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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:7, July, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 1178-1183

Effect of Chromium Supplementation on Physiological Parameters in Local Buffaloes during Different Seasons
Kawardeep Kour*, Jonali Devi, Aditi Lal Koul, D. Chakraborty and Mandeep Singh Azad
Division of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-J, RS Pura, Jammu181102, Jammu and Kashmir, India
*Corresponding author

The work was aimed to study the effect of chromium propionate supplementation on physiological parameters in buffaloes during summer, autumn & winter seasons. Eighteen numbers of lactating buffaloes were selected and divided into three groups viz Control, Treatment -1 (T-1) & Treatment-2 (T-2). Treatment-1 and Treatment-2 were supplemented with 9mg & 18mg Chromium propionate/head/day respectively in each season; whereas, control group was not given chromium supplementation. Physiological parameters like rectal temperature, pulse rate and respiration rate were assessed weekly. It was observed that chromium propionate supplementation significantly lowered (P<0.05) pulse rate and respiration rate in treatment groups during summer and winter season; whereas, rectal temperature did not vary significantly between control and chromium supplemented groups. Among different seasons significantly lower winter values were observed in comparison to summer and autumn seasons in control and T2 group. Season had significant effect (P<0.05) on respiration rate in all the group, where the summer value was significantly higher (P<0.05) in comparison to autumn which were significantly higher (P<0.05) to winter values. Pulse rate too was significantly higher (P<0.05) in summer in comparison to winter and autumn season in all groups. The rectal temperature did not show any significant variation among different groups during different seasons. Based on the study, it can be concluded that chromium supplementation has ameliorative effect on physiological parameters during heat and cold environmental stress conditions in lactating buffaloes.

Keywords: Buffalo, Chromium propionate, Seasons, Lactation, Physiological parameters

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Kawardeep Kour, Jonali Devi, Aditi Lal Koul, D. Chakraborty and Mandeep Singh Azad. 2019. Effect of Chromium Supplementation on Physiological Parameters in Local Buffaloes during Different Seasons.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 1178-1183. doi:
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