Comparative Study of Three Different Extenders on Fresh, Chilled and Cryopreserved Mafriwal Bull’s Sperm

Asmad, Kari and Nur Amalina, N and Zawawi, I (2018) Comparative Study of Three Different Extenders on Fresh, Chilled and Cryopreserved Mafriwal Bull’s Sperm. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (4). pp. 127-134. ISSN 2227-524X

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The aim of this study is to study the effects of different types of extender and to determine the effects of cryopreservation process (before chilling, after chilling, after cryopreservation) on sperm characteristics and sperm morphology of Mafriwal bulls. Three natural based extender (Aloe vera based extender (AVBX), honey based extender (HBX), egg yolk based extender (EYBX)) and a control (Bioxcell®) were used as extender and compared for different semen quality parameters that can be assessed under routine laboratory condition. Se-men samples were collected from three sexually matured Mafriwal bulls by using artificial vagina (AV). Samples collected were subject-ed to four different treatments and was evaluated after dilution with extenders. After diluted, the samples were chilled for 2 hours in 4°C. The semen samples were then packed into 0.25 ml straw for further cryopreservation process. After 24 hours, the cryopreserved semen samples were evaluated. Eosin nigrosin smearing were done to evaluate sperm morphology. The EYBX resulted in the highest percent-age of almost all parameters tested in the study followed by Bioxcell®, AVBX and HBX. Semen treated with EYBX and Bioxcell® shows no significant different (P>0.05). All treatment shows decrease of sperm characteristics after chilling and frozen-thawed but AVBX and HBX shows rapid depletion of sperm characteristics (P<0.05) after chilling process. This study suggests that EYBX is the most suitable extender for cryopreservation Mafriwal bull’s semen. However, further study is warranted to investigate the optimum con-centration of other raw materials (i.e. Aloe vera and honey) in extender for semen cryopreservation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aloe vera, honey, egg yolk, Mafriwal bulls, semen cryopreservation, semen extender.
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Faculty of Bio-resources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2022 08:01
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022 08:01

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