The effect of tamoxifen on semen fertilization capacity in White Leghorn male chicks.

B. Robinzon*, I. Rozenboim, E. Arnon, N. Snapir

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Abstract

Tamoxifen (TAM) is an antiestrogen that advances sexual puberty in cockerels, turkey toms, and Muscovy drakes. The effect of TAM on semen-fertilization capacity in White Leghorn (WL) male chicks was assayed in the present study. Sixty, 2-wk-old, male chicks were divided into two equal groups. The chicks from one group were injected im with 1 mg of TAM per kg of BW every other day; those from the second group were vehicle-treated (with corn oil) and served as controls. Each chick was paired with a virgin, WL laying hen. When semen was produced, the paired female was inseminated twice a week. The results revealed that TAM administration caused the early production of fertile semen, which resulted in the first normal descendants as early as 8 wk of age and brought about 100% of parenthood by the age of 88 days.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1220-1222
Number of pages3
JournalPoultry Science
Volume69
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1990

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