Evaluation of Spermatological Parameters of Karayaka Ram Grown in Ordu Province

Fatih Ahmet Aslan, Hilal Tozlu Çelik, Yeliz Kaşko Arıcı, Kalbiye Konanç, Metehan Eser Kahveci, İbrahim Kiper


The aim of this study was to determine the macroscopic and microscopic spermatological parameters of the Karayaka rams grown in public hands. Out off-season sperm couldn’t be taken from the rams. During the season, semen was collected from all 2-4 age of Karayaka rams (n = 10). Weight (kg) and circumference of the scrotum (cm) were also recorded. When the collected spermatozoa were examined, it was found that the weight variable correlated only with the pH variable. The correlation coefficient calculated between weight and pH was -0,802 and it was found to be statistically significant. The correlation coefficient, which calculated as 0.680, between the circumference of the scrotum (cm) and mortality (% Dead-Live) shows that one feature increases while the other increases significantly. Viscosity (1-5) was correlated only with mass activity (Mass Activity 0-4), and the degree of this relationship was calculated as -0.655. Variables were not associated with sperm volume (ml), motility (%) and density (109).


Mating season; Semen; Scrotum circumference; Karayaka ram; Artificial; Vagina

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v7i11.1877-1881.2851

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