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Morphological assessment of Niger Kuri cattle using multivariate methods

  • 2017
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 47
M. Grema, A. Traoré, M. Issa, M. Hamani, M. Abdou, I. Fernández, A. Soudré, I. Álvarez, M. Sanou, H.H. Tamboura, Y. Alhassane & F. Goyache Page: 505 - 515

A total of 406 adult cows and 34 bulls belonging to the Niger Kuri cattle population were assessed for 16 body measurements and 11 qualitative traits to contribute to the characterization of this unique cattle breed. Body measurements included facial,…

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Phenotypic and molecular characterization of six Sudanese camel breeds

  • 2010
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 40
I.A. Ishag, M. Reissmann, K.J. Peters, L.M-A. Musa and M-K.A. Ahmed Page: 319 - 326

The objective of this study was to sequence the growth hormone (GH) gene in Sudanese camel breeds (Kenani, Lahwee, Rashaidi, Anafi, Bishari and Kabbashi) searching for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and contribute to the phenotypic characterization of the multitude of…

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Relationship between production performance, visual appraisal and body measurements of young Dorper rams

  • 2002
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 32
P.J. Fourie, F.W.C. Neser, J.J. Olivier and C. van der Westhuizen Page: 256 - 262

The body measurements of 433 young Dorper rams participating in the Free State and Northern Cape veld-ram projects were correlated with their production performance. These measurements included a selection index, body weight (kg), average daily gain (g/day) and scrotal circumference…

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Description of the Friesian Horse population of South Africa and Namibia

  • 2004
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 34
S.M. Pretorius, E. van Marle-Köster and B.E. Mostert Page: 149 - 157

Data obtained from the Friesian Horse Studbook of Southern Africa and Friesian Horse Breeders’ Society of South Africa were analyzed to describe and evaluate the population regarding inbreeding and morphological body measurements. Eight different body measurements (height at withers, height…

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