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A preliminary study on the application of image analysis for the measurement of ostrich eggshell traits (Short communication)

  • 2006
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 36
S.W.P. Cloete Jr, A.J. Scholtz, Z. Brand and S.W.P. Cloete Page: 155 - 159

Embryonic mortality in developing ostrich embryos has been linked to water loss in eggs during artificial incubation. Traits possibly related to water loss were assessed on shell samples obtained from 512 hatched ostrich eggs. Moderate to high repeatability estimates (0.43…

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Effects of time of egg collection and pre-incubation treatment on blastoderm development and embryonic mortality in ostrich embr

  • 1999
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 29
S.J. van Schalkwyk, Z. Brand, S.W.P. Cloete and C.R. Brown Page: 154 - 163

The hatching success of artificially incubated ostrich eggs can be influenced by egg management prior to setting the eggs in the incubator. This can include the length of time and conditions to which eggs are exposed in nests prior to…

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