Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Skin thickness in relation to milk production in dairy animals: A short note
Aayush Yadav, Jyotimala Sahu, Pankaj Kumar Patel and Ashutosh Dubey
The study on skin thickness of dairy animals is helpful in evaluation of their production potential. The skin thickness is measured at 7 sites i.e. neck, chest, dewlap, abdomen, rump, udder and hind quarter with the help of Vernier caliper or Beeston micrometer. Later, the measurements are categorised into thin, moderately thick and thick skin. It is concluded that milk production of thin skin fold dairy animals is higher than that of moderately thick and thick skin folds due to better heat dissipation and effective utilization of energy for milk production.
How to cite this article:
Aayush Yadav, Jyotimala Sahu, Pankaj Kumar Patel, Ashutosh Dubey. Skin thickness in relation to milk production in dairy animals: A short note. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):492-493.