospermia, aspermia, testicular degeneration, poor membrane integrity, poor secretary functions of the epididymis and prostate gland. In the present study all the nine dogs were infertile.

Keywords: Aspermia, Azoospermia, Hypokinozoospermia, Oligozoospermia, Poor membrane integrity, Semen collection, Testicular degeneration

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Shalini, I., D. Antoine, K. Murugavel, S. Kantharaj and Raju, M.S. 2018. Testicular Volume, Seminal Attributes and Body condition score in Infertile Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 455-464. doi:
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