2023-2035 All Rights Reserved. Online Journal of Veterinary Research . You may not store these pages in any form except for your own personal use. All other usage or distribution is illegal under international copyright treaties. Permission to use any of these pages in any other way besides the before mentioned must be gained in writing from the publisher. This article is exclusively copyrighted in its entirety to OJVR.This article may be copied once but may not be, reproduced or re-transmitted without the express permission of the editors. This journal satisfies the refereeing requirements (DEST) for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (Australia). Linking:To link to this page or any pages linking to this page you must link directly to this page only here rather than put up your own page.


OJVRTM

Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994

ISSN 1328-925X

 

Volume 27 (11): 604-611, 2023.


Effect of breeding and non-breeding seasons on testes, epididymis weights and size and sperm in rams.

 

Wafir M Saleh.

 

Department of Surgery and Theriogenology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University, Iraq.

 

ABSTRACT

 

Saleh WM., Effect of breeding and non-breeding seasons on testes, epididymis weights and size and sperm in rams, Onl J Vet Res., 27 (11): 604-611, 2023. Author reports effect of breeding and non-breeding season on 40 testes and epididymis weight and size from 6-24 month old donor rams. From 6-24 months age testes weights varied 87-210gm and measured 35.50-76.6mm respectively, epidimys were 12.7-18.4gm and 12.2-13.8mm, respectively. During breeding season same values were 201.8-210.3gm and 60.5-61.3mm whereas non-breeding 211.2-211.8gm and 60.1-62.8mm, respectively. For epididymis same values were 14.2-15.1gm and 14.6-15cm and caudal part 4.8-5.2cm and non-breeding 209.4-211.8 and 60.8-62.1mm whereas breeding 14.8-15.2gm and 14.7-14.8cm) and caudal section 4.8, 5.3, 5.1cm. During breeding season sperm were 80-85 viable, 85 motile, dead 18-20 and 78-80% alive, whereas during off season 40, 35-40, 60-65 and 35-40%, respectively. As expected, our results show that increased age was associated with enhanced testes and epididymis weight and size. We found no effect of breeding season on same parameters. However, author found highly significant (P < 0.0001) enhanced motility and viability in sperm of breeding rams compared with non-breeding ones. Similarly abnormal sperm were much less in Breeding rams.

 

Key words: Spermatozoa, Testicle, Epididymis, caudal, Season, Ram.

 

Key words: Spermatozoa, Testicle, Epididymis, caudal, Season, Ram.


MAIN

 

FULL-TEXT (SUBSCRIBE OR PURCHASE ARTICLE)