Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 9

General Management of Buffalo Calf - A Review

Harini R, Mahadevappa D Gouri*, Ramachandraih M, Vivek M Patil and Umashankar BC

Department of Livestock Production and Management, KVAFSU (B), Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India

*Corresponding Author: Mahadevappa D Gouri, Department of Livestock Production and Management, KVAFSU (B), Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India.

Received: July 18, 2022; Published: August 23, 2022


Management of young calves in these days gaining a lot of importance as there is scarcity in availability of good quality future stock for either a dairy cow farm or even for, she buffaloes dairy farms to sustain. Young stock is considered as future herds of any dairy enterprise, the calves care and management are not only essential for sustenance of the dairy industry but is also essential in the wake of preserving and maintaining our good quality germ plasm. Important aspects in calf rearing are health management and proper nutrition. In India majority of the ruminants are reared by small, marginal and landless farmers and most of them do not follow general management practices. Therefore this review was undertaken to provide the pooled information for better care and management of our future stocks, which is the young stock of high production germplasm.

There is a need to make the farmers aware about importance of scientific management practices like vaccination. The neglected and poor care of calves in these dairies is creating a great damage to the nation in terms of loss of good quality germplasm. Also the future of dairy industry will be affected if the calf care practices in these dairy farms are not improved. Hence there is an immediate and persistent attention is needed especially in large commercial dairy farms about the significance of rearing calves for profitable and high economic returns in any dairy enterprise.

Keywords: Buffalo Calves; Health Care; Management; Germaplasm


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Citation: Mahadevappa D Gouri., et al. “General Management of Buffalo Calf - A Review". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.9 (2022): 53-60.


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