Effect of bilateral ovarian massage on post-partum anoestrus interval in cross bred (Holstein Friesian x Sahiwal) dairy cows

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-892    | Article Id: B-892 | Page : 20-23
Citation :- Effect of bilateral ovarian massage on post-partum anoestrus interval in cross bred (Holstein Friesian x Sahiwal) dairy cows.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2020.(54):20-23
Abdul Shakoor Noonari, Muhammad Naeem, Abdus Salam, Muzaffar Ali, Abir Ishtiaq and Ammar Danyal Naeem dr_naeembzu@yahoo.com
Address : Institute of Pure and Applied Biology, Zoology Division, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Submitted Date : 11-01-2018
Accepted Date : 21-06-2018

Abstract

Post-partum anoestrus reduces  the productivity of dairy cows by delaying in producing a calf in a year. Therefore, to restore early ovarian cyclicity bilateral ovarian massage was attempted. In present study both ovaries were massaged repeatedly after every 15 days of cross-bred (Holstein Friesian x Sahiwal) dairy cows (n=141) during 2005-6 to 2009-10. Results revealed that the incidence of  anoestrus was reduced  to 14.18% (20/141) and a 64.53% (91/141) pregnancy rate was recorded following bilateral ovarian massage performed at 15th, 30th, and 45th day  post-partum. However, out of the 20 post-partum anoestrus  cows (n=20),  50% (10/20) of the animals exhibited estrus with 45% (9/20) conceiving following bilateral ovarian massage performed at 60th ,  75th ,  90th  and 105 days post-partum. The data in relation to   animal’s age, lactation number versus ovarian cyclicity resumption was insignificant. It was  concluded that bilateral ovarian massage was effective in inducing  cyclicity in  anestrus animals .

Keywords

Cross-bred Holstein Friesian Ovarian massage Post-partum anoestrus Resumption of ovarian cyclicity Sahiwal Cows.

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