Factors influencing the gestation length in thoroughbred mares bred during foal heat in India

Authors

  • SUCHITRA B R Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 024 India
  • DINESH N M Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 024 India
  • YATHISH H M Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 024 India
  • SUDHA G Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 024 India
  • ANIL KUMAR M C Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 024 India
  • RENUKARADHYA G J Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 024 India
  • CHANDRASKHEKARA MURTHY V Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 024 India

Keywords:

Foaling, Foal heat, Foal sex, Gestation length, Mare

Abstract

The obtained data represent the record of reproductive performance of mares in the southern part of India. Statistically, the period of breeding, age of mares, sex of the foal had no influence on gestation length in Thoroughbred mares bred during foal heat, although increased age had enhanced the gestation length by 1–4 days and mares carrying colt foals had 1–2 days longer gestation than that of filly foals. The findings of present study need to be confirmed on a large population before making their use in equine husbandry practices.

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Published

2022-03-15

How to Cite

R, S. B., M, D. N., M, Y. H., G, S., M C, A. K., J, R. G., & V, C. M. (2022). Factors influencing the gestation length in thoroughbred mares bred during foal heat in India. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 92(3). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAnS/article/view/122260

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Short-Communication