Vol. 9, Special Issue 12 (2020)
Comparative study on genital status, energy balance and mineral content of swamp buffalo (Luit) heifers and cows under organized system of rearing in Assam, India
N Deka, KC Nath, BC Deka, D Bhuyan, BN Saikia, GC Das and NC Nath
A study was conducted on pubertal Swamp buffalo heifers and puerperal Swamp buffalo cows maintained at Network Project on Buffalo Improvement (Swamp), College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati, indicated that buffalo heifers of 1.5 to 3 years of age exhibited no genital changes indicative of cyclic activity. The ovary was active characterised by presence of palpable corpus luteum in 50.00 per cent buffalo cows within 45 days of parturition. Serum IGF-1 level in pubertal heifers increased significantly from 61.58 ± 0.66 ng/ml at 1.5 to 2 years to 69.31 ± 2.99 ng/ml at 2.5 to 3 years of age. Level of leptin, ghrelin and IGF-1 did not vary during the puerperal period in buffalo cows. Level of serum calcium and phosphorus was significantly higher in pubertal heifers of 2 to 3 years of age and the values were 9.50 ± 0.23 mg/dl for calcium and 3.70 ± 0.02 mg/dl for phosphorus as against 8.74 ± 0.21 mg/dl calcium and 3.44 ± 0.04 mg/dl phosphorus recorded in 1.5 to 2 year old heifers.
How to cite this article:
N Deka, KC Nath, BC Deka, D Bhuyan, BN Saikia, GC Das and NC Nath. Comparative study on genital status, energy balance and mineral content of swamp buffalo (Luit) heifers and cows under organized system of rearing in Assam, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(12S): 36-40.