Factors affecting the body condition score of N'Dama cows under extensive range management in Southern Senegal

@article{Ezanno2003FactorsAT,
  title={Factors affecting the body condition score of N'Dama cows under extensive range management in Southern Senegal},
  author={Pauline Ezanno and Alexandre Ickowicz and F. Bocquier},
  journal={Animal Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={52},
  pages={37-48}
}
The aim of the present study was to determine the factors affecting N'Dama heifer and adult cow body conditions, which were scored between 0 and 5 points (BCS), in Southern Senegal un- der an extensive range management system. BCS at 3 years of age was mainly affected by the prevail- ing season and birth date. The means were 3.52, 3.41 and 3.12 for births occurring respectively in the rainy season (RS), in the cool dry season (CDS) and in the hot dry season (HDS). BCS at calving was mainly… 

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