Seminal evaluation of rabbits subjected to a continuous lighting program

  • Daniel Ernesto Argudo Garzon Universidad Católica de Cuenca http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6430-7413
  • Alexandra Eras Unidad Académica de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Católica de Cuenca
  • Juan C. Alvarado Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad de Cuenca
  • Andrés L. Moscoso Unidad Académica de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Católica de Cuenca https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4017-0165
  • Dina. M. Veloz Unidad Académica de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Católica de Cuenca
Keywords: photoperiod, repproduction, rabbits, semen

Abstract

It is known that the number of light hours or photoperiod plays an important role in the reproduction of rabbits. The most important photodependent hormone is melatonin produced in the pineal gland, its role is key in reproductive neuroendocrine control. Ecuador is a country that has a constant number of daylight hours throughout the year, so reproduction is not subject to the time of year, contrary to what happens with animals found in countries with marked seasons. The objective of this work was to evaluate a continuous lighting program of 16 hours of light in New Zealand white rabbits raised in Ecuador on seminal and sperm parameters.

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Published
2022-10-19
How to Cite
Argudo Garzon, Daniel Ernesto, Alexandra Eras, Juan C. Alvarado, Andrés L. Moscoso, and Dina. M. Veloz. 2022. “Seminal Evaluation of Rabbits Subjected to a Continuous Lighting Program”. Latin American Archives of Animal Production 30 (Supl. 2), 103-5. https://doi.org/10.53588/alpa.300619.