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Reproductive Performance of Saanen Goats under Rural or Intensive Management Systems in Elazığ Region, Turkey
 
Yaşar Akar
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cumhuriyet University 58140, Sivas, Turkey *Corresponding author: yasakar@yahoo.com; yakar@cumhuriyet.edu.tr

Abstract   

This study was carried out to compare the reproductive performance of Saanen goats under rural (n:75) and intensive (n:206) management systems in Elazığ region. Single and multiple births, stillbirth, dystocia, abortion and kids survival rates were determined in both the goat flocks between February 1 and April 30 2011. Percentages of single and multiple births, stillbirth, dystocia and abortion were not statistically different between the flocks. However, the kids survival rates of intensive management system (74.05%) were lower than rural management system (88.88%), (P<0.003). Overall percentage of single and multiple births, stillbirth, dystocia, abortion and kids survival in all goats were 45.08, 54.92, 17.62, 12.29, 13.16 and 78.40%, respectively. Our results show that rural and intensive management systems do not have an important effect on reproductive performance of Saanen goats.

Key words: Abortion, Dystocia, Fertility, Saanen goat, Stillbirth, Survival rate

 
   

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



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