Determination of some biochemical parameters in the seminal plasma of German Shepherd dogs


Gunay Ü. , Polat U., Soylu M., Kil F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.4, pp.983-986, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.983-986

Abstract

In this study, we aimed to determine the levels of some biochemical parameters in the seminal plasma of German Shepherd dogs. Seven German Shepherd dogs were used as materials. A total of 35 ejaculates, five from each dog, were collected. The seminal plasma of each ejaculate was separated by centrifugation at 5000 rpm for 10 min. Biochemical analyses of the seminal plasma were performed. In conclusion, the average concentrations of total protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium were 3.75 +/- 0.21 g/dl, 3.22 +/- 0.32 mg/dl, 2.49 +/- 0.25 mg/dl, 4.50 +/- 0.37 mg/dl, 137.25 +/- 1.98 mEq/l and 12.25 +/- 0.69 mEq/l, respectively.