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EFFECT OF SUPEROVULATION ON MILK YIELD IN THE NILI-RAVI BUFFALO (BUBALUS BUBALIS)

N. Ullah and M. Anwar

Animal Reproduction Laboratory, Animal Sciences Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, P.O. NIH, Islamabad 45500, Pakistan

Abstract

    This study determined the effect of superovulatory treatment on milk yield of buffaloes. Eleven lactating buffaloes of the Nili-Ravi breed were treated with follicle stimulating hormone for superovulation. Milk yield of these buffaloes was recorded for 15 days before and 15 days after superovulation. Milk yield of another 11 untreated buffaloes of similar lactation, during the same days, was also recorded and compared with that of treated buffaloes. This comparison showed no difference between the milk yield of treated and untreated animals. It was concluded that there was no ill effect of superovulation on milk yield in buffaloes.

Keywords: Superovulation, buffalo, milk yield.
 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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