Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJVSR-5-139

    Preservation of goat semen at 5°C with emphasis on its freezability and the impact of melatonin

    El-Battawy KA*

    The success of an artifi cial insemination (AI) program depends on the proper management of semen collection, storage and use. Goat semen has been stored at temperatures ranging from 2 to 15°C and mostly at 5°C using various diluents such as sodium citrate-yolk, sodium citrate-fructose-yolk, milk (whole, skimmed or reconstituted) with or without egg yolk, Spermasol, Neoseminan, saline [1]. It was found that trisbuffer extenders were effective for dilution and storage of goat, sheep and rabbit semen [2-4].

    Nishikawa et al., [5], stored goat spermatozoa in Neoseminan diluent at 4°C for 8-15 days and maintained their fertilizing capacity for 6 days.Moreover, Eppleston et al., [6], demonstrated that goat spermatozoa have retained their fertilizing capacity for at least 8 days of storage at 5°C in Tris- Fructose-citric acid-yolk diluent.


    Published on: Jul 10, 2019 Pages: 35-38

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijvsr.000039
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