Table 1

Gestation length, delivery, feeding method, and weight from birth to weaning of the Brahman calves

Group

Gestation length1

Delivery

Method of feeding colostrum


Eutocic

Dystocic

Direct

Indirect

Birth weight2

W303

W60

W90

W120

W210


IVP

294 ± 6.6a*

80% (64/80)

20% (16/80)

92.5% (74/80)

7.5% (6/80)

41 ± 5.8a

75 ± 13.5a

100 ± 14.4

130 ± 18.5

160 ± 21.4

221 ± 27.4

AI

287 ± 6.7b

95% (19/20)

5% (1/20)

95.0% (19/20)

5.0% (1/20)

38 ± 4.7b

67 ± 10.8b

94 ± 18.1

124 ± 20.2

157 ± 23.4

215 ± 32.9


1 Mean gestation length (days)

2Mean birth weight (kg)

3Mean weight (kg) at 30 (W30), 60 (W60), 90 (W90), 120 (W120), and 210 (W210) days after delivery

*Different letters (a, b) indicate significant difference (P < 0.05) between IVP and AI groups

Pimenta-Oliveira et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2011 7:79   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-7-79

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