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The Effects of Oxytocin and PGF2α Injections on Semen Quality and Libido in Buck
Çiğdem ÇEBİ ŞEN1, Koray TEKİN2, Beste ÇİL2, Ergun AKÇAY2
1The University of Harran, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, TR-63300 Şanliurfa - TURKEY
2The University of Ankara, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, TR-06110 Ankara - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2018.21521 The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of exogenous oxytocin and PGF2α on seminal quality and libido sexualis in bucks. To investigate the role of these hormones on male fertility, semen samples from 20 Norduz bucks (3-4 years of age) were collected with an artificial vagina twice a week with five replications in breeding season. Bucks were randomly assigned to five groups, control group was administered with 2 mL of sodium chloride, 0.9% (w/v)) i.m., whilst the experimental groups were administered with oxytocin 10 IU, i.v. (Group 1, n = 5), oxytocin 20 IU, i.v. (Group 2, n = 5), PgF2α 5 mg, i.m. (Group 3, n = 5) or PgF2α 10 mg, i.m. (Group 4, n = 5) 20 min before each collection. There was no statistical difference between the treatment groups in terms of motility (P>0.05). However, semen volume, concentration, abnormal spermatozoa rate, intact membrane rate and libido results were statistically significant among the different groups (P<0.05). As a result, administration of 20 IU oxytocin twenty minutes prior to semen collection in bucks did not improve overall semen quality, however, libido, semen volume, and sperm concentrations were increased. In contrast to oxytocin, PGF2α administration has led to a slight decrease in libido and has shown moderate effects on semen quality. Keywords : Buck, Libido, Oxytocin, PGF2α, Semen quality