A review on adaptive plasticity response under changing climatic conditions in goats
Komal, Ayush Ranjan, Ajeet Kumar and Anil Gattani
The climate over the earth is ever-changing. The changed environment puts selective and adaptive pressure over the animal species to survive. The animal species that cannot adapt well are eliminated from the ecosystem. To sustain under the climatic stressor animal body is challenged in terms of homeothermy, water, electrolyte, and hormonal balance. The stressor greatly affects the animals productive and reproductive performances as much of the energy is utilized to maintain homeostasis. Amongst the livestock species, goat rearing is assumed to be an integral part of Indian rural economy, as it is the source of high-quality animal protein. The goats can survive in harsh climate, as it has very good adaptive mechanisms against the climatic stressors. The study of goat adaptive mechanism is of considerable interest to understand how this animal respond to different climatic stress, and it would help to make the goat rearing a sustainable venture.
How to cite this article:
Komal, Ayush Ranjan, Ajeet Kumar and Anil Gattani. A review on adaptive plasticity response under changing climatic conditions in goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(7S): 01-06.