publication . Article . 2013

Genital tract of zebu (Bos indicus) cows in Niger

Moussa Garba, Mahamadou; Marichatou, Hamani; Issa, M; Abdoul Aziz, ML; Hanzen, Christian;
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  • Published: 14 Oct 2013
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
The anatomical characteristics, and the ovarian and pathological structures of the genital tract of 500 zebu (Bos indicus) females belonging to four breeds (Azawak, Bororo, Djelli, Goudali) were studied at Niamey’s slaughterhouse in Niger from August 15 to December 15, 2011. Each animal was examined before slaughter. The cows and heifers were on average 8 ± 2.5 years old. Their mean body condition score was 1.6 ± 0.6 and mean carcass weight 113 ± 21 kg. The anatomical characteristics of the genital tract did not show differences between breeds (p > 0.05). The following characteristics were observed: cervix diameter 3.4 ± 1.1 cm, cervix length 8.1 ± 2.5 cm, horn ...
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free text keywords: Bos indicus vache, ovaire uterus, pathologie Niger, Bos indicus cow, ovary uterus pathology, Niger, : Veterinary medicine & animal health [Life sciences], : Médecine vétérinaire & santé animale [Sciences du vivant], Life sciences, Veterinary medicine & animal health, Sciences du vivant, Médecine vétérinaire & santé animale
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