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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): 1289-1292

Incidence of Delayed Puberty in Cattle Heifers in and around Jabalpur
P. K. Patel*, S. N. Shukla and G. Singh
Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, NDVSU, Jabalpur-482001, India
*Corresponding author

The incidence of delayed puberty was studied in 500 cattle heifers in and around Jabalpur. The heifers with history of non-exhibition of estrus and smooth ovaries (without follicles or corpus luteum) during gynaecological examination were considered as delayed pubertal. The overall incidence of delayed puberty was found 44.44%. The analysis of result on breed wise incidence revealed 52.92%, 29.21%, 57.89% and 41.67% in non-descript, crossbred, Gir and Sahiwal breeds, respectively. The results revealed higher incidence of delayed puberty (68.92%) in heifers with body condition score (BCS) below 2 as compared to BCS more than 2 (31.08%). It can be concluded from this study that delayed puberty is one of the cause of anoestrus and thus prolonged calving interval in rural cattle. Further, higher incidence of delayed puberty persists in indigenous and nondescript rural cattle heifers of poor body condition score.

Keywords: Delayed puberty, Cattle heifers, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

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Patel. P. K., S. N. Shukla and Singh. G. 2020. Incidence of Delayed Puberty in Cattle Heifers in and around Jabalpur.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1289-1292. doi:
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