Title: INCIDENCE AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HOOF AFFECTIONS IN GOATS
Authors: Chakresh Thakur, Apra Shahi, Randhir Singh and Madhu Swamy
Source: Ruminant Science (2018)-7(2):319-324.
Cite this reference as: Thakur Chakresh, Shahi Apra, Singh Randhir and Swamy Madhu (2018). Incidence and characterization of hoof affections in goats. Ruminant Science 7(2):319-324.
In present study, screening of 714 animals was done for identification and characterization of the various lesions of hoof. Out of 714 goats, total 112 animals showed various kinds of hoof affection which accounted for 15.68%. Maximum incidence was recorded for hoof overgrowth i.e. 06.44%. Animals in the age group of 4-6 years had highest incidence of affected animals (58.04%). Jamnapari breed showed 43.75% hoof affection, followed by non-descript (31.25%) Barbari (13.39%) and Sirohi (11.60%). Male animals were more prone to hoof affections (19.26 %) than to female animals (14.11%). Incidence was more in those animals which were kept in intensive housing system (46.43%) and on pakka floor (62.50%). It was maximum in high concentrate diet (43.75%) schedule followed by green leaves (33.92%) and concentrate along with green leaves(22.33%). Hoof affections were recorded more in fore limbs (59.82%) followed by hind limbs (30.35%) and both the limbs (9.82%). Majority of goats (46.43%) goats showed no lameness followed by mild to moderate (30.36%) and severe lameness (23.21%).
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