Effect of semen extenders and storage time on quality of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) drake semen during the entire reproductive season
Ewa Łukaszewicz , Anna Jerysz , Bronisława Chełmońska
AbstractAvian semen dilution with appropriate extender allows to prolong the fertilizing ability of sperm stored in vitro. In the present study, the impact of extenders and time of storage on morphology of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) drake semen were examined. Semen was collected twice a week, using male stimulation by a female method, from 12 adults (29 weeks old) drakes kept individually in cages, under controlled environmental conditions. Freshly collected, pooled ejaculates were divided into three part: neat undiluted sample, and diluted 1:1 with Schramm (SCH) or Watanabe (W) extender and stored at 4°C. Morphological examination of all samples was conducted after dilution and then, after 3 and 6 hr of storage. The storage of undiluted semen caused decrease (p ≤ .01) in live morphologically normal sperm, from 79.73% in the freshly collected ejaculates to 55.75% and to 12.12% after 3 and 6 hr of storage, respectively (average calculated for the entire reproductive season). In the semen diluted with Schramm's extender the adequate values attained 86.84, 79.65 and 61.66%, and using Watanabe extender 84.77, 83.58 and 75.25%, respectively. The period of semen storage and the type of extender caused significant (p ≤ 0,05; p ≤ 0,01) changes in sperm morphology. The longer period of storage contributed to the decrease in number of morphologically normal sperm, whereas their content in Watanabe extender after 3 and 6 hr of storage was higher (p ≤ .01) than in semen diluted in Schramm extender.
|Journal series||Reproduction in Domestic Animals, ISSN 0936-6768, e-ISSN 1439-0531, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||liquid storage, Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata), semen extenders, sperm morphology|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|License||Other; author's original; ; after publication|
|Score||= 100.0, 01-03-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; = 1; : 2017 = 0.934; : 2019 = 1.641 (2) - 2019=1.773 (5)|
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