Factors influencing pre and post weaning body weights in Marwari sheep

Sahani, M.S.; Bapna, D.L. and Mehta, S.C. (2002) Factors influencing pre and post weaning body weights in Marwari sheep. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 72 (8). pp. 704-705. ISSN 0367-8318

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Abstract

Body weights at birth, 6 - and 12- months of age in 217 spring born Marwari lambs belonging to R., H and G groups were 2.74 ± 0.052, 2.66 ± 0.15, 2.78 ± 0.03; 16.281 ± 0.266, 16.37 ± 0.557, 15.87 ± 0.217 and 22.13 ± 0.548, 21.43 ± 0.62 and 21.49±0.333 kg respectively. The effect of genetic group was non-significant. The effect of month of lambing was significant on pre and post weaning body weights. Hence, efforts should be made to concentrate the lambing in early part of the spring for better growth.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Marwari is the a very hardy breed of sheep.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Body Weights, Marwari Lambs, Sheep, Weaning, Genetic Group
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Physical Examination > Body Constitution > Body Weights and Measures > Body Size > Body Weight > Birth Weight
Investigative Techniques > Body Weights and Measures
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Physical Examination > Body Constitution > Body Weights and Measures
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals > Artiodactyla > Ruminants > Sheep
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Body Weight Changes
Biochemical Phenomena, Metabolism, and Nutrition > Nutrition
ID Code:2340
Deposited By:Dr S.C. Mehta
Deposited On:16 October 2007

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