Table 3

Reasons for doe exits from the study herd under the alternative culling protocol
Breed
Cause of exit Boer Kiko Spanish Cause total
Death by illness, na 57 (43.9) 32 (47.1) 29 (50.0) 118 (46.1)
Culled, n 71 (54.6) 34 (50.0) 26 (44.8) 131 (51.2)
Death by accident, n 2 (1.5) 2 (2.9) 3 (5.2) 7 (2.7)
Breed total, n 130 68 58 256

aValue in parenthesis is the proportion of the column exit total represented by a particular cause of exit. Breeds did not differ (P > 0.20) for proportion of exits within any cause.

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Pellerin and Browning BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:136   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-136

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