The effect of dehorning Brahman crossbred animals of four age groups on subsequent bodyweight gain

Loxton, I. D. and Toleman, Mark and Holmes, A. E. (1982) The effect of dehorning Brahman crossbred animals of four age groups on subsequent bodyweight gain. Australian Veterinary Journal, 58 (5). pp. 191-193. ISSN 0005-0423

Abstract

[Summary]: The effect of dehorning Brahman crossbred cattle of four age groups on their subsequent bodyweight performance was monitored in 4 drafts of cattle between 1975 and 1980. During the 6 weeks following dehorning, bodyweight change of dehorned cattle was less (P < 0.05) than that of horned cattle in half of the groups. There were no differences between treatments, in bodyweight gain to 12 months after dehorning, following any dehorning date or in final bodyweight, for each draft. The data suggest that age of dehorning is not critical.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Mrs Rae Jones
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 01:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brahman; dehorning; bodyweight; weight gain
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070202 Animal Growth and Development
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.1982.tb00650.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5289

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