Mini Review
Volume 6 Issue 6 - 2021
Influence of Mineral Supplementation on the Sperm Production and Quality in Ruminants
Carla Fredrichsen Moya1* and Eunice Oba2
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Center-Western State University-UNICENTRO, Guarapuava-PR, Brazil
2Department of Animal Reproduction and Veterinary Radiology of the São Paulo State University-FMVZ/UNESP, Botucatu-SP, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Carla Fredrichsen Moya, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Center-Western State University-UNICENTRO, Guarapuava-PR, Brazil.
Received: February 16, 2021; Published: May 31, 2021


This study aimed to review the main minerals and their functions on the sperm production and quality in ruminants. Among the most important macroelements for sperm activity, some characteristics of sodium, potassium, chlorine, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium are addressed. In relation to microelements with great importance for the reproductive activity of ruminants, some peculiarities of selenium, zinc and manganese are described.

Keywords: Macroelements; Microelements; Semen; Ovine; Bovine


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Citation: Carla Fredrichsen Moya and Eunice Oba. “Influence of Mineral Supplementation on the Sperm Production and Quality in Ruminants”. EC Veterinary Science 6.6 (2021): 35-40.

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