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Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the effect of supplementing the semen extender with calcitriol on in vitro sperm characteristics in Chukar partridges. A total of 60 male Chukar partridges were habituated for semen collection by abdominal massage. Pooled ejaculates from several males were...

Author(s)
Goodarzi, P.; Akhlaghi, A.; Zamiri, M. J.; Shirazi, M. R. J.; Akhlaghi, A. A.; Habibi, M.; Daryabari, H.; Saemi, F.; Peebles, E. D.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2019, 98, 8, pp 3292-3297
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