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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1170-1172

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.