The Impact of Organic Selenium Supplementation on Rooster Semen Quality in Liquid Condition

Document Type: Original Paper


1 Faculty of Animal Science, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Golestan, Gorgan, Iran.

2 2Department of Animal Science, Islamic Azad University, Ghaemshahr Branch, Iran.


This research was carried out to investigate the effects of various levels of dietary organic selenium supplementation (0, 0.1,  0.2 and  0.3 mg/Kg) on reproductive traits of rooster. Semen was collected using abdominal massage and samples were mixed together. Sperm characteristics including percentage of motile, viable and abnormal sperms were assessed. This experiment was carried out based on a completely randomized design. Results showed that the organic selenium supplementation had significant effects on perm motility and viability in liquid condition (P0.05). In conclusion, the use of  organic selenium supplementation (0.3 mg/Kg) in  diet  of  rooster  could  be recommended to improve semen quality.


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Please cite this article as: Jafari Ahangari Y, Parizadian B & Zamani M. 2013. The impact of organic selenium supplementation on rooster semen quality in liquid condition. Poult. Sci. J. 1 (1): 23-31.