previous page   Pak Vet J, 2005, 25(3): 149-150   next page
 

A BIOMETRIC STUDY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE TRACT OF THE RED SOKOTO (MARADI) GOATS OF NIGERIA

P. I. Adigwe and O. Fayemi

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Reproduction, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

Different segments of the reproductive tracts of 747 adult, non-pregnant female Red Sokoto (Maradi) goats were measured.  The mean lengths of the vulva, vagina and cervix were 1.45 ± 0.21, 5.32 ± 0.34 and 2.59 ± 0.61 cm, respectively. The mean lengths of the uterine body, left and right horns were 5.83 ± 1.69, 14.43 ± 0.94 and 14.17 ± 1.33 cm, respectively.  The lengths of the left and right oviducts were 13.92 ± 2.45 and 13.73 ± 2.88 cm, respectively. The lengths of the left and right ovaries were 1.71 ± 0.27 and 1.73 ± 0.27 cm. respectively.  The values for diameter of the vulva, vegina, cervix, uterine body, left uterine horn, right uterine horn, left oviduct and right oviduct were 2.45 ± 0.32, 2.29 ± 0.26, 1.07 ± 0.17, 2.10 ± 0.42, 1.19 ± 0.21, 1.16 ± 0.24, 0.15 ± 0.04 and 0.15 ± 0.03 cm, respectively.  The diameters of the left and right ovaries were 0.65 ± 0.15 and 0.66 ± 0.22 cm, respectively. 

Key words:  Biometry, reproductive tracts, Red Sokoto goats.

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



scopus
 
DOI
 
DOAJ SEAL