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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)

Effect of calf suckling dummy calf used and weaning on milk ejection stimuli and milk yield of Murrah buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)

Author(s): Pankaj Kumar Singh, ML Kamboj, Subhash Chandra and Rajiv Kumar Singh
Abstract: Present study to investigate the effect of suckling, weaning and dummy calf on milk ejection stimuli and milk yield of Murrah buffaloes. Twenty four late pregnant Murrah buffaloes were assigned to three treatment groups: weaning, suckling and dummy calf group. Mean letdown time and means milking temperament score were significantly (P<0.01) lower in suckled buffaloes in compared to dummy used buffaloes and weaned buffaloes. The mean of daily milk yield were significantly (P<0.01) higher in suckled buffaloes as compared to dummy used buffaloes and weaned buffaloes. The mean milk flow rates were significantly (P<0.05) higher in suckled buffaloes as compared to weaned. The mean plasma cortisol levels were lower in suckled and dummy used buffaloes groups as compared to waned buffaloes. It was concluded that daily milk yield improved in buffaloes allowed natural suckling and dummy used buffaloes as compared to weaned group buffaloes.
Pages: 1012-1015  |  592 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pankaj Kumar Singh, ML Kamboj, Subhash Chandra and Rajiv Kumar Singh. Effect of calf suckling dummy calf used and weaning on milk ejection stimuli and milk yield of Murrah buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). 2017; 6(6S): 1012-1015.
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