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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 104-109

Impact of Water Deprivation and Rehydration on Blood Parameters of Sheep under Middle Gujarat Agro-Climatic Condition
R. P. Patel1*, M. M. Islam1, N. P. Sarvaiya2 and K. N. Wadhwani1
1Department of Livestock Production Management,
2Reproductive Biology Research Unit, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388001, Gujarat (INDIA)
*Corresponding author

Present study was conducted on eighteen farm born adult hoggets (25-30 kg) of Patanwadi and Marwari breeds to study the effect of water restriction (WR) and rehydration on blood parameters. The experimental animals were randomly divided in to three treatment groups based on body weight comprising of six animals in each treatment viz. T1: Control (ad lib water- three time), T2: (WR1- 12 hrs watering interval- two time), T3: (WR2-24 hrs watering interval- one time). The duration of experiment was 44 days. The experimental animals either offered water thrice or once, did not produce any significant effect on Hb (g/dL) and PCV (%). The Urea (mg/dL), uric acid (mg/dL) and creatinine (mg/dL) concentration significantly (P<0.05) increased when animals exposed to restricted watering in T2 and T3 as compared to T1 group. Sodium level increased non-significantly when animals were kept on twice a day than once a day watering frequency but level increased significantly (P<0.05) when animal kept on thrice a day than once. Potassium level did not influence by any level of water frequency while chloride level significantly (P<0.05) influenced by treatment. The Triiodothyronine (ng/ml), Thyroxin (ng/ml) and cortisol (ng/ml) level remained at par either animals kept on once, twice or thrice a day watering frequencies. However, cortisol hormone level in 12 hrs WR and 24 hrs WR remained higher than ad lib water offered to animal groups. It may be concluded from the present study that hoggets should be watered at least twice daily and at less than twelve hours’ interval.

Keywords: Water deprivation, rehydration, blood parameter, hoggets

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Patel. R. P., M. M. Islam, N. P. Sarvaiya and Wadhwani. K. N. 2020. Impact of Water Deprivation and Rehydration on Blood Parameters of Sheep under Middle Gujarat Agro-Climatic Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 104-109. doi:
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