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Body temperature, respiration and pulse rate in Corriedale, Marwari and Magra sheep in the Rajasthan desert

  • J. P. Mittal (a1) and P. K. Ghosh (a1)

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During summer the morning (08.00 h) to afternoon (15.00 h) increases in rectal temperature, respiratory rate and pulse rate of free grazing Marwari and Magra sheep (rams) of the desert areas of north-western India were compared with those of Corriedale rams, which are being imported into India to improve the productivity of local stock through cross-breeding. Basal (morning) values for all three measurements were similar in the three breeds. While the afternoon values in respect of all three characters were significantly higher than the morning values in all the breeds, the increases were greatest in the Corriedales.

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Body temperature, respiration and pulse rate in Corriedale, Marwari and Magra sheep in the Rajasthan desert

  • J. P. Mittal (a1) and P. K. Ghosh (a1)

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