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A total of 675 records each on birth weight, birth type and pre-weaning survivability of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats kept on natural pasture over a period of 9 years were assessed to determine the effects of environmental factors on them. The overall mean birth weight was 1.20±0.01 kg. Birth...

Author(s)
Hagan, B. A.; Nyameasem, J. K.; Asafu-Adjaye, A.; Duncan, J. L.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2014, 26, 1, pp Article 13
Abstract

West Africa, with 37.2% of the total goat herd on this continent, is one of the main breeding basins of this species whose socio-economic role is particularly important. Goats are reared in various agroecological and production systems, but they are mainly present in the most arid areas where they...

Author(s)
Missohou, A.; Nahimana, G.; Ayssiwede, S. B.; Sembene, M.
Publisher
CIRAD-EMVT (Département d'Élevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire du CIRAD), Cachan Cedex, France
Citation
Revue d'Élevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, 2016, 69, 1, pp 3-18
Abstract

Author(s)
Otuma, M. O.; Nwakpu, P. E.
Publisher
Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Citation
Ife Journal of Science, 2007, 9, 1, pp 45-50
Abstract

A study was conducted on 441 West African Dwarf goat (WADG) kids born from September 1999 to August 2002 at three locations in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region in Ghana to determine the effect of environmental factors on birth weight, birth type and pre-weaning survivability....

Author(s)
Baiden, R. Y.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2007, 39, 2, pp 141-147
Abstract

Twenty-one early-weaned West African dwarf goats weighing between 1.0 and 1.5 kg at birth were used to assess the protein and energy requirement of pre-weaned West African Dwarf (WAD) goats fed soyabean diet. Three isonitrogenous diets (24%) were prepared such that dried whole-milk protein was...

Author(s)
Okagbare, G. O.; Nwokoro, S. O.; Onagbesan, O. M.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2004, 36, 6, pp 547-555
Abstract

The effects of parity and plane of nutrition on body mass during gestation and the postpartum periods were studied in 36 adult West African Dwarf (WAD) goats assigned to three planes of nutrition (forage freely available plus concentrate 0, 0.5 or 1 kg/head daily) for a period of 2 years in...

Author(s)
Oyeyemi, M. O.; Akusu, M. O.
Publisher
Veterinarski Fakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb), Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinarski Arhiv, 2002, 72, 1, pp 29-38
Abstract

Thirty West African dwarf goats aged 1-4-years-old (10-30 kg body weight) were included in the study. Variation in oestrous cycle length and the effect of breeding at oestrus following a long or short oestrous cycle was observed in 9 and 8 does, respectively. The rest of the goats were assigned to...

Author(s)
Akusu, M. O.; Oyeyemi, M. O.
Publisher
Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 1998, 46, 1, pp 59-61
Abstract

Data recorded on the reproductive performance of 59 intensively managed ♀ goats in 1982-90. There were 176 kiddings, producing 311 kids. The percentages of single, twin and triplet births were 33.44, 48.23 and 16.40 respectively. The mean number of kid produced annually per ♀ was 1.68. Birth weight ...

Author(s)
Adebambo, O. A.; Samuel, A. O.; Onakade, A. D.
Citation
Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1994, 21, 1-2, pp 29-36

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