HomePhilippine Journal of Veterinary Medicinevol. 55 no. 1 (Special Issue) (2018)

EFFECT OF BOVINE SEMINAL PROTEIN ON THE QUALITY OF FROZEN SPERMATOZOA FROM GOATS

Suherni Susilowati | Indah Norma Triana | Tri Wahyu Suprayogi | Arimbi Arimbi | Wurlina Wurlina

Discipline: Theriogenology

 

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to determine if the quality of frozen spermatozoa from goats can be improved by adding bovine seminal protein to sperm diluent. Thirty-six healthy, 3-5 years old, 40-45 kg high-libido goats were used. Seminal protein was obtained from two five-year old Simmental bulls. The 36 goats were equally distributed into three groups: P0, with only egg yolk citrate diluent and goat semen; P1, with 2.5 mg/ml bovine seminal protein, egg yolk citrate diluent and goat semen; and P2, with 5 mg/ml bovine seminal protein, egg yolk citrate diluent and goat semen. Results suggest that addition of 2.5 mg/ml bovine seminal protein to goat sperm diluent can improve the quality of frozen spermatozoa of goats.