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Behaviour of desi and crossbred calves during letdown suckling

Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management 9(2-3): 87-92
Behaviour of desi and crossbred calves during letdown suckling
The behaviour of 16 desi and 16 crossbred calves during letdown suckling was studied. Of the different postures assumed by the calves, 'forelegs wide apart' (44.06+or-1.64%) and 'compact' postures (43.75+or-1.53%) were commonest among desi breed, while it was compact (52.81+or-1.04%) among crossbred. Older calves preferred to stand in compact posture. The calves butted the udder 3.6 times/min of suckling. Frequency of butting was significantly (P<0.05) higher during p.m. milking.

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