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Prevalence of Different Rumen Dysfunction in South down Sheep in Kashmir Valley

Ovais Shabir Shah Muzaffar Shaheen Riyaz Ahmed Bhat Tufail Hussain Umar Amin
Vol 8(3), 260-264

The present study was undertaken to elucidate the prevalence of different ruminal disorders in South down sheep under different managemental practices in Kashmir valley. A total of 734 animals were screened for rumen dysfunction and the prevalence was recorded was 22.04, 25.98, 28.18 and 35.33% at SRS Shuhama, High Land Pasture Sonamarg, Zabarwan Sheep Farm Shuhama and TVSCC respectively. Among the different ruminal disorders, prevalence of simple indigestion was highest (18.04 %) followed by acidosis (9.02 %), bloat (5.2%) and alkalosis (3.07%).

Keywords : Acidosis Prevalence Ruminal Disorders

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