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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Effect of seasonal stress on cortisol level of goats

Author(s):
Smriti Shukla, Ashutosh Ludri, Amangeet Parashar, Vinay Kumar Mehra and Gaurav Kumar
Abstract:
Present study in goat (Capra hircus) was conducted to identify the hormonal level during different seasons. Understanding the seasonal patterns of thermoregulation in caprine is crucial to develop the efficient livestock in the subtropics. Thus, the aim of the current research was to evaluate the level of adaptation by change in hormonal profile during different seasons in goats. The study was conducted on indigenous goats (N=30) to investigate the hormonal profile. The significant (p< 0.05) rise in the physiological reactions occurred in goats during summer showing a positive correlation with the temperature and physiological responses so as to overcome the environment stress during different summer of animals. The variations in blood hormonal components observed in the goats during summer seasons depicting its thermotolerance. The significant (p< 0.05) increase in cortisol concentrations was high during summer showing a direct relationship with efficient water balancing mechanism in the body. Plasma cortisol concentration increased significantly in winter and summer season but within normal range in control (spring).The higher concentration of plasma cortisol level in summer is mainly due to cope up with stress conditions and to maintain homeostasis through various actions.
Pages: 2654-2656  |  412 Views  185 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Smriti Shukla, Ashutosh Ludri, Amangeet Parashar, Vinay Kumar Mehra and Gaurav Kumar. Effect of seasonal stress on cortisol level of goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2654-2656.

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