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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Study of correlation between different morphometric traits in Kanni goats

Author(s):
GM Sivakumar and SC Edwin
Abstract:
The present study was undertaken to study the correlation between body weight and different morphometric traits in Kanni goats. Data was collected from forty (40) Kanni goats of both sexes on different age groups. The goats were classified into three groups based on the permanent incisor’s teeth viz., one year (first permanent incisor), two years (two permanent incisors), and three-years age groups (three permanent incisors). Scientific management practices like feeding, vaccination, deworming and other practices were followed. The different morphometric traits such as body length, chest girth, paunch girth, height at withers, rump height, tail length, neck circumference, head length, and rump length were recorded. During one year of age group, only bodyweight had a highly positive correlation with body length (r=0.777). In the two-year age group, body weight had a high correlation with chest girth (r=0.776). Correspondingly, at three years of age group, the body weight had a highly significant correlation with body length was (r=0.811), chest girth (0.920), height at withers (0.890), rump height (0.910), tail length (0.850), neck circumference (0.815). This indicates that there is exists a strong linear correlation between body weight with body length, chest girth, height at withers, rump height, tail length. This study will help the farmers to know the relationship between body weight with other body morphometric traits in Kanni goats and these traits were used to improve the body weight so that they can select the elite animals for a future breeding program.
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How to cite this article:
GM Sivakumar and SC Edwin. Study of correlation between different morphometric traits in Kanni goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1119-1122.

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