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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 190-195
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.021


Effect of Watering Frequencies and Rehydration on Blood Parameters of Indigenous Sheep
Sahana*, R. J. Modi, M. M. Trivedi, M. M. Islam and K. N. Wadhwani
Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University, Anand - 388 001, Gujarat (INDIA)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present experiment was conducted with the objective to study the effect of watering frequencies and rehydration on blood parameters of indigenous sheep under intensive production system during hot humid season. Eighteen adult dry non pregnant farm born Patanwadi and Marwari female (25-35 kg) sheep were divided randomly on body weight basis in three treatment groups viz., T1: Control (watering thrice in a day), T2: (watering twice in a day), T3: (watering once in a day). The duration of experiment was 44 days (42 days of different watering frequencies and 2 days of rehydration phase). The experimental animals were maintained on conventional feed as per the recommendations of ICAR feeding standard (2013). Once a day ad lib. watering (T3) significantly (P<0.05) increased Haemoglobin (g/dL), PCV (%), urea (mg/dL), uric acid (mg/dL), creatinine (mg/dL) and Na (mmol/L) due to haemoconcentration as compared to animals watered twice (T2) or thrice a day(T1). Moreover, rehydration significantly (P<0.05) influenced urea (mg/dL), uric acid (mg/dL) and Na (mmol/L) levels in the blood.It may be concluded from present study that the adult sheep should be given ad lib. water at least thrice a day at the interval of less than12 hrs. in middle Gujarat agroclimatic condition during hot humid season.


Keywords: Watering frequencies, Rehydration, Blood parameters, Sheep
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Sahana, M., R. J. Modi, M. M. Trivedi, M. M. Islam and Wadhwani, K. N. 2020. Effect of Watering Frequencies and Rehydration on Blood Parameters of Indigenous Sheep.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 190-195. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.021