Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 7

Additive Effect of Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) Powder on Semen Characteristic and Testicular Histo-Morphology of Red Sokoto Bucks in Sudan Savanna Zone Nigeria

Garba MG, Gaddafi S* and Yahaya MA

Department of Animal Science Department, Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Gaddafi S, Department of Animal Science Department, Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria.

Received: May 16, 2022; Published: June 15, 2022


Reproduction is central to the continued existence of animal on earth. This study was designed to determine the additive effect of Maca powder on Testicular histo-morphology, semen kinetic and spermatozoa morphological defect of Red Sokoto bucks. A total of twenty-four (24) apparently healthy pubertal Red Sokoto bucks were allotted into four treatments (6 bucks per treatment) comprises four additive level of maca powdered consisting three replicate and each replicate consist two bucks in a completely randomized design (CRD). The animal were giving four different diet consist of 0g, 2g, 4g and 6g of maca powdered per kg diet. The experiment last for a period of 60days. The result of testicular morphometric in this study revealed a significantly (P < 0.05) higher values of right testis weight, left testis weight, relative testis weight, right testis volume, left testis volume and testes volume. Sperm cell kinetic in this study indicates significant (P < 0.05) difference in percentage motility, progressive motility, linearity, curvilinear velocity, straight line velocity and acrosome integrity. Considerable changes were also observed in seminiferous tubules of Red Sokoto bucks testicular tissue. It is therefore concluded that adding maca powder up to 6g/kg diet has a profound effect on testicular morphometry, sperm cell kinetic and increased percentage of normal sperm cell without deformity. Considerable changes of seminiferous tubules and insterstial cells are the architectural variables observed in this study.

Keywords: Bucks; Histo-Morphology; Maca; Semen


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Citation: Garba M. G., et al. “Additive Effect of Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) Powder on Semen Characteristic and Testicular Histo-Morphology of Red Sokoto Bucks in Sudan Savanna Zone Nigeria". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.7 (2022): 35-41.


Copyright: © 2022 Garba M.G., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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