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12. Biochemical components of seminal plasma and their correlation to the fresh seminal characteristics in Marwari stallions and Poitou jacks - Thirumala Rao Talluri, Gorakh Mal and Sanjay Kumar Ravi

Veterinary World, 10(2): 214-220



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2017.214-220


Thirumala Rao Talluri: Department of Animal Reproduction, Equine Production Campus, Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Research Centre on Equines, Bikaner, Rajasthan-334001, India.

Gorakh Mal: Department of Biochemistry, Biochemistry Laboratory, Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Palampur - 176 061, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Sanjay Kumar Ravi: Department of Animal Reproduction, Equine Production Campus, Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Research Centre on Equines, Bikaner, Rajasthan-334001, India.


Received: 24-10-2016, Accepted: 18-01-2017, Published online: 18-02-2017


Corresponding author: Thirumala Rao Talluri, e-mail:

Citation: Talluri TR, Mal G, Ravi SK (2017) Biochemical components of seminal plasma and their correlation to the fresh seminal characteristics in Marwari stallions and Poitou jacks, Veterinary World, 10(2): 214-220.

Aim: To investigate various biochemical components of seminal plasma in Marwari stallions and Poitou Jacks and to find out their correlation with that of the seminal characteristics.

Materials and Methods: In this study, semen was collected from six Marwari stallions and six Poitou jacks aged from 4 to 6 years and with known fertility status. The semen collection from the stallions were collected during the breeding season, i.e., between the months of April and June. From the collected semen ejaculates, we estimated the values of some biochemical components, viz., total protein content, total lipid content, and enzymes such as glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT), glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), acid phosphatase (ACP), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) as well as concentrations of glucose, cholesterol, total calcium (Ca), and phosphorus (P) and correlations among different seminal parameters were statistically examined using the Pearson correlation coefficient.

Results: In this study, we found positive correlations between semen volume as well as sperm concentration and GOT, GPT, ALP and ACP for both the group stallions. Significant correlation between motility and glucose, GOT and GPT could be an indication for their role metabolism and protection against free radicals to the spermatozoa.

Conclusion: Based on the results, it is concluded that there is a positive correlation between some biochemical values such as glucose, Ca, ALP, and LDH and seminal parameters which play a key role in capacitation and onward movement of the spermatozoa.

Keywords: alkaline phosphatase, biochemical components, lactate-dehydrogenase, Marwari, Poitou, stallion, seminal plasma.

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