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Haematological profile and growth
performance of goats under transportation stress -
B. Ambore, K. Ravikanth, S. Maini, and D. S. Rekhe
Vet World. 2009; 2(5): 195-198
caprine lowers overall growth, performance and induces various
haematological alterations. A study was conducted in 24
Osmanabadi goats divided randomly into four groups; negative
control (I), positive control (II), treated groups III & IV.
Group III was given Restobal liquid@20 ml/animal bid & group IV,
Stresomix premix@5gm/day/animal with gur for 10 days. Group II,
III, IV were subjected to transportation stress on day 10th.
Pre-load and post-load transported goats were weighed to assess
the weight loss during the journey and blood samples were
collected for haematological evaluation. Administration of both
the antistressor, immunomodulator and performance enhancer
formulations to goats prior to their transportation was found
safe and efficacious as evident by significantly lesser
shrinkage of body weight and normalization of physiological and
transportation, stress, goat, polyherbal, weight shrinkage.