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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1524-1534
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.173


A Review: IMPACT of Floor Type and Bedding Materials on Performance of Dairy Animals
N. Gautam1*, Shraddha Shrivastava2, G. P. Lakhani3, Rahul Saheharand Kuldeep Narayan Tripathi4
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balrampur Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur (C.G.) India
2Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry,
College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Jabalpur (M.P.) India
3Department of Livestock Production and Management,
College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Jabalpur (M.P.) India
4IWMP Project Baikunthpur, Korea (c.g.) India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Housing system and resting surface have influence on milk yield and reproductive performance as much as by feeding and keeping methods in dairy herd. Different types of bedding materials are used by livestock owners according to their availability, waste management, ease to use cost and environment. Good quality bedding materials contribute to better health and cow comfort. In recent years, many efforts have been undertaken to improve health and performance of dairy animals by modifying the housing environment. Different types of bedding materials like straw, limestone, sand, sawdust, wood chips, newspaper, manure solids, rice hulls etc. are used for dairy animals according to requirement. Dairy farmers prefer different floor type like rubber, stones, gravels, bricks, concrete, mates and mattress etc. for providing comfort to the animals according to their own status. Poorly designed stall and bedding facilities cause an increased risk of productive, reproductive performance and lameness in dairy animals including decrease in there resting phase (Cook et al., 2009). Depth and height of bedding materials is also an important factor for dairy cows comfort. A minimum of 25 cm depth of sand bedding is required (Buli et al., 2010). Deep bedded laying surface also provides more comfortable to the lame dairy cows (Jensen et al., 2015). A loss of about 70% in milk yield due to mastitis. Organic bedding materials contain higher number of environmental bacteria than inorganic materials. Inorganic bedding material is also best for cow comfort as compared to other as SCC is less in the inorganic bedding materials. Inorganic materials require less renewal than organic bedding. Bacterial counts and types found in bedding materials have a positive correlation with the bacteria present on the teat end (Zdanowicz et al., 2004).


Keywords: bedding materials,milk yield,Dairy farmers,environmental bacteria
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Gautam. V. N., Shraddha Shrivastava, G. P. Lakhani, Rahul Sahehar and Kuldeep Narayan Tripathi. 2020. A Review: IMPACT of Floor Type and Bedding Materials on Performance of Dairy Animals.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1524-1534. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.173