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P.M. Gamit Rana Ranjeet Singh Amit Kumar V.B. Kharadi N.B. Patel

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The aim of the present investigation was to find out the relationship among postpartum interval to estrus, body condition score, milk yield and blood biochemical parameters of Surti buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). The study was conducted on sixteen clinically healthy Surti buffaloes (parity 1-7) with normal parturition. These animals were divided into two groups on the basis of their postpartum interval to estrus (PPIE). Group 1 animals had PPIE ≤ 50 days whereas group 2 had PPIE > 50 days. Body condition score (BCS), milk yield and Blood samples were collected by jugular venipuncture on days starting from 6th day after calving thereafter at fortnight interval till 90th day postpartum. Blood serum parameters such as glucose, total protein, blood urea, creatinine, cholesterol, triglyceride, progesterone and estrogen were measured. Perusal of data revealed that animals having higher BCS on the day of estrus had significantly (P≤0.05) shorter PPIE. There was non-significant effect of daily and cumulative 100 days milk yield on PPIE. Serum concentration of glucose and creatinine was significantly (P≤0.05) higher for group 1 animals at most of the stages. There was non-significant difference between serum concentration of total protein, blood urea nitrogen and cholesterol between both the groups. Progesterone and Estradiol-17 β concentrations were significantly (P≤0.05) higher in group 1 animals than group 2 animals at different stages of this study.

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Keywords

Blood-biochemical profile, Body condition score, Hormonal profile, Postpartum interval to estrus, Surti buffaloes

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Gamit, P., Singh, R. R., Kumar, A., Kharadi, V., & Patel, N. (2016). Relationship of postpartum interval to estrus, body condition score, milk yield and blood biochemical parameters in Surti buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(2), 899-904. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v8i2.894
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