Research in: Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences, cilt.4, ss.30-38, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
In this study, it was aimed to determine the osteometric features on the metapodium bones of Bardhoka sheep which is native to Kosovo. Twenty-four (12 male, 12 female) healthy adult sheep weighing between 48 and 72 kg were used in the study. The difference between male and female was found to be statistically significant in morphometric measurements except for DEM (Antero-posterior diameter of the external trochlea of the medial condyle) for metacarpus. For metatarsus, the difference in all measurements between male and female was statistically significant. The highest correlation was found between Bd (Width of distal end) and WCM (Medio-lateral width of the medial condyle) measurements for metacarpus. The highest correlation between male and female for metatarsus was found between DIM (Antero-posterior diameter of the internal trochlea of the medial condyle) and Dd (Depth of distal end) measurements. It was seen that the metacarpus CV% values of female sheep ranged from 3.16% to 9.29%, and the metatarsus values ranged from 2.95% to 6.60%. In male sheep, these values were between 2.95% and 8.04% for metacarpus, and between 2.82% and 8.83% for metatarsus. The statistical difference between female and male index 3 (Bd / GL * 100) was found to be significant.