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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 4792-4799
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.504


Effect of Temperature Humidity Index on Semen Characteristics of Buffalo Bull
Mridula Sharma1, Anoop Singh1, Bhat Yaqoob1, Mayank Maithani1, Shriya Rawat2 and Nishant Sharma3
1Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, G.B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India
2SVPUA&T, Meerut, India
3Veterinary Officer at Animal Husbandry Department, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of temperature humidity index (THI) on various seminal attributes in buffalo bulls. Forty one ejaculates (41) from two buffalo bulls of 4 to 6 years weighing 500 to 750 kgs reared at semen production centre, Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Pantnagar India, were used. Semen was collected twice a week through AV method for 6 months. The temperature and relative humidity of respective days was taken from meteorological department located nearby. Three groups were formed on the basis of THI i.e. Group I (64 to 72, n=10), Group II (72 to 78, n=13) and group III (78 to 84, n=18). Data was analyzed by least square of mean analysis to assess the effect of THI on various semen quality parameters. THI had no significant effect on ejaculate volume and pH but it had a significant (P<0.05) effect on mass motility and progressive motility. The results of this study indicated that the mass motility and progressive motility of the semen is found highest at the THI value of 72-78 and lowest at the THI value of 78-84.


Keywords: Season, Temperature humidity index, Semen quality parameters, Buffalo bull
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Mridula Sharma, Anoop Singh, Bhat Yaqoob, Mayank Maithani, Shriya Rawat and Nishant Sharma. 2018. Effect of Temperature Humidity Index on Semen Characteristics of Buffalo Bull.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 4792-4799. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.504