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Pomegranate peel as a natural antioxidant boosts bucks' fertility under Egyptian summer conditions

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dc.contributor.author Zeweil, Hassan S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Elnagar, Samar es_ES
dc.contributor.author Zahran, Soliman M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Mohamed H. es_ES
dc.contributor.author El-Gindy, Yassmine es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-26T10:54:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-26T10:54:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-25
dc.identifier.issn 1257-5011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/27715
dc.description.abstract [EN] Exposure of male rabbits to heat stress during summer adversely affects their fertility, leading to major production losses. A total of 16 male rabbits were randomly divided into 4 experimental groups exposed to temperatures ranging from a high of 30.3 to a low of 27.3 °C. Animals from first to fourth groups were fed diets containing 0, 1.5, 3.0, or 4.5% pomegranate peel (PP) to evaluate the ability of PP feeding to enhance bucks¿ reproductive status. Pomegranate peel treatments significantly increased ejaculate volume by 19, 18 and 12%, increased seminal plasma fructose by 7, 18, and 24%, improved sperm motility by 28, 34 and 49%, increased sperm total output by 37, 69 and 102% and reduced dead sperm by 24, 32 and 64% with diets containing 1.5, 3.0 and 4.5% of PP compared to the heat stressed control animals. Seminal plasma total lipids, cholesterol and triglycerides increased while alkaline phosphatase decreased with PP treatments. Seminal plasma total antioxidant capacity increased to reach 126, 143 and 191% with diets containing 1.5, 3.0 and 4.5% of PP, while lipid peroxide (malondialdehyde) levels decreased significantly to reach around 54% of the heat stressed bucks¿ value with the three PP dietary doses used. It was concluded that supplementations of PP in the diet of bucks during summer season in Egypt can improve their semen characteristics, probably due to their antioxidant actions. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation.ispartof World Rabbit Science
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.source World Rabbit Science
dc.subject Rabbit es_ES
dc.subject Heat stress es_ES
dc.subject Pomegranate peel es_ES
dc.subject Sperm es_ES
dc.subject Antioxidant es_ES
dc.title Pomegranate peel as a natural antioxidant boosts bucks' fertility under Egyptian summer conditions es_ES
dc.type Artículo
dc.date.updated 2013-03-26T07:54:11Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/wrs.2013.1209
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Zeweil, HS.; Elnagar, S.; Zahran, SM.; Ahmed, MH.; El-gindy, Y. (2013). Pomegranate peel as a natural antioxidant boosts bucks' fertility under Egyptian summer conditions. World Rabbit Science. 21(1):33-39. doi:10.4995/wrs.2013.1209. es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod SWORD es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/wrs.2013.1209 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 33
dc.description.upvformatpfin 39
dc.description.volume 21
dc.description.issue 1
dc.identifier.eissn 1989-8886 es_ES


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