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Body weight and body conformation of Cyprus Shami and Boer goats in Malaysia


Mohamed Hadi, Hamdan and Marimuthu, Murugaiyah (2011) Body weight and body conformation of Cyprus Shami and Boer goats in Malaysia. In: 6th Seminar on Veterinary Sciences, 11-14 Jan. 2011, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (p. 117).


Thirty Boer and 30 Cyprus Shami goats were measured for their body weights, height at withers, body length and heart girth. Each breed was divided into three age groups: group 1 (6-12 months old), group 2 (12-18 months old) and group 3 (more than 18 months old). Means for linear body measurements according to age groups were compared between Shami and Boer goats. There was a highly significant differences (p<0.005) between Boer and Cyprus Shami goats in term of each body measurement and body weight. In the present study, to predict the body weight of Cyprus Shami goat, the combination of three parameters of linear body conformation can be used.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Keywords: Goats; Boer; Cyprus Shami; Body measurements; Body weights.
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2014 02:20
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2014 02:20
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27275
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