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Indian Journal of Animal Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 53, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1258) Last page : ( 1260)
Print ISSN : 0367-6722. Online ISSN : 0976-0555.
Article DOI : 10.18805/ijar.B-3675

Effect of I/M Se and Vit E administration combined with cooler hours feeding regime on milk production in buffaloes in hot-humid climate of Bundelkhand region

Kumar Sandip, Singh S.K.*, Srivastava A.K.

Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tikamgarh, Jabalpur-472 001, Madhya Pradesh, India

*Corresponding author's e-mail: sksingh2011_12@rediffmail.com

Online published on 15 October, 2019.

Abstract

A farm experiment was carried out to assess the effect of vitamin E and selenium I/M injection on performance of buffaloes during heat stress period in Tikamgarh district of Bundelkhand Agroclimatic zone. A total of 24 animals (80±10 days postpartum and 650±25 kg body weight) were randomly divided in to 3 treatments with 8 buffaloes in each group in a completely randomized design and received a balance feed as per BIS 1992 (Type-II). T2 group was injected with 10 ml from a solution of vitamin E and selenium after interval of 10 days and T3 group was injected I/M with 10 ml from solution of vitamin E and selenium after interval of 15 days. Dry matter intake and milk yield and milk composition in T2 & T3 was observed to be higher (P>0.05) than control group. The respiration rate and pulse rate were observed to be significantly higher (P>0.05) in T1 group than T2 & T3, rectal temperature was also significantly higher in T1 (P>0.05). Thermal heat index was also calculated and reported in this study.

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Keywords

Buffaloes, Heat stress, Selenium, Vitamin E.

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