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Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Study of body condition scores and its relationship with various body measurements in Murrah buffalo

Author(s):
Narender Singh, Harish Kr. Gulati, Sushil Kumar, Sandeep Dhillod and Subhasish Sahu
Abstract:
A total of 30 Murrah buffaloes of 1st to 5th parity were selected and distributed into three different groups based on their pre-calving BCS (before 2 months of expected date of calving) namely BCS group L (<3.0), BCS group M (3-4) and BCS group H (4.0 and above). Parameters observed during the study period were body condition scores, body measurements (Height at wither, Height at chest from ground, Chest girth, Abdominal girth).
Results of this study revealed that body condition score, body measurements were significantly (P<0.05) higher in BCS group H as compared to BCS group L and M throughout the study period (2 months precalving and 6 months postcalving).
The results of this study showed that the body measurement (HW, HC, AG, HG) differs significantly among the different BCS groups i.e. highest value exhibited by the animals in BCS group H as compared to group M and L in terms of AG, HG and HW while the HC found to be highest in the group L this might happen due the less fat deposition in the animals of BCS group L. Results of correlation study showed a positive relationship between BCS and AG, HG and HW and a negative correlation with HC.
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How to cite this article:
Narender Singh, Harish Kr. Gulati, Sushil Kumar, Sandeep Dhillod, Subhasish Sahu. Study of body condition scores and its relationship with various body measurements in Murrah buffalo. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):106-110.

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