CONCENTRATION OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN SEMEN AND RELATION TO SEMEN CHARACTERISTICS IN ARABIAN STALLIONS


DOĞAN İ., ORUÇ H. H. , NUR Z., Baskaya R.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.85, no.11, pp.1170-1172, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1170-1172
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Environmental pollutants may influence male reproductive function. Heavy metals such as lead and cadmium are abundant environmental toxicants. The purpose of this study was to determine copper, iron, lead, zinc and cadmium concentration in the semen of Arabian stallions during breeding season, and to find correlation of these elements with conventional semen parameters.