Papers

Peer-reviewed
12 2015

Therapeutic effects of vitamin E supplementation in 4 dogs with poor semen quality and low superoxide dismutase activity in seminal plasma

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Eiichi Kawakami
  • ,
  • Masanori Kobayashi
  • ,
  • Tatsuya Hori
  • ,
  • Takeharu Kaneda

Volume
77
Number
12
First page
1711
Last page
1714
Language
English
Publishing type
Research paper (scientific journal)
DOI
10.1292/jvms.15-0294
Publisher
JAPAN SOC VET SCI

Four dogs with poor semen quality, low seminal plasma superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and low blood plasma testosterone (T) levels were orally administered one vitamin E tablet containing 50 mg alpha-tocopheryl acetate per dog daily for 4 weeks. The mean values of semen quality were temporarily improved after the start of vitamin E treatment and the values of 4, and 5 weeks after that were significantly different from those before the treatment (P<0.05-0.001). The mean blood plasma T and seminal plasma SOD activity values slightly increased in the 4 dogs after the treatment. The results of the present study indicate that poor semen quality in dogs with low seminal plasma SOD can be improved by vitamin E treatment.

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.15-0294
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26234739
Web of Science
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