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Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)

Effect of floor type on the hock health of Murrah buffalo heifers

Author(s):
Priti Shakya, Rajneesh Sirohi, Yajuvendra Singh, Deep Narayan Singh, Mamta and Saurabh Tiwari
Abstract:
With the approval of Institutional Animal Ethics Committee of College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, DUVASU, Mathura experiment was conducted during the months of November 2019 to February 2020 to achieve the goal. A total of 18 healthy buffalo heifers were randomly divided into three groups on the basis of body weight, containing six animals in each group. Treatment 1 (T1) Concrete flooring (Conventional method practiced at LFC) (Control); Treatment 2 (T2) Compost/cow dung bed flooring; Treatment 3 (T3) Rubber mat installed flooring. The hock score of T1 was found significantly higher (P<0.05) than T2 and T3 treatment groups and further for T3 treatment group it was found significantly higher (P<0.05) than T2 treatment group. From the results of this study, it may be concluded that cow dung bed was the most comfortable floor for the animals followed by rubber mats.
Pages: 794-796  |  328 Views  93 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Priti Shakya, Rajneesh Sirohi, Yajuvendra Singh, Deep Narayan Singh, Mamta and Saurabh Tiwari. Effect of floor type on the hock health of Murrah buffalo heifers. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 794-796.

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