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Breed Differences in Body Weight, Body and Testicular Measurements and Their Relationship in Red Sokoto and Sahel Goats at Weaning

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri
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One hundred and seven (107) individual records of Red Sokoto (RS) and Sahel (S) kids at weaning were used to compare body weight (BWT), body measurements (BM) and testicular measurements ™ of the two breeds. Efforts were also made to relate BWT with BM and TM in order to identify those that best predict BWT. The BM considered were body length (BLT), heart girth (HGT) and height at withers (HWT). The TM were testicular length (TL), testicular width TW) and scrotal circumference (SC). Breed differences for BWT and BM were not significant (p>0.05). Phenotypic correlations between BWT and BM/TM were significantly (p

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