Measurement and error of hoof horn growth rate in sheep
Shelton, J.; Usherwood, N.M.; Wapenaar, W.; Brennan, Marnie L.; Green, L.E.
Marnie L. Brennan
Determining the rate of hoof horn growth in sheep is important for understanding the physiology and pathology of the foot and the impact of the environment and the treatment of diseased feet on foot health. It could lead to improved understanding of the interaction between hoof horn and pasture/barn floor characteristics and in methods for prevention and treatment of ovine foot diseases. In the current study, the hoof horn was measured using a previously tested protocol on all eight digits of 21 healthy yearling mule ewes on a farm in North Wales on four occasions over a period of 53 days. The mean hoof horn growth rate was 0·11 mm (s.e.m. 0·02) per day; the residual error variance was 0·024 and the R2 was 0·245. There were no significant differences between hoof horn growth rates in front and hind feet or between medial and lateral claws or over time.
Shelton, J., Usherwood, N., Wapenaar, W., Brennan, M. L., & Green, L. (2012). Measurement and error of hoof horn growth rate in sheep. Journal of Agricultural Science, 150(3), doi:10.1017/S0021859611000748
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 18, 2011|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 12, 2011|
|Publication Date||Jun 1, 2012|
|Deposit Date||May 12, 2017|
|Journal||Journal of Agricultural Science|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press (CUP)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf|
|Additional Information||© Cambridge University Press 2011|
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