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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Importance of roof modifications in animal housing and its impact on body measurements of Sahiwal calves during summer months in arid region of Rajasthan

Author(s):
Pushpa Lamba, Arun Kumar Jhirwal, Vivek Saharan and Anuj Kumar
Abstract:
The study was carried out at LRS Kodamdesar, Bikaner (Rajasthan) for the period of three months. Eighteen female Sahiwal calves of 6-12 months of age were selected and divided into three treatment groups i.e. T0 (Control group having asbestos sheet as roof), T1 (Thatch roof which is having thatch over asbestos sheet as modification) and T2 (Agro-net roof which had Agro-net over asbestos sheet as a modification). All the three groups were managed under similar system of management. The daily recording of macro and microclimate i.e. temperature, relative humidity and THI was done twice in day at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm .The body measurement were recorded on weekly basis. The result showed that the mean temperature, relative humidity and THI at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm were significantly higher (P<0.01) in T0 as compared to other two groups. All the body measurements were statistically higher in T1 and T2 as compare to T0 but not significantly. Thus, from the overall result of the present research work, it may be concluded that thatch and agro-net can be used above the asbestos roof as roof modification in arid region as they are cost effective and had shown significant effect on microclimate inside animal house which ultimately leads to better growth of Sahiwal calves.
Pages: 2816-2825  |  190 Views  41 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pushpa Lamba, Arun Kumar Jhirwal, Vivek Saharan and Anuj Kumar. Importance of roof modifications in animal housing and its impact on body measurements of Sahiwal calves during summer months in arid region of Rajasthan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 2816-2825.

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