Abstract Title:

Effect of organic and inorganic selenium supplementation on semen quality and blood enzymes in buffalo bulls.

Abstract Source:

Anim Sci J. 2016 Nov 21. Epub 2016 Nov 21. PMID: 27868316

Abstract Author(s):

Mohamed El-Sharawy, Entsar Eid, Samy Darwish, Ibrahim Abdel-Razek, Md Rashedul Islam, Kaiyu Kubota, Nobuhiko Yamauchi, Ibrahim El-Shamaa

Article Affiliation:

Mohamed El-Sharawy


The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of organic and inorganic selenium (Se) supplementation on semen quality and blood serum profiles of buffalo bulls. Nine mature buffalo bulls were divided into three groups: control (non-supplemented); organic Se (10 mg Sel-Plex®/head twice weekly) and inorganic Se (10 mg sodium selenite/head twice weekly). Semen was collected twice a week for 3 months during Se supplementation. Semen properties were evaluated from fresh ejaculate. Moreover, fructose concentration, aspartate and alanine transaminase (AST and ALT) activities, total protein and total cholesterol were assayed in seminal plasma. Additionally AST, ALT, testosterone and Se levels were determined in the blood serum. Results showed that Se supplementation significantly (P<0.05) influences the semen parameters during 3 months of treatment. Organic Se significantly (P<0.05) increased the percentage of viable sperms compared to inorganic Se and the control group. Fructose concentration was significantly higher (P<0.05) in the seminal plasma of organic Se-treated bulls. Serum testosterone and Se concentrations were significantly (P<0.05) increased in the Se supplemented groups than the control group. In conclusion, Se supplementation improved the parameters of buffalo bull semen and more precisely, organic Se was more effective for the improvement of semen quality and some blood components than inorganic Se.

Study Type : Animal Study

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