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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 430-439
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.053


Association of Animal Health Indicators with Welfare Status in Frieswal Cattle at Organized Dairy Herd
Iftekar Rahaman1, Rajarshi Samanta2, Chittapriya Ghosh3, Sanjoy Datta4*, Nilotpal Ghosh2, Subhasish Biswas5 and Subhasish Batabyal6
1Department of ARD, Govt. of West Bengal
2Department of LPM,
3Department of LFC,
4Department of AGB,
5Department of LPT,
6Department of Vety. Biochemistry, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Belgachia, Kolkata – 700037, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Forty-two lactating Frieswal cattle divided into three sheds were included for the present study with the objective to assess the welfare status in the conventional barn and to suggest improvement of welfare measures. The health indicators of animals like Body Condition Scores (BCS), Lameness Scores (LS), Hock Lesion Scores (HLS) and Mastitis Incidences (MI) were considered for investigation. The BCS, LS and HLS were determined by scoring system through clinical description, gait, posture and motion based on a 5-point scale. The statistical analysis implied that average BCS for all animals was 2.38 ± 0.66, the average LS was recorded as 2.28 ± 0.66, whereas, average HLS for all animals was observed as 2.39 ± 0.65. Significant (P<0.05) positive correlations were found between BCS and HLS whereas, highly significant (P<0.01) positive correlations between BCS and LS, LS and HLS was also recorded. Shed-wise significant (P<0.05) variations were also reported for BCS, LS and HLS. Higher incidence of mastitis found in the sheds with low cleanliness.


Keywords: Animal welfare, Body Condition Score, Hock Lesion Score, Lameness Score, Animal health
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Iftekar Rahaman, Rajarshi Samanta, Chittapriya Ghosh, Sanjoy Datta, Nilotpal Ghosh, Subhasish Biswas and Subhasish Batabyal. 2020. Association of Animal Health Indicators with Welfare Status in Frieswal Cattle at Organized Dairy Herd.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 430-439. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.053