Average daily gain and Kleiber Ratio in Deccani Sheep
D Anil Pavan Kumar, M Gnana Prakash, B Ramesh Gupta, T Raghunandan and A Sarat Chandra
The present investigation was undertaken to study the effect of non-genetic factors on average daily gain and Kleiber ratio in Deccani flock comprising records of 301 animals maintained at Livestock Research Station, Mahabubnagar, Telangana State for three years. The least-squares mean ADG1, ADG2 and ADG3 recorded were 97.22 ± 1.71, 45.28 ± 0.85 and 70.27 ± 1.50 g, whereas KR1, KR2 and KR3 were 15.44 ± 0.14, 9.07 ± 0.04 and 15.67 ± 0.08 respectively.. The least-squares analysis of variance revealed highly significant influence of sex on ADG2,KR2 and KR3 (P<0.01) and season on ADG1, ADG3, KR1 (P<0.01)and KR2 (P<0.05). The effect of weight of dam and parity of ewe on ADG and KR was non-significant.
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D Anil Pavan Kumar, M Gnana Prakash, B Ramesh Gupta, T Raghunandan, A Sarat Chandra. Average daily gain and Kleiber Ratio in Deccani Sheep. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(6):194-197.