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A Study on Oestrus and Parturition Behaviour of Manipuri Pony Mares

DOI: 10.18805/IJAR.B-4529    | Article Id: B-4529 | Page : 412-415
Citation :- A Study on Oestrus and Parturition Behaviour of Manipuri Pony Mares.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2022.(56): 412-415
Ningthoukhongjam Linda, Fazal Ali Ahmed, Thingujam Chaa Mangilal ningthoukhongjamlinda@gmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl-796 014, Mizoram, India.
Submitted Date : 18-05-2021
Accepted Date : 2-08-2021

Abstract

Background: The aim of this research was to study the behavioural signs exhibited during the different phases of oestrus and parturition in Manipuri pony mares.
Methods: A total of ten each for oestrus and pregnant female Manipuri Ponies were selected for the behavioural signs study and a total data of 30 numbers of set questionnaires were analysed for studying the oestrus and foaling during various seasons and months of Manipuri Pony mares.
Result: The behavioural oestrus signs observed in female Manipuri pony were raised tail, vulva swelling, vaginal mucous secretion, stallion seeking, inappetance and male acceptance. Pre-partum sign includes swelling of vulva, waxing, udder development, teats engorgement with milk discharges. Restlessness, isolation from human and herd mates, abdominal straining were shown during first stage of parturition. Abdominal straining with expulsion of fetus was displayed in the second stage followed placenta expulsion at the third stage of parturition. The occurrences of timing of birth were lesser between 6 pm and midnight (20.00%). The highest occurrence of oestrus was recorded during spring season (46.67%, 56.67%) respectively and in months it occurred highest during March to June (16.67%).

Keywords

​Foaling Manipuri pony Oestrus Parturition Pre-partu

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