Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

 

Inter relationship between some routine semen evaluation parameters in Jersey X local hill cattle crossbred bulls

M. Sharma1, M. Singh2,*, S. Kapoor3 and S. Jasial3

1Veterinary officer, Veterinary Hospital Khajjiar, Chamba (H.P.) India

2Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur (H.P.) India

3Veterinary Officer, Sperm Station, Palampur (H.P.) India

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Abstract

The present study was conducted with an objective of establishing a relationship between various routine semen evaluation parameters. Work was conducted at Sperm Station Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, on the semen from five Jersey X local hill cattle crossbred breeding bulls. A total of 40 ejaculates (8 from each bull), were analysed at five different stages of processing namely post dilution, post equilibration, post thaw and after 1 and 2 hours incubation post thaw at 37°C for progressive motility, live dead count, reaction to hypo-osmotic solution, acrosomal integrity and gross morphological abnormalities. The results of the study revealed a highly significant (P<0.01) correlation between the various semen evaluation parameters except for the gross morphological abnormalities where there was a significant (P<0.05) negative correlation between the acrosomal integrity and gross morphological abnormalities.

Keywords: Acrosome, Crossbred bulls, HOST, Semen.

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Cite this paper:

Sharma, M., Singh, M., Kapoor, S. and Jasial, S. 2012. Inter relationship between some routine semen evaluation parameters in Jersey X local hill cattle crossbred bulls. Open Vet. J. 2, 26-31.