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FOETAL GROWTH PATTERNS AND WEIGHT GAIN OF UTERUS DURING GESTATION IN BUFFALOES (Bos bubalis)
Rahmatullah Rind, M.A. Brohi and M.I. Rind 

Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan

Abstract   

    Studies were conducted on sixty gravid uteri of commercially slaughtered buffaloes, obtained from Hyderababd slaughter house. The average Crown Vertebral Column and Rump-length(CVR) of foetus was 4.26 cm at second month which slowly reached 54.75 cm during seventh month. The difference in CVR length of foetus was recorded 50.51 cm at seventh month which was about 13 tunes greater than the length of foetus at second month of gestation. The mean weight of foetus was 5.64 g at second month and 7150 g during seventh month of pregnancy, which showed about 1268 times increase during this period. The average weight of uterus with its contents at seventh month (17075 g) was 33 times greater than that of the first month (795.73 g) of pregnancy; whereas the uterus without contents (emptied uterus) increased in weight about 6 times from the first month (497.5 g) to seventh month (3050 g). During first four months of gestation both horns gained weight regularly. The difference in increase was found with the advancement of pregnancy. At seventh month the weight of gravid horn was double than that of non gravid horn.    

Key words: Buffaloes, foetal growth, uterus, weight gain

 
   

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



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