Search in Medwell
 
 
Research Journal of Animal Sciences
Year: 2009 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 26-31
Accuracy of Predicting Body Weights from Body Conformation and Testicular Morphormetry in Pubertal Boer Goats
L. Keith, C. Okere, S. Solaiman and O. Tiller
 
References
Adedeji, O.S. and A.J. Gbadmosi, 1999. Relationship of scrotal circumference to age, body weight and the right and left length in the red Sokoto (Maradi) goat. Proceeding of the 26th Annual Nigerian Society for Animal Production Conference, March 21-25, 1999, Ilorin, Nigeria -.

Adeyinka, I.A. and I.D. Mohammed, 2006. Relationship of live weight and linear body measurements in two breeds of goats of Northern Nigeria. J. Anim. Vet. Adv., 5: 891-893.
Direct Link  |  

Al-Ghalban, A.M., M.J. Tabbaa and R.T. Kridli, 2004. Small ruminant management. Research, 53: 141-149.

Almquist, J.O., R.J. Branas and K.A. Barber, 1976. Post pubertal changes in semen production of Charolaris bull ejaculated at high frequency and the relation between testicular measurements and semen output. J. Anim. Sci., 42: 670-677.
PubMed  |  

Bhadula, S.K., P.N. Bhat and R.C. Garg, 1979. Prediction of body weight from body measurements in sheep. Ind. J. Anim. Sci., 49: 775-777.

Bitto, I.I., G.N. Egbunike and M.O. Akusu, 2008. Seasonal variations in morhometric charcteristics of the pubertal West African Dwarf bucks in native tropical environment. Int. J. Morphol., 26: 397-401.
target='_blank' class='smalllink' >Direct Link  |  

Bongso, T.A., M.R. Jainudeen and A.S. Zahrah, 1982. Relationship of scrotal circumference to age, body weight and onset of spermatogenesis in goats. Theriogenology, 18: 513-524.

Brito, L.F., A.E. Silva, R.T. Barbosa and J.P. Kastelic, 2004. Testicular thermoregulation in Bos indicus, crossbred and Bos taurus bulls: Relationship with scrotal, testicular vascular cone and testicular morphology and effects on semen quality and sperm production. Theriogenology, 61: 511-528.
PubMed  |  

Casey, N.H. and W.A. van Niekerk, 1988. The boer goat. I. Origin, adaptability, performance testing, reproduction and milk production. Small Ruminant Res., 1: 291-302.
CrossRef  |  

Coulter, G.H. and R.H. Foote, 1976. Effect of season and year of measurement on testicular growth and consistency of Holstein bulls. J. Anim. Sci., 42: 434-438.
PubMed  |  

Coulter, G.H. and R.H. Foote, 1977. Relationship of body weight to testicular size and consistency in growing Holstein bulls. J. Anim. Sci., 44: 1076-1079.
PubMed  |  Direct Link  |  

Coulter, G.H. and R.H. Foote, 1979. Bovine testicular measurement as indicator of reproductive performance and their relationship to productive trait in cattle: A review. Theriogenology, 11: 297-311.
PubMed  |  

Coulter, G.H., L.L. Larson and R.H. Foote, 1975. Effect of age on testicular growth and consistency of Holstein and Angus bulls. J. Anim. Sci., 41: 1383-1389.
PubMed  |  

Daudu, C.S., 1984. Spermatozoa output, testicular sperm reserve and epididymal storage capacity of the Red Sokoto goats indigenous to Northern Nigeria. Theriogenology, 21: 317-324.
PubMed  |  

Fourie, P.J., L.M. Schwallbach, F.W.C. Neser and J.P.C. Greyling, 2005. Relationship between body measurements and serum testosterone levels of Dorper rams. Small Ruminant Res., 56: 75-80.
Direct Link  |  

Harder, R.R., D.D. Lunstra and R.K. Johnson, 1995. Growth of testes and testicular morphology after eight generations of selection for increased predicted weight of testes at 150 days of age in boars. J. Anim. Sci., 73: 2186-2192.
PubMed  |  

Ibiwoye, T.I.I. and M.O.O. Oyatogun, 1987. Body weight estimation from measured parameters in sheep and goats in the Kainji Lake Basin, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference, Nigerian Society for Animal Production, March 22-26, 1987, Ahmadu Bello University, Shika-Zaria, Nigeria, pp: 1-1.

Islam, M.R., M. Saadullah, A.R. Howlider and M.A. Huq, 1991. Estimation of live weight and dressed carcass weight from different body measurements in goats. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 61: 460-461.

Mohammed, I.D. and J.D. Amin, 1997. Estimating body weight from morphometric measurements of Sahel (Borno White) goats. Small Rumin. Res., 24: 1-5.
CrossRef  |  

Morruppa, S.M. and I.O. Ngere, 1986. Biometric studies on the borno white and red sokoto goat breeds. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference NSAP, Mar. 21-25, Ilorin, Nigeria, pp: 56-56.

Nsoso, S.J., B. Podisi, E. Otsogile, B.S. Mokhutshwane and B. Ahmadu, 2004. Phenotypic characterization of indigenous Tswana goats and sheep breeds in Botswana: Continuous traits. Trop. Anim. Health Prod., 36: 789-800.
PubMed  |  

Raji, A.O., J.U. Igwebuike and J. Aliyu, 2008. Testicular biometry and its relationship with body weight of indigenous goats in a semi arid region of Nigeria. J. Agric. Biol. Sci., 3: 6-9.
Direct Link  |  

Rege, J.E., F. Toe, E. Mukasa-Mugerwa, S. Tembely and D. Anindo et al., 2000. Reproductive characteristics of Ethiopian highland sheep. II. Genetic parameters of semen characteristics and their relationships with testicular measurements in ram lambs. Small Ruminant Res., 37: 173-187.
PubMed  |  

Sharaby, M.A. and I.O. Sulleiman, 1987. Factors influencing meat production traits and their association with body weight dimensions. World Rev. Anim. Prod., 23: 86-88.

Thwaites, C.J., 1994. Effect of undernutrition on the size and tone of the ram's testes. Small Ruminant Res., 16: 283-286.
Direct Link  |  

Willett, E.L. and J.I. Ohms, 1957. Measurement of testicular size and its relation to production of spermatozoa by bulls. J. Dairy Sci., 40: 1559-1560.

Wilson, R.T., 1989. Reproductive performance of African indigenous small ruminants under various management systems: A review. Anim. Reprod. Sci., 20: 265-286.
Direct Link  |