Articles | Volume 64, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 83–89, 2021
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 83–89, 2021

Original study 23 Feb 2021

Original study | 23 Feb 2021

Determining the factors affecting the gestational length in sheep

Hilal Tozlu Celik et al.

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This research aimed to determine the effects of body weight, the body condition score (BCS), body measurements, birth type, birth weight and sex on the gestational length in sheep. The lowest and highest gestational lengths were found to be 148.90 and 151.41 d respectively. It is thought that the use of the BCS, which is easily applied by the breeder, will have a positive effect on determining the bodily reserves of sheep and the reproductive efficiency as well as on obtaining healthy lambs.