Influence of temperature humidity index on the physiological parameters and growth rate of crossbred cattle calves

Publication Date : 04/04/2016


Author(s) :

Aziz Zarina , Dr. G. Girish Varma , Dr. K. Raji , Dr. V. L. Gleeja.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 3
(04 - 2016)



Abstract :

The present study was conducted to assess the adaptation capacity of castrated crossbred cattle calves to the varying temperature humidity prevalent in central midlands of Kerala using physiological and growth parameters. The temperature humidity index recorded throughout the year varied from 76.5 to 82. Rectal temperature remained invariable throughout the experimental period but respiratory rate and pulse rate exhibited a significant correlation (P<0.01) with temperature humidity index. A negative correlation was observed between temperature humidity index and relative growth rate of the experimental animals at P<0.01 level.


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