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We aimed at the evaluating the occurrence of macrophages in rabbit semen and finding possible relationship between macrophage concentration and spermatozoa quality. The concentration of macrophages in semen samples from broiler rabbit males of lines M91 and P91 (n=30) without overt evidence of...

Author(s)
Kuželová, L.; Vašíček, J.; Rafay, J.; Chrenek, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2017, 97, pp 148-153
Abstract

This experiment was conducted to study the effects of egg yolk plasma (10%, 15% and 20%), soybean lecithin (0.5%, 1% and 1.5%) and whole egg yolk (WEY) (control) on post-thawed sperm quality, hatchability and fertility outcomes. In experiment 1, sperm motility, abnormalities, membrane integrity,...

Author(s)
Mehdipour, M.; Kia, H. D.; Moghaddam, G.; Hamishehkar, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2018, 116, pp 89-94
Abstract

Decreased semen quality and fertility rate is a common feature in broiler breeder roosters. This decrease is associated with dysfunction of Sertoli cells and defective spermatogenesis. Guanidinoacetic acid (GAA), as a precursor of creatine, plays an important role in the proper functioning of...

Author(s)
Tapeh, R. S.; Zhandi, M.; Zaghari, M.; Akhlaghi, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2017, 89, pp 178-182
Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of D-Aspartic acid (D-Asp) on post-thawed sperm quality, fertility and hatchability outcomes in male broiler breeders. Twenty 55-week-old roosters were selected and equally split into four groups (n=5 rooster/group). Different daily D-Asp doses...

Author(s)
Ansari, M.; Zhandi, M.; Kohram, H.; Zaghari, M.; Sadeghi, M.; Sharafi, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2017, 92, pp 69-74
Abstract

Chrysin is a bioflavonoid compound found in passion flower, chamomile, propolis and honey at high levels. Post-thawed sperm quality and fertility of Chrysin-fed roosters were assessed in this study. Twenty 40-week-old male broiler breeders were randomly divided into four groups and fed basal diet...

Author(s)
Zhandi, M.; Ansari, M.; Roknabadi, P.; Shahneh, A. Z.; Sharafi, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 2017, 52, 6, pp 1004-1010
Abstract

Glycerol is a least toxic and most effective cryoprotectant for cryopreservation of poultry semen, but due to its contraceptive properties removal of glycerol is usually needed prior to artificial insemination. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), a small amphiphilic molecule used as penetrating...

Author(s)
Rakha, B. A.; Ansari, M. S.; Akhter, S.; Zafar, Z.; Naseer, A.; Hussain, I.; Blesbois, E.; Santiago-Moreno, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2018, 122, pp 61-67
Abstract

The population of red jungle fowl is declining and needs special attention for its conservation with suitable approaches. For ex situ in vitro conservation of Indian red jungle fowl, establishment of semen cryobank is an appropriate option, for which an extender with adequate retrieval capacity for ...

Author(s)
Rakha, B. A.; Ansari, M. S.; Akhter, S.; Hussain, I.; Blesbois, E.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2016, 174, pp 45-55
Abstract

Egg yolk is used as a cryoprotectant for semen in different mammalian species including buffalo. Egg yolk from different sources may affect freezability of buffalo bull semen. Quail egg yolk (QEY) and turkey egg yolk (TEY) in Tris-citric acid extender was evaluated for post-thaw quality and in vivo ...

Author(s)
Akhter, S.; Rakha, B. A.; Ansari, M. S.; Husna, A. U.; Iqbal, S.; Khalid, M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2017, 87, pp 259-265
Abstract

Over the past decades, scientists endeavored to comprehend oxidative stress in poultry spermatozoa and its relationship with fertilizing ability, lipid peroxidation (LPO), free-radical scavenging systems, and antioxidant therapy. Although considerable progress has been made, further improvement is...

Author(s)
Rui, B. R.; Shibuya, F. Y.; Kawaoku, A. J. T.; Losano, J. D. A.; Angrimani, D. S. R.; Dalmazzo, A.; Nichi, M.; Pereira, R. J. G.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2017, 90, pp 11-19
Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate orally administrated Letrozole (Lz) on reproductive performance, plasma testosterone and estradiol concentrations and relative abundance of mRNA of GnRH, FSH and LH in roosters. Ross 308 roosters (n=32) that were 40-weeks of age were individually housed and...

Author(s)
Ali, E. A.; Zhandi, M.; Towhidi, A.; Zaghari, M.; Ansari, M.; Najafi, M.; Deldar, H.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2017, 183, pp 110-117

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