Livestock Studies 2017, Vol 57, Num, 2     (Pages: 088-092)

The Effect of Layer Breeder Hencoop Enriched With Different Materials on Spermatological Parameters

Muhammed Enes İnanç 1 ,Beste Çil 2 ,Mehmet Borga Tırpan 2 ,Hakan Öztürk 3 ,Sunay Demir 4 ,Murat Doğu 4 ,Ayten Aşkın Kılınç 4 ,Bülent Tarım 4 ,Diydem Doğan 4

1 Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dölerme ve Suni Tohumlama Anabilim Dalı, Burdur
2 Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dölerme ve Suni Tohumlama Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
3 Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Fizyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
4 Ankara Tavukculuk Araştırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, Ankara
- The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect between the conventional layer breeder hen cages and cages enriched on semen quality. In the study, with 36 RIR-I line hens at 20 weeks of age in Ankara Poultry Research Institute, 4 groups containing different litter materials were created. 36 hens from 4 different groups were used as study material. Semen was collected by abdominal massage and ejaculation volume, concentration, pH, abnormal spermatozoa rate, dead spermatozoa rate and motility were determined. Collected data were analyzed statistically with One-Way ANOVA model. For group I, II, III and IV mean of ejaculate volume (ml) were 0.39±0.22, 0.53±0.35, 0.52±0.16, 0.51±0.23; mean of motility (%) were, 81.30±12.22, 83.33±6.65, 82.59±13.33, 82.04±10.76; concentrations (x106/ml) were, 1726.06, 1868.39, 1949.26, 1896.78 x106/ml; mean of dead spermatozoa (%) rate were, 9,50±8,73, 7,98±3,58, 9,31±8,51, and mean of abnormal spermatozoa rate (%) were 3.92±0.55, 4.11±0.66, 3.88±0.49, 3.80±0,43 respectively. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups among the evaluated semen parameters. (p>0.05). As a result, we concluded that there was no effect of layer breeder hen cages enriched with different materials on semen quality. Keywords : Breeder hen, enriched cages, welfare, spermatological parameters, semen quality, subjective evaluation