Authors: TURGUT AYGÜN, AYHAN YILMAZ
Abstract: This study was carried out to investigate the growth of some testis characteristics of Norduz male kids reared at the Agricultural Farm of Yüzüncü Yıl University. The data were obtained from 22 Norduz male kids weaned at 3 months of age. The male kids were maintained in farm conditions. In male kids, least square means of testis diameter, testis length, scrotum circumference and scrotum length evaluated as testis measurements were 3.13 ± 0.08, 5.95 ± 0.14, 16.52 ± 0.39 and 10.60 ± 0.33 cm at 90 days, respectively, and 4.75 ± 0.08, 9.29 ± 0.14, 19.61 ± 0.40 and 12.38 ± 0.34 cm at 258 days, respectively. The effects of live weight of kid, dam age, type of birth and measuring periods on testis diameter, testis length, scrotum circumference and scrotum length were very significant (P < 0.01). The results of this study showed that the growth of testis characteristics in Norduz male kids was at optimal level.
Keywords: Testis characteristics, environmental effects, male kid, Norduz
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