Articles | Volume 60, issue 4
Original study
11 Oct 2017
Original study |  | 11 Oct 2017

Morphological assessment of the Zebu Bororo (Wodaabé) cattle of Niger in the West African zebu framework

M. Maaouia A. Moussa, Moumouni Issa, Amadou Traoré, Moustapha Grema, Marichatou Hamani, Iván Fernández, Albert Soudré, Isabel Álvarez, Moumouni Sanou, Hamidou H. Tamboura, Yenikoye Alhassane, and Félix Goyache


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Short summary
The long-horned Fulani zebu, spread all over the Sahel area, is one of the main cattle groups in Africa. Despite their importance, characterisation of these cattle is poorly developed. The current research illustrated a lack of differentiation among local populations of this cattle group at the body measurements level. Conservation or selection initiatives could be implemented at a cross-boundary level.