Some factors causing mortality among Awassi lambs from birth to weaning
journal of kerbala university,
2013, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 251-255
AbstractThis study was conducted on 80 recorders contain information about 65 ewes ˛ 2- 4 year old from 1/12/2011to 29/2/2012 at AL-Fayha station for breeding livestock which located in north of Babylon.
Statistical analysis was performed by SAS program and using the( Khi square) test. The results showed that:-
The overall of mortality from birth until weaning was 11-25% , The age of ewes was significant for mortality babies at level P ≤0.01 of -Type of birth had a high impact in the loose ratio A mounting to 8.00 , 33.33% for individual and twin births respectively, there was significant difference at level P˂0.01 in the mortality according to type. Moreover there was no significant difference in mortality according to parturition month and the maximum mortality was due to weakness and wasting of birth , then birth defects and respiratory inflammations.
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