Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 5

Study of Average Daily Gain in Weight in Preweaning and Postweaning Life of Lambs

Abdul Waheed1, Asim Faraz1*, Michela Pugliese2 and Annamaria Passantino2

1 Department of Livestock and Poultry Production, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
2 Department of Veterinary Sciences, Polo Universitario Annunziata - Messina, University of Messina, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Asim Faraz, Department of Livestock and Poultry Production, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan.

Received: March 17, 2022; Published: April 08, 2022

Abstract

Growth rate is important trait of sheep as they primarily reared for mutton production in hilly areas of Pakistan although wool and milk are also gained from them. One hundred sheep containing both male and female equally in numbers were recorded for gain in weight for two hundred days after lambing. Data consisted of their age in days, sex, birth weight, and present weights at the time of recording. Lambs were weaned after 80 days. Pre-weaning and post weaning rate of growths were measured and subjected to one way analysis of variance to test the differences between pre-weaning and post-weaning average daily weight gains and effect of sexual dimorphism on these respective growth rates. Weaning group were significant (P ≤ 0.05) while sexes could not productive significant differences in respective growth rates. It is therefore concluded that better management in pre and post weaning stages could effectively enhance the meat produce in sheep.

Keywords:Sheep; Average Daily Gain; Weaning; Management; Mutton Production

References

  1. Iqbal F., et al. “Nonlinear growth functions for body weight of Thalli sheep using Bayesian inference”. Pakistan Journal of Zoology4 (2019): 1421-1428.
  2. Jehan M., et al. “Exclusive characteristics and management, status and performance parameters of Balochi sheep”. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences 5 (2021): 669-673.
  3. Faraz A., et al. “Prediction of live body weight based on body measurements in Thalli sheep under tropical conditions of Pakistan using CART and MARS”. Tropical Animal Health and Production 53 (2021): 301.
  4. “Economic survey of Pakistan 2021-22 (2021).
  5. Akbar MA., et al. “Principal component analysis of morphometric traits explains the morphological structure of Thalli sheep”. Pakistan Journal of Zoology1 (2022): 207-212.
  6. Faraz A., et al. “Productive parameters and physical characteristics of crossbred Thalli sheep x Mundri ram”. Pakistan Journal of Zoology (2021).
  7. Mudasser J., et al. “Molecular characterization of Balochi sheep by employing microsatellite markers in Pakistan”. Pakistan Journal of Zoology (2021).

Citation

Citation: Asim Faraz., et al. “Study of Average Daily Gain in Weight in Preweaning and Postweaning Life of Lambs".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.5 (2022): 29-30.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Asim Faraz., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




Metrics

Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
Impact Factor1.008

Indexed In





News and Events


  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is June 25, 2024.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of "Best Article of the Issue"
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.

Contact US