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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 1625-1635
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.202


Antioxidant Effects of Aloe vera as Semen Additive in Cryopreservation of Cattle Bull Semen
Padamveer Singh1, Sanjay Agarwal1*, Harjyote Singh1,Pawan Kumar Verma2, A. K. Pandeyand Sharad Kumar3
1Divison of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics, 2Division of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 3Division of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, F.V.Sc. & A.H., S.K.U.A.S.T.-J., R. S. Pura-181102, Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was done at the Frozen Semen Laboratory, U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir, Hukkal, Jammu and Division of V.G.O., F.V. Sc & A.H., SKUAST- J, R.S. Pura, during the period between December 2017 and May 2018. This investigation was carried out as a pioneer study with the objective to study the effect of natural antioxidant Aloe vera as a semen additive on cryopreservation of semen. Semen samples (n=10) from mature cattle bull stationed at Frozen semen laboratory, U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir, Hukkal, Jammu, were used to evaluate the effect of Aloe vera additive at post-dilution  and at post-thaw stage. The semen sample was extended with Tris-Egg-Yolk-Citric-acid-Fructose-Glycerol (TEYCAFG) extender and were split into two groups: Group 1: TEYCAFG without any additive/ control and group 2:  TEYCAFG + Aloe vera (5µl/ml). Progressive motility, live spermatozoa, acrosomal integrity, sperm abnormality, hypo-osmotic swelling test (HOST) was evaluated at both post-dilution and post-thaw stage, whereas, oxidative stress tests viz. malondialdehyde (MDA), catalase (CAT) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were evaluated at only post-thawed stage. Group 2 i.e. Aloe vera group, showed significant (p<0.05) increased progressive motility, live spermatozoa, acrosomal integrity and HOST positive spermatozoa, while significant (p<0.05) decreased sperm abnormalities in post-thawed semen. In oxidative stress evaluation the MDA level was significantly (p<0.05) decreased, whereas, CAT level significantly (p<0.05) increased in group 2 in comparison to control group. It was concluded that addition of Aloe vera (5µl/ml) as semen additive improves semen quality and minimize oxidative stress to the spermatozoa during cryopreservation of semen.


Keywords: Semen, Cattle bull, Aloe vera, Oxidative stress
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Padamveer Singh, Sanjay Agarwal, Harjyote Singh, Pawan Kumar Verma, A. K. Pandey and Sharad Kumar. 2020. Antioxidant Effects of Aloe vera as Semen Additive in Cryopreservation of Cattle Bull Semen.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 1625-1635. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.202