Influence of availability of shade on testicular characteristics of Santa Ines rams

@inproceedings{Teodoro2013InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of availability of shade on testicular characteristics of Santa Ines rams},
  author={S{\^o}nia Martins Teodoro and Antonilde Maria Ribeiro Pereira and Jos{\'e} Gadelha da Silva Filho and Jadir Nogueira da Silva},
  year={2013}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of availability of artificial shading on testicular and seminal characteristics of Santa Ines crossbred rams. Twelve 8 month old rams at 38.1 ± 5.2 kg average weight, were used in a total random design with two treatments: areas with and without available artificial shading (black polyethylene mesh screen for a 50% reduction of solar radiation). The scrotal circumference, scrotal length, scrotal volume, rectal temperature and scrotal… CONTINUE READING