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Reproduction is important for sustainable lamb production in Merino sheep. Data from a Merino flock maintained at Elsenburg Research Farm in the Western Cape, South Africa, were used to investigate the genetic parameters for ewe reproduction traits and their relationship with objectively measured...

Author(s)
Matebesi-Ranthimo, P. A. M.; Cloete, S. W. P.; Wyk, J. B. van; Olivier, J. J.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 5, pp 712-722
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A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of supplementary feeding on haemato-biochemical and wool characters in 24 Magra lamb, divided in three groups (8 in each) i.e. T1 (control group) kept exclusively on grazing; T2 (grazing + 200 g multi-nutrient mixture-MNM) and T3 (grazing + 200 g...

Author(s)
Kumawat, S.; Patel, A. K.; Goswami, S. C.; Kumar, V.; Nirmala Saini
Publisher
Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization, Avikanagar, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Small Ruminants, 2017, 23, 2, pp 269-271
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Polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) was used in 70 goats (Pashmina and non-Pashmina) to characterize the KAP 1.3 gene, to detect the polymorphism, if any, and to determine the associations of genotypes with the mean fibre diameter (MFD) and mean fibre length ...

Author(s)
Ruksana Shah; Ganai, T. A. S.; Syed Shanaz; Aadil Ayaz; Nusrat Khan
Publisher
Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization, Avikanagar, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Small Ruminants, 2017, 23, 2, pp 257-260
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Two CYP17 genes, located on different loci and expressing enzymes with significantly different activities, have been identified in the South African Angora goat population. Three unique genotypes (named He, Hu, and Ho), which differed not only in the genes encoding CYP17, but also in copy number...

Author(s)
Snyman, M. A.; Storbeck, K. H.; Swart, P.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 4, pp 478-493
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The effect of testosterone on penis-prepucial adherences and production of fibre was studied in 30 alpacas. Animals were 18 months old and were distributed in three groups: without treatment (T0), treated with testosterone enanthate (0.5 mg/kg/body weight) every two weeks during 12 weeks (T2E), and ...

Author(s)
Oscanoa M., A.; Leyva V., V.; García V., W.; Cruz M., R. G. de la; Alarcón B., V.
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Citation
Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú (RIVEP), 2017, 28, 2, pp 327-336
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Quispe, E. C.; Sauri, R. A.; Bengoechea, J. J.; Quispe, M. D.
Publisher
Asociación Argentina de Producción Animal, Balcarce, Argentina
Citation
Revista Argentina de Producción Animal, 2017, 37, Especial 1, pp 51
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Data recordings of animal breeding, fleece production, and fiber characteristics in an alpaca herd were analyzed and presented. A selective mating strategy was applied while establishing an extremely fine fiber alpaca strain at Victory Farm over 10 years. The herd was expanded from ten females and...

Author(s)
Wuliji, T.
Publisher
International Society of Camelid Research and Development (ISOCARD), Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Citation
Journal of Camelid Science, 2017, 10, pp 17-30
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The aim of the study was to establish the levels of the main selection traits which determine the technological wool production in the rams from the breed of Caucasian merino sheep. The study included a total of 126 rams at 18 months of age from Caucasian merino breed. To determine the fibre...

Author(s)
Pamukova, D.; Staykova, G.; Stancheva, N.; Panayotov, D.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Citation
Agricultural Science and Technology, 2017, 9, 4, pp 311-314
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Menz sheep is the only coarse wool producing sheep in Ethiopia. The fleece of this sheep is generally used for producing local handicrafts. The fleece was collected from pedigreed Menz sheep reared at Debre Brhan Research center. Fleece samples were collected thrice during the study period...

Author(s)
Gelaye Gebisa; Banerjee, S.; Taye, M.
Publisher
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Kuliyapitya, Sri Lanka
Citation
Wayamba Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 9, pp 1498-1506
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The objective of the study was to establish the profile of the main physical characteristics of the alpaca fibre that can serve for a better commercialization and for breeding purposes. Measurements were made of 145 white and coloured fibre samples (brown and dark shaded) from five communities of...

Author(s)
Machaca Machaca, V.; Bustinza Choque, A. V.; Corredor Arizapana, F. A.; Paucara Ocsa, V.; Quispe Peña, E. E.; Machaca Machaca, R.
Publisher
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Citation
Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Perú (RIVEP), 2017, 28, 4, pp 843-851

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