Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 46 issue 1 (march 2012) : 66 - 69

EFFECT OF AMBIENT TEMPERATURE RISE ON HEAT STORAGE IN MURRAH BUFFALOES DURING DIFFERENT SEASONS

M.M. Vaidya*, S.V. Singh, Parveen Kumar, A.K. Singh, Raju Kushwaha1, M.M. Pathan, A.K. Balhara2
1Dairy Cattle Physiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, karnal-132 001, India
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Cite article:- Vaidya* M.M., Singh S.V., Kumar Parveen, Singh A.K., Kushwaha1 Raju, Pathan M.M., Balhara2 A.K. (2024). EFFECT OF AMBIENT TEMPERATURE RISE ON HEAT STORAGE IN MURRAH BUFFALOES DURING DIFFERENT SEASONS. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 46(1): 66 - 69. doi: .
Rhythmicity in physiological parameters is an important process both as convenient and reliable markers of operation of the biological clock and as an indicator of general health of an animal. In order to find out the heat storage in adult and growing Murrah buffaloes, 6 each of growing and adult female Murrah buffaloes were selected from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) herd for this study. The experiment was conducted in three seasons i.e. winter (Dec- Jan), spring (Feb-March) and summer (April-May). Rectal temperature (RT) and skin temperature (ST) were recorded during 4.00 hrs interval i.e. 6.00, 10.00, 14.00, 18.00, 22.00 and 2.00 hrs. The circadian variation in Skin temperature and rectal temperature was found to be maximum at 2.00 PM during summer season compared to spring and winter season.  The heat storage was also observed highest at 2.00 PM in adult Murrah compared to growing during summer season. Physiological parameters (RT and ST) increased significantly (P
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