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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (37) Last page : (39)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4033

Morphometrical Measurements of Thoroughbred Horses (Equus caballus)

P. K. Kawareti1, N. C. Nandeshwar2, S. B. Banubakode2, P. M. Gedam3 and S. Ganguly4*
1M.V.Sc. Scholar,2Associate Professor, 3Ph.D. Research Scholar,
Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, Nagpur Veterinary College
(Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University), Nagpur – 440001, Maharashtra, India
4Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Arawali Veterinary College
(Affiliated to Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner),
N.H. – 52 Jaipur Road, V.P.O. Bajor, Sikar – 332001, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: ganguly38@gmail.com
Received: 13.05.2017  |  Revised: 23.05.2017   |  Accepted: 25.05.2017  


The present study was conducted on 10 Thoroughbred (geldings) horses of R & V Unit in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Body weight and five parameters of body measurements were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The average size were: body weight  404.05 ± 52.02 kg, front cannon circumference 20.08 ± 0.08 cm,  cannon circumference at rear leg  22.02 ± 0.48 cm, girth circumference 174.03 ±2.88 cm, height at wither 155.00 ± 1.70 cm and body length 158.00 ± 1.85 cm respectively. It can be concluded that Indian Thoroughbred horses is almost similar to other Thoroughbred horses raised in other countries.

Key words: Thoroughbred, Gelding horse, Body measurements.

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Cite this article: Kawareti1, P.K., Nandeshwar, N.C., Banubakode, S.B., Gedam, P.M. and Ganguly, S., Morphometrical Measurements of Thoroughbred Horses (Equus caballus), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 37-39 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4033