International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 287

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of nutritional flushing on reproductive and body weight performance of Abergelle goat does

Minister Birhanie
  • Minister Birhanie
  • Livestock Production, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Mekelle Center, Ethiopia.
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Mulalem Zenebe
  • Mulalem Zenebe
  • Livestock Production, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Shire-Maytsebri Center, Ethiopia
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Hailai Hagos
  • Hailai Hagos
  • Livestock Production, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Abergele Center, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 29 March 2020
  •  Accepted: 19 May 2020
  •  Published: 30 June 2020


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