Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2006
Volume: 5
Issue: 4
Page No. 298 - 300

Body Measurements of West African Sheep in Sudan

Authors : H.H. Musa, F.M. El amin , A.H. Suleiman , G.H. Chen , O. Olowofeso and D.M Mekki

Abstract: A two phase study was conducted using a total of forty-five West African Sheep lambs. The first phase was from birth to one year of age and the second phase was from one year to four years of age. The lambs were grouped using their dental arrangements at the upper and lower jaws, respectively. Their body measurements were carried out at both the experimental and field levels. Body length, heart girth, height at withers and chest depth were measured. Experimental lambs were taken at birth, weaning, one year age and adult animals at one to four years of age. The effect of sex and birth type was investigated. Similarly, the same measurements were taken for the surveyed animals from birth to one-month of age and for adult animals. The study indicated that surveyed animals exceeded experimental animals in all the body measurements taken.

How to cite this article:

Musa, H.H. , F.M. El amin , A.H. Suleiman , G.H. Chen , O. Olowofeso and D.M Mekki , 2006. Body Measurements of West African Sheep in Sudan. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 5: 298-300.

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