International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part A (2017)
Effect of toxic levels of Leucaena leucocephala on semen quality of goats in Myanmar
Author(s): Zun Zun Wut Hmohn, Haymar Kyaw, Su Hlaing Phyu, Chaw Lae Yee Hnin, Saw Po Po, Than Than Sint, Min Bo and Soe Win Naing
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of toxic levels of Leucaena leucocephala (L. leucocephala) on semen quality in Myanmar goats. The study was done on nine male goats, and randomly divided into three groups. Group A was kept as control. Group B and C were given 40% and 60% L. leucocephala of total diet respectively for two months. All leucaena treated goats exhibited clinical signs such as alopecia, weight loss, dullness, appetite loss and salivation. There were significant difference on semen volume, live spermatozoa and percentage of motile spermatozoa among three groups. The concentration of spermatozoa was significantly lower in the Group C when compared to Group A (p<0.05).
How to cite this article:
Zun Zun Wut Hmohn, Haymar Kyaw, Su Hlaing Phyu, Chaw Lae Yee Hnin, Saw Po Po, Than Than Sint, Min Bo, Soe Win Naing. Effect of toxic levels of Leucaena leucocephala on semen quality of goats in Myanmar. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2017;2(6):09-12.