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Body weight, scrotal circumference and testosterone concentration in young Boer goat males born during the dry or rainy seasons

  • 2009
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 39
F.Q.G. Bezerra, C.R. Aguiar Filho, L.M. Freitas Neto, E.R. Santos Junior, R.M. Chaves, E.M.P. Azevedo, M.H.B. Santos, P.F. Lima and M.A.L. Oliveira Page: 301 - 306

The aim of this study was to compare testosterone concentration, body weight, scrotal circumference and age to penis detachment from days 30 to 240 in young Boer goat males (n = 22) born during the dry (n = 11) and…

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Puberty and the induction of puberty in female boer goat kids

  • 1990
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 20
P.C. Greyling and C.H. van Niekerk Page: 193 - 200

Female Boer goat kids were randomly allocated (post weaning) to 2 X 3 factorial design experiments for two observation periods, to monitor puberty and the induction thereof. Treatments for each period (December and April weaning seasons respectively) included three male…

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Assessment of the reproductive and growth performance of two sheep composites, developed from the Finish Landrace, compared to t

  • 1993
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 23
S.J. Schoeman, R. de wet and C.A. van der Merwe Page: 207 - 210

Genes were introduced from the prolific Finnish Landrace sheep breed by crossbreeding with indigenous breeds to produce several composites. In this study, two of these composites were compared to the Dorper in terms of reproductive characteristics and growth. Mean ovulation…

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