Testicular biometry and epididymal sperm reserve in local sheep of Kashmir valley

  • HK Bhattacharyya
  • DM Makhdoomi
  • AH Akand
Keywords: Testicular biometry, epididymal sperm reserve, local sheep, Kashmir


Testes with intact epididymis were collected from 10 adult local ram immediately after slaughter at abattoir. Measurements of testes and epididymis were taken as per standard procedure. Sperm reserve from three different segments of the epididymis was determined. Length, Breadth and thickness of the left testes and epididymis were slightly more than right one although no significant difference was recorded between the two. Testicular circumference was also found higher for left one than right. Total epididymal sperm reserve recorded was 36.24±0.68 billion, which comprised 15.64±0.42, 0.23±0.02 and 20.37±0.77 billion for caput, corpus and cauda epididymis respectively.

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