Organ Body Weight Relationship of Some Organs in the Male African Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus)

Authors

  • Itopa Etudaye Ajayi
  • James Clinton Shawulu
  • Wesley Daniel Nafarnda

Abstract

Studies were conducted to examine the relationship between the organ-body weights. Six apparently healthy adult grasscutters were used for the study. Organ weights considered were the liver, lungs, kidneys, spleen and testes, all of which were recorded as mean ± SEM. A highly positive correlation existed between the right testis and the body weight (r = 0.950, p < 0.05). The left testis and the body weight also exhibited high positive relationship (r = 0.904, p < 0.05). Bilateral asymmetry of paired organs was observed, very high positive relationships existed between the right and left lungs (r = 1.000, p < 0.05), the right and left kidneys (r = 0.968, p < 0.05) and also the right and left testes (r = 0.985, p < 0.05). For cases of significant relationships, we infer that the variables or their combinations could provide a good estimate for predicting live weights of the African grasscutter.

Published

2012-04-01

How to Cite

Ajayi, I. E., Shawulu, J. C., & Nafarnda, W. D. (2012). Organ Body Weight Relationship of Some Organs in the Male African Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus). Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research, 2(2), 86-90. Retrieved from https://www.advetresearch.com/index.php/AVR/article/view/161

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Section

Original Research