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International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023

Efficiency of the Effect of Adding Anise and Marjoram Powders and their Mixture to the Feeds of Local Male Roosters on Semen Characteristics



Author(s): Nashwan Majeed Ali Al-Gburi, Mohammed Rasoul Mahdi Jasim

Abstract:

48 sexually mature males from Iraqi local chickens (24 weeks old) were divided into four treatments (12 males/treatment, 4 males/replicated), the experimental treatments were divided into four treatments, and the percentages of addition were as follows: Control treatment (T1) was fed on a regular feed without any supplement, the second treatment (T2) was fed on a regular feed with 1.5 g/kg of anise seed powder added to it, the third treatment (T3) was fed on a regular feed with 1.5 g/kg of marjoram seed powder added to it, the fourth treatment (T4) was fed on a regular feed with a mixture of anise and marjoram seeds powder added to it, 1.5 gm anise + 1.5 marjoram / kg feed, the study included estimating the quantitative characteristics of semen such as: (ejaculate volume, sperm concentration, compressed sperm volume, semen quality factor, collective motility, individual motility, dead sperm percentage, deformed sperm percentage), the results of the current study indicated that the addition of anise and marjoram seed powder, individually or synergistically, significantly improved the quantitative characteristics of the semen of local male chickens such as (ejaculate volume, sperm concentration, collective and individual movement of sperm) The mixture also achieved tangible results in reducing the percentage of dead and deformed sperm, it is concluded from the current study that the addition of anise and marjoram powders to the diets of Iraqi local male chickens significantly improved the semen characteristics of males when compared to the control treatment, which leads to raising the reproductive efficiency and productivity of the bird, so it can be introduced as food additives to improve the reproductive efficiency of the bird.


Keywords: Anise Seeds, Marjoram Seeds, Male Chickens, BirdÔŅĹs Semen

Pages: 625-629

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