Semen characteristics of Nubian goats in the Sudan

B. H. Ali, A. I. Mustafa

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Abstract

The semen of Nubian goats was white to creamy white in colour, averaged 1.5 ml in volume, and had 1.77 × 109 sperm/ml. The total spermatozoa per ejaculate was 2.7 × 109 and 86% were active, 6.7% had primary and 15.3% secondary abnormalities. The concentration of fructose in semen was 213 mg 100 ml; the citric acid concentration 68 mg 100 ml, and the activity of alkaline phosphatase 218 IU 100 ml. The testosterone concentration in blood plasma was 1.3 ng/ml. The average dimensions of the scrotum were 16.1 cm (lateral curved length) 20.6 cm (circumference). Nubian goats seem to provide better quality semen than other breeds of goats, and in some traits their semen was superior to that of Desert sheep.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalAnimal Reproduction Science
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Nubian (goat breed)
Sudan
Semen
Goats
semen
goats
Spermatozoa
Scrotum
Semen Analysis
spermatozoa
Fructose
scrotum
Citric Acid
goat breeds
Alkaline Phosphatase
Testosterone
Sheep
Color
blood plasma
citric acid

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  • Biotechnology
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Semen characteristics of Nubian goats in the Sudan. / Ali, B. H.; Mustafa, A. I.

In: Animal Reproduction Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1986, p. 63-68.

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Ali, B. H. ; Mustafa, A. I. / Semen characteristics of Nubian goats in the Sudan. In: Animal Reproduction Science. 1986 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 63-68.
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