Sexual Behavior and its Relationship with Semen QualityParameters in Jaffrabadi Breeding Bulls

J K Chaudhary, G B Solanki, H P Vijyeta, P M Gamit, K S Murthy

Abstract


The present study was carried out on 80 ejaculates, 20 each from four healthy Jaffrabadi breeding bulls to see the relationship betweensexual behavior and semen quality parameters. The results depicted that the overall mean values of libido score, mating ability score andsexual libido score between bulls. The overall color of semen ranged from thin white to very thick creamy. The overall values for semen volume(ml), pH, sperm concentration (million/mL), mass activity, individual sperm motility (%) and live spermatozoa (%) were 2.99 ± 0.12, 6.80 ± 0.01, 1439.68 ± 48.46, 3.94 ± 0.03, 89.51 ± 0.21 and 95.00 ± 0.19, respectively. The values for semen volume, sperm concentration,mass activity (%) and live sperm (%) differed significantly (p less than 0.05) between bulls. There were significant positive correlations (p LESS THAN 0.01)of libido with mating ability, sexual behavior score and ejaculate volume of semen (r = 0.37 to 0.87), while a negative correlation wasfound with sperm concentration (-0.30). Mating ability was significantly (p less than 0.01) correlated with sexual behavior score and ejaculatevolume (0.78, 0.67), and sexual behavior was correlated with semen volume (0.84). Sperm concentration was significantly (p less than 0.05 correlated with mass activity (0.29), while individual sperm motility was positively (p less than 0.05) correlated with live sperm percentage (0.25).Correlations of libido, reflected the importance of sexual behavior of Jaffrabadi bulls in predicting their future utility as a proficient breeder under AI program.

Keywords


Correlation, Jaffrabadi bulls, Semen quality, Sexual behavior.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21887/ijvsbt.15.1.13

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