Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 40 issue 4 (december 2021) : 376-379

​​Impact of Trace Minerals Supplement on Reproductive Performance of Crossbred Cattle

Dheeraj Kumar, Tushar Rajendra Bhosale, Mahendra Kumar, V.K. Paswan, Keshav Kumar, Anjali Nagori
1Department of Animal Production, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur-313 004, Rajasthan, India.
Cite article:- Kumar Dheeraj, Bhosale Rajendra Tushar, Kumar Mahendra, Paswan V.K., Kumar Keshav, Nagori Anjali (2021). ​​Impact of Trace Minerals Supplement on Reproductive Performance of Crossbred Cattle. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 40(4): 376-379. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1573.
Background: In lactating animals, the majority of factors like nutrient intake, physiological health, housing management and atmospheric conditions affect reproductive performance of the animal. In dairy animals the main factor affecting reproduction is nutrition status that too trace minerals. So to have a good return from the livestock trace minerals with balanced feeding of the animals must be done. Optimum feeding of minerals with respect to the various stages of reproductive life cycle must be done to increase the reproductive performance. 
Methods: Hence, present research trial was carried out at the Dairy farm of Banaras Hindu University, Dist. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). 24 Cross bred (Sahiwal × HF) non-cyclic, non-pregnant cattle, ranging 3 - 6 years of age were randomly selected to assess the role of trace minerals in fertility of infertile cows. 
Result: It is observed from the study, total 24 infertile crossbred cows were selected to induce oestrus taken for correction of anoestrosity with incorporated minerals. Total 8 out of 24 animals exhibited oestrus symptoms after the treatment. Among the animals received incorporated mineral (treatment group) 50% showed the oestrus symptoms. Among the animals under control 16.66% came into heat.

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