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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1761-1768
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.200


Seasonal Effect of Vitamin C, Electrolyte and Jaggery Supplementation on Body Weight of Goats Transported at Different Flocking Density
Deepanshu Gupta1, Manju Ashutosh1, Gayatri Kashyap2*, Meeti Punetha1, Ashutosh1, Bharti Patel1, Irshad Para1 and Maneesh Ahirwar3
1Animal Physiology division, National Dairy Research Institute,Karnal-132001, Haryana, India
2Division of Pathology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly-243122, UP, India
3LPM division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present work was conducted during two seasons (winter and hot-humid) to investigate seasonal effect of transportation of goats at different flocking densities on physiological parameters in goats (Alpine x Beetal) supplemented with Vitamin C, Vitamin C + Electrolyte and Jaggery. Goats were of 10-12 months of age from LRC, NDRI Karnal. During the journey all the animals were kept off-feed and deprived of water. The animals were divided into four groups. Group I, II and III consisted of 25 goats each that were further divided into groups of high (15) and low (10) flocking density. 3 days before start of experiment, group I goats were fed Vitamin C, group II goats were fed Vitamin C and Electrolyte and group III goats were fed jaggery only. These goats were subjected to continuous 8 hours transport in a tractor trailer measuring 12 ft x 6 ft. = 7.2 m2 at an average speed of 25 km per hour for 3 days. Group IV goats served as control consisting of 10 animals and were kept in shed off fed up to 8 h on the day of transportation. Body weights were recorded before and after transportation. Body weight loss was more prominent in high flocking density goats as compared to low flocking goats in all three groups in both seasons. The lowest (P<0.05) values of body weights were recorded just after unloading in all groups, at low as well as high flocking densities in both seasons which then increased gradually after 6h of rest and feeding and reached to basal values after 24 hours after unloading. High flocking density was more stressful than low flocking density so animals should provide optimum floor space while transportation. Supplementation of Vitamin C, Vitamin C + Electrolyte and Jaggery aided in reducing transportation stress individually but Vitamin C + Electrolyte combination proved more beneficial in alleviating transportation stress in goats.


Keywords: Body weight, Electrolyte, Jaggery, Transportation stress and Vitamin C
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Deepanshu Gupta, Manju Ashutosh, Gayatri Kashyap, Meeti Punetha, Ashutosh, Bharti Patel, Irshad Para and Maneesh Ahirwar. 2018. Seasonal Effect of Vitamin C, Electrolyte and Jaggery Supplementation on Body Weight of Goats Transported at Different Flocking Density.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1761-1768. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.200