Relationship between body mass index and body condition score in Pelibuey ewes

Autores/as

  • Eufracia de R. Salazar-Cuytun Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • Alfonso J. Chay-Canul Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4412-4972
  • Martin Ptácek Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká-Prague - Suchdol, Czech Republic.
  • Ricardo A. García-Herrera Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco
  • Flor de María Rivera-Alegría Departamento de Ingeniería Bioquímica. Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Armando J. Aguilar-Caballero Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • Luis A. Sarmiento-Franco Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a7n2.2474

Palabras clave:

Body mass index, body measurements, body fat, energy reserves

Resumen

The objectives of this study were to detect the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and body condition score (BCS) in Pelibuey ewes to predict BMI based on well-known BCS estimation. The body weight (BW), withers height, (WH), body length (BL) and BCS were determined in 402 ewes. The BMI was calculated as: BMI = (BW (kg)/WH (m)/ BL (m))/10. Relationships were estimated by means of regression models using PROC REG of the SAS. The BMI and the BCS showed a high relationship; correlation coefficient (r) of 0.80 (P<0.001). The linear regression for BMI prediction was as followed: BMI (kg/m2) = 8.38 (±0.189***) + 1.70 (±0.064***) × BCS (R2 = 0.65, MSE: 2.56; RMSE: 1.60; P <.0001 and n = 402). The BMI could be used as an indicator of the degree of obesity in non-pregnant and non-lactating Pelibuey ewes under field conditions.

Biografía del autor/a

Eufracia de R. Salazar-Cuytun, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y
Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de
Yucatán

Alfonso J. Chay-Canul, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco

Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco

Martin Ptácek, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká-Prague - Suchdol, Czech Republic.

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká-Prague - Suchdol, Czech Republic.

Ricardo A. García-Herrera, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco

Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco

Flor de María Rivera-Alegría, Departamento de Ingeniería Bioquímica. Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Departamento de Ingeniería Bioquímica.
Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

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2020-05-05

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Salazar-Cuytun, E. de R., Chay-Canul, A. J., Ptácek, M., García-Herrera, R. A., Rivera-Alegría, F. de M., Aguilar-Caballero, A. J., & Sarmiento-Franco, L. A. (2020). Relationship between body mass index and body condition score in Pelibuey ewes. Ecosistemas Y Recursos Agropecuarios, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a7n2.2474

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