Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Effect of grooming and bathing on milk yield and milk composition in crossbred cows during summer season
Author(s): Deependra Verma, Sunil Singh, Ankit Shukla, Ramesh Pandey, Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Vipin Mishra and Rajiv Kumar Singh
Abstract: The experiment was carried out on 20 healthy crossbred cows divided in four groups of 5 animals each based on nearly similar age and lactation period. Four groups of grooming and bathing were adopted in the study liz control, groomed and bathed once, groomed twice and bathed once, and groomed and bathed twice a day. All cows were kept under same feeding schedule for 10 days under preliminary period to adapt the test diet followed by 60 days experimental period for records. The data were analyzed statistically. The results of study were revealed that the mean of Milk yield, Milk fat percent, Total solid and solid not fat were significantly (P<0.05) higher in group T3 followed by groups T2, T1 and T0, however the mean of specific gravity and acidity percent in milk were no significant difference in among groups. Therefore adoption of two times bathing and grooming in cross-bred cows under hot conditions may be used by dairy farmers as effective routine managemental practices to obtain higher milk yield and its compositional quality as well as reduce heat stress during summer season.
How to cite this article:
Deependra Verma, Sunil Singh, Ankit Shukla, Ramesh Pandey, Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Vipin Mishra and Rajiv Kumar Singh. Effect of grooming and bathing on milk yield and milk composition in crossbred cows during summer season. 2017; 6(6S): 987-989.