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Seasonal Variations on the Frequency of Normal Motile and Static Ejaculates and their Discard Rate in Murrah Buffalo Bulls


Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2019 : 96 (11) - pages 9 to 11
(Received: May, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


A total of 4045 semen collections were obtained from 36 bulls into four conventional seasons and ve different periods. The results showed signicant variations in the occurrence of normal motile and static ejaculates, discard rate and total discard in ve different periods contrary to four different seasons. The results indicated that autumn is comparatively favorable period for normal as well as static ejaculates for cryopreservation.

Key Words: Buffalo semen, Static ejaculates, Season, Discard rate

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