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- Grund, Sarah; Vogel, Mandy; Mülling, Christoph Karl Wolfgang
- Small ruminant research 2018 v.166 pp. 61-65
- alpacas, etc ; Vicugna pacos; body weight; equations; females; guidelines; hips; males; models; morphometry; prediction; reproduction; skeleton; veterinarians; withers; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Currently, very limited information is available on the growth of alpacas (Vicugna pacos). The aim of this study was to describe the growth of alpacas with percentile curves and to generate an equation for precise estimating the body weight using a body height, length or circumference. 162 alpacas, ranging in age from a few days to 36 months, were measured over a period of twelve months. Every two ...
- Forshey, B.S.; Moraes, C.R.; Lakritz, J.; Pinto, C.R.F.; Coffman, E.; Schanbacher, B.J.; Place, N.J.; Coutinho da Silva, M.A.
- Small ruminant research 2018 v.162 pp. 63-68
- alpacas, etc ; Vicugna pacos; embryo (animal); embryo transfer; females; follicle-stimulating hormone; genetic improvement; herds; male fertility; males; ovarian follicles; ovulation; parentage; progeny; superovulation; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... Alpacas can only produce one offspring per year. In order to accelerate the genetic gain of a herd, superovulation and embryo transfer can be used to produce multiple embryos from superior females. We hypothesized that the use of dual siring with superovulation would result in the production of multiple embryos sired by different males. After administration of the superovulation protocol, receptiv ...