STUDIES ON BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN OF ADULT CAMEL IN DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF MANAGEMENT

Article Id: ARCC5401
Citation :- STUDIES ON BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN OF ADULT CAMEL IN DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF MANAGEMENT.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2004.(23)
Bhakat Champak, Chaturvedi D.
Address : National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner - 334 001, India

Abstract

Seven adult female camels (6 to 7 year age) were selected and kept in switch over design in two different systems of management like loose housing (L.H.) and semi-intensive system (5.1.) for two months. Different behavioural patterns Exhibited by camels were recorded throughout the period. The analysis of data revealed that total average time involved in feed intake was more (327.53±2.92 min.) in S.I. condition than L.H. condition. The total average time involved in rumination was more in S.I. (439.78 min.) than L.H. (422.78 min.) system. The nocturnal rumination time is maximum as compared to day time rumination in both systems of management. The total average time involved in sleeping is more in 5.1. than L.H. condition. The total average time for idling was less in S.I. than L.H. condition. The total average frequency of defecation and urination of adult camel were more in night than day time in all systems of management. The total average frequency of agonistic behaviour of camel were less in 5.1. than L.H. condition. The study concludes that due to higher time involvement in feeding and other related activities and less time involvement in idling like activity semi-intensive system is better than intensive system for adult camel management.

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