Effect of purified waste water intake on physiological, growth and health parameters in crossbred (Alpine x Beetal) lactating goats

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  • Gaurav Kumar
  • Anil Kumar
  • Ashutosh ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karanal-132001


Goat, Growth, Physiological responses, Water scarcity, Waste water treatment


Present study in goat (Capra hircus) was conducted to examine the effect of purified waste water on the physiological responses, health status and growth parameters in comparison to the control group goats maintained on fresh water. The study was carried out in lactating goats maintained at Livestock Research Centre, ICAR-NDRI, Karnal during November to January 2018-19. The dry matter and water intake of the lactating goats non-significantly (p<0.05) decreased in the treatment groups as compared to the control group goats provided with fresh water. The different physiological responses (Heart Rate, Respiration Rate and Rectal Temperature) and hematological parameters (TEC, TLC, Hb, PCV, ESR, and DLC) of the goats provided with purified waste water although differed from the control values but the differences were non-significant (p<0.05). The growth parameter which included body weight, remained non-significantly (p<0.05) different in treatment groups as compared to the control groups. Milk yield in the crossbred lactating goats differed non-significantly (p<0.05) in the treatment group as compared to the control group. The parasitological infestation was found to be positive for Moneizia expansa and Giardia sp. some of the faecal samples of both the groups i.e. control as well as treatment groups. Hence, the purified waste water may be recommended as drinking water to the crossbred lactating goats in the water scarce areas.


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Kumar, G., Anil Kumar, & Ashutosh. (2023). Effect of purified waste water intake on physiological, growth and health parameters in crossbred (Alpine x Beetal) lactating goats. Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 76(2). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJDS/article/view/121710