Identification and morphological characterization of buffaloes in Mahakaushal region of Madhya Pradesh

Authors

  • RAJESH KUMAR VANDRE Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • SHRIKANT JOSHI Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • MOHAN SINGH THAKUR Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • MADHU SUDHAN TANTIA Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • REKHA SHARMA Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • AJIT PRATAP SINGH Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • AKHILESH PANDEY Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • VAISHALI KHARE Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • AMOD KUMAR Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • MONA SHARMA Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India
  • ASAD KHAN Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482 001 India

Keywords:

Buffalo, Jabalpur, Mahakaushal region, Morphological traits

Abstract

The present study was planned to characterize the morphological features of local buffalo populations found in the Mahakaushal region of Madhya Pradesh as per the guideline of ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal. The study revealed that the buffalo population was generally distributed in Jabalpur, Mandla, Dindori, Seoni and adjoining parts of the districts. The study revealed that the size of buffalo in Mahakaushal region was medium to large with compact body and had a black, light brown or grey body coat and skin colour. The most common colour of muzzle was black, light black eyelids and hooves, light grey horns and light black tail-switch. There were few buffaloes which had white marking on forehead and tail switch. This study was the first attempt to examine the buffalo population in this region. The present study reveals that the studied buffalo population can be registered as a breed.

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Published

2022-03-15

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VANDRE, R. K., JOSHI, S., THAKUR, M. S., TANTIA, M. S., SHARMA, R., SINGH, A. P., PANDEY, A., KHARE, V., KUMAR, A., SHARMA, M., & KHAN, A. (2022). Identification and morphological characterization of buffaloes in Mahakaushal region of Madhya Pradesh. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 92(3). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAnS/article/view/122262

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