EVALUATION OF SEMEN QUALITY IN RABBIT OF LOCAL ALGERIAN POPULATION AND SYNTHETIC LINE IN THE SUMMER SEASON: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

D. Tarzaali, Z. Boumahdi Merad, A. Abdelli, I. Nabi, M. Bachir Pacha, I. Meskouri, R. Kaidi

Abstract


The aim of our study was to compare the libido and semen characteristics in 24 rabbits of local and synthetic line during summer season. Results showed that both breeds had similar (p ˃0.05) libido (13.92 vs 16.85 s). Gel free volume (0.88 vs. 0.87 mL), pH (7.51 vs. 7.65), and live sperm (56.21 vs. 55.88%) were similar. Local population had higher semen concentration (398.50 x10/mL vs. 328.90 x10/mL) and percentage of abnormal spermatozoa (36.54 vs 30.28%). Massal and individual motility (p=0.006 and p=0.008) were significantly increased in local population. Kinetic traits for Local population were significantly greater (P<0.05), except for VCL, ALH and BCF. We conclude that, rabbit bucks of local population had a good ability of adaptation to produce in a hot climate.

Keywords


Rabbit, semen, temperature, CASA

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v115i3-4.14011



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