Condition scoring scheme for small East African goats in Zimbabwe
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Honhold, N., Petit, H. and Halliwell, R.W. 1989. Condition scoring scheme for small East African goats in Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health and Production 21(2): 121-127.
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A body condition scoring for Small East African type goats in Zimbabwe is described. This measure is less affected by confounding variables than is body weight as an estimate of animal’s condition and nutritional state. Furthermore, the latter requires special equipment. Using this scheme it is shown that condition score is significantly correlated with a parametric measure of condition (r=0.5, P
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