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Comparative Semen Evaluation of Malpura and Bharat Merino Rams by Computer-aided Sperm Analysis Technique Under Semi-Arid Tropical Environment

Author(s): Anil Joshi | Davendra Kumar; S.M.K. Naqvi

Journal: International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 2041-2894

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Bharat berino | breed | computer-aided sperm analysis | malpura | semi-arid climate | sheep

The present study was conducted to compare sperm motion characteristics of adult Malpura and Bharat Merino rams by the computer-aided sperm analysis (CASA) technique. Malpura is a hardy native sheep breed of the semi-arid tropical environment and Bharat Merino is a crossbred evolved in the same environment by crossing native sheep with exotic rams. Semen was collected from 8 donor rams of each breed at the onset of autumn season on 5 occasions at three days interval. The data were analyzed by analysis of variance using the general linear model repeated measures procedure. The CASA parameters which differed significantly (p
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