Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 6 (june 2018) : 864-867

Biometry of tongue and its association with various body measurements in prediction of fetal age in Surti goat fetus (Capra hircus)

Milan M. Chudasama, Nirav H. Joshi, Mahendra C. Desai, Jay Prakash Gupta, Prakash M. Ghule, Shailendra Chaurasia
1Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar- 385 506, Gujarat, India.
Cite article:- Chudasama M. Milan, Joshi H. Nirav, Desai C. Mahendra, Gupta Prakash Jay, Ghule M. Prakash, Chaurasia Shailendra (2017). Biometry of tongue and its association with various body measurements in prediction of fetal age in Surti goat fetus (Capra hircus). Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(6): 864-867. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3303.
The present study was carried out on tongue measurements in Surti goat fetus  to establish the relationship among various biometric measurements of the tongue and body in relation to prediction of fetal age. Total 39 apparently normal Surti goat fetuses were procured and categorized into three groups based on Crown-rump length. The body measurements like Crown-rump length, Curved Crown-rump length, height at withers and height at pin of fetuses were taken. The biometrical measurements of the tongue were recorded identically weight, length, width, thickness and circumference. Tongue biometry and body measurement’s association determined by simple linear correlation. Attempts were made for development of prediction equation for prediction of fetal age with tongue and body measurements. All the biometric measurements of tongue increase significantly (p£0.05) with advancement of age. Association among biometric measurements of the tongue and body expressed high degree of positive correlation. Predictability of regression equations is very high for prediction of fetal age. All biometric and body measurement’s correlations are highly significant (p£0.01).
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