Taking a clue from research that short-haired ‘slick’ gene carrying cows have superior heat intolerance, researchers undertook study to prove this point scientifically in cows. R. M. Mejia and others from Pennsylvania State University and a Zamorano University in Honduras carried out a simple experiment. To know more click here
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Most of India experiences a severe summer from April to July, with temperatures soaring to about 45 degrees Celsius. In such harsh weather, dairy cows need protection from ambient heat (environmental heat), else they suffer from Heat Stress Syndrome. To know the possible solutions please click here
जाने अनजाने हम प्रनियो पर अनेक प्रकार कि क्रूरता करते है जो उनके लिये अतियांत हानिकारक साबित हो सक्ती है और इनही मे से एक इन्हे बांधना है। प्राकृतिक रूप से गाय समूह मे रेहने कि आदी होती है और यही इन्हे शांत स्वभाव से रेहने के लिये प्रेरित करता है। वे अपना दिन अराम … Continue reading क्या आप जाणते है के गाय को बांधणा एक क्रूरता है !!!!!
Lot of myths about heat stress in animals are prevalent, and this post hopes to separate the facts from fiction.
In some cases to decide genetic potential of any heifer or a bull, knowing with certainty the paternity side of a calf is critical. This is especially true in India where many a times, along with artificial insemination, the cow is also served with a bull. A simple test is now available to test this....
Cows are not human: Their skin, body temperature, and the way body heat is lost, is different from human. Cow skin thickness is around 6 mm as compared to 0.7 mm in human. The cow’s skin provides greater insulation, and hence the way cows respond to changes in external temperature is different from humans. As a result heat / cold tolerance in cows is superior to human.
Determination of age of calf is important for effective sale / purchase and cost decisions. It is quite easy to determine age in calves by examining teeth. At birth, a cow calf will have 20 temporary ‘milk’ or deciduous teeth, and as the animal grows these are replaced by permanent teeth.
While breeding your cows employing artificial insemination technique, as a consumer it is your right to demand that semen from a disease-free and progeny tested bull be used.