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Animal Reproduction and Physiology
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1990;3(4): 343-346.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1990.343    Published online December 1, 1990.
Reaction time, semen output and semen quality of buffalo bulls after pre-collection injection of prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 Alpha)
S. S. Capitan, G. S. Antiporda, V. G. Momongan
A study was conducted to determine the effect of prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha) on the reaction time and seminal characteristics of buffalo bulls. Semen was collected from three Murrah bulls in three periods: pre-treatment, treatment and post-treatment. During the treatment period each bull was administered 2 ml PGF2 alpha (Synchrocept, Fenprostalene) im, 1 hour prior to semen collection. In the post-treatment, semen was collected 7 days after the last injection of PG. Semen samples were evaluated immediately after collection. Pre-collection injection of PGF2 alpha has no significant effect on reaction time, semen volume, percentage motility, sperm concentration and total number of sperms per ejaculate. Fuctuations in semen color and consistency were observed. There is a significant (p<0.05) increase in the mean percentage of normal spermatozoa during the treatment and post treatment periods. Likewise, administration of PG results into a significant (p<0.05) rise on the average percentage of live sperms but this effect was not manifested in the post-treatment period. Improvement in mass activity was observed during the treatment and post-treatment periods.
Keywords: Buffalo Bulls; Semen Quantity and Quality; Prostaglandin
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