Effect of Climate on the Seasonal Endocrine Profile of Native and Crossbred Sheep under Semi-arid Conditions

@article{Ashutosh2001EffectOC,
  title={Effect of Climate on the Seasonal Endocrine Profile of Native and Crossbred Sheep under Semi-arid Conditions},
  author={Ashutosh and O. P. Dhanda and Rahul Kundu},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2001},
  volume={33},
  pages={241-252}
}
Thirty-four 2-year-old ewes, of which 17 were native (Chokla) and 17 were Avivastra (Chokla 67.5%×32.5% Rambouillet) breeds of similar body weights, were selected. Both groups were maintained under the same management conditions with 8 hours daily grazing. In addition to grazing, each ewe received 300 g/day of a concentrate mixture comprising crude protein 20% and 70% total digestible nutrients. The ewes of both breeds were not mated during the study. The daily environmental parameters were… CONTINUE READING