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Semen characteristics, extension, and cryopreservation of Rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)


Wan Jaafar, Wan Nor Fitri and Haron, Abd Wahid and Yusoff, Rosnina and Abdullah, Faez Firdaus Jesse and Zainal Abidin, Siti Aimi Sarah and Mohd Lila, Mohd Azmi and Che' Amat, Azlan and Rashid, Muhammad Azrolharith and Peter, Innocent Damudu and Baiee, Falah Hasan Ali (2017) Semen characteristics, extension, and cryopreservation of Rusa deer (Rusa timorensis). Veterinary World, 10 (7). pp. 779-785. ISSN 0972-8988; ESSN: 2231-0916


Aim: The objective of this research is to report parameters for breeding soundness evaluation, semen extension, and cryopreservation in Rusa timorensis. Materials and Methods: Seven healthy stags were chosen for semen collection using an electroejaculator. The collections were performed twice in a breeding season between February and June 2016. Samples were collected between 2 and 3 weeks interval, collected twice for each animal. Semen was evaluated, extended, and cryopreserved using four different extenders; Andromed®, BioXcell®, Triladyl®, and a modified Tris-egg yolk combined with Eurycoma longifolia Jack. Results: R. timorensis semen characteristics according to volume (ml), color, sperm concentration (106/ml), general motility (%), progressive motility (%), and % morphology of normal spermatozoa are 0.86±0.18 ml, thin milky to milky, 1194.2±346.1 106/ml, 82.9±2.8%, 76.1±4.8%, and 83.9±4.8%, respectively. Conclusion: Semen characteristics of R. timorensis collected by electroejaculation is good allowing for cryopreservation and future artificial insemination work. The most suitable extender for Rusa deer semen is Andromed®.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Veterinary World
Keywords: Cryopreservation; Electroejaculation; Extension; Rusa deer; Semen characteristics
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 07:52
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 07:52
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56874
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