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International Journal of Livestock Research

eISSN : 2277-1964 NAAS Score -5.36

Vol 7 (9) Sep’17

Original Research

Seasonal Variation in Body Condition Score and Morphometry with Age of Crossbred Cattle at an Organized Farm in Kashmir Valley Ashaq Manzoor1, R. A. Patoo2*, Asra Khursheed3, Tahir Nazir4, Parvaiz Ahmad Dar5and Insha Afzal6 Division of Livestock Production and Management, Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Shuhama SKUAST-K 190006, Jammu and Kashmir, INDIA 1, 3, 5 & 6

Ph.D. Scholar, Division of Livestock Production and Management Ph.D. Scholar, Division of Livestock Products Technology 2 Assistant Professor, Division of Livestock Production and Management 4

*Corresponding author: [email protected] Rec. Date:

Mar 13, 2017 16:44

Accept Date:

Jun 20, 2017 07:59

Published Online:

September 01, 2017

DOI

10.5455/ijlr.20170620075903

Abstract Present study was conducted to evaluate season wise variation in body condition score (BCS) in different physiological stages and association of morphometry with age of crossbred cattle (Jersey x local cattle) maintained at Mountain Livestock Research Institute, Mansbal, SKUAST-Kashmir. Fifty four crossbred cattle of same parity were examined for BCS on 6 point scale through seven different physiological stages viz. calving (CL), early lactation (EL), mid lactation (ML), late lactation (LL), dry period (DP) and heifers. Body measurements visa,body length, height at withers, chest girth and pelvic girth were taken in animals of age group 1.5-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-8 years. Results revealed that BCS of crossbred cattle was comparatively low in winter than autumn season with more depression in months of November and December. Body length and height at withers increased significantly (P

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