Research on Semen Characteristics of Punganur Bulls

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Research on Semen Characteristics of Punganur Bulls

January 1, 2021 AGRICULTURE 0

At risk of extinction is Punganur, the world’s shortest humped cattle (Bos indicus) with a long tail and a switch touching the ground. Conservation of endangered breeds by careful implementation of planned mating programmes along with effective reproductive technologies would avoid further declines in the current population. The overall mean ejaculate volume (ml), mass movement (0-4 scale), individual motility (percent), sperm concentration (millions/ml), live sperm (percent), sperm head abnormalities (percent), acrosomal damage (percent), mid-piece abnormalities (percent), tail abnormalities (percent) and total sperm abnormalities in neat semen were 3,25 Punganur bulls viz. Among the bulls, major differences were observed in ejaculate length, mass movement, individual motility and live sperm.

Author(s) Details

K.V. Bramhaiah
College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati – 517 502, India.

A.S. Rao
College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati – 517 502, India.

K.V. Naidu
College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati – 517 502, India.

S. T. Viroji Rao
College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati – 517 502, India.

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