Morphological Characterization of the White Baroque Donkey

Urosevic, Milivoje and Nemecek, Margot and Drobnjak, Darko and Gangl, Alois and Dameski, Pance and Stojic, Petar and Stanisic, Goran (2019) Morphological Characterization of the White Baroque Donkey. Animal Health Production and Hygiene.

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Backround/Aim: The white Baroque donkey (Austrian-Hungarian white donkey), belongs to a large group of domestic donkeys, where it stands out because of its snow white coat. During the Austrian Empire, white donkeys, were “objects of prestige”. After the Baroque period, this breed of donkey was forgotten. The white Baroque donkey was “rediscovered” in the early 1980-ies, when a few specimens were brought to Herberstain from Hungary.
Material and Method: The investigation of parameters of the exterior (36) for morphological characterization of the white Ba- roque donkey was done in Austria, on a population in Schloss Hof and the Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel National Park. Measurements were taken using the Lidtin’s stick, tape and mobile measuring instrument with nonius. Measured animals were 3 to 6 years old. Results and Conclusion: Height at withers of the male was 108.4 cm – 120.3 cm, with an average value of 115.5 cm. In the female, height at withers was 104.2 cm – 122.2 cm with an average of 112.2 cm. Body length of male animals was 112.0 cm – 127.0 cm, with an average of 119.2 cm, which is 3.2% more than the height at withers. In female animals, body length was 108.9 cm – 133.0 cm, with an average value of 120.7 cm, which is 7.5% more than the height at withers. In the male, head length was 52.0 – 60.0 cm, with an average value of 55.0 cm, which is 47.62% of the height at withers. In the female, the variation interval for head length was 49.0 cm – 58.0 cm, with an average value of 54.5 cm.
Based on obtained results, Baroque donkeys have a rectangular body format, with a height at the rump above the height at the withers. According to its exterior characteristics the Baroque donkey conforms to the body type of the species described for other donkey breeds.
Key words: Baroque donkeys, exterior, Austria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Veterinary science
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Aleksandar Lozanovski
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 08:49
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 08:49

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