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dc.contributor.authorParés Casanova, Pere-Miquel
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-21T18:01:27Z
dc.date.available2019-06-21T18:01:27Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-25
dc.identifier.issn2378-6841
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/66487
dc.description.abstractMeasurements of Body Surface Area (BSA) in animals have important applications in numerous felds including zootechnics, clinical medicine, and also the leather industry. In current conditions, BSA is estimated from formulas that are normally based on body weight (BW). Care must be taken when deciding which equation to use when estimating BSA. Moreover, BW is a trait not easily taken under feld conditions. In order to study whether body length (BL), an easy-to-take trait, is well correlated with BSA, 40 animals (20 males and 20 females) aged between 205 and 396 days belonging to typical European meat breeds were studied by means of a capturing-area program. Skin area was signifcantly correlated with BL and skin perimeter, as well as with other author's predictive formulas which take into account BW. On the basis of our preliminary results, a simple derived formula for BSA in calves could be based on BL rather than on BW. Moreover, this 'body length' approach is easier and safer under feld conditions.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOmmega Publishers
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/9394/c325d7cc808543d7e5bd1b96ae64acbee060.pdf
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Veterinary Science and Animal Welfare, 2019, vol. 3, num. 1, p. 1-4
dc.rightscc-by (c) Parés Casanova, P.M., 2019
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAllometry
dc.subjectArea formula
dc.subjectRegression analysis
dc.subjectSkin area
dc.subjectSkin perimeter
dc.titleBody surface area in young cattle is well correlated with body length
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2019-06-21T18:01:27Z
dc.identifier.idgrec028637
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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