Influence Of Forage Legumes (Centrosema Pubescens, Calopogonium Phaseloides) On The Semen Characteristics And Testicular Dimensions Of The Rabbit:- Odimba, Nneoma E.

NNEOMA EZIHE | 46 pages (6735 words) | Projects
Animal Science | Co Authors: ODIMBA

ABSTRACT

 A study on the influence of forage legume on the reproductive characteristics of the male rabbit was carried out on twelve mixed bred rabbits aged 8 to 12 months, placed on diets containing grass-legume forage and concentr ate (Control) and legume forage and concentrate (Experimental treatment). The sperm concentration of 193.89±22.57 x 106/ml recorded for control was significantly lower (P<0.05) than 297.22±36.89 x 106/ml obtained for the experiment. The semen volume, sperm motility, live-dead ratio and reaction time were not significantly different (P>0.05) but the sperm motility and ratio of live/dead sperm were numerically higher for the trial group. Right epididymal length were significantly (P<0.05) longer in the treatment group (1.70±0.00cm) than the control group (1.25±0.05cm), while other testicular dimensions were not significantly (P>0.05) different. However, numerical values in the treatment group were higher than in the control group with respect to reproductive tract weight (14.45±1.55g) and (11.55±1.15g) and paired testis weight (4.58±0.23g) and (3.48±0.48g) respectively. This result indicates that feeding of these forage legumes to mature rabbit bucks increases their sperm concentration, sperm motility and percent live/dead ratio of sperm cells which are indices of potential fertility of any male animal.

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APA

NNEOMA, E (2023). Influence Of Forage Legumes (Centrosema Pubescens, Calopogonium Phaseloides) On The Semen Characteristics And Testicular Dimensions Of The Rabbit:- Odimba, Nneoma E.. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Apr 23, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/influence-of-forage-legumes-centrosema-pubescens-calopogonium-phaseloides-on-the-semen-characteristics-and-testicular-dimensions-of-the-rabbit-odimba-nneoma-e-7-2

MLA 8th

EZIHE, NNEOMA. "Influence Of Forage Legumes (Centrosema Pubescens, Calopogonium Phaseloides) On The Semen Characteristics And Testicular Dimensions Of The Rabbit:- Odimba, Nneoma E." Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 18 Dec. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/influence-of-forage-legumes-centrosema-pubescens-calopogonium-phaseloides-on-the-semen-characteristics-and-testicular-dimensions-of-the-rabbit-odimba-nneoma-e-7-2. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

EZIHE, NNEOMA. "Influence Of Forage Legumes (Centrosema Pubescens, Calopogonium Phaseloides) On The Semen Characteristics And Testicular Dimensions Of The Rabbit:- Odimba, Nneoma E.". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 18 Dec. 2023. Web. 23 Apr. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/influence-of-forage-legumes-centrosema-pubescens-calopogonium-phaseloides-on-the-semen-characteristics-and-testicular-dimensions-of-the-rabbit-odimba-nneoma-e-7-2 >.

Chicago

EZIHE, NNEOMA. "Influence Of Forage Legumes (Centrosema Pubescens, Calopogonium Phaseloides) On The Semen Characteristics And Testicular Dimensions Of The Rabbit:- Odimba, Nneoma E." Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 23 Apr. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/influence-of-forage-legumes-centrosema-pubescens-calopogonium-phaseloides-on-the-semen-characteristics-and-testicular-dimensions-of-the-rabbit-odimba-nneoma-e-7-2

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