EFFECT OF WEANING ON THE POSTPARTUM REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF MURRAH BUFFALOES

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2014.00019.3    | Article Id: B-2563 | Page : 501-503
Citation :- EFFECT OF WEANING ON THE POSTPARTUM REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF MURRAH BUFFALOES.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):501-503
V.V. Rijasnaz, S.K. Mondal and Ahmad Fahim* ahmadfahim300@gmail.com
Address : Livestock Production Management Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly – 243 122, India

Abstract

The present experiment was designed to study the effect of weaning on resumption of ovarian cyclicity in postpartum Murrah buffaloes. A total of sixteen postpartum Murrah buffaloes in their second to sixth lactation were divided into two equal groups as: (1) Group 1 (Weaning) and (2) Group 2 (Suckling) keeping body weight, age, parity and birth weight of calf into consideration. The animals in the weaning group (n=8) were isolated from calf by day 3 and animals of the suckling group (n=8) were allowed to suckle twice daily until the end of experiment. Behavioural estrus (53.29±7.52 vs. 128.00±9.94 days, P

Keywords

Estrus Murrah buffalo Postpartum Weaning.

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