Effects of $\alpha$ -Tocopherol and Selenium on the Boar Semen Characteristics

$\alpha$-Tocopherol과 Selenium이 웅돈의 정액성상에 미치는 효과

  • 김광현 (전남대학교 동물자원학부) ;
  • 강만종 (전남대학교 동물자원학부) ;
  • 문승주 (전남대학교 농업과학기술연구소)
  • Published : 2001.06.01

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of $\alpha$-tocopherol and selenium on the boar semen characteristics. Semen volume and pH values were not different among treatments. However sperm concerntration, total number of sperm and sperm mortility were significantly(P<0.05) increased comparing to the control group and sperm abnormality was significantly(P<0.05) decreased comparing to the control group. Also, sperm mortility by storage day was significantly(P<0.05) increased comparing to the control group. The results from this experiment indicate that dietary $\alpha$-tocopherol and selenium can affect boar semen characteristics.