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Mahdi Khodaei Motlagh

Mahdi Khodaei Motlagh

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1281-7152
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 41861677000
Faculty: Agriculture and Environment
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Research

Title
Sperm quality parameters and fatty acid composition in Farahani rams fed pistachio by-products
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Farahani ram, pistachio by-product, sperm parameters
Year
2019
Journal Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies
DOI
Researchers Mahdi Khodaei Motlagh ، Mehdi Kazemi bonchenari ، Mahdi Zhandi ، Mohammad Hossein Moradi ، Abdolah Mohammadi Sang Cheshmeh

Abstract

ifteen fertile rams (live weight 55.9 ± 1.21 kg, and 2.5-3 years old) were randomly allotted to three diets consisting of 0 (Control), 12.5 (PBP-12.5), and 25 % (PBP-25.5) pistachio byproducts (PBP) in dry matter. Sperm motility parameters were detrimentally affected in animals feeding on PBP-25% diet (P<0.05). Sperm concentration of C17-1, C22-6-n-3, C18-2-Cis and C22-6 n3 fatty acids decreased but that of C18-0 and C18-1-Cis fatty acids increased at the highest level of dietary PBP. The results indicated that 12.5% PBP in dry matter, as a cheap by-product, may be included in the ram diet for extended periods without any discernible detrimental effects on sperm characteristics. However, fertility trials need to be performed to substantiate this conclusion.