Studies on buffalo calf mortality in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh

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Amit Shakya Biswajit Roy R.P.S. Baghel

Abstract

The Jabalpur region of Madhya Pradesh comprises of six tehsils namely Patan, Kundam, Majholi, Sihora, Panagar and Shahpura which cover densely buffalo populated area. Patan, Kundam and Majholi Tehsils are one of them. The data on mortality of buffalo calves was collected by random survey methods from 60 farmers (10 farmers of each villages) of 06 villages of 03 Tehsils of Jabalpur District MP. The data was based on the interview schedule. The morality data were categorized based on the sex and age group during the last one year. The result of the present study indicated that overall buffalo calf mortality in and around Jabalpur district was 42.11%. Mortality was higher in male calf than the female calves due to the negligence towards male calf. Highest mortality was recorded in the age group of calves below three months. It was also found that significantly (P>0.05) higher mortality was observed in male calf compared to female calves (60.47% vs. 23.53%).

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SHAKYA, Amit; ROY, Biswajit; BAGHEL, R.P.S.. Studies on buffalo calf mortality in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 36, n. 3, p. 521-524, sep. 2017. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <http://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/648>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017.
Keywords
Buffaloes; Bubalus bubalis; Buffalo calves; Calf mortality; Mortality; Madhya Pradesh
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