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Influence of season, rainfall and air temperature on the reproductive efficiency in Romanov sheep in Croatia


Đuričić, Dražen; Benić, Miroslav; Žura Žaja, Ivona; Valpotić, Hrvoje; Samardžija, Marko
Influence of season, rainfall and air temperature on the reproductive efficiency in Romanov sheep in Croatia // International journal of biometeorology, 63 (2019), 6; 817-824 doi:10.1007/s00484-019-01696-z (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Influence of season, rainfall and air temperature on the reproductive efficiency in Romanov sheep in Croatia

Autori
Đuričić, Dražen ; Benić, Miroslav ; Žura Žaja, Ivona ; Valpotić, Hrvoje ; Samardžija, Marko

Izvornik
International journal of biometeorology (0020-7128) 63 (2019), 6; 817-824

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Conception rate ; Fecundity ; Seasonal ; Meteorological variables ; Reproductive efficiency ; Romanov breed of sheep

Sažetak
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of season, rainfall and air temperature on the reproductive efficiency in the Romanov breed of sheep in continental part of Croatia during five consecutive years (2012–2016). During this period, 5379 matings resulted in 5046 successful conceptions, i.e. lambings at eight medium-scale Romanov breed sheep farms. The conception rate was 93.81%, fecundity was 195% and average preweaning mortality until 90 days of age was 12.41%. The seasonal distribution of lambings was 47.64% for ewes that delivered in winter (n = 2422), 23.37% in spring (n = 1179), 18.82% in summer (n = 950) and 9.81% in autumn (n = 495). Sexual activity was lowest during spring and early summer when air temperatures were above average (very and extremely warm), and sexual activity peaked from August to September, especially during extremely wet and very wet seasons. Litter size was greater during winter than in other seasons (1.70 vs. 1.54) and was significantly different as compared to each of selected years of the study period. There was a statistically significant difference in the number of pregnant ewes between mating seasons. Most female Romanov lambs born during winter and early spring mated in late summer or autumn and delivered at the age of 1 year or earlier. The seasonal distribution of matings and lambing was not uniform throughout the seasons over five consecutive years. Thus, it can be assumed that air temperature and rainfall during different seasons could affect the reproductive efficiency in Romanov breed of sheep in continental part of Croatia.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Veterinarska medicina



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Zagreb,
Veterinarski fakultet, Zagreb

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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