CORRELATION OF BODY MEASUREMENTS WITH BODY WEIGHT IN PREGNANT CROSSBRED DAIRY HEIFERS

Article Id: ARCC3455 | Page : 153 - 154
Citation :- CORRELATION OF BODY MEASUREMENTS WITH BODY WEIGHT IN PREGNANT CROSSBRED DAIRY HEIFERS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2002.(36):153 - 154
K.S. Das, T.K. Bhattacharya and N. Das
Address : Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly - 243 122, India

Abstract

The body measurements and body weight of thirty six crossbred (Jersey, Holstein-Friesian and Haryana) pregnant heifers were taken at fortnightly interval from seventh month of pregnancy until parturition to find out the correlation between body measurements and body weight during the last trimester of pregnancy. It was noted that during the period, the body measurements i.e. body length, heart girth, abdominal girth, height at wither, height at hip bone, height at pin bone, height at back bone distance between hip bone, distance between pin bone, rump length, rump slope, tail length, side wedge, top wedge and front wedge was highly significantly correlated with body weight. On the basis of the result production of body weight during last three months of pregnancy can be possible.

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