Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

6



A preliminary study on semen collection, evaluation and insemination in Nigerian local turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)

MS Yahaya, MA Umaru & A Aliyu.

Abstract
This preliminary study was carried out with 6 local turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) by collecting semen from 2 toms and insemination into 4 hen. The semen collection was achieved by the method of abdominal massage. It was evaluated based on volume, mass motility, live-dead-ratio and sperm concentration, which were; 0.195 + 0.010mls (Tom 1) and 0.205 + 0.024mls (Tom 2), (+++) for both toms, 70% (for Tom 1) and 75% (for Tom 2) approximately and 6.150 0.329 x109/ml and 6.295 0.161 x109/ml for Tom1 and Tom 2 respectively. Hens were inseminated weekly. Eggs laid were collected, stored and later incubated for hatching. Fifty four (54) eggs were incubated, (16 eggs from Hen A and 10 from Hen B, 15 from Hen C and 13 from Hen D), and all were found to be fertile. Forty six eggs (46 eggs i. e. 85%) were hatched (13 eggs from Hen A, 8 from Hen B, 14 from Hen C and 11 from Hen D). From the result it was clear that semen collected from the turkeys (Toms) in Sokoto was of satisfactory quality and can be used fresh in artificial insemination. The result also signifies satisfactory hatchability of eggs from inseminated hens.

Key words: Hatchery, Insemination, Semen collection, Sokoto, Turkey



Share this Article


Advertisement
Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons