CERTAIN FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SKIN THICKNESS IN CROSSBRED CATTLE·

Article Id: ARCC3539 | Page : 136-138
Citation :- CERTAIN FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SKIN THICKNESS IN CROSSBRED CATTLE·.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2000.(34):136-138
M.R. Muralidharan
Address : Department ?f Livestock Production and Management Madras Veterinary College, Chennai - 600 007, India

Abstract

The skin thickness measurements of various breeds and age groups of crossbred cattle were studied. The flank region was chosen for skin thickness measurements among 742 crossbred cattle. The overall average skin thickness of the crossbred cattle was 4.45±0.04mm, the heighest overall skin thickness being recorded by Friesian × Non-descript Crossbred namely, 4.71±0.05mm. In males, the mean skin thickness was 5.08±0.09 where as in females, it was 3.83±0.22mm. The mean skin thickness was found to be highest during the dry period.

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