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Growth rate consists of baseline and systematic deviation components in Thoroughbreds.
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The objective of this study was to establish a procedure for differentiating a baseline curve from a systematic deviation in weight-age data, and hence to develop a physiological growth model for the thoroughbred. The authors used 2,698 records obtained from 175 foals during a period of 8 years. The presented model indicated a mature weight of 542 ± 6.2 kg reached at 7 year. An abstract can be found on the publisher’s website: http://jas.fass.org/ .
Staniar,W.B., Kronfeld, D.S., Treiber, K.H., Splan, R.K. and Harris, P.A.2004. Growth rate consists of baseline and systematic deviation components in Thoroughbreds. J. Anim. Sci. 82: 1007-1015.
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