M.G. Doliş

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MORPHOLOGICAL STUDY CONCERNING THE REPRODUCTION HORSES FROM ROMANIAN SEMIGREUL BREED FROM RUŞEŢU STUD

M.G. Doliş, P.T. Nagy, C.E. Nistor

Abstract
    Research was carried out on the herd of horses, which constituted the reproduction nucleus of Romanian Semigreul breed from Ruşeţu Stud, between 2011 and 2013. Horses were assessed based on data obtained from usual measurements (waist, thoracic perimeter and shinbone perimeter) performed at the annual evaluation. Results obtained in 2013 regarding waist showed that it had average values of 155.07±1.76 cm at mares, respectively 158.00±1.78 cm at stallions. Thoracic perimeter had an average value of 187.51±1.94 cm at mares, respectively 200.20±2.00 cm at stallions and shinbone perimeter had mean values of 21.83±0.66 cm at mares and 24.00±0.69 cm for stallions. In light of these results it has been observed that the studied mares are presenting as a homogenous batch concerning waist and shinbone perimeter, respectively heterogeneous regarding the thoracic perimeter. At stallions, the batch is homogenous only in terms of waist. The obtained data gathered after measurements fits into breed standard and justify horses promoting/maintenance into stud breeding nucleus.

Key words: equines, mares, stallions, stud, measurements