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Effect of lycopene supplementation on semen quality and reproductive performance in rabbit

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dc.contributor.author Mangiagalli, M.G. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cesari, Valentina es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cerolini, S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Luzi, Fabio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Toschi, I. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-05T11:10:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/17427
dc.description.abstract [EN] A total of 18 hybrid strain Martini male rabbits were randomly divided into three experimental groups. The animals in the first and second groups drank water with 0.1 and 0.5 g/l of lycopene addition (B and C groups, respectively), while water without any supplement was administered to the control group rabbits (A group) for 8 weeks. Semen was collected from 18 bucks (6 animals/group) for 5 consecutive weeks. Ejaculate volume was determined by graduated test tube and sperm concentration was calculated by Neubauer chamber. Sperm motility was evaluated subjectively by a phase contrast microscope and forward progressive motility (FPM) scored 1¿4 (low-high). Sperm viability was assessed by nigrosin/eosin (N/E) staining procedure. At the end of the semen evaluation period, 20 females per group were inseminated on day 11 post partum with a pool of semen collected from each experimental group. Data showed that the highest level of lycopene (C group) resulted in a significantly greater volume of ejaculate and total number of sperm than in the control group (0.98 vs. 0.78 ml and 364 vs. 227, P<0.05), while sperm concentration was not affected. Lycopene addition did not significantly affect the sperm quality of fresh semen, but influenced the semen traits during storage (24h at 5°C). In particular, the motility, FPM and viability of the C group were significantly higher (P<0.05) than those found in the A and B groups. No significant differences were found in reproductive performance (P>0.05). This study shows the positive effects of lycopene supplementation on semen production and refrigerated semen characteristics. Lycopene supplementation of drinking water could have interesting applications in field conditions, although further research into the role of this antioxidant in animal production is needed. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Lycopene es_ES
dc.subject Antioxidants es_ES
dc.subject Semen quality es_ES
dc.subject Rabbit bucks es_ES
dc.title Effect of lycopene supplementation on semen quality and reproductive performance in rabbit es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2012-10-05T10:24:55Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2012.1150
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ciencia Animal - Departament de Ciència Animal es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Mangiagalli, M.; Cesari, V.; Cerolini, S.; Luzi, F.; Toschi, I. (2012). Effect of lycopene supplementation on semen quality and reproductive performance in rabbit. World Rabbit Science. 20(3):141-148. doi:10.4995/wrs.2012.1150 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod SWORD es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2012.1150
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 141
dc.description.upvformatpfin 148
dc.description.volume 20
dc.description.issue 3
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES


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