5-Title: Effect of dietary vitamin e supplementation on cryopreserved semen quality in Haryana bulls

Authors: S Kumar, M Anand and S Yadav

Source: Ruminant Science (2014)-3(1):25-28.

How to cite this manuscript: Kumar S, Anand M and Yadav S (2014). Effect of dietary vitamin e supplementation on cryopreserved semen quality in Haryana bulls. Ruminant Science 3(1):25-28.


Present study was conducted on four Haryana bulls aged about 3 years and weighing between 350-450 kg. The experiment was divided into two phases i.e. initial and final. During the initial phase the experimental animals were provided a basal diet while during the final phase the basal diet was supplemented with 600 I.U/day (13.33g) of vitamin E for 70 days. The semen was collected by artificial vagina for period of 30 days. The collected semen was initially evaluated for quality and later cryopreserved. The seminal attributes viz. progressive motility, live per cent, per cent abnormal sperm, acrosomal integrity and HOST were evaluated in cryopreserved semen collected during the initial and final phase of experiment. A significant difference (p<0.05) was observed between the quality of semen collected during the initial and final phase of experiment indicating a positive effect of vitamin E supplementation on cryopreserved semen quality.


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