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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Morphometric characterization of Kanni goat population in Southern Tamil Nadu

GM Sivakumar and SC Edwin
The study was conducted to access the different morphometric traits of Kanni goats in Tamil Nadu. Data were collected from 40 goats for different sexes and 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), three-years age groups (three permanent incisors) and four years of age groups (four permanent incisors). The standard morphometric traits such as body weight, body length, chest girth, height at withers, and paunch girth were recorded. The body weight and height at withers were statistically significant (0.05) in all age groups. The body length was statistically significant in 1st, 3rd, and 4th year age groups. However, the 2nd year age groups were statistically non-significant (P˃0.05). In the chest girth, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year age groups were statistically significant (0.05). Though, the 1st year age groups were non-significant (P˃0.05) statistically. Paunch girth, were statistically significant on 1st and 2rd year age groups. But, the 3rd and 4th year of age group was statistically non-significant (0.05) at 5% difference level. The study highlighted that the role of the sex has also influences the body measurements of male goats as compared to the female goats. The average body measurements were increased progressively as the age advanced. This study will give basics idea about the characterization, management, improvement of shed and it will facilitate the conservation strategy. So, that we can select the elite animals for future breeding program.
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How to cite this article:
GM Sivakumar and SC Edwin. Morphometric characterization of Kanni goat population in Southern Tamil Nadu. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 1913-1916.

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