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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 2475-2481
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.281


Effect of North - South Facing Housing System on the Haemotological Indices of Growing Foals in Semi-Arid Regions of Rajasthan
S. Preethi*, A. K. Jhirwal and R. A. Legha
Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract:

Haematological studies are usually conducted to study the normal and pathological aspects of blood and its elements. This study was conducted to quantify the effect of north and south faced housing system on the hematological indices of growing foals (n=12), during the summer (May-July 2017), taking ambient temperature, relative humidity and temperature-humidity index as factors in the semi-arid areas of Rajasthan. The foals were divided into two groups and were placed in the north (n=6) and south (n=6) facing house. Ambient temperature (°C) and relative humidity were recorded daily at 08:00h and 14:00h, and were used to obtain Temperature-Humidity index (THI). Blood samples were collected and analyzed fortnightly for a complete blood cell and differential count. Haematological indices like lymphocyte, monocyte, neutrophil, eosinophil and Red Blood Cells (RBC) values increased significantly (P<0.05) in the north facing house, with ambient temperature, relative humidity and THI as factors. Whereas, only monocyte and basophil differed significantly (P<0.05) in the south facing house. So from the present study it can be concluded that exposure of sun is more in the north facing house than the south facing house. With this it is evident that south facing house has a better effect on the performance of the growing foals than the north facing house and all three factors, i.e. ambient temperature, relative humidity and Temperature-humidity index, influence the blood profile of growing foals.


Keywords: Foal Behaviour, Ambient Temperature, Relative Humidity, Temperature Humidity Index, North-South Housing, Haematology.
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Preethi. S, A. K. Jhirwal and Legha. R. A. 2020. Effect of North - South Facing Housing System on the Haemotological Indices of Growing Foals in Semi-Arid Regions of Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 2475-2481. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.281