Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal SciencesThe Effect of Different Levels of Nutrition at Last Period of Gestation on Liveweight of Ewes, Growth and Survival Rates of Their Lambs
Uludağ Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, Bursa - TÜRKİYE
Koyunculuk Araştırma Enstitüsü, Bandırma - TÜRKİYE
Abstract: The animal material of the research was 3, 4 and 5 years old 210 Merino ewes and their lambs. The research was started at the beginning of the last 1.5 months period of gestation and continued until the lambs were reached 60 days age. It has been determined that 500 g and more (especially 1500 g) concentrate feed given fed ewes daily at the last 1.5 months period of gestation increased the liveweight and decreased the weight loss of ewes and increased birth weight, growth and survival rates of lambs.
Key Words: Growth of Lambs, Survival Rates of Lambs, Sheep, Nutrition, Late Pregnancy
Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 1999; 23: 95-100.
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