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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(4): 252-256
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.025


Effect of season on milk production in Murrah Buffaloes: THI a proven marker
K. I. Vasantha1*, Ch. Srinivasa Prasad1, B. Rambabu Naik2, K. Aswani Kumar3,Ch. Venkata Seshaiah4 and J. Nikhil Kumar Tej1
1Department of Physiology, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, India
2Department of Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, India
3Department of Biochemistry, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, India
4LFC, Gannavaram, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Thermal stress is of concern for all livestock production systems and its effects have been studied because of the negative impact on production, health and even mortality. Exposure to high ambient temperature is the major constraint on buffalo productivity in hot climatic areas. Hence, the milk productivity is focused in the present study to relate animal stress with productivity of buffaloes. Eight adult female Murrah buffaloes of almost same age and parity were selected in summer and winter season. Metereological variables such as ambient temperature, relative humidity and THI were calculated in summer and winter season. Simultaneously milk production was also recorded in both the seasons. There was a significant increase (p<0.05) in temperature, humidity and THI in summer compared to winter. From the present study it was concluded that THI is a proven marker that increases during summer and imposed thermal stress in Murrah buffaloes as evidenced by significantly reduced milk production. Hence, additional feed, shelter and management practices might be adopted to overcome the negative effects of thermal stress and also to optimize milk production of the animals.


Keywords: Buffaloes; THI; environmental stress; season and milk production
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Vasantha, S. K. I., Ch. Srinivasa Prasad, B. Rambabu Naik, K. Aswani Kumar, Ch. Venkata Seshaiah and Nikhil Kumar Tej, J. 2021. Effect of season on milk production in Murrah Buffaloes: THI a proven marker.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(4): 252-256. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1004.025