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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 7(9): 745-748
Http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.aavs/2019/7.9.745.748
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Kusuma Adhianto*, Ria Ayu Lestari, Siswanto Siswanto, Sulastri Sulastri

Animal Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Lampung Jl Sumantri Brojonegoro no 1 Bandarlampung, Lampung, Indonesia 35145.

Abstract | The current  aims to determine the correlation value of the pregnancy duration, litter size, birth weight, and sex ratio of Saburai Goat in Sumberejo Subdistrict, Tanggamus Regency by observing 50 pregnant doe delivered  72 head. This research was conducted in 2018. The survey was conducted using primary and secondary data collected by either direct observation in the field or from the records of Sumberejo subdistrict. The variables observed included pregnancy duration, litter size, birth weight, and sex ratio. The results revealed a pregnancy duration 145.93 ± 6.22 days,  birth weight 3.54 ± 0.60 kg; litter size 1.64 ± 0.56 head, and sex ratio of  goat kid 40.27% male and 59.73% female of Saburai Goat in Sumberejo Subdistrict, Tanggamus Regency. The pregnancy duration of saburai goat has correlation with litter size 0.766 (strong relationship), birth weight 0.398 (weak relationship) and sex 0.202 (weak relationship). The conclusions from this study indicate that the pregnancy duration of  Saburai goat significantly affected litter size, birth weight, and sex.

Keywords | Saburai Goat, Pregnancy Duration, Litter Size, Birth Weight, Sex Ratio