Viability of Spermatozoa in Goat's Liquid Semen after Adding Sweet Orange Essential Oil to The Andromed Extender

Sukma Aditya Sitepu *

Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Pembangunan Panca Budi, Medan, Indonesia.

Julia Marisa

Department of Agrotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Pembangunan Panca Budi, Medan, Indonesia.

Aditiya Amanda Rianto

Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Pembangunan Panca Budi, Medan, Indonesia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aims: To find out the percentage of live spermatozoa after diluting the goat's liquid semen using an andromed extender plus sweet orange essential oil.

Study Design: Randomized Block Design.

Place and Duration of Study: Sample: Galang, Deli Serdang Regency, Indonesia, between December 2022 and January 2023.

Methodology: The research procedure starts with the preparation of semen extender, collection of fresh semen, dilution of semen and equilibration. This  research obtained  conducted  using  a  Randomized  Block  Design  consisting  of  5  treatment  levels  and  five replications. Semen storage using 3 Bucks, which has done for three days. As a treatment is the addition of sweet orange essential oil as much as (P0) 0%, (P1) 0.25%, (P2) 0.5%, (P3) 0.75% and (P4) 1% on the andromed extender. The observed variable was percentage viability spermatozoa evaluated before equilibration and after equilibration.

Results: The results showed that the addition of sweet orange essential oil had a not significant effect (P <0.01) to viability of spermatozoa. The results of adding sweet orange essential oil to the extender (after equilibration) were 80% (P0), 80% (P1), 80% (P2), 80% (P3) and 81% (P4).

Conclusion: Adding sweet orange essential oil to andromed had no effect on the viability of goat spermatozoa in liquid semen.

Keywords: Andromed, buck, liquid semen, sweet orange essential oil, viability

How to Cite

Sitepu , Sukma Aditya, Julia Marisa, and Aditiya Amanda Rianto. 2023. “Viability of Spermatozoa in Goat’s Liquid Semen After Adding Sweet Orange Essential Oil to The Andromed Extender”. Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research 22 (2):1-5.


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