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


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


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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: © 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.


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