Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Effects of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Fruit Extender on Functional Attributes of Cryopreserved Semen from West African Dwarf Goats Using Two Cryoprotocols

Ibraheem OT* and Daramola JO

Department of Animal Physiology, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Ibraheem OT, Department of Animal Physiology, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Received: March 19, 2024Published: March 26, 2024


This study was carried out to determine the effects of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) fruit extender on functional attributes of cryopreserved semen from West African dwarf goats using two cryoprotocols. Semen samples were collected with the aid of artificial vagina from four intactintensively managed bucks of ages 2 to 3 years and ejaculates were pooled for uniformity. Semen samples were thereafter diluted at 32oC with Tris date palm fruit extender (0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 ml) and subjected to slow and rapid freezing methods for 72 hours. Progressive sperm motility, livability and abnormalities were determined from cryopreserved semen samples. The experiment was laid out in a 2X5 factorial arrangement of two levels of cryoprotocol (slow and rapid freezing) and five inclusion levels of date palm fruit extender (0, 5, 10, 15, 20 ml) using a Completely Randomized Design and mean separation was done using Duncan multiple range test. Results showed that progressive sperm motility of the cryopreserved semen was higher (P < 0.05) in slow freezing method compared to rapid freezing (RF) method. Total abnormalities were reduced (P < 0.05) with slow freezing. The inclusion levels of date fruit extender did not significantly (P > 0.05) influence sperm functional attributes of WAD bucks. The highest (P < 0.05) progressive sperm motility was recorded in 10 ml inclusion of date palm fruit extender under slow freezing (SF), followed by 0 ml of slow freezing and 5 ml of rapid freezing. The study concluded that slow freezing method improved and sustained progressive sperm motility of the cryopreserved semen.

Keywords: WAD Goats; Semen; Cryopreservation; Date Palm; Slow and Rapid Freezing


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Citation: Ibraheem OT and Daramola JO. “Effects of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Fruit Extender on Functional Attributes of Cryopreserved Semen from West African Dwarf Goats Using Two Cryoprotocols". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 6.4 (2024): 65-70.


Copyright: © 2024 Ibraheem OT and Daramola JO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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