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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 1379-1385
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.160


Effect of Microclimate Alteration on Temperature Humidity Index (THI), Milk Production and Milk Composition in Jaffrabadi Buffaloes during Summer
B.D. Savaliya*, S.S. Parikh, R.B. Makwana, T.K. Patbandha, P.M. Gamit and K.S. Murthy
Cattle Breeding Farm, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362001, Gujarat (India)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the current scenario, climate change is occurring all over the world and heat stress is increasing gradually. Heat stress can effectively reduce in buffaloes through evaporative cooling. Present experiment was carried out to find out the effect of fogger cooling on Temperature-Humidity Index (THI), physiological parameters, milk yield and milk composition in Jaffrabadi buffaloes during summer season at Cattle Breeding Farm, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat (India) for a period of 9 weeks(from April to June, 2017). Thirty lactating Jaffrabadi buffaloes were divided in two groups of 15 each. Buffaloes of Group-I (control) were kept under loose housing without any cooling system, while buffaloes of Group II (experiment) were kept under loose housing with fogger cooling system operated from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Significantly (P<0.05) lower THI value was observed in Group II buffalo shed. Though the difference was non-significant, lower rectal temperature and respiration rate were observed in the buffaloes of fogger group compared to control group. Milk yield and fat percent were increased significantly (P<0.05) in Jaffrabadi buffaloes of group II. Thus, it is concluded that the fogger cooling system was beneficial in terms of body comfort of the animals by reducing heat stress as well as increasing milk yield and fat percent in Jaffrabadi buffaloes during summer season.


Keywords: Temperature-humidity index, Rectal temperature, Respiration rate, Milk yield, Fat percent
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Savaliya, B.D., S.S. Parikh, R.B. Makwana, T.K. Patbandha, P.M. Gamit and Murthy, K.S. 2019. Effect of Microclimate Alteration on Temperature Humidity Index (THI), Milk Production and Milk Composition in Jaffrabadi Buffaloes during Summer.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 1379-1385. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.160