Abstract

Resistance to lameness in eight home and fifteen imported breeds of sheep was studied. The annual average found in home breeds was 2.73% and in imported breeds 4.79% i.e. 2.06% of lame sheep more. In home breeds the smallest number of lame sheep was found in Improved Sumava breed / 0.6% / . Then Cigaja black face breed / 1.2% / and Valachian breed / 1.8% /. followed. The greatest number of lame sheep was found in Czech local breed / 5.0% / followed by Improved Valachian breed / 4.4% / and Meat Merino breed / 3.6%/. In imported breeds the smallest number of lame sheep was found in West African dwarf / Cameroon - 1.0% / and in the Rumanien Cusca breed / 1.0 /. Then the Romney breed followed / 1.6% /. The greatest number of lame sheep was found in the Eastfriesian breed / 9.4% / followsd by the Finnish / 8.5% / and the Karakul breeds / 7.9% /.

B. Cumlivski

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 7. Symposia (1), , 372, 1982
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