Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)
Pre-Lambing behaviour of Muzzafarnagri sheep
B Singh, PS Pramanik, KD Singh, N Singh, VN Gupta, P Gautam and G Pandey
The peri-parturient behaviour of 10 Muzzafarnagri ewes were observed at Livestock Farm Complex, A.N.D.U.A.T., Kumarganj, Ayodhya. All the ewes, in advance stages of pregnancy, that is one or two days prior to lambing, there were relaxation of pelvic ligament; the udder enlargement distended and tightened and waxy; vulva became oedematous and flabby, showing mucus discharge. The restlessness in ewes generally observed 152.25 ± 16.565 min before actual birth of lamb. Onset of intermittent abdominal straining in ewes started 76.66±8.223 min before actual birth of lamb and it was repeated at an interval of 10-12 min, during peak stage of labour. Intense and regular straining in ewes, started on an average 6.33±0.69 min, before actual birth of lambs. The appearance and rupture of chorio-allantoic sac occurred on an average 4.73±0.532 min, before actual birth of lamb. The average time taken by lamb to appear vulva was 3±0.362 min before actual birth of lamb.
How to cite this article:
B Singh, PS Pramanik, KD Singh, N Singh, VN Gupta, P Gautam and G Pandey. Pre-Lambing behaviour of Muzzafarnagri sheep. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(4S): 23-25.