The Effect of Zinc-Biocomplex and Vitamin E Supplementation on Local Kacang Goats Semen
- 1 Universitas Islam Kalimantan, Indonesia
- 2 Lambung Mangkurat University, Indonesia
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This study was aimed at determining the effect of zinc-biocomplex and vitamin E supplementation on the quality of on local Kacang goats semen. Sixteen Kacang goats (males) aged 12-13 months with an average body weight of 13±1.2 kg were used. The experimental design used was a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) consisting of four replications. Artificial vagina was used to collect semen from 16 Male goats. The feed provided consisted of local forages (king grass, bengala grass, legumes) plus a mixture of reinforcing feed with a crude protein content of 14%. The observed macroscopic semen, characteristics were semen, volume, pH, color. odor and consistency. Moreover. Microscopic semen characteristics observed were spermatozoa motility, Viability membrane integrity and abnormality spermatozoa. In conclusiont supplementation of zinc-biocomplek and vitamin E has the potential to improve the quality of Spermatozoa.