Studies on functional elevations of sperm-host glands in domestic hens 3. Comparison of stored-spermatozoa levels in the utero-vaginal glands and the infundibular glands

닭의 정자선(精子腺) 기능향상(機能向上)을 위한 연구(硏究) 3. 자궁질(子宮窒) 접합부선(接合部腺)과 난관(卵管) 누두부선(漏斗部腺)의 정자보유(精子保有) 차이에 대하여

  • Kwak, Soo-dong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 곽수동 (경상대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1991.02.20
  • Published : 1991.04.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study was designed to compare the storage stage of spermatozoa in the utero-vaginal (U-V) glands and the infundibular glands of high-fecundity hens. These laying hens were assigned to four groups by date intervals after last artificial inseminations. The U-V glands and the infundibular glands in the tissue preparation of the each hen uterus were observed microscopically, and also the appearance rates of spermatozoa-contained U-V glands were compared with those of the infundibular glands. 1. The appearance rates of spermatozoa-contained U-V glands were found to be 27.8, 28.8, 19.9 and 11.1% respectively at the hen groups of 1, 3, 7 and 10 days after artificial insemination. 2. The appearance rates of spermatozoa-contained infundibular glands were found to be 0.5, 1. 1, 0.6 and 0.4% of 1, 3, 7 and 10 days after AI and number of spermatozoa contained in a infundibular glands tended predominantly to be 1 to 2. So this study concluded as follows: The appearance rates of spermatozoa-contained glands were found to be higher in the U-V glands than in the infundibular glands and also spermatozoa number per gland were more numerous in U-V glands than in infundibular glands.