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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2627-2631
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.304


Factors Affecting Birth Weight in Sirohi Goat Kids
Ganesh Ram Jat*, Mahesh Datt, Vinod Bhateshwar and Shankar Lal Fogya
Department of Livestock Production Management S K N College of Agriculture, Jobner(Jaipur) – 303329, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted on birth weight Forty Sirohi goat kids (20 male and 20 female) were used to investigate the effect of sex, type of birth and season of birth weight. Season of kidding was classified as autumn and winter. The overall birth weight of kids was 2.57± 0.036 kg. The male kids showed significantly higher birth weight than female ie., 2.67±0.051 and 2.46±0.041kg, respectively. This may be due to the effect of male sex hormone, which influences grow faster during pre-natal development. The kids born as single (2.66±0.051kg) were significantly heavier than those born as twins (2.30±0.052 kg) which is obvious because in multiple births the nutrients available from the mother are shared by twin kids. Kids born during winter (2.60±0.052 kg) were heavier than kids born in the autumn season (2.53±0.051 kg). This might be due to better availability of good quality green fodder during breeding season and pregnancy period.


Keywords: Birth weight, Goat, Kids, Season, Sex, Winter, Autumn
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Ganesh Ram Jat, Mahesh Datt, Vinod Bhateshwar and Shankar Lal Fogya 2018. Factors Affecting Birth Weight in Sirohi Goat Kids.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2627-2631. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.304