A STUDY ON THE HEALTH PROFILE OF YOUNG CALVES: INFLUENCE OF GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Article Id: ARCC5238 | Page : 90-93
Citation :- A STUDY ON THE HEALTH PROFILE OF YOUNG CALVES: INFLUENCE OF GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2007.(26):90-93
B. Brahma* and Charan Singh
Address : DCB Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001 India

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out to study the disease incidence pattern among young calves over different seasons, age groups and sexes. Among diseases, diarrhoea showed highest (39.85%) incidence followed by fever (18.92%) and lameness (5.85%). Diarrhoeal incidences were significantly higher (P0.01) in Murrah calves than in Karan Fries, Sahiwal and Tharparkar calves. Age significantly (P0.01) influenced the occurrence of diarrhoea, being highest in the first month of life. Maximu incidence of diarrhoea was recorded in rainy season. Fever incidences were significantly (P0.01) higher in Murrh calves than on Karan Fries calves. Incidence rate of fever was higher during first, second and third months of life and during autumn season. Season also had signiicant (P0.01) effect on the incidence of lameness with highest incidence in autumn (9.13%). Age group had significant (P0.01) influence on lameness incidence rate being highest in first age group of -30 days and lowest in the age goup of 91-180 days.

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