Influence of season and liquid storage at 16c on beni arouss bucks’ semen quality

Sara El Kadili, Nathalie Kirschvink, Marianne Raes, Jean Loup Bister, Bouchaib Archa, Ahmed Douaik, Mouad Chentouf

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The study aimed at determining the effect of storage and season on fresh semen of Beni Arouss goats. Ejaculates were collected at monthly intervals from seven mature bucks and were extended at a final concentration of 800 × 10 6 spermatozoa. ml -1 and stored at 16 °C for 24 h. Semen motility, viability and normal morphology were assessed at 0, 4, 8 and 24 h after collection. Motility and normal morphology parameters were recorded using computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) and viability was analyzed using eosin-nigrosin staining. As expected, motility, viability and normal morphology parameters showed a significant reduction within 24 h of storage and during all seasons ( p < 0.05). However, semen collected in summer maintained a better quality after 24 h of storage at 16 °C than semen collected during the other periods ( p < 0.05). In conclusion, the storage ability of Beni Arouss bucks' semen stored at 16 °C was significantly higher during the summer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1986
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • Beni Arouss buck
  • Liquid storage
  • Motility
  • Normal morphology
  • Season
  • Viability


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