Works Under Animal Breeding And Genetics

EFFECTS OF BREED, SEX AND AGE ON SERUM BIOCHEMISTRY IN NIGERIAN GOATS

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted to determine the effect of Breed, Sex and Age on serum parameters in Nigerian goats. Blood samples were collected from a total of 118 goats across different breed, sex and age. Eighty- four (84) from Sahel goat, eleven (11) from Red Sokoto and twenty-four (24) from West African Dwarf goat. The result obtained from the analysis of serum parameters showed that Breed had significant effect (P<0.05) on Glucose(mg/dl), Albumin (g/l), urea (mg/dl), Creatinine(mg/d...

GENETIC AND NON GENETIC FACTORS AFFECTING SERUM BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN NIGERIAN SHEEP

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to determine the genetic (breed) and non genetic (sex and age) factors affecting serum biochemical parameters in Nigerian Sheep. Blood samples were collected from about 119 sheep which comprised the four breeds in Nigeria which include: Uda, Balami, Yankassa and West African Dwarf. The results obtained from various analyses for serumparameters showed significant effect (P<0.05) of Sodium on breed with the highest mean value on WAD. There was no signifi...

The Effects of Phenotypic and BLUP selection methods in livestock populations (swine) in tropical developing countries .

ABSTRACTA computer simulation experiment was conducted to evaluate the cumulative response to best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) and phenotypic selection for low and high heritability traits and in previously Selected, Unselected and Synthetic populations, typical of exotic and indigenous populations and their crossbreds used in tropical pig production. The QMSim simulation software was used to simulate the various population structures and the dataset was generated for traits with herita...