Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 35 issue 1 (january to june 2001) : 59 - 61

FACTORS AFFECTING MULTIPLE BIRTH, ABNORMAL KIDDING, LITTER SIZE AND SEX RATIO IN MARWARIGOATS

Arun Kumar, A.K.S. Tomar, Abhay Kumar, B.S. Mehta
1Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar - 304 501, India
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Cite article:- Kumar Arun, Tomar A.K.S., Kumar Abhay, Mehta B.S. (2024). FACTORS AFFECTING MULTIPLE BIRTH, ABNORMAL KIDDING, LITTER SIZE AND SEX RATIO IN MARWARIGOATS. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 35(1): 59 - 61. doi: .
A study was conducted using 305 kidding records of Marwari goats to assess the influence of various factors on multiple birth, litter size, abnormal kidding and sex ratio. In this flock of Marwari goats, the litter size was 1.15 with 15.5% twins, 3.9% kids born were abnormal (abortions, still births and premature births) and the sex ratio was 54.7% among normal kids. The rate of abnormal kidding was higher among single births than twins. Twining percentage was significantly (P
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