Journal of Veterinary Medicine / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Body Weight and Scrotal-Testicular Biometry in Three Indigenous Breeds of Bucks in Arid and Semiarid Agroecologies, Ethiopia

Table 2

Correlations between live weight and testicular/epididymal traits in Afar and Long-eared Somali (LES) breeds.

BCSSCTVTLTDTWBWEW

BCS10.130.290.180.260.280.170.19
SC0.4210.440.820.830.650.540.87
TV0.270.3210.610.600.640.600.43
TL0.480.830.2210.970.860.820.73
TD0.380.850.270.9210.800.780.80
TW0.490.880.170.900.8810.900.52
BW0.410.860.230.960.960.9110.47
EW0.360.760.100.820.680.800.821

BSC: body condition score; SC: scrotal circumference; TV: testicular volume; TL: testicular length; TW: testicular weight; BW: body weight; EW: epididymal weight; TD: testicular diameter; ; ; ns: not significant. Values above the diagonal are for Afar while those below are for Long-eared Somali goats.

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