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Live body weight estimation using cannon bone length and other body linear measurements in Nigerian breeds of sheep

Muhammad Abdullahi Mahmud, Peter Shaba, Wosilat Abdulsalam, Helen Yarubi Yisa, James Gana, Silas Ndagi, Ruth Ndagimba.


The study was conducted in Mokwa, Nigeria, to estimate the live body weight (LBW) of Nigerian breeds of sheep using cannon bone length (CBL), and other linear body measurements (LBM). A total of 116 sheep were measured for LBW and LBM. The animals were categorized into two sex groups as male and female, and four age groups as

Key words: Cannon bone length, Correlation, Live body weight, Linear body measurements, Weight prediction, Sheep

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