Published: 2022-08-17

Page: 1034-1038


Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh.

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Objective: Estimation of internal organ weight is an important parameter for post-mortem examination. Documentation on the relative weight of various organs in foreign breeds is accessible; however comparable research has not been done on Bangladeshi local varieties. This investigation intended to assist a field veterinarian during post-mortem by demonstrating the normal organ weight and body weight relationship of a male black Bengal goat.

Materials and Methods: The present study included 21 apparently healthy male black Bengal goats, The liver, spleen, and kidneys were the organs that are weighed. The age range was 10-15 months with 10-16 kg body weight.

Results: The data were then statistically and visually estimated. The mean age and body weight was 12.5 months and 13 kg accordingly. An increase in body weight causes changes in the organ weight and the relative organ weights of the liver, spleen and kidney are 2.81 percent, 0.12 percent, and 0.16 percent, respectively.

Conclusion: A relationship was found between internal organs weight and body weight in males whereas, in females, the organ weight relationship is yet to be determined.

Keywords: Body weight, goats, kidney, liver, organ weight, spleen

How to Cite

NOVA, F. K. (2022). THE RATIO BETWEEN ORGANS WEIGHT AND BODY WEIGHT IN MALE BLACK BENGAL GOATS. Asian Journal of Advances in Research, 5(1), 1034–1038. Retrieved from


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