14-Title: Enzymatic and electrolyte profile in seminal plasma of NARI Suwarna rams

Authors: V Tejaswi, M Narayana Swamy, Shrikrishna Isloor and HS Shwetha

Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(1):69-70.


How to cite this manuscript: Tejaswi V, Swamy M Narayana, Isloor Shrikrishna and Shwetha HS (2020). Enzymatic and electrolyte profile in seminal plasma of NARI Suwarna rams. Ruminant Science 9(1):69-70.


Present study was performed to determine certain biochemical parameters in neat seminal plasma of NARI Suwarna rams. The semen collection was done twice a week from six healthy NARI Suwarna rams for eight weeks. The freshly collected semen was centrifuged at 5000 rpm for 15 minutes to separate seminal plasma, which was used for enzymatic and electrolyte profile. The mean enzyme AST, ALT, ALP and LDH activities were 41.02±1.84, 44.95±4.40, 724.50±2.96 and 593.17±12.78 IU/L, respectively. The overall mean values of electrolytes sodium, potassium and calcium were 99.40±1.09, 25.15±0.39 and 8.90±0.06 mEq/L, respectively.These findings could be used as baseline values of this breed and  helpful for the selection of healthy fertile rams for breeding programs. 


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