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Relationship between pelvic and linear body measurements in Dorper ewes

  • 2012
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 42
I.M. van Rooyen, P.J. Fourie & L.M.J. Schwalbach Page: 498 - 502

Low lifetime rearing success and high perinatal mortality of lambs have been associated with small pelvic areas in ewes. It would therefore make sense to include pelvic area as a criterium for selecting breeding ewes; however, measuring it in vivo…

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