The age of eruption of the permanent incisors of female Malawi Zebu
MetadataShow full item record
Zimbabwe Journal of Agricultural Research;22:101-103
Permanent link to cite or share this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10568/29960
The incisors of 64 Malawi Zebu females with known birth dates from the Bunda college farm herd were checked monthly over a period of 22 months when the cattle were weighed. When a pair of permanent incisors had erupted in the interval since the previous weighing the age of eruption was taken as mid-way between the two weighings. Eruption of a pair was not considered to have occured unless both teeth of the pair were plainly visible. A total of 98 observations of eruption were obtained.