Facets of Estrus Behavior in Surti Buffaloes
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rana Ranjeet Singh
Department of LPM
VCVS &AH, NAU
Navsari, Gujarat, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 04, 2015; Accepted date: November 23, 2015; Published date: November 28, 2015
Citation: Gamit PM, Singh RR, Kumar A, Choudhary S, Kharadi VB, et al. (2015) Facets of Estrus Behavior in Surti Buffaloes. J Adv Dairy Res. 3:149. doi: 10.4172/2329-888X.1000149
Copyright: © 2015 Singh RR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Investigation was undertaken on sixteen healthy Surti buffaloes to document and characterize female sexual/estrus behavior in Surti buffaloes maintained at Livestock Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat. Perusal of data revealed that in about 56.25 per cent of animals showed estrus during morning while remaining 42.75 percent in the evening time. Result of this study indicated that restlessness, frequent urination and sniffing of vagina, chin resting, chasing, bellowing, being mounted by others, mounting others and tail raising was the estrus specific signs in Surti buffaloes. The overall estrus duration, onset of estrus to ovulation and estrus duration after end of estrus were 22.19 ± 0.75, 31.50 ± 0.87 and 9.31 ± 0.48 hrs, respectively.