body condition score


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body condition score

an assessment of the animal's weight for age and weight for height ratios, and its relative proportions of muscle and fat. The assessment is made by eye, on the basis of amount of tissue cover between the points of the hip, over the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, the cover over the ribs and the pin bones below the tail. Each animal is graded by comparison with animals pictured on the chart. The grading may be in a score of 5 or a score of 8.
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kg added gain -- na na SHSB: whole soybean heated with steam, RSB: raw whole soybean, EXSB: extruded whole soybean, SE: standard error, p: significance, LW: live weight, BC: body condition score (1 to 9 scale), ADG: average daily gain, DM; dry matter, na = not applicable because heifers were group feeding, (ab) means in a row with different letters differ (p < 0.
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tested Total 26/41 5/41 Male 10/12 3/12 Female 16/29 2/29 Lactating 12/20 2/20 Nonlactating 4/9 0/9 Body condition score ([section]) Poor 5/9 0/9 Fair 16/24 5/24 Good 3/6 0/6 SNT NiV SNT comparisons, No.
Effect of body condition score, live weight and age on reproductive performance of Afshari ewes.
That should generally put on one body condition score, which would be equivalent to about 80 pounds.
parity, days in milk (DIM) and body condition score (BCS) on conception rate to TAI protocols.
Our stewardship report includes measures such as locomotion score, body condition score, cow calmness, method of reproduction, type of housing, cow facilities, availability of outside access, and the wages and benefits for farm employees.
The design allows people to assess vital health data, body weight and body condition score, and to share the information easily with an equine veterinarian.
Mr Edwards said: "Mamalama was wearing a sodden rug and was given a body condition score of nought - the lowest possible.
In earlier studies, body condition score, higher live weight, age, physical strength and less slopped rump angles were found to be associated with an increase possibility of multiple births in does (Constantinou, 1989; Mellado et al.
However, if the ewe had a belowtarget body condition score before lambing, there is a greater chance of a reduction in milk yield and an increased risk of mastitis.