Effect of Storage Time of Epididymis at 5 oC on Spermatozoa Quality of Aceh Local Goat

Hamdan Hamdan, Budianto Panjaitan, Amalia Sutriana, Dwinna Aliza, Erdiansyah Rahmi


The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of storage time of epididymis at 5 oC on spermatozoa quality of Aceh local goat. This research was conducted at Reproduction Laboratory, FKH Unsyiah from May to June 2009. Nine epididymis from local goat at the age of 1.5-2.0 years were used in this study. The epididymis were collected from abattoir in Banda Aceh. The experimental design used in this study was completely randomized design with 3 treatments and 3 replications. Spermatozoa quality which consist of sperm concentration, motility, amount of life sperm, and sperm abnormality were examined after the collection of epididymis on day 0 (H-0), day 1 (H-1), and day 3 (H-3) post storage at 5 oC. Data were analyzed using one-way analyses of variance (ANOVA). The result showed that no significant difference (P>0.05) seen in the spermatozoa quality after different storage time. The average of spermatozoa concentration on H-0, H-1, and H-3 were 318x107/ml, 282x107/ml, and 241x107/ml respectively. On the average, the percentage of spermatozoa motility on H-0, H-1, and H-3 were 82,27±2,75; 80,25±2,83; and 78,07±0,92%, respectively. Life spermatozoa observed on H-0, H-1, and H-3 were 82,29±2,71; 80,63±1,87; and 80,09±3,31%, respectively. Observation on spermatozoa abnormality showed that the average of spermatozoa abnormality on H-0, H-1, and H-3 were 7,23±0,27; 8,21±0,55; and 10,75±3,14%, respectively. It could be concluded that the spermatozoa quality were not affected by the storage time at temperature of 5 oC.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21157/j.ked.hewan.v4i2.9811

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