Seasonal and Nutritional Effects on Growth Performance and Seminal Traits of Kano Brown Bucks

Authors

  • M. Nasir Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Nigeria
  • A. G. Khaleel Kano University of Science and Technology,
  • A.M. Umar Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic Hadeja, Nigeria
  • N.M. Galahima AuduBako Collage of Agriculture Danbatta, Kano
  • M. M. Abubakar AuduBako Collage of Agriculture Danbatta, Kano
  • N. Salisu Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic Hadeja, Nigeria
  • A. Abubakar Bayero University, Kano, P.M.B. 3011, Kano State, Nigeria
  • M. Kabr Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Nigeria

Keywords:

growth, Temperature, humidity, Kano brown bucks, seminal traits

Abstract

This investigation aimed at determining the seasonal and nutritional effect on growth parameters and seminal traits of Kano brown bucks. The study was carried out for a periods of 84 days (March – June, 2016). Sixteen Kano brown bucks with average initial body of 15 kg, 10 – 12 months of age were randomly allotted to four dietary treatments with four animals each per treatment in a complete randomize design. The result shows a significant (p< 0.05) difference with respect to body weight, T3 recorded the highest mean values of (16.32 kg) whereas T1 recorded the lowest mean values of (15.38 kg). No significant (p< 0.05) different was observed for semen color and volume, though T1 had highest mean values (3.25) for semen color and (7.45) for semen pH. Significant (p< 0.05) different was observed in live spermatozoa (x106)/ml and sperm motility, T3 recorded the highest mean value (2902.17 x106)/g/testis while T4 recorded the lowest mean values (2302.56 x106) sperm concentration. The study revealed that temperature and nutrition significantly affect body growth and seminal characteristics of Kano brown bucks. It can be concluded that animals should be allowed to go for grazing and supplemented twice a day.

Author Biographies

M. Nasir, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science, 

A. G. Khaleel, Kano University of Science and Technology,

Department of Animal Science, 

A.M. Umar, Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic Hadeja, Nigeria

Department of Animal Health and Production, 

N.M. Galahima, AuduBako Collage of Agriculture Danbatta, Kano

Department of Animal Health and Husbandry, 

M. M. Abubakar, AuduBako Collage of Agriculture Danbatta, Kano

Department of Animal Health and Husbandry, 

N. Salisu, Binyaminu Usman Polytechnic Hadeja, Nigeria

Department of Animal Health and Production, 

A. Abubakar, Bayero University, Kano, P.M.B. 3011, Kano State, Nigeria

3Department of Animal Science,

M. Kabr, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Nigeria

1Department of Animal Science, 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Nasir, M. ., Khaleel, A. G. ., Umar, A. ., Galahima, N. ., Abubakar, M. M. ., Salisu, N. ., Abubakar, A. ., & Kabr, M. . (2024). Seasonal and Nutritional Effects on Growth Performance and Seminal Traits of Kano Brown Bucks. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1134–1136. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6229

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