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

  • 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, Itopa Etudaye; SHAWULU, James Clinton; NAFARNDA, Wesley Daniel. Organ Body Weight Relationship of Some Organs in the Male African Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus). Journal of Advanced Veterinary Research, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 86-90, apr. 2012. ISSN 2090-6277. Available at: <https://www.advetresearch.com/index.php/AVR/article/view/161>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.
Section
Original Research